With time running out - we will start moving to 2 of these posts a day to finish all the teams before the draft.
With an injured Yao Ming, and the hurt, and then shipped to NY, Tracy McGrady, the Rockets went through some tough stretches last season, yet they still almost made the playoffs. GM Daryl Morey now has the luxury of a lottery pick to add to a team looking for redemption after last season. So what are Morey’s options here?:
Returning Players- Yao Ming (C – Player Option); Kevin Martin (SG); Shane Battier (SF); Jared Jeffries (PF – Player Option); Trevor Ariza (SF); Jordan Hill (PF); David Andersen (PF); Chuck Hayes (PF – Team Option); Kyle Lowry (PG – Qualifying Offer); Aaron Brooks (PG); Jermaine Taylor (SG); Chase Budinger (SG)
Team Payroll (12 Players) – $58,094,278
Estimated Salary Cap – $56,000,000
Position Needs – C