NBA Free Agents 2011: Houston Rockets Game Plan If No Nene

December 3rd, 2011 by Paul Williamson Leave a reply »
It is clear that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's wish list is topped with center Nene Hilario but there are a lot of reasons not get your hopes up too much. 

Given the depth (or lack there of) of free agent talent at the center position, it would not surprise me one bit if some team gets desperate and breaks the bank to land Nene. 

What I would hate to see is Houston being the team that does that.

Nene is attractive because of his size and ability to play the post; something Houston has been needing after a long, painful affair with Yao Ming.

However, max contracts are for players like LeBrand James and Dwight Howard. 

Let's face it, Nene will probably top out at around 16 points and around 8-9 rebounds per game. 

He is a very good player but is not enough to push Houston over the hump. 

When you have a player like Dwight Howard going into free agency next offseason, it does not make sense to waste money on Nene. 

For Houston, it is very important to not force anything this offseason. This free agency crop is not very good as there are very few impact ...

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