P&P: Pressure squarely on Rockets GM Rafael Stone after missing No. 1 overall pick


Rockets fans prayed for French phenom Victor Wembanyama in Tuesday night's NBA Draft lottery.

They got the No. 4 overall pick instead, while watching the top pick go to the archrival San Antonio Spurs.

This now turns attention to Rockets fourth-year general manager Rafael Stone, who has yet to engineer a competitive season since taking over for Daryl Morey in 2020.

On Payne & Pendergast, Seth Payne and Sean Pendergast discuss the pressure that is now on the Rockets' GM. Watch the audio player above and subscribe to the podcasts for full segments.

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