Houston finished the 2011-12 NBA season with a solid 34-32 mark, but the Rockets missed the playoffs and will look towards the off-season to improve the talent on the squad.
The front office has two first round picks in the upcoming draft and will likely use one of those to add some size at center. The team must also fill the void at point guard as Goran Dragic is a free agent this summer and starter Kyle Lowry has asked for a trade.
The latest mock from Paul Flannery of WEEI radio in Boston has Houston adding two North Carolina youngsters in Tyler Zeller and Kendall Marshall. Zeller is the big man this team needs, but his offensive game needs improving, but he plays solid defense and can rebound nicely with his size. Marshall led the Tar Heels to the NCAA Tournament this past season, but an injury cost him and the team in the post-season, but the young point guard has plenty of game and good leadership skills.
These two youngsters would fill the needs of the Rockets and are solid selections for mid-first round choices. With the added depth they add and a couple more moves this off-season, Houston could make another run at the NBA Playoffs next season as they are quickly becoming a solid team with plenty of good young talent.