With the 2010 NBA Draft Lottery officially in the books, it’s time now to take a look at where the Houston Rockets stand come draft day this summer.
Houston garnered the No. 14 overall pick at Tuesday’s lottery (just as the stats predicted), and with a team striving to succeed in the ever-competitive Western Conference, it’s vital that general manager Daryl Morey and the Rockets choose wisely.
With the Washington Wizards shocking the sports world by walking away with the No. 1 pick—and likely stealing away Kentucky star John Wall from the New Jersey Nets and their new owner—it’s time now to take a look at who may be available come pick No. 14, and who the Rockets should nab come draft day.
It’s fairly obvious that Houston will be going after a big man, both in regards to having someone beyond Yao Ming carry the load at center (not to mention the question marks around how long he’ll be sticking around in Rockets red) in addition to adding a needed larger presence in the paint.
Here are five prime-time big guys the Rockets may be able to sign in this summer’s NBA Draft…