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Ranking the top 6 Houston Rockets 6-feet and under of all-time

Houston Rockets Kyle Lowry (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Tyronn Lue (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

5. Tyronn Lue (6 ft.)

Stats as a Rocket: 6.0 PPG, 2.8 AST, 1.9 REB

Tyronn Lue got his start in 1998 after being drafted by the Denver Nuggets and traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. He only averaged 13 minutes with the team but showed up in 15 playoff games for the 2000-01 team that ended up winning a ring.

The following season, the 6-foot point guard signed with the Washington Wizards and later played for the Orlando Magic before being traded to the Houston Rockets in the deal that also landed them Tracy McGrady.

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At the time, the Rockets had several guards ahead of Lue in the rotation, so he only showed up in 21 games before being shipped off again, this time to the Atlanta Hawks. If Lue was able to get more time in Houston, he likely would have made more of a name for himself, as he ended up doing for the Hawks.

Tyronn enjoyed the best years of his career in Atlanta, averaging 11 points, 3.6 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game. Currently, Lue is an assistant coach for Dov Rivers and the LA Clippers.

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David Wesley Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport

4. David Wesley (6 ft.)

Stats as a Rocket: 10.3 PPG, 2.9 AST, 2.6 REB

By the time David Wesley found his way to the Houston Rockets, he was an accomplished veteran. Although he was signed by the New Jersey Nets in 1993, it wasn’t until he spent time with the Boston Celtics the following year that he started to show he belonged in the league.

The 6-footer averaged 12.7 points and 5.8 assists with Boston over three seasons before having hitting his prime with the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets from 1997-2004. By the time Wesley reached H-Town, he was 34-years-old but still putting up numbers.

Wesley started in 112 total games for the Rockets, with his game high being a 26-point performance against the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006. The San Antonio native retired after one final season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2006-07.

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