We’re 10 days away from the start of the 2021 NBA draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the rebuilding Houston Rockets have some major decisions to make before they go on the clock on July 29.
Houston has three valuable first-round choices in 2021: picks No. 2, 23 and 24. Given the team’s future assets, there’s a chance we could see a blockbuster draft night trade.
It has been reported the Rockets have interest in trying to move up to select consensus top prospect Cade Cunningham. Still, the Pistons will have no shortage of potential trade packages should they wish to move the pick, and they might be able to get a better payoff than the Rockets can offer.
Here’s the latest intel from around the internet on where the Rockets stand heading into draft nighthe Athletic’s Sam Vecenie believes the Rockets will take a shot at prying away Cade Cunningham from the Pistons and moving up to the No. 1 pick.
From that same Athletic piece, Vecenie reports Florida guard Tre Mann is not generating the buzz among teams he was hoping for, and he could slide