6 Free agents who should be on Rockets' wish list

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3. Grayson Allen

Grayson Allen was merely a throw-in in the mega three-team deal that sent  Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks, while also sending Deandre Ayton and Jrue Holiday to the Portland Trail Blazers. The deal had alot of moving parts, as Holiday was later rerouted to the Boston Celtics. 

Allen wasn't necessarily expected to have as big of an impact as he's had in his solo year with the Suns. Especially with them acquiring Bradley Beal in the offseason. 

However, Allen has easily been the Suns' third-best player this season, behind only Devin Booker and Kevin Durant. He's played so well that he may wind up being a free agent, as the Suns could very well not be able to pay him, as they're facing looming second apron restrictions. 

This is because the new CBA could see the Suns hit with $65 million in luxury tax penalties if they gave Allen the $75 million extension that he'll be eligible for in the summer. And based on the Suns' other looming free agents (Eric Gordon, Bol Bol, Royce O’Neale), it's a safe bet that Allen will bolt in free agency. 

On the court, he's been an absolute sniper, averaging 13 points on an outer-worldly 47.4 percent from three (5.6 attempts). He also provides secondary playmaking, averaging a career-best 3.1 assists per contest. 

He's exactly the type of player the Rockets have needed this season.