The Houston Rockets unofficial minicamp is picking up some serious steam as free agent NBA talent joins the pool of players.
Veterans Nick Young, Thabo Sefolosha, Corey Brewer, and Raymond Felton are among some of the bigger names reported to join the Rockets players gathering in Las Vegas, according to The Athletic’s Alykhan Bijani and Kelly Iko.
Source: Thabo Sefolosha will also be at #Rockets minicamp— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) September 17, 2019
To recap tweets from me and @KellyIkoNBA, here is a list of some of the players in Vegas for the #Rockets' minicamp:
Luc Mbah A Moute
Luc Mbah A Moute was initially reported to join the camp, but he will now pass according to a later report.
This unofficial gathering of Rockets players and free agents was confirmed by Gerald Green last week when he said the team would have one more big workout before official their training camping, including newly acquired point guard Russell Westbrook. A solid amount of the team met last month to workout at UCLA.
While speculation is high why free agent players are there with Rockets players, there’s no real indication as to how much this would help players land a spot on the roster. Still, there is also nothing that says otherwise.
Many of the veterans in attendance are perimeter players and shooters that could possibly help Houston in the long haul, especially now with Iman Shumpert and the team unable to reach an agreement. At the same time, the Rockets are still without Kenneth Faried, who is now a free agent, and arguably their most glaring weakness was their inability to rebound.
The best-case scenario is the Rockets end up with a player who can contribute immediately and effectively. The worst-case scenario is that their roster gets more personal time together and gels further. What’s the worst that could happen?