3 aspects to watch for in Houston Rockets preseason opener vs. Pacers

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1. Amen Thompson's modified shooting form

Amen Thompson is one of the better prospects to enter the draft in recent memory, and especially at the point guard position. Thompson possesses rare size for a floor general, as he stands 6-foot-7, and has the tools and potential to be an elite defender.

Which is also uncommon for floor generals in the league today. Thompson played one Summer League game with the Rockets and registered seven stocks on defense (four blocks and three steals).

The biggest knock on Thompson coming out of the Overtime Elite was his inability to shoot, especially compared to his twin brother Ausar. Part of Amen's shooting woes stemmed from an unorthodox shooting motion, which Rockets shooting coach Ben Sullivan has worked to tweak and modify.

Amen's form looked much better in training camp.

It'll be interesting to see Amen's new form in a live game against an opponent, as his release and wind-up seemed to take a bit longer to round up. If Thompson is able to become even an average shooter from long-range, it would cause challenges for opponents.

Truthfully, if Thompson is even able to ascend into a below-average long-range shooter, he would become one of the more intriguing prospects in the league.