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Rockets to assign Sam Dekker to the D-League, per report

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Houston's first-round draft pick will head to the D-League to get more playing time.

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As Rockets head coach Kevin McHale's rotation beings to flesh itself out, the young, 'inexperienced' players are spending more time riding the pine. K.J. McDaniels was surprisingly sent down to the D-League early this week, now Sam Dekker appears set to join him on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers roster.

Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen is reported that Dekker didn't make the trip to Denver for the Rockets' game against the Nuggets.

The Rockets selected Dekker with 18th-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft out of the University of Wisconsin. Dekker played in six minutes this season with the Rockets, recording a steal and a rebound against the Golden State Warriors. In the Rockets' last six games, Dekker hasn't seen any action.

Dekker played in eight game (one start) in the preseason, he averaged 5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 18.5 minutes.

McDaniels and Dekker on the Vipers? Time to start watching some D-League, I guess.