Now that the big names are off the market, the Houston Rockets should fill out the rest of their roster with cheap veterans.
This offseason hasn't gone quite how the Rockets had hoped. With their sights set on adding an elite superstar like Chris Bosh or Carmelo Anthony, Houston was forced to settle on small forward Trevor Ariza. Making matters worse, the team bid adieu to quality players such as Omer Asik, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons.
Houston has already done a little digging into the NBA's discount bin. It signed a trio of former Rockets in guard Ish Smith as well as forwards Joey Dorsey and Jeff Adrien. The team also brought back playoff hero Troy Daniels to add some depth and shooting in the backcourt.
With the roster mostly set, there's room for maybe another player or two. After losing so much talent this summer, Houston can't afford to be picky when it comes to which position it should focus on. That being said, a proven small forward to back up Ariza as well as another big man would be a nice start.
To help with the Rockets' bargain shopping, we comprised a list of potential veteran-minimum candidates who should be on Houston's radar. Now, given how some free agents have been overpaid this offseason (cough...cough Jodie Meeks), there's always the possibility that these guys sign for more than anticipated.
Regardless, these are all players who can help Houston immediately and should come at a discount.