Well, we'll keep trying, but in the meantime we still need an offensive presence in our frontcourt with the size and shooting we need to run our offense.
We also need somebody who can play well for us in that role right away. We've got a lot invested in our roster and tons of decisions to make based on this season. We want to make our team as complete as possible so we can evaluate it properly. A project isn't what we are interested in right now.
Lucky for us, a player just like that is available here and has the maturity we think will help us win right away. He's a great athlete for a 7-footer and has lots of experience in big games. He's not physical, but he can block shots and has the quickness to close out and help. Add that to some solid post skills and a nice shooting touch and he sounds just like the guy we've been coveting!
The Rockets select Tyler Zeller, C, North Carolina
I sure hope I don't have a little brother who will come into the league and steal my thunder.