After another poor season for the Houston Rockets, they could try to get back towards the playoffs with a few left-of-center moves this offseason. However, this would be a bad idea, as the Rockets have already started to build around a number of key pieces.
Rookie Jalen Green has shown why he was taken with the second pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. He averaged 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 31.9 minutes per game. If he can develop over the next couple of seasons then he is going to be a key piece for this franchise moving forward.
They also have Christian Wood and a slew of younger players who look like they will develop nicely. However, the Rockets have been down at the bottom of the NBA since last season and need to make a move upward for their fans and for the franchise.
Offseason moves for the Houston Rockets: 1. Move John Wall
This is going to be an incredibly difficult task for the Rockets thanks to the size of John Wall’s contract. Next season, Wall has a player option worth $47 million. The Rockets have already made it clear that they are going in a different direction to Wall, sitting him out for the majority of the 2021-22 season.
At one point, he was one of the top point guards in the league and will undoubtedly help another team. If he does not opt into his deal, then the Rockets will be able to use the cap space to sign some decent free agents. If he does opt-in, then the Rockets will need to try and find a trade partner for him.