ROCKETS MAKE A MOVE
Rockets hire former GM as Director of Scouting, per sources
According to ESPN's Tim MacMahon, the Rockets are hiring former Grizzlies and Celtics GM, Chris Wallace, to be the new Director of Scouting. Many fans have voiced concerns about current GM Rafael Stone's lack of experience as a general manager, and with so much riding on the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft, the Rockets now have someone in the building with more experience.
Stone and now Wallace have some big decisions to make with Houston's three picks in the first round of the draft. Hopefully these two can put their heads together and take the best player on the board. Many believe that the Pistons will take Cade Cunningham with the first pick, which would leave the Rockets to choose between Jalen Green, Jalen Suggs, and Evan Mobley. But who knows what could happen if the Pistons take Jalen Green first, who they are rumored to be big fans of according to Sam Vecenie of The Athletic. That would leave Cade Cunningham available at No. 2 overall for the Rockets to draft, a player many believe has the most talent in the draft. Either way, Rockets fans should be excited that the organization is taking this draft seriously, and trying to be as prepared as possible for their rebuild.
Sources: The Rockets are hiring former Grizzlies and Celtics GM Chris Wallace as director of scouting. Houston made it a priority to add experience and expertise under GM Rafael Stone, investing in infrastructure as the franchise rebuilds.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 6, 2021