Houston Rockets Player Profile: Montrezl Harrell – The Motor

By Andre Cantalogo
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Oct 19, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Montrezl Harrell (35) reacts after scoring a basket during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Pelicans 120-100. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

At last, we are just one week away from the NBA season start and the Houston Rockets first game October 28th. Thus it’s the final moments to reflect on the Rockets team and their potential roster.

Over the last few weeks we’ve been taking the time leading up to the start of the season to analyze the Rockets roster via our Player Profile Series.

Up next we take a closer look at rookie Montrezl Harrell, the 21 year old youngster out of Louisville.

The general feel before the Draft was that Montrezl Harrell would be at worst a fringe first round prospect. In the end, the young power forward dropped all the way to the second round when he was selected by the Houston Rockets as the 32nd pick.

While opinion is still out on whether Harrell can succeed in the league, here’s a comprehensive overview of what he is all about.

We’ll delve into his strengths and multiple benefits, his weaknesses and what aspects of his game he can refine.

Finally we assess what his role would be as a Houston Rocket and whether that will primarily be with the varsity club or in the D-League.

Next: Before the Draft