NBA Mock Draft 2011: HoopsHype Mocks Jordan Hamilton, Darius Morris To Houston

HoopsHype has the Rockets working on their backcourt with their two first-round picks in the upcoming 2011 NBA Draft. First, Houston is projected to select Texas guard Jordan Hamilton at 14:

The Rockets could use Hamilton's scoring ability and readiness to contribute. He's one of the draft's top shooters and measured very well at a legit 6-8. He failed to impress athletically, however. Hamilton has a bit of a short temper and had some minor run ins with Coach Barnes during his tenure at Texas, but nothing that concerns teams too heavily.

Despite the success of Kyle Lowry in 2010, HoopsHype then goes on to project Michigan point guard Darius Morris for the Rockets at 23:

After moving Aaron Brooks during the season, the Rockets find themselves weak at the PG position. Morris could be the only "pure" PG in the entire draft. A big point with excellent floor general abilities. He lacks great quickness but shows the ability to run a team and make those around him better. Morris is probably a little bit of a reach here, but teams really like his ability to pass and run a team.

While I have absolutely no problems with the Rockets upgrading at point guard, I think Houston would be just fine to stick with Lowry if and only if they get that "superstar" they so badly need at another position. Otherwise, I'd rather seem them address their size needs.

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