4. Jae'Sean Tate
Jae’Sean Tate is the definition of a Swiss army knife, as he’s very versatile and does a lot of individual things on the basketball court. Tate pushes the pace and gives 100 percent effort when he’s on the floor.
Tate’s hustle is unmatched and he provides underrated playmaking chops, especially for his size and positional skillset. The 6-foot-4 utility player will never be mistaken for a star, but he has a very high basketball IQ.
Tate is also unapologetically ferocious when driving to the basket. After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Tate decided to try his hand in the international gauntlet, as he played for the Antwerp Giants and the Sydney Kings, before landing with the Rockets on a two-year deal worth $2.96 million.
Tate flashed his versatility as a rookie- averaging 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 50.6 percent from the field, and 59.5 percent on two-pointers, making the All-Rookie First Team. His second season was eerily similar statistically, as he averaged 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 49.8 percent from the field, and 56.9 percent on two-pointers.
The Rockets rewarded Tate with a new three-year deal after his first two seasons of strong play.