4 Houston Rockets with most on the line in pivotal 2023-24 season

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3. Jae'Sean Tate

Jae'Sean Tate went from a heralded undrafted prospect to an afterthought.

In the blink of an eye. In fact, Rockets fans have forgotten about his mere existence.

Tate could easily find himself out of the rotation, as the Rockets have a bevy of wing depth. Between Dillon Brooks, Tari Eason, Jalen Green, and Kevin Porter Jr., it could be hard for Tate to find his fit on the new-look Rockets.

And despite the annual reports about Tate's improved 3-point shot, that has yet to materialize on the court. As a matter of fact, Tate regressed from long-range in 2022-23, as he went from an already dismal 31.2 percent from deep in 2021-22 to an atrocious 28.3 percent from deep last season.

Tate's inability to shoot from long-range could be the impetus to him finding himself on his way out of town. Especially when you consider that every player in the Rockets' wing position can shoot better than him, which is important from a spacing standpoint.

If the Rockets felt that Tate had a lot to offer, would they have given Dillon Brooks a gargantuan contract? The answer is a resounding no.