NBA Draft 2012 Review: Houston Rockets

NBA Draft 2012 Review: Houston Rockets

Houston : TX : USA | Jul 06, 2012 at 5:22 PM PDT
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#16 Houston Rockets Nba Draft 2012 Preview Royce White

12. Jeremy Lamb - G - UConn. 6'5", 179. 17.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg.

16. Royce White - F - Iowa State. 6'8", 241. 13.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 5 apg.

18. Terrence Jones - F - Kentucky. 6'9", 252. 12.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg.

53. Furkan Aldemir - F - Turkey. 6'10", 230.

The Rockets had three first-round picks stockpiled this year, and their organization did not disappoint their fans. Lamb proved that he could be the go-to guy on the wing. He is in range as soon as he steps into the arena.

White has awesome ballhandling skills for a power forward as he led Iowa State in rebounds and assists. He's strong enough to hold his ground on the block as well, and he's versatile enough to go by his defender off of the dribble. He dropped a little bit in the draft because his free throw shooting is atrocious and he is afraid of flying. I could probably beat him in a free throw shooting contest. With the flying part, they just have to give him a shot before he gets on a plane like B. A. Baracus. "I pity the fool that tries to put me on a plane." Nevertheless, it is worth the risk of drafting him because of his unique skill-set.

Jones has above-average post moves. Plus, he can step out and hit a 17-foot jumper. It's possible that he is a little overrated because he was expected to have a monster year last season, but his scoring dipped from two seasons ago.

Aldemir can rebound and that's about it. Now, you are starting to see why there is a trade deficit in the US. These bad European players are taking American dollars every year.

Grade: B+

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In the trade Houston will also receive the protected first-round pick in the 2012 NBA draft
In the trade Houston will also receive the protected first-round pick in the 2012 NBA draft
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