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Best Draft Picks in Rockets History

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ch44, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. ch44

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    This is a list of all of the Rockets draft picks sorted by the number of Win Shares they contributed to the team over their career.

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    Player                Year    Round  Pick  GP     PPG    RPG    APG    WS
    Hakeem Olajuwon       1984    1      1     1177   22.5   10.5   2.5    170.6
    Yao Ming              2002    1      1     486    19.0   9.2    1.6    66.0
    Robert Reid           1977    2      40    762    11.6   0.9    3.0    62.4
    Allen Leavell         1979    5      104   700    9.5    0.5    4.8    48.3
    Rodney McCray         1983    1      3     405    12.5   4.3    3.7    42.4
    Steve Francis         1999    1      2     384    19.0   6.0    6.3    40.3
    John Lucas            1976    1      1     325    11.6   0.7    7.3    39.9
    Cuttino Mobley        1998    2      41    436    17.1   4.0    2.7    35.0
    Mike Newlin           1971    2      24    203    11.8   0.0    4.0    27.3
    Ralph Sampson         1983    1      1     305    19.7   4.7    2.7    23.9
    Buck Johnson          1986    1      20    432    9.6    3.6    1.8    18.6
    Robert Horry          1992    1      11    295    10.5   5.3    3.1    18.2
    Chandler Parsons      2011    2      38    213    14.1   5.2    3.3    18.1
    Carl Landry           2007    2      31    163    11.2   5.1    0.6    15.6
    Luther Head           2005    1      24    255    8.8    2.7    2.3    12.7
    Aaron Brooks          2007    1      26    297    11.7   1.8    3.3    12.7
    Jim Petersen          1984    3      51    293    7.6    4.7    1.2    12.6
    Sam Cassell           1993    1      24    209    10.1   2.6    4.2    10.9
    Terrence Jones        2012    1      18    128    11.0   6.4    1.1    10.7
    Kenny Thomas          1999    1      22    238    9.8    6.3    1.5    10.1
    Chase Budinger        2009    2      44    210    9.4    3.4    1.4    9.6
    Carl Herrera          1990    2      30    260    6.0    4.3    0.7    9.0
    Patrick Patterson     2010    1      14    163    8.4    4.3    0.9    7.1
    Donatas Motiejunas    2011    1      20    177    8.2    4.2    1.1    6.6
    Eddie Griffin         2001    1      7     150    8.7    5.8    0.9    6.4
    Othella Harrington    1996    2      30    156    6.6    4.2    0.4    5.0
    Ed Ratleff            1973    1      6     105    4.4    0.0    1.9    4.2
    Tom Owens             1971    4      58    46     4.1    0.0    0.4    3.8
    Derrick Chievous      1988    1      16    122    8.1    2.7    0.9    2.5
    Michael Dickerson     1998    1      14    50     10.9   1.7    1.9    2.2
    Steve Harris          1985    1      19    145    6.6    1.7    1.2    2.2
    Joey Dorsey           2008    2      33    79     2.5    3.9    0.4    2.1
    Marcus Morris         2011    1      14    71     7.1    3.3    0.7    1.8
    Steve Novak           2006    2      32    70     2.7    0.9    0.2    1.6
    Bryce Drew            1998    1      16    106    5.1    1.3    2.0    1.3
    Rudy White            1975    3      47    76     2.9    0.0    0.8    1.2
    Terence Morris        2001    2      33    117    3.7    2.9    0.8    1.1
    Bostjan Nachbar       2002    1      15    75     2.9    1.5    0.6    1.0
    Isaiah Canaan         2013    2      34    47     5.4    1.2    1.1    0.9
    Craig Ehlo            1983    3      48    88     2.4    0.5    0.7    0.8
    Dave Feitl            1986    2      43    114    3.2    1.9    0.3    0.7
    Kostas Papanikolaou   2012    2      48    43     4.2    2.7    2.0    0.6
    Anthony Bowie         1986    3      66    66     4.3    1.8    1.5    0.6
    Jason Collier         2000    1      15    61     3.5    2.4    0.3    0.6
    Eric Riley            1993    2      33    47     1.9    1.3    0.2    0.4
    Dave Jamerson         1990    1      15    85     3.6    0.9    0.7    0.4
    Chuck Nevitt          1982    3      63    52     1.8    1.3    0.1    0.2
    Jeff Taylor           1982    2      42    44     3.6    0.0    2.5    0.2
    Zan Tabak             1991    2      52    37     2.0    1.5    0.1    0.1
    Randy Livingston      1996    2      42    64     3.9    1.5    2.4    0.1
    Vassilis Spanoulis    2004    2      50    31     2.7    0.7    0.9    0.1
    Jermaine Taylor       2009    2      32    39     4.3    1.4    0.5    0.1
    Clint Capela          2014    1      25    12     2.7    3.0    0.2    0.1
    Larry Spriggs         1981    4      81    4      3.5    0.0    1.0    0.0
    Tito Maddox           2002    2      37    9      1.2    0.8    0.6    0.0
    E.C. Coleman          1973    3      51    6      1.8    0.0    0.2    0.0
    Terry Teagle          1982    1      16    143    7.7    0.0    1.5    0.0
    Richard Petruska      1993    2      46    22     2.4    1.4    0.0    0.0
    Phil Hicks            1976    2      27    2      0.0    0.0    0.5    0.0
    Phil Bond             1977    3      62    7      0.6    0.0    0.3    -0.1
    Nick Johnson          2014    2      42    28     2.6    1.4    0.4    -0.1
    John Stroud           1980    2      27    9      2.8    0.0    1.0    -0.1
    Paul Mokeski          1979    2      42    12     2.4    0.0    0.2    -0.1
    Dan Langhi            2000    2      31    67     2.9    1.6    0.3    -0.2
    Larry Moffett         1977    2      34    20     0.8    0.0    0.4    -0.2
    John Turner           1991    1      20    42     2.8    1.9    0.3    -0.2
    Alonzo Bradley        1977    2      29    99     4.4    0.0    0.7    -0.3
    Conner Henry          1986    4      89    18     1.3    0.4    0.4    -0.3
    Lee Johnson           1979    1      17    10     1.7    0.0    0.1    -0.3
    Rodrick Rhodes        1997    1      24    61     5.7    1.2    1.8    -1.0
     
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  2. Haymitch

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    Francis was drafted by Vancouver
     
  3. Texanasiafan

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    Somehow you put Steve Francis on that list but not Rudy Gay, Richard Jefferson and Nic Batum.
     
  4. ch44

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    The list also includes anyone the Rockets traded the draft rights for, only if they traded for them near the draft. This means players like Chase Budinger (technically drafted by the Pistons) and Carl Landry (technically drafted by the Sonics) can show up.

    It excludes draft rights that were traded for more than a year after the draft (Luis Scola) because those weren't really draft targets by the Rockets.
     
  5. ch44

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    Rudy Gay, Richard Jefferson and Nic Batum never played for the Rockets. The list sorts every player based on the total win shares they contributed to the Rockets only.
     
  6. SRR21

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    I am going to say for value, position & result Sam Cassel. !st round 24th pick.
     
  7. SRR21

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    Cassell
     
  8. Mav-Hater

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    not seeing Calvin murphy?
     
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    1) Hakeem Olajuwon
    2) Mirsad Turksan
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    Everyone Else
     
  10. Jake Tower

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    No Calvin Murphy or Rudy T, chart is invalid.
     
  11. SKTTLZ

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    The post Clutch City days until Yao are pretty rough. Bryce Drew, Othella Harrington, Eddie Griffin (RIP). I remember people were saying Eddie Griffin had KG-like potential, he certainly had all the tools...
     
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    Rodrick Rhodes the MJ stopper ftw
     
  13. SKTTLZ

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    This. And both players ONLY played for the Rockets and were selected by the San Diego Rockets. OGs!
     
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    I didn't include anyone originally drafted by the San Diego Rockets. Here is that list:

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    Player                Year    Round  Pick  GP     PPG    WS
    Calvin Murphy         1970    2      18    520    17.9   86.2
    Rudy Tomjanovich      1970    1      2     292    17.6   56.6
    Elvin Hayes           1968    1      1     244    11.3   17.2
    Billy Paultz          1970    7      103   240    5.6    9.2
     
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    Luther Head above Sam Cassell? Win shares is a decent stat but taking out playoff contributions seems wrong in this case.
     
  17. Space City

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    Murphy and Tomjanovich would be second and third on the list, respectively, if included.
     
  18. da_juice

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    What's sad is he doesn't have negative win shares, so he's still higher than someof the others on the list.
     
  19. cdrive

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    Mobley at 2nd round, 41st overall was pretty nice. But CD deserves less than 0 credit for that, because even a broke clock is right twice a day.

    He passed on H-Town legend Rashard Lewis for the likes of....oh lets see...
    14th pick Michael Dickerson
    16th pick Bryce Drew
    18th pick Mirsad Türkcan

    Don't feel ashamed if have no idea who those 3 guys are. 1 played like what, 1 and a 1/2 seasons before flunking out of the NBA, the other stringed together a 4 year mediocre NBA career, and 1 ended up playing 0 minutes in the NBA.
     
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    Jeremy Lamb should be near the top for duping the Thunder into giving us Harden. Great pick!
     
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