3 Rockets who aren't living up to expectations thus far

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3. Reggie Bullock

Reggie Bullock was the Rockets' final offseason signing, and he was viewed as potentially one of the most important acquisitions, as he possessed a skillset that the Rockets failed to address: shooting.

The Rockets ranked dead last in 3-point shooting efficiency in 2022-23 (32.7 percent), so adding a knockdown shooter was a must. Bullock was a starter on a Dallas Mavericks team that was in win-now mode (up until they decided to tank at the end of the season) and made 38 percent of his triples last season on 5.1 attempts.

Bullock was also expected to be a plus defender, based on his track record. Many were shocked at the Rockets' ability to nab the 32-year-old at the ninth hour of free agency.

However, Bullock has been a huge disappointment, based on what the Rockets believed they'd be getting when they acquired him. The 3 ball is falling at Bullock's lowest clip since 2019-20 (35 percent), which has caused him to play the fewest minutes of his career.

Even on the veterans-minimum, that's disappointing. Bullock isn't even landing minutes with Dillon Brooks and Tari Eason out, due to his poor play.

Rockets coach Ime Udoka has taken notice and given rookie Cam Whitmore an uptick in minutes, which could represent the end of the Bullock experiment in Houston.