I think it is a good move for the Rockets to not go for a superstar this offseason. Let Lamb, D-Mo, White and Jones show what theyve got and IF they do well during the season, then it can possibly increase their trade value so we can get a superstar during the next offseason without trading half the team.
A lot can happen before the trade deadline if our rookies can show what they are capable. It might attract teams that will trade for them, especially D-Mo. Who doesnt want a big man who can shoot consistent 3s. He just needs to bulk up a little and, in my opinion, he can be a great player.
I know that we are in serious need of a capable bigman, And, correct me if Im wrong, but I think that the next draft will be heavy with centers (?). So why having a rental player that had a potential career-altering surgery when we can possibly have a consistent player next offseason.
Even if we will not tank this season, we can still have our draft picks. Let us be reminded that some superstars are not top picks when they are drafted like Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. We had our own superstar in a short period of time in the person of Goran Dragic and he is a round 2 pick. I am not saying that we can get an all-star from a low draft pick but we will never now what might happen. But, lets be realistic, we have a higher possibility to draft an all-star when we have a top pick.
In the end, lets be patient and wait what our rookies have up their sleeves. Chances are 1 of them might be an all-star but we cant also rule out that some of them might be a draft bust despite playing great b-ball in the Summer League. We will never know what they really have until the real game begins.
Have a good day!