The NBA Draft is a little over a week away, and we're counting down the hours by studying many mock drafts, looking at who the Rockets will take at No. 14 overall, and then watching that all go to waste once they trade up or down. Sound great? Yeah! I thought so.
SB Nation's latest mock has the Rockets taking Florida State forward Chris Singleton, who has been a popular target for them on the mock draft circuit:
14. Houston Rockets: Chris Singleton, SF, Florida State
The Rockets have two "pieces of the future" in Kevin Martin and Kyle Lowry. One is an incredible scorer, the other a solid distributor and great defender. What do you need at small forward, then? Another good scorer, or another defender? Singleton is the latter, and that's my bet.
Kyle Lowry can put the ball in the bucket, yano, so that probably will also sway them towards Singleton. Why they'd take him over Donatas Montiejunas, with their frontcourt problems, is a mystery to me. Why he would automatically be considered a piece of their future with the 14th overall pick is even more puzzling.
Regardless, there's your pick. Chris Singleton, the faux Shane Battier. I'm nonplussed by this potential pick, though I would have said the same thing about Patrick Patterson last year.