The Rockets have been busy since the draft ended. First, they signed guard Gary Payton II out of Oregon State, and now it's been announced that they've also signed forward Kyle Wiltjer out of Gonzaga and guard Isaiah Taylor from Texas.
Like Payton, Wiltjer and Taylor signed partially guaranteed 3-year deals that hold a team option.
In addition to Gary Payton II, Rockets have deals with Gonzaga F Kyle Wiltjer and Texas g Isaiah Taylor. All 3-yr deals, with team options.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) June 24, 2016
The 6'10", 243-lb Wiltjer had a successful senior year for the Zags, averaging 20.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, and will add some much-needed depth on the Rockets front line.
The power forward is the classic definition of a stretch four, hitting on 43.8 percent of his shots from beyond the arc, while struggling a bit with defense and the nuances of work in the paint. He's a good catch-and-shoot guy, and there's always a place for those on the Houston roster.
The 6'3" Taylor is slight at just 170 lbs and could easily get pushed around in the big leagues, though he has great speed and quickness to compensate for his lack of size. His game is running the offense and attacking with his nimbleness of foot, though he needs to improve his long-range shooting, as he hit on just 30.6 percent of his threes this past year.
All-in-all, a good total free agent haul by the Rockets to add to their two second round draft picks.