NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 21, 2010 / 10:30 am

NBA Draft Rumor: Houston Rockets Trying To Move Up

When you have a general manager like Daryl Morey, you never can be certain about your team’s intentions. So Houston Rockets fans should be ready for a crazy ride Thursday night as their pick slated at No. 14 could turn into anything. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, it doesn’t really matter what players they already have on their roster, only about their potential. And with that said, Morey’s trying to move up.

Morey has said there is a 50 percent chance the Rockets will not pick with their own selection, No. 14. They have not drafted anyone with their own pick since Aaron Brooks in 2007, Morey’s first selection as Rockets GM, and they have been working to move up into the top third of the first round this season.

Even if the Rockets remain at 14, their willingness to ignore roster needs likely will give them a range of choices.

If we’re talking roster needs, the Rockets are in need of bigs. And that may be why they’re looking to move up. While last year’s Draft was point guard heavy, this is the year of the big man. And while there will still be some nice bigs that drop to No. 14, if they decide to keep the pick, it appears Houston will simply take the best player available (by their standards) and ignore immediate needs.

What do you think? Who should the Rockets take? Should they trade up?

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NBA Rumor: The Rockets Will Match Any Offer For Luis Scola
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  • Celts Fan

    I’ve heard they LOVE Hassan Whiteside… but wouldn’t he be there at 14?

  • Joe’s Momma

    Good luck trying to move up, lots are teams are targeting the upper tier bigs. I think they are loaded with wings, maybe package one of them to try and move up, but the best they will get is maybe 8 with the clips. The Clips need a sf and Houston is stacked with sfs, but at 8 will they get the big they want?

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Sometimes rewarding and sometimes frustrating. That is the life of with DM as GM.

    Still the Rockets need a back-up for Yao that is at least 7 ft with offensive skill.

    Next if that is not available they need to get at least a 6-10 pf who can score too.

    Everyone knows Houston can play D, it’s putting up points and finding ways to score that they run into brain farts!