Houston Rockets: 3 Prospects to target in the 2nd round of the NBA Draft

The first round draft board is seen during the 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Quentin Grimes #24 of the Houston Cougars (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets NBA Draft 2nd round prospect #1: Quentin Grimes

The University of Houston star guard has been one of the biggest risers this off-season, especially after the NBA Combine. Grimes showed his offensive skills and versatility not only in the combine but all year for Cougars.

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Strengths: Has the ability to score from anywhere on the court, from the paint out to the 3-point line. His 6ft 5 frame helps him score in the paint, especially on fast breaks. Is a good ball-handler and his quickness helps him get to any spot on the court, and has the ability to get off clean shots no matter the defense.

Weaknesses: He needs to improve defensive positioning as sometimes he is out of position when guarding off-ball or in one-on-one possessions. He swipes at the ball too often, which puts him in a bad spot on the defensive end.

Outlook: Drafting Grimes in the second round is a low-risk, high reward option for the Rockets. Grimes already has an NBA-type offensive game and, with some improvement on the defensive end, could become a solid player, and possibly more at the next level.

Houston's Quentin Grimes has been one of the big winners of the week after leading the NBA Combine in scoring. He continued that momentum at his Pro Day yesterday with plenty of NBA executives in attendance.

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As of this writing, the Rockets do not have a second-round pick, but with the Rockets looking to acquire as much young talent as possible during this rebuild, it would come as no surprise to anyone if the Rockets looked to acquire an extra pick. If they do, the three players listed here would be good to take a chance on, and who knows, one could be the next Kenyon Martin Jr.