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Rockets: 3 things we learned about De’Anthony Melton in the Summer League

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Vincent Edwards #6 of the Houston Rockets helps De'Anthony Melton #0 of the Houston Rockets from the floor during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 9, 2018 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Vincent Edwards #6 of the Houston Rockets helps De'Anthony Melton #0 of the Houston Rockets from the floor during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 9, 2018 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 6: De’Anthony Melton #0 of the Houston Rockets is introduced before the game against the Indiana Pacers during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 6, 2018 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 6: De’Anthony Melton #0 of the Houston Rockets is introduced before the game against the Indiana Pacers during the 2018 Las Vegas Summer League on July 6, 2018 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Summer League this year was quite successful for the Houston Rockets.

While they didn’t get quite as far in the playoffs as they would have hoped, the Rockets still have plenty to look at thanks to the 2018 Summer League. The team finished 4-1 and took their one and only loss in the playoffs against the Cavaliers.

It was still fun to watch the young players perform and attempt to prove themselves to the Rockets that they belong. We’ll be looking at some of the exceptional performers from the league the rest of this week.

One of the standout performers was definitely sound-round pick De’Anthony Melton. He showed that he’s ready to step up and become a solid player for the Houston Rockets, potentially as soon as this year.

Let’s examine what Melton showed the Rockets and how he can continue to grow into a great player within the organization:

Next: No. 1

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