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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12. Jock Landale

Jock Landale has been a very frustrating watch for a lot of Houston Rockets fans this season. Playing in his third NBA season at age 28, Landale is averaging 1.9 points per game on 35% shooting as a center. He still has potential to become the game-changing floor spacer the Spurs excepted him to be when they signed him in 2021, but it will be an uphill climb.

11. Aaron Holiday

One of Houston's reserve guards signed this past offseason, Holiday is a solid spot-up shooter that has shown flashes on defense as well. He has proved to be a legitimate rotation piece for the Rockets, and could end up remaining with the team for multiple years. However, there is still a low chance he becomes anything more than a decent role player.

10. Victor Oladipo

Shockingly, Victor Oladipo is just one year and two months younger than Reggie Bullock. Coming into the league in 2013 with a lot of hype surrounding his name, Oladipo was the victim of several unfortunate injuries throughout his career, the latest of which being a knee injury that caused him to miss most of the 2023 playoffs.

At the height of his powers, Oladipo was an athletic freak, and he even won the Most Improved Player of the Year award in the 2017-18 season. But in the latter stages of his career and after many debilitating injuries, expecting him to return to the level he was at six years ago is simply unreasonable.