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Jarrett Jack will be a highly sought-after free agent.
Houston tested the top-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs taking the defending conference champions to a six-game series.
Sure, Westbrook was injured, but Harden and crew were not going to be a pushover, regardless, as they clearly have a playoff-caliber roster.
To make it to the next level, however, the Rockets need another guard and forward to assist Harden should they cut ties with both Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks.
A name that could surface is Jarrett Jack, a tough guard who would provide Houston with quality minutes as he did with Golden State this past season.
Randy Foye is an interesting and affordable candidate, but he wants to return to the Utah Jazz according to Jim Burton of the Standard-Examiner.
Other players such as Will Bynum, Corey Brewer, Matt Barnes and Shaun Livingston are worth keeping an eye on, too.
If GM Daryl Morey goes this route, the 2014 free-agency cycle includes Danny Granger, Luol Deng and Pau Gasol just to name a few.