Houston Rockets: Offseason point guard plan
The Rockets' offseason plan should start with building their point guard rotation of the future. Kevin Porter Jr is a nice start, but he is far from a sure thing and banking on him making a star turn would be a serious mistake.
The Rockets have the 2nd, 23rd, and 24th picks in the 2021 NBA Draft and they need to use one of them on a point guard. Teams without a quality point guard often watch the playoffs from home, and it would behoove the Rockets to use the 2nd pick on someone that they believe can play the position. It might be worth it to swing a move up to number one for Cade Cunningham as he adds both defense and shooting as a jumbo-sized playmaker.
If the Rockets opt not to take a guard with the second pick then they should either consider working a trade or looking to free agency to bolster the position. Lonzo Ball will be available and he could make an excellent addition as he is adept at initiating the offense or playing off the ball.
At the end of the day, the Rockets offseason plan needs to make it as abundantly clear as possible that the John Wall era is over (if it ever really started). He may remain on the roster, by virtue of the $91.6 million still owed to him over the next two seasons, but that doesn’t mean he should seriously factor into any of their plans.
The most important position in the NBA is point guard. Until the Rockets find a solution there, they’ll be wandering around in the wilderness. The first full year of their rebuild should be spent on finding the man who can handle the point. The sooner they find their next point guard, the sooner they can get back to contention.