Houston made a bid to become an Ã©lite team in the NBA with their attempt to acquire Dwight Howard this summer, but the team made some bad decisions about a few players and now will enter the upcoming season with a young squad in need of leadership.
Marc Stein of ESPN has reported that the Rockets front office is interested in 29-year-old Carlos Delfino, especially after the veteran shooting guard's performance in the Olympics, where he averaged over 15 points and shot nearly 50 percent from the field.
Houston added point guard Jeremy Lin and that will keep the fans happy for a while, but this team needs some experience in the back-court and Delfino is a proven player in the league. Last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, he averaged nine points and four rebounds as a reserve, but the former first round pick has starting experience and would give the Rockets some much-needed insurance in the upcoming season.
The Rockets enter the 2012-13 NBA season without a player over 28 years old on their roster and adding a player like Delfino will only help the team on and off the court, but the Rockets need to act fast as reports have Boston among the other teams in the league that have interest in the veteran.