Houston Rockets Draft Picks: List of 2024 and Future Draft Selections

The Houston Rockets were one of the surprising teams in the 2023-24 NBA season as they went from 22 wins to 41 and were fighting for a spot in the play-in game but fell short. Now, they have a top 5 pick in the 2024 NBA Draft and are ready to keep building. Let’s look at the team’s upcoming draft picks.

Houston Rockets 2024 NBA Draft Picks

Thanks to a trade with the Nets, the Rockets find themselves sitting at no. 3 overall in the 2024 NBA Draft. Check out Houston’s picks this year.

  • 1st Round: No. 3 overall
  • 2nd Round: No. 44 overall
  • Rockets Select No. 3 in 2024 Draft

    (The Rockets took Amen Thompson at no. 3 in 2023. Photo by: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)

    The Rockets got a ton of draft capital back in 2021 when they traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets. Thanks to that trade, they have the no. 3 overall pick in this year’s draft. The James Harden trade was an insane 4-team mess that scored the Rockets 1st round picks from Brooklyn for 2022, 2024, and 2026.

    Now, Houston is in a position to add another solid talent to complement a young roster looking to get back into the playoffs. Houston has had top 5 picks for the last 4 years. They took Jaylen Green at no. 2 in 2021, Jabari Smith at no. 3 in 2022, and Amen Thompson at no. 4 in 2023.

    Rockets Future Draft Selections

    The Rockets have plenty of draft capital to work with in the coming years. Check out the team’s future draft picks.

    YearRoundFromOKC, DAL, or PHI
    20251Own
    20251OKC or BKNProtected 1-10, Swap with OKC or BKN
    20261BKNUnprotected
    20262Own
    20262LAC, BOS, IND, or MIAUnprotected
    20262LAC, BOS, IND or MIA
    20271Own
    20271BKN swap rights
    20272MEMUnprotected
    20281Own
    20291Own
    20301Own

    Rockets Recent Season Results

    The Rockets have had plenty of talent in the last decade but have failed to reach the NBA Finals. The franchise reached the playoffs eight straight years from 2012-20 but never was able to get over the hump with mostly the Golden State Warriors blocking their path.

    The Rockets’ best season in the last decade came in 2017-18 when James Harden won the MVP and Houston went 65-17. That season ended in a 4-3 loss to the champion Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.

    The Rockets did win back-to-back titles in the 1990s thanks to Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon who won the Finals MVP in both series wins. NBA fans can sometimes forget about the Rockets titles as they were squeezed in between the Bulls winning 6 championships in 8 years with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and company.

    SeasonRecordPlayoff Result
    2023-2441-41
    2022-2322-60
    2021-2220-62
    2020-2117-55
    2019-2044-28Lost Conf. Semifinals
    2018-1953-29Lost Conf. Semifinals
    2017-1865-17Lost Conf. Finals
    2016-1755-27Lost Conf. Semifinals
    2015-1641-41Lost 1st Round
    2014-1556-26Lost Conf. Finals
    2013-1454-28Lost 1st Round
    2012-1345-37Lost 1st Round
    2011-1234-32
    2010-1143-39
    2009-1042-40
    2008-0953-29Lost Conf. Semifinals
    2007-0855-27Lost 1st Round
    2006-0752-30Lost 1st Round
    2005-0634-48
    2004-0551-31Lost 1st Round
    2003-0445-37Lost 1st Round
    2002-0343-39
    2001-0228-54
    2000-0145-37
    1999-0034-48
    1998-9931-19Lost 1st Round
    1997-9841-41Lost 1st Round
    1996-9757-25Lost Conf. Finals
    1995-9648-34Lost Conf. Semifinals
    1994-9547-35Won NBA Finals
    1993-9458-24Won NBA Finals
    1992-9355-27Lost Conf. Semifinals
    1991-9242-40
    1990-9152-30Lost 1st Round
    1989-9041-41Lost 1st Round

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