As things played out for the Rockets in the draft last night, they did draft some talented young players but they did not achieve their goal of obtaining a big trade (yet) or picking Andre Drummond, Meyers Leonard or possibly Thomas Robinson if they had been able to trade up to the 5th pick. With this said, it is unlikely that all three of these three players will be in Rockets uniforms once the season begins. Lamb is a skilled shooter but has no defensive skills. The Rockets have that in Kevin Martin. Terrance Jones appears to be this years version of Maurice Morris; a value pick at 18...a shot in the dark if you will...but with the lack of size (6'9-230) and the fact that Patrick Patterson should be manning the four for a while he's is expendable. This bring us to Royce White. This is not the sharp shooting wingman that can hit the "3" all day that we have come to appreciate over the years as Rockets fans (see Mario Ellie, Matt Bullard, Robert Horry, etc) but he is a good prospect for the Rockets at the three. This is the one player that makes sense to keep for the Rockets. Now it's time for Daryl Morey to get back on the phone and find that special player who the Rockets can build around.
There's no need to panic just yet. There's a lot of time left and free agency signings and trades can still happen. Morey is not afraid to shoot from long range and miss everything...we just saw this....but once the dust settles and we see where all of this leads....let's make sure that there wasn't just enough contact of the rim that encourages us enough to think that the Rockets can still hit the big shot when it's all on the line....and quite frankly....it is.