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ESPN Has the Rockets Going Big With the No. 3 Pick

According to the latest ESPN Mock Draft, the Houston Rockets will get a familiar name

The NBA Lottery has come and gone, and the Houston Rockets have now officially been assigned their Draft selections. 

And despite missing out on the top pick to the Orlando Magic, the Rockets will still have plenty of talent to choose from at No. 3, in what is one of the deeper drafts in recent years. 

Not to mention, thanks to the James Harden trade to Brooklyn, the Rockets also hold a second first-round pick at No. 17, giving them another opportunity to add talent around Jalen Green and their young core.

On Tuesday following the lottery selections, ESPN released a full two-round mock draft, with the Rockets adding two talented bodies to the front country in Duke forward Pablo Banchero, and LSU forward Tari Eason.

The Rockets do not currently have a second-round pick.

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Despite missing out on the No. 1 pick, the Rockets are still a good bet to land Banchero, who averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game, while hitting 47.8 percent of his shots from the floor in his lone season at Duke.

Meanwhile, Easton, who stands 6-foot-8 and weighs in at 218 points, is also an intriguing talent, averaging 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.1 blocks per contest in his lone season with LSU. He also hit 52.1 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from three. 


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