Ranking 4 superstars the Houston Rockets have been linked to recently

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3. Zion Williamson

Last season, Williamson was healthier than he's been in some time. He suited up for 70 games for the New Orleans Pelicans. Unfortunately, he wasn't as dominant as we've come to expect him to be. 

Sure, Williamson's 22.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 5.0 assists were solid. They're also unremarkable figures for a player who needs to be hidden on the defensive end. Any team that rosters Williamson is expecting to make a trade-off on defense, so they're looking for offensive dominance. 

His Box Plus/Minus (BPM) of 3.8 was decidedly non-dominant. Williamson was drafted to be a superstar, and last year, he looked closer to a fringe All-Star. 

Granted, Williamson is 23. There's no guarantee that he won't return to his former statistical peaks. That's true, but there are also no guarantees that he'll be able to play in 70 games in any given season either. 

Williamson has one of the most prolific injury histories in the NBA. As a non-shooter, he's also a poor fit alongside Alperen Sengun and Amen Thompson. Perhaps the Rockets would move one (or both) for Williamson, but the broader point is that he's a difficult player to build around. The Rockets should look elsewhere if they're brokering a blockbuster.