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NBA insiders say that Dillon Brooks and Austin Reaves are ‘high-ranking targets’ for the Houston Rockets this offseason

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The 2022-23 season was another disappointment for the Houston Rockets. This past season, Houston had the second-youngest team in the entire league. It’s clear that the Rockets need some veteran leadership and that’s why this is a massive offense for the team. Landing a few veteran free agents or young stars will help build their culture. Dillon Brooks and Austin Reaves are ‘high-ranking targets’ for the Houston Rockets this offseason. 

Both the Rockets and Spurs had the NBA’s worst regular season record in 2022-23 at 22-60. The Rockets have the fourth pick in the upcoming NBA draft and the Spurs have the first overall pick. Houston can add through the draft, but acquiring a few free agents can also help.

Head coach Stephen Silas was fired mid-season by the Rockets. That led to the hiring of former Celtics head coach Ime Udoka. He spent one season as the head coach of the Celtics and helped take them to the NBA Finals.

The Rockets look to be serious about adding talent to the roster for next season

At the moment, there are only a handful of players that the Rockets that would be safe from potential trades. They are Jalen Green, Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun, and possibly Kevin Porter Jr. Houston has the second-most cap space available of any team for this offseason. Only the Chicago Bulls have more.

One target the Rockets are interested in is Memphis’ Dillon Brooks. His season ended on poor terms with the Grizzlies. Memphis said they will not have Brooks back for next season under any circumstances. He needs a new home and the Rockets could use a high-energy vet like him to build their roster.

Another player being eyed by Houston is Austin Reaves. His season just ended last night in the Conference Finals. He averaged (16.9) points per game in 16 postseason games with the Lakers in 2023. Reaves went undrafted and has built his name in the NBA over the past few seasons. He shot (.398) percent from deep during the regular season and (.443) percent during the postseason.

Zach Wolpin is an NBA expert and has been betting on the league for over three years now. Wolpin has been a fan of the NBA and has been watching for a decade and a half. He covers the latest news and stories surrounding the league daily. His passion is life is watching sports and being able to share his passion for sports through his writing. He has written about the NBA and other sports leagues through various media outlets over the years. like,, and Before he became an NBA News Writer, Wolpin attended Montclair State University where he graduated in 2021. He studied Sports Media and Writing while in school.

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