If there were a Hall of Fame for highly valuable second round picks, it would likely be located in Houston, perhaps as an annex to the Toyota Center.
Nick Johnson's poster dunk...in the summer league.
In the modern-day edition of the NBA draft, where the value of a draft choice has odd contractual ties to the round in which he is selected, no team has done better on draft night than the Houston Rockets.
(I was going to say no team has "taken better advantage of" the second round than the Rockets, which may still be true, but it's hard to feel like they've gamed the system when Chandler Parsons just walked for nothing after the team turned down a fourth year at $964,000. Probably semantics.)
Chase Budinger, Carl Landry, Parsons, hopefully Isaiah Canaan.
And if Daryl Morey's words about Nick Johnson match the actual output, we may have another plaque in the second round HOF.More »