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Mar 12, 2024; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Ime Udoka watches the second half of play against the San Antonio Spurs at Frost Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Way-Too-Early 2025 NBA Mock Draft: Houston Rockets Make Odd Selection

Will the Rockets be drafting in the lottery once again?

Kade Kimble
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Mar 12, 2024; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Ime Udoka watches the second half of play against the San Antonio Spurs at Frost Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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Way-Too-Early 2025 NBA Mock Draft: Houston Rockets Make Odd Selection

Will the Rockets be drafting in the lottery once again?

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Jun 26, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Reed Sheppard shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected in the first round by the Houston Rockets in the 2024 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Rockets Earn High Grade for First-Round Selection in 2024 NBA Draft

The Houston Rockets received a considerably high draft grade for their first round selection in the 2024 NBA Draft.

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Mar 31, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils center Kyle Filipowski (30) reacts in the second half against the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the finals of the South Regional of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at American Airline Center. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Draft: Houston Rockets Early Second-Round Trade Up Options

Could the Rockets move to the early portion of the second round of the NBA Draft?

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Jun 26, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; The 2024 NBA draft class poses for photos before the first round of the 2024 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

3 Best Draft Targets for Rockets with 44th Pick in 2024 NBA Draft

With the Houston Rockets' first round pick in the books, let's take a look at what they could be looking at in the second round.

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Jun 26, 2024; Brooklyn, NY, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks before the first round of the 2024 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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2024 NBA Draft-2nd Round: How to Watch, Where the Rockets Will be Drafting

With the opening round of the 2024 NBA Draft in the books, the Houston Rockets will now shift their focus to the second round.

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Mar 6, 2024; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Reed Sheppard (15) fives forward Aaron Bradshaw (2) during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Draft Grade: Houston Rockets Select Reed Sheppard With No. 3 Overall Pick

The Rockets landed the shot-making guard from Kentucky.

Kade Kimble
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Tennessee Volunteers guard Dalton Knecht (3) holds up three fingers to celebrate a three-point basket Sunday, March 31, 2024, during the midwest regional championship at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Purdue Boilermakers defeated the Tennessee Volunteers, 72-66.
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3 Best Trade Back Targets For Houston Rockets in 2024 NBA Draft

With NBA Draft day officially being here, who could the Rockets trade back for in the lottery?

Kade Kimble
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Mar 6, 2024; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Reed Sheppard (15) fives forward Aaron Bradshaw (2) during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
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3 Best Draft Targets for Rockets with Third Pick in 2024 NBA Draft

The Houston Rockets will have the opportunity to walk away with a real difference-maker with the third pick in the 2024 NBA Draft.

Anthony Duckett
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Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; A general view of a video board displaying all thirty draft picks in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
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What to Know About the 2024 NBA draft: How to Watch, What Picks the Rockets Have

With the 2024 NBA Draft kicking off tonight, here is some helpful information regarding the Houston Rockets' draft picks this year.

Anthony Duckett
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Oct 29, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone watches during practice before the game against the Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Rockets' Draft Plans Revealed by Longtime NBA Insider

With the masses struggling to identify the Houston Rockets' thinking ahead of this week's draft, one senior NBA insider cleared it up.

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Mar 14, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets forward Jabari Smith Jr. (10) celebrates with  head coach Ime Udoka after a play during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Rockets Draft Perfect Player for Ime Udoka in Latest Mock Draft

In the latest mock draft by draft expert Ersin Demir, the Houston Rockets select the perfect 3-and-D player for Ime Udoka.

Anthony Duckett
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Jan 6, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone looks up on the court before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Mock Draft: Rockets Make Safe Bet with Third Pick

The latest mock draft by Sam Vecenie of The Athletic has the Houston Rockets making a rather easy decision.

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Nov 24, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone talks before the game against the Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Mock Draft: Houston Rockets Make Blockbuster Trade With No. 3 Pick

Could the Houston Rockets dominate headlines on draft night?

Kade Kimble
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Mar 16, 2024; New York City, NY, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Stephon Castle (5) and center Donovan Clingan (32) react during the second half against the Marquette Golden Eagles at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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ESPN Cites Connecticut Player as Best Value Player for Rockets at No. 3

With the 2024 NBA Draft fast approaching, ESPN selected a Connecticut lottery-level talent as the Houston Rockets' "best value player" at number three.

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Apr 5, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Ime Udoka talks with an official during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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ESPN's Draft Prospect That 'Fits the Biggest Need' for Rockets is a Bit Perplexing

ESPN's Jonathan Givony made a rather surprising suggestion for the draft prospect that perfectly fits what the Houston Rockets need was a bit surprising.

Anthony Duckett
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Oct 2, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone smiles before the preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Houston Rockets Could Receive Trade Offers From Two Teams Pursuing Donovan Clingan

The UConn center could help the Rockets trade down in the draft while maximizing value of pick No. 3.

Kade Kimble
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Oct 29, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone watches during practice before the game against the Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Rockets Reporter Suggests Franchise to Make Gut-Wrenching Mistake in Draft

Houston media member, Lachard Binkley recommends the franchise to make a major mistake in this month's draft.

Anthony Duckett
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Jan 6, 2024; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone (right) talks with Rockets forward Amen Thompson (1) before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Senior Insider Predicts Rockets to Make Major Mistake in Latest Mock Draft

The latest mock draft by The Athletic's trio of basketball writers has the Houston Rockets making a blatant mistake.

Anthony Duckett
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Mar 19, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone watches during practice before the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Senior NBA Reporter Reveals Rockets' Potential Plan with Third Pick in 2024 NBA Draft

HoopsHype's Michael Scotto may have spilled the beans on the Houston Rockets' plan with the third overall pick in this year's draft.

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Jun 23, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks before the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Rockets Projected to Stay at No. 3, Select SEC Guard in Latest Mock Draft

In the latest mock draft by the Detroit Free Press, the Houston Rockets stayed put and added a stellar shooter and defender.

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Feb 27, 2024; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Reed Sheppard (15) talks with head coach John Calipari (left) during the second half against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Humphrey Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Analyst Casts A 'Little Bit Of Doubt' For Houston Rockets Drafting Reed Sheppard

The Kentucky guard has been a consensus mock selection of the Houston Rockets.

Kade Kimble
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Jun 24, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas and first round draft picks TyTy Washington Jr. and Tari Eason and Jabari Smith Jr. and Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone pose for a picture during a press conference at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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ESPN Ranks Rockets Ninth in Future Draft Assets

The Houston Rockets ranked fairly high on ESPN's list of teams with the best future draft assets.

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Mar 15, 2024; Nashville, TN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Reed Sheppard (15) drives down the lane against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
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Kentucky's Reed Sheppard Overwhelming Pick For Houston Rockets in NBA Mock Drafts

Would the Rockets be doing right by bringing Reed Sheppard to Houston?

Kade Kimble
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Nov 24, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone talks before the game against the Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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NBA Draft: Houston Rockets 'Worst Fit' For Projected Top Five Prospect

Is the UConn star suited to play for the Rockets, or is it a bad fit?

Kade Kimble
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Jun 22, 2023; Brooklyn, NY, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces Amen Thompson as the fourth selection by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft at Barclays Arena. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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Projected Top Pick Falls to Rockets in Latest CBS Sports Mock Draft

In CBS Sports' latest mock draft, the Houston Rockets are gifted a wing that's been commonly picked to be the top pick in this year's draft.

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