Looking for elite wing defense to replace what they used to get out of Shane Battier before he got all old and traded, the Rockets select Florida St. SF Chris Singleton in SB Nation's latest 2011 NBA Mock Draft. With just under a month to go before the big date, the Rockets will be focused on trading up (or out) for a big man first. Should that fall through, Singleton makes for a nifty backup plan:
Our Wizards blog is openly talking about Singleton at No. 6, proving we have become civilized enough as a society to look for elite defense in our wing prospect, not just our Thabeets and Biyombos.
SB Nation also mocked Tennesee's Tobias Harris to the Rockets with the 23rd overall pick, ensuring that they'll continue picking that result until the end of time. Or maybe just until the draft is over. Whichever.
Here's a look at what some other mocks have projected to happen when Houston (presumably) is drafting:
DraftExpress:Texas F Jordan Hamilton at 14, Michigan G Darius Morris at 23
Chad Ford: Texas F Jordan Hamilton at 14, unknown at 23.
NBADraft.net: Congo C Bismack Biyombo at 14, Michigan G Darius Morris at 23