The Houston Rockets’ guard rotation is far from settled. The only certainty is that Jalen Green will be starting. Kevin Porter Jr will likely begin the season as the de facto point guard, but his leash won’t be as long as it was last season. It remains a question if Eric Gordon will be with the team to start the season, and there’s still plenty to unwrap over what TyTy Washington, Garrison Mathews, Josh Christopher, and Daishen Nix's roles will be.
This roster could use another guard. A point guard capable of running the offense and playing off the ball would be ideal, but this free agent class doesn’t have many inspiring options. Guards, on average, tend to get paid more than centers and forwards, which makes the Rockets' less than ideal salary cap situation more troublesome.
The top free agents in the 2022 class, Bradley Beal, Zach LaVine, and James Harden, are all scoring guards and appear likely to re-sign with their current employers. Even if one of them wanted to seriously test the market, the Rockets would have to move heaven and Earth to fit them in just to block Jalen Green.
After the big three, there are plenty of quality options at the guard position that won’t require a massive financial or playing time commitment. These are the top five guards the Houston Rockets should target in free agency.