NBA Mock Draft 2011: Rockets Take Darius Morris At No. 23

With the No. 23 pick in the SB Nation 2011 NBA Mock Draft, The Dream Shake, our Houston Rockets blog, selects Michigan point guard Darius Morris. The Shake's Tom Martin explains the pick.

Houston wants to come away from this draft with at least one big man, but beyond Nikola Vucevic -- who is off the board -- I don't see anyone worth taking over a nice point guard prospect like Morris. The 6'5 guard was versatile a playmaker at Michigan and gives the Rockets the depth to be able to look into moving Kyle Lowry or Goran Dragic.

By the way, in case it hasn't been made obvious enough, it doesn't matter who did what for Houston last season: each and every Rocket is reportedly on the trading block. Morris makes sense here, if only because it can be argued that he is the best player available. Remember: Houston took Aaron Brooks back when they were stocked with point guards.

Follow this StoryStream to see our entire SB Nation mock draft play out over the next couple days. See our 2011 NBA Draft hub for full coverage.

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