The Rockets have cleared enough space to offer a player a max offer. They intend to sign a big time free agent to play either power forward or center this summer. Here are the likely top four targets for the Rockets in free agency:
Dwight Howard – The Rockets are pulling out a full court press for center Dwight Howard. He would he a perfect player to team with James Harden for the Rockets.
Al Jefferson – If the Rockets lose out on Dwight Howard, I look for them to quickly turn to C/PF Al Jefferson. Jefferson is also a big time player, but he is a small step down from Dwight Howard.
Josh Smith – Josh Smith would be the perfect fit up front with center Omer Asik, if the Rockets whiff on Howard and Jefferson. He gives maximum effort on both ends of the basketball court.
Paul Millsap – Paul Millsap is a player on the rise. He is one of the more underrated players in the NBA and I think his numbers would rise on a team like the Rockets.