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Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets: Summer League Game 1 Preview

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Cameron Oliver
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Cameron Oliver

The Rockets begin the Las Vegas Summer League tonight

The always-exciting Summer League is finally upon us. Young players from the Houston organization will put their talents on display. The Rockets begin tonight and there will be several things to watch for. Let’s take a look at what to expect tonight.

Some Exciting Young Talent

The Rockets will send out Chinese sensation Zhou Qi for his first taste of NBA action. It will be exciting to see how he performs throughout the entire Summer League. The Rockets also have a few other players that will be exciting to watch. Cameron Oliver, Isaiah Hartenstein, Chinanu Onuaku and more will be looking to prove their worth in the organization.

Onuaku, in particular, is in a special situation. With the departure of Montrezl Harrell, there is a need on the Rockets for a third center. Chinanu has the opportunity to prove to the Rockets that he should be that man. We will see if he takes that opportunity.

On the Nuggets’ side, they have some young players to watch out for, as well. They have four players from the 2017 draft class on their squad. The players to watch for Denver are Malik Beasley, Juancho Hermangomez and Tyler Lydon. They are some young talent who all come from the last two drafts.

How to Watch

The Rockets and Nuggets game will be on NBA TV starting at 9 p.m. CT. This game is the first of three scheduled games for the Rockets, at least right now. They also play tomorrow at 9 p.m. and Monday at 5:30 p.m.

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