Caption Close The Houston Rockets and Stephen Silas have an agreement for the Dallas assistant to replace Mike D'Antoni as coach, multiple people with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday. The hiring of the son of former NBA player and coach Paul Silas completes a significant change in the leadership of the team with the league's longest active playoff streak after Daryl Morey decided not to return as general manager following D'Antoni's departure.
Acquiring Harris would mean moving Terry Rozier to the bench where he could flourish as a lead scorer for the second unit while also getting some run with the starters at either guard position. There are plenty of roster combinations available to ensure Rozier is still playing around 30 minutes per game, including some Graham-Rozier-Harris-Washington combos that could rain down some major threes, so Rozier wouldn’t be wasting away on the pine.
Last night, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported that the Charlotte Hornets have a strong interest in James Wiseman in next month’s draft. Wiseman fills a big hole on the Hornets roster, which is why he’s so frequently given to the Hornets in mock drafts. The Hornets badly need a center, and it’s easy to chase need when it’s readily available in the draft.