James Harden's Houston Rockets are back on the NBA map as a destination for available players. And with a Brinks truck full of cap space at their disposal, the Rockets are likely going to land a big-time free agent.
The Rockets have about $15 million to spend, and with arguably the most creative accounting department in the NBA at their disposal, they might be able to come up with a few more bucks on top of that.
The only starting rotation spot currently up for grabs is the power forward position. I am bullish on Thomas Robinson, but he needs time to develop.
Thus, every player I offer up, even the ones that are best known for playing the center position, I propose would play at the 4. Omer Asik would remain at the 5.
Also, this article is about best fits, so issues like whether or not the player is likely to get a better salary offer from his current team, for example, will not be discussed.
Time to play prognosticator.
Which potential max-contract guy would make the biggest difference on these Rockets?