Best draft fits for the Rockets

Updated: May 25, 2012, 9:42 AM ET
By David Thorpe

There most assuredly will be irony in Houston on draft day.

The Houston Rockets own multiple late-lottery to mid-first round picks, most likely the No. 14 and No. 16 slots. The problem is they are the one team in least need of those type of draft picks. The Rockets are stacked at positions 1 through 4, and with the picks they own they have almost no chance to draft the center they desperately need to return to contention.

Assuming general manager Daryl Morey re-signs the Rockets' restricted free agents, there is no player they can select from this year's draft (short of Anthony Davis) who would have a significant impact on the team in 2012-13. So it makes a good deal of sense for the Rockets to look to package those picks and perhaps one of the many very good players on their roster in order to move up in the draft or get out entirely.