Three Rockets players, other teams could target 2023 NBA Draft
The Rockets have been incredibly lucky to land the top three picks in back-to-back seasons and get elite talent like Jalen Green and Jabari Smith. Although the goal for young players is to start winning next season, it would be a better plan for the Rockets to limp on for one more season and collect another lottery asset before going into full mode, winning now. , especially since the Rockets owe the Oklahoma City Thunder their 2024 first-round pick anyway.
Luckily for the Rockets, it looks like there will be a franchise changer available at the top of the 2023 draft and a clear top three. Although we’re 12 months out from next year’s draft, and a lot can happen, there’s not much – other than a catastrophic injury – that would eliminate Victor Wembanyama from the No. 1 pick in the league. ‘next year.