Players The Houston Rockets Must Drop/Keep

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Mar 25, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Rockets guard K.J. McDaniels (left) celebrates with center Dwight Howard (right) following a dunk by guard James Harden (not pictured) during the second half of a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. The Rockets defeated the Pelicans 95-93. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Keep: K.J. McDaniels

This is perhaps the most interesting free agent the Houston Rockets have. The 32nd overall pick of the 2014 draft had a nice season as a starter with the 76ers. Plenty of analysts predicted the rookie to be a future star in the league, but there are plenty of holes in his game.

He has tremendous athleticism and plays solid defense, but will have to improve his shooting if he wants to be in Kevin McHale’s rotation. Morey should and will keep him if the contract is reasonable.

I could see him playing alongside Brewer at the SF and SG positions during the regular season if both players are brought back.

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