2011 NBA Draft Results: Houston Rockets Add Much-Needed Size

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2011 NBA Draft Results: Houston Rockets Add Much-Needed Size
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The Houston Rockets entered the 2011 NBA draft with a glaring need to add size. They could no longer start a 6'6'' center and expect to be taken seriously.

While they did not get guys with elite size, they set themselves up with some very good players. They were also involved with a trade, which before they made it had me very worried about the No. 23 overall pick.

They originally picked Nikola Mirotic, who wouldn't have been able to join the team for four years. I was livid because I feel this team is a couple players away from being a playoff contender again. They just needed to add a shot-blocker and a center who can replace Yao Ming on the offensive end.

Let's take a look at their picks.

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