2017 NBA Draft: Two Undrafted Players Agree to Terms with the Houston Rockets
By Michael Knight
Two players agreed to terms with the Rockets after the draft.
After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft, Cameron Oliver and L.J. Peak both agreed to terms with the Rockets. Oliver, out of Nevada, is a strong big man who has the potential to be a great stretch four in the league. He can also probably play a small-ball center for the Rockets should the need come. Peak, out of Georgetown, is a hard-playing guard that can flat score with ease. We will see after summer league if both of these players make the team, but it will still be exciting to watch them as they start their careers.
Cameron Oliver – Nevada
Oliver is one of the players that I said should be drafted with one of our picks, so it sure is great that he was available after the draft. Oliver is a big and athletic player who has the potential to be a force in the league. He also has an ever-improving 3-point shot that will be perfect for the Rockets. Last season at Nevada, Oliver shot 38.4% from beyond the arc. If his pinned tweet is an indication of anything, then he will be a great player in Houston.
I refuse to let anything or anybody OUTWORK me ! I'm striving for greatness and not stopping until I get there. Period
— Cam Oliver (@SpaceCamm) July 21, 2016
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L.J. Peak – Georgetown
L.J. Peak is an interesting fit for the Rockets. After three years at Georgetown, he declared for the NBA draft and went undrafted. Houston picked him up due to his great athleticism and scoring ability. He has the ability to shoot the 3 well but did not really show it last season. He only shot 32% last year from beyond the arc after shooting 40% the year before. He is still a great ball handler and could be great off the bench of the Rockets.
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*All stats via Sports-Reference*