Houston Rockets: Summer League Standouts And Their Futures

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May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) reacts after getting his third foul against Portland Trail Blazers in the first half in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center.Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Ahh, the lull of the offseason – now with most of the big free agent transactions done, the rumor mill has slowed down a tad, and the focus has shifted to the Summer League.

Many Rockets’ fans would have been surprised to have heard that the Rockets Summer League roster made it to the final, where they lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Sacramento Kings, falling 77-68.

With many NBA players using Summer League as a springboard to further success in the NBA, it has become a method that allows fans, coaches, and front office executives alike; to assess and possibly unearth some hidden talent. And with Summer League Rockets producing standout performances, I will have a look at some of the bigger named prospects; dissecting their strengths, weaknesses, style of play, and the possibility of breaking into the rotation.

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