Houston Rockets: Options at forward for the 2018 NBA Draft
The first prospect on our list is Nevada forward Caleb Martin. He should be available with the 46th pick though he just had a fantastic season for Nevada.
Caleb is the better of the two Martin twins that were part of a run made by Nevada in this year’s March Madness tournament. He can pretty much do it all and would be a good fit in Houston.
Caleb was a great shooter throughout his college career, especially his last season. He shot 40% from deep this year and was a knockdown shooter from distance. That shooting is envied on Houston and could catch their attention.
Overall, he averaged 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds & 2.6 assists a night for the Wolf Pack. Martin was the MWC Player of the Year as well as the Newcomer of the Year. He is an all-around great player who could bring some great value into the second round.
He is slightly undersized at 6’7, 195 lbs. This may no problem for the Rockets, but he might be even a little small in some situations.
There hasn’t been a huge buzz about either of the two Martin twins. Many mock drafts have him going undrafted completely. Is there something we are missing here about Caleb Martin? Because by his stats and highlights, he seems like someone who can be a versatile and solid NBA player. He didn’t have a ton of competition last year, but he did play two seasons in the ACC.
Next: Prospect No. 2