2 overlooked rising stars hiding in plain sight for the Rockets

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The Houston Rockets haven't received much national attention over the last several years, as they've seemingly not had a primetime game in ages. Such is life for a rebuilding team, as not many NBA fans are tuned in to a young team without structure and direction, which has been the case with the Rockets prior to this offseason.

Again, it's understandable. During the regular season, casual fans are only focused on contending teams who could push for a title run. If they're even paying attention during the regular season, that is.

2 overlooked rising stars hiding in plain sight for the Rockets

Many casual fans start paying attention to the NBA during the postseason mainly, where the stakes are the highest. This faction of basketball watchers likely don't know anything about the Rockets, as they haven't been anywhere close to the postseason since the James Harden and Russell Westbrook pairing.

This has caused many to miss out on the boatload of young talent that the Rockets have accumulated during their rebuild. Let's take a look at several promising, young players who many may not realize possess superstar potential.