The Houston Rockets are a team desperately in need of a center as Yao Ming has officially retired after an injury-plagued NBA career and Chuck Hayes has been lost to the Sacramento Kings via free agency.
Samuel Dalembert is the next best big man available through free agency and if the Rockets wait any longer, they could possibly miss out on the veteran.
Two other teams that could be interested in adding Dalembert appear to be the Dallas Mavericks and the New Jersey Nets, both on a short-term basis. They will most likely offer Dalembert a one-year contract to preserve cap space for the summer. The Rockets however, can offer him a two-year contract, possibly with an option on the final year.
Here are the two main reasons why the Rockets must sign Dalembert.