We’re now (mercifully) less than 12 hours from the start of the 2023 free agency cycle, and the rumor mill is running hot as teams around the league scramble to fill their rosters. Less than a year removed from a disastrous 22-60 season, the Houston Rockets project to become an integral member of the summer spending cycle.
We’ve spent the past few days diving into the Rockets’ free-agent options in the backcourt and on the wing, with Toronto point guard Fred VanVleet able to secure just over $40 million of Houston’s roughly $60 million in salary cap space. Will general manager Rafael Stone make a similar return on a center? Let’s evaluate his full list of options below.