Some contract details have been released on one of the newest players for the Rockets.
Zhou Qi officially signed with the Rockets a few days ago. So far, he has already impressed and is looking like a future rotation player, at least. His first Summer League game with the team saw him finish with 17 points and 6 rebounds with a +11 in about 26 minutes. He has the chance to be very good in the league, can he be a super affordable star for the Rockets?
Qi signed with Houston for the minimum for 4 years. According to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders, he has his first year fully guaranteed, but no salary protection on the other 3. He has the chance to be very good in the league, can he be a super affordable star for the Rockets?
He is Still Raw
Zhou Qi has raw talent, that is undeniable. He showed off a few moves last night. He was pushing through defenders to dunk and even had a nice spin move and-one.
Qi still showed that he needs to improve. At times on defense, he seemed a little lost. That was bound to happen as this game was one of Zhou Qi’s first against NBA talent. He will improve as he plays more and will likely start the season in the G-League.
If Zhou fine tunes his game, he can be a very effective player for the Rockets in the future. He may even turn into a star. He has the height, length, and skill of a star, he just needs to put it together. And with a super affordable contract like the one Zhou has, the Rockets can easily take a chance on him.
Zhou Qi has a fully guaranteed min deal this season ($816k) – no salary protection through years 2-4 Houston Rockets @BBallInsiders
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) July 8, 2017