Since the Rockets have been stood up on Prom night, where do they go from here? No Chandler, No Pau Gasol, No Nene, No DeAndre, No Marc Gasol. We can NOT just sign a top free agent because they wont come here. We either need to trade for him or find him in the draft. I say this years draft me be our only answer.
If we miss the playoffs we possibly have 4 picks in the 2012 draft. 2 first rounders and 2 second rounders. Trading Scola and Martin can give us several more picks, maybe not in this draft but we can package picks to move up. Say we move Scola or Martin to Cleveland, Toronto, NJ or Washington to give them some veterans for their young teams and we get their 2012 pick. We can package several picks for a top 5 pick.
This draft is loaded with talent and potential in every position. I prefer to concentrate of getting a center, small forward or shooting guard because i think those positions are where superstars are born. Andre Drummond looks good as a center .... remind you of someone?? Look at the last video on that page. http://www.nbadraft.net/players/andre-drummond Harrison Barnes at SF or Jeremy Lamb at SG are all player who can become stars in this league. I think we have good young PFs already and Lowry is good at the point.
Play Thabeet, play Twill, develop Jordan Hill, trade Scola and Martin and you are guranteed a great draft and bright future for the Rockets. I'm tired of trying to trade for a super star, its not going to happen, we need to draft one. And this years draft gives you the best chance.