Lamb is a 6’4 guard out of Connecticut.
White is a 6’8 forward from Iowa State.
Jones is a 6’9 forward from Kentucky.
It was a bad day for me personally as my Twitter account was either hacked or suspended for some reason. Thus, as you probably noticed, no live tweeting of the draft. Why today of all days?
As you all know, I know nothing about any of these players but the guys here in the media room were pretty happy with Lamb and White and puzzled–to put it lightly–by the Jones pick. As I write this, many believe Jones could possibly be dealt.
This was a shock, to say the least. I was pretty confident that whatever happened, the team would not be picking three times. With Motiejunas already coming over, things didn’t add up financially. One of these guys could still get dumped, but for now, it looks like the Rockets will be keeping all three rookies.
All of the buzz leading up to tonight, even on a national level, was of the Rockets potentially acquiring either Dwight Howard, some other star, or moving up into the draft. Any of those things are easier said than done, but those scenarios had become the expectation. To that end, this outcome might seem a bit disappointing.
Still, it’s early, as other moves could be made or these players could pan out to something. We will see.