Rookies: G Isaiah Canaan, F Kostas Papanikolaou, C Marko Todorovic
Free Agents: G Aaron Brooks (re-signed), C Marcus Camby, F Omri Casspi, C Dwight Howard, G/F Reggie Williams, Francisco Garcia (re-signed)
Free Agents: None
Trades: F Thomas Robinson, F Royce White
Waived: G/F James Anderson, G/F Carlos Delfino, F Tim Ohlbrecht
You have to hand it to the Rockets as they hit the jackpot.
First let’s look back to last year when Darryl Morey landed James Harden in a trade and while he may have been questioned a bit for handing out large deals to Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik, it paid off.
Now Morey lands Howard and instantly the Rockets are contenders.
There are still holes as I’m not sold as Lin being a championship caliber point guard and there are still question marks at the 4.
But Morey turned players like Jeremy Lamb and Kevin Martin into Harden and Howard. Throw an emerging Chandler Parsons into the mix and you have the makings of a contender.
In addition the Rockets get a steal on draft day by landing Canaan in the second round and add a couple of snipers in Williams and Garcia. It’s hard to complain about anything the Rockets did.