3 Prospects In 2022 NBA Draft For Rockets To Keep An Eye On

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The Houston Rockets are heading toward having the best odds to land the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft via the lottery. Houston currently holds the worst record in the league at 18-55.

Those odds could change on a nightly basis, as they are only one game worse than the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons and two worse than the Oklahoma City Thunder.

No matter where they land, the Rockets are going to have great odds of at least remaining in the top-five. Based on how the lottery system now works, the lowest that Houston could be if they finish with the worst record in the NBA is fifth, as the lottery essentially selects the top-four picks in the draft. After that, the order is determined by record, as the team with the worst remaining record would pick fifth and so on.

Houston is all-in on their youth movement, evident by how they handled the 2021 NBA Draft. They ended up coming away with four prospects from the first round and all four players were teenagers.

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The team is committed to building a core for the future and this year’s draft will provide them with another opportunity to add a young, high-upside player to the mix. There could be a lot of playing time available next season for the young players as well, as Christian Wood is a popular trade target as is Eric Gordon.

With an expected top-five selection, let’s take a look at some prospects that the Rockets could target in the 2022 NBA Draft. Here are three players to keep an eye on as potential Houston selections.

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