The Rockets have choices, although fewer than recently, in the 2013 NBA Draft.
In 2012, the Houston Rockets were blessed with three first-round picks, which they turned into Royce White, Terrence Jones and Jeremy Lamb.
Lamb was eventually included in a Houston package that brought James Harden to the Rockets, proving every asset in the NBA holds value.
This time around, the Rockets are in a different place, with no first-round picks and no real need or desire to pay another very young rookie guaranteed money.
They do, however, have a second-round pick with the 34th overall selection. Houston has basically been the model organization in using these oft-overlooked second-round picks wisely, and, like the Lamb selection, the Rockets understand that everything should be treated as a valuable asset.
Here then are five players—ranked from having the lowest to highest immediate impact—who could still be available when Houston makes its only pick in Thursday night's NBA draft.
Information from DraftExpress.com was used in this article.