With just about three weeks remaining until the 2011 NBA Draft, the Rockets will have some decisions to make about what kind of player they want at No. 14 overall (if they remain there) and what kind of role he will fill. It's not likely that a bonafide NBA center will get to them at that spot, so it will likely come down to a small forward or a power forward. This week's SB Nation mock thinks Houston will go big, selecting Kansas power forward Markieff Morris:
14. Houston Rockets: Markieff Morris, F, Kansas
A poor man's Marcus Morris.
23. Houston Rockets: Josh Selby, G, Kansas
Darren Collison with Nick Young's conscience. (Which is to say no conscience.)
These are their NBA comparisons, which of course makes no sense considering that Marcus Morris isn't in the NBA yet. Anyway, the Rockets wind up with a pretty decent haul at 14. I think they'd probably focus on Tobias Harris or Tyler Honeycutt at 23 if those options were available, but Selby does make a bit of sense on the wing too.
Here's what other sites have the Rockets doing:
DraftExpress:Texas SF Jordan Hamilton at No. 14, and UCLA's Honeycutt at 23.
Chad Ford: Hamilton at 14, 23 is behind the Insider paywall.
NBADraft.net: Not updated since last time, still has the Rockets with Congo F/C Bismack Biyombo and Michigan G Darius Morris