Availability of Przybilla could make for tough decision
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2000 6:24 PM CST
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In ESPN's NBA Draft Daily Dose for Thursday, Andy Katz states the Rockets have a tough decision to make, but have made it clear that they want to re-sign Cuttino Mobley. "We want to get that done," said player personnel director Dennis Lindsey. Katz ponders the scenario if Mobley is signed -- do they still go for DerMarr Johnson? Apparently there is no consensus pick at the moment at Greenway. Katz says, "Houston could easily find room for Johnson next to Steve Francis and Mobley. The Rockets don't want to mess with that tandem after the pair grew fond of each other during the past season. Their chemistry and the development of Kenny Thomas inside has the Rockets believing their rebuilding process will go faster than most teams. The Rockets are intrigued by Joel Przybilla if he gets past Cleveland. A choice between Johnson and Przybilla would cause fits for the Rockets. They'll need a center sooner, rather than later in Houston." Hmm, was that a message to Kelvin Cato?