Ranking the Rockets' roster by future potential

Breaking down each Rockets player by their long-term upside.
Jalen Green, Jabari Smith Jr., Jae'Sean Tate, Houston Rockets
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The Houston Rockets are currently enjoying one of the greatest single-season turnarounds in recent NBA history. After winning just 22 games in 2022-23, their signing of multiple veterans combined with internal development has pushed them to within four games of their win total from last season by mid-January.

There is a ton to be excited about when talking about the future of the Rockets. Of course, seasoned vets like Fred VanVleet and Dillon Brooks have done a lot to turn Houston around, but their future is so bright because of their young talent with limitless potential.

Here, we will look at each player on the Rockets' full-time roster (excluding two-way players) and rank them by their future potential.

15. Jeff Green

The oldest player on this list, it was going to be hard for Jeff Green to end up anywhere but last. This is not a knock on the beloved player many refer to as Uncle Jeff, but simply a reflection of his age. With Green at the tail end of his career, he is still a wonderful role player and locker room presence. But his days remaining in the NBA are dwindling.

14. Reggie Bullock

Much of what applies to Green also applies to Reggie Bullock. The sharpshooting vet has been in the league for over a decade, and plays just 8.6 minutes per game for Houston, the lowest of his career. Bullock's shooting remains a valuable asset, but his future potential for this team is very limited.

13. Boban Marjanovic

The 7-foot-4 Serbian big man is the second-oldest player on Houston's roster. Interestingly enough, he has played for all three Texas NBA teams in his career. With Boban Marjanovic being 35 years old and not mobile or skilled enough to play big minutes, it is safe to say his potential is rather low.