2. Jordan Clarkson
The Rockets' second unit lacks offensive juice, which has made fans clamor for Cam Whitmore, although he's clearly not yet ready for a sizable role. Whitmore's potential has been on display and he's destined for a bright future, but he's not ready at this juncture, which is okay.
Jordan Clarkson could fix this problem for the Rockets, as the Utah Jazz guard is the leading bench scorer in the Association (17.7 points per game) and previously nabbed the Sixth Man of the Year award in 2020-21. Clarkson has been quite inefficient this season as his 41.8 percent from the field, 30.2 percent from three, and 47.4 effective field goal percentage are all career lows.
And his 52.6 true shooting percentage is his lowest since 2016 and the second-lowest of his career. So his asking price shouldn't be steep or else the Rockets shouldn't bother.
Especially since he'll be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. However, his playmaking has been on display this season more than ever before, as he's averaged 5.3 assists, which not only lead the Jazz but are also a career-best.