DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: None Round 2: None
|25. Nicolas Batum||26. Aaron Brooks||8. Rudy Gay||24. Luther Head|
|* Draft rights traded|
Training staff. Injuries can’t be planned, though one might think so in Houston. Every season gets sabotaged at some point by a major injury to a major star.
An exciting postseason run should be backed up by an exciting summer. Bringing back Artest and those designs carved into the side of his head is a no-brainer. He endeared himself to Houston’s fans, his teammates and responds to Rick Adelman. After securing Ron-Ron’s return, the Rockets need to get a backup center under 40. The franchise also needs to decide if McGrady, in the last year of his deal, is part of the longtime plan. T-Mac, making $22.5 million, may still be too difficult to move. Wafer, another free agent with upside, appears to have moved past his issues with Adelman. If he bolts, this team can always use another scorer on the wing. The front office isn’t afraid to pull the trigger on a major deal and Houston is a desirable spot for those looking to relocate. Any of the big names rumored to be on the move -- Richard Jefferson, Vince Carter, Chris Bosh -- would fit. Shawn Marion could be possibility