The Rockets are looking to use their two picks to move up as well, according to sources.
It's still unclear as to who Houston would be targeting, besides the rather nebulous description of "a star" that they've been coveting since Yao Ming's retirement. Conventional wisdom would suggest that Houston has a much better chance of finding a top player the higher they go in the lottery, but that may not be the case this year.
After Anthony Davis, seen as the consensus No. 1, the second tier is made up of four players (Andre Drummond, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal and Thomas Robinson) who will likely go in the top 5. Beyond that, there's a wide range of opinions over who would make up the third tier, which could encompass 10-12 players taken between 6-18.
Houston couldn't get into the top 5 with their picks, so their must be some player they've targeted who they don't think will fall to their selections at the end of the lottery.
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