Most Realistic Free-Agent Options for Houston Rockets to Chase

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Most Realistic Free-Agent Options for Houston Rockets to Chase
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Like a kid at a community swimming pool, the Houston Rockets enter free agency anxiously awaiting their opportunity to make a big splash. 

General manager Daryl Morey has his heart set on drastically improving the team this summer. That's why you hear the Rockets linked to every notable free agent from LeBron James to Carmelo Anthony. 

Houston's main area of focus appears to be on the wing. The Rockets struggled with trying to stop opposing scorers on the perimeter this past season. Also, starting small forward Chandler Parsons is a restricted free agent this summer. 

While the Rockets could go over the cap to retain him, their willingness to match offers for the talented 25-year-old probably comes within reason. If the Florida product were to get a max offer from another team, Houston may balk at the price tag.

Beyond the need at small forward, the Rockets will be in the market for a backup center. The team agreed to send former backup big man Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans for a future first-round pick, per ESPN's Brian Windhorst. That deal will become official once New Orleans clears enough cap space to fit Asik's salary.

The free agents in this article are all players that Houston has expressed some level of interest in. They are listed by the team's chances of landing them, from least likely to most likely. 

As always, reader participation is encouraged. If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to drop a line in the comments section. 

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