Early-Season Report Cards for Houston Rockets’ Key Prospects

December 24th, 2015 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »

The Houston Rockets are intriguing from the perspective of their age. They are neither a particularly young team nor an old one. Eight of their members are between the ages of 25 and 30, meaning they are very much a squad of players whose primes pretty much coincide.

The only one on the present roster older than that is Jason Terry, who at 38 is practically old enough to be the father of many of the Rockets—or at least their uncle. Here, though, we want to focus on the next generation of Rockets, those who are 24 and under.

Houston only has four players with contracts who meet that description: Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell, K.J. McDaniels and Clint Capela.

Dekker, the Rockets' first-round pick, taken with the 18th selection out of Wisconsin, has played just six minutes. He is currently out healing from a back surgery and is expected to miss another two months. Because there is nothing to grade, he's omitted from this report card.

Harrell, the Rockets' other rookie, taken out of Louisville with the second round’s No. 2 pick, was transferred to Houston's NBA Development League affiliate—the Rio ...

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