3. Clint Capela- pursue
Clint Capela is still a highly effective starting-caliber big man. The 29-year-old is averaging 11.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 56.7 percent from the field.
Offensively, Capela is still capable of being a lob threat, as he still plays above the rim and is a good rim finisher. On defense, he gets exposed alot more than we've ever seen, and especially in space.
However, Capela still provides formidable rim protection, which the Rockets desperately need, and rebounding ability. The latest rumors suggest the Rockets could be interested in a reunion with the player they drafted in 2014, which would be wise on Rockets GM Rafael Stone's part.
2. Daniel Gafford- pursue
Daniel Gafford would help solve the Rockets' lack of depth at the center position, eliminating the need for Jeff Green to serve as a makeshift big man (no disrespect to Uncle Jeff, who has turned back the clock this season and rediscovered his youth and athleticism).
The Washington Wizards center is having quite the year, with averages of 10.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, and 1.6 assists, while shooting 69.7 percent from the field and 71.6 percent true shooting. Gafford has been one of the few bright spots for the 7-37 Washington Wizards and is reportedly on the Rockets' radar.
Gafford is under contract through 2026, at a very reasonable $13.5 million over the next two seasons.