1. Luke Kennard
Luke Kennard would fit perfect in the role that Kevin Porter Jr. was going to play for the Rockets. For starters, he's a 3-point sniper, which would be a tremendous boost to a Rockets team that ranked dead last in 3-point shooting in 2022-23.
Kennard made 49.4 percent of his triples last season and shot a scorching 54 percent from deep after being dealt to the Memphis Grizzlies. Kennard has easily been the best shooter in the league in each of the last two seasons, as he made 44.9 percent of his treys in 2021-22.
Imagine him and Amen Thompson playing on the Rockets' second unit, with the latter setting him up for open looks from deep.
Sure, he's not a defender, I know, which is typically what Ime Udoka looks for. But neither is Talen Horton-Tucker, who the Rockets have also expressed interest in.
Kennard can facilitate some, which makes him even more valuable. Furthermore, the Rockets could acquire his $15.4 million salary by sending out Jae'Sean Tate and Oladipo's expiring salary, which would be well worth it for the best shooter in the league, even if it does cost them a few second-round picks.