Houston Rockets: 5 Players They Should Look To Pair With Luis Scola

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Houston Rockets: 5 Players They Should Look To Pair With Luis Scola
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When Daryl Morey took over as the general manager of the Rockets, he had a number of issues on his play, most notably the glaring lack of quality power forwards on the roster. The Rockets had a star center in Yao Ming, but absolutely no other quality big men to play.

In the summer of 2007, Morey got to work, snagging Carl Landry from the Seattle Supersonics and Luis Scola from the San Antonio Spurs for little more than cash. These two moves would shape the Rockets moving forward, as Scola developed into a crafty, consistent starter and Carl Landry became the bench's leading scorer and one of the more exciting players to be a Rocket in recent memory before being traded for Kevin Martin.

With the power forward position now solved as Scola is playing some of the best basketball of his career, the Rockets must look to remedy another hole they've sought to fill ever since Yao Ming went down—the center position. The hardest position on the floor to fill, the center position is an elusive one with few quality players playing it in the league, and without Yao the Rockets have been forced to start the 6'6" Chuck Hayes, a tremendous defender but someone who is definitely stretched by guarding players six inches taller than he is every night.

So who should the Rockets move forward with at center? Is it a player on the current roster or someone that they'd have to acquire? Read on, and find out exactly who the Rockets should look to pair with Luis Scola for the future. 

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