How Should the Houston Rockets Approach the Draft?
It’s Probably Not How You Think
The Houston Rockets have many questions about their identity that they need to answer to succeed in the upcoming draft. They have talented creators, including Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., and Alperen Şengün, and serviceable, lower-usage players such as Jabari Smith Jr., Keyon Martin Jr., and Tari Eason. The question now is: Where do they go from here? What's their identity moving forward?
Do you run the offense through the talented post-savant in Şengün, who blends a rare archetype of big-man skills with floor-general aptitude? Or how about Kevin Porter Jr.? Is it in Houston's plans to keep him as the primary creator? If so, where would that leave Jalen Green, one of the most talented young scorers in the NBA? Here are some approaches to the upcoming draft that the Rockets could consider, given each possible scenario.