Houston Rockets Summer League Mini-Camp Day 1

There weren’t many of us there today which came as a bit of a surprise.  I shot a little bit of practice footage and got a few interviews.  I’ll do more tomorrow for sure.

We’re only allowed to upload two minutes of practice footage online due to new league regulations.  What you see is the first two minutes I shot.  Not to be a tease but what happened afterwards was pretty good too.  Now that I think about it, I would honestly say that other than Game 7’s of playoff series’, summer league and the associated sessions is easily the most intense NBA-level or psuedo-NBA-level basketball in the entire world.  You hadguys with near NBA talent squaring off with NBA contracts on the line with Daryl Morey and Sam Hinkie in the house watching from the sidelines.  One head-turning possession could very well be the difference between just getting by financially and a six-figure salary.

Notice Jeremy Lamb break some ankles in the above clip.  Also notice Chandler Parsons take a charge, much to everyone’s mocking delight.

Chandler seemed pretty out of place considering he holds the single highest trade value of any current Rocket.  I realize its normal for “good players” to participate in these things when they’re just sophomores, but it still seemed off seeing him amongst that group.

Those who read this blog know that Marcus Morris is my guy.  Wishing him the best this year.

“We should be good this year.” – Greg Smith.  Such a sweet kid.

I will talk to the new rookies tomorrow.

My new Twitter account is @rahathuq.

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