The Rockets are surely praying this scenario doesn't happen, as they'd not only miss out on Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, but also Brandon Miller. Houston is in need of a point guard, after realizing that Kevin Porter Jr. is better suited on the wing, and Amen Thompson flashed with electrifying passes. And it doesn't stop there.
Thompson is a maestro in the pick-and-roll, which should make the Rockets salivate, as that's an important ingredient in the modern NBA. And at 6-foot-7, he's naturally going to be bigger than practically any other point guard in the league. Thompson is also a freakish athlete who can get to the cup at will, which helps collapse the defense and creates opportunities to kick out to open shooters.
Thompson is not a flawless prospect, as his three-point percentage leaves alot to be desired (23% from three), but what prospect doesn't come with areas of improvement? With a statline of 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 6.2 assists, the Rockets could do much worse than Amen Thompson. Which is why they should make him their pick at number four. — Anthony Duckett, Space City Scoop