Ranking the 6 worst starters of the Rockets' rebuild

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1. Daishen Nix

Where do we start here?

Perhaps on a more positive note, although that will be a daunting task. Let's see if I'm up for it.

Daishen Nix was a former five-star prospect who opted to play for the G-League Ignite as opposed to going to college, because he was that good in high school. However, Nix had a rough showing with the Ignite and went undrafted, leaving Rockets fans feeling as if they had a steal.

Rockets fans began wondering why Stephen Silas wouldn't give Nix more playing time initially. Granted, he didn't quite showcase much as a rookie (40.3 percent from the field/26.9 percent from three/53.3 percent from the charity stripe), but this was an undrafted player who didn't have the benefit of college coaching. So what did you expect?

Nix fared better with the Rio Grande Vipers, the Rockets' G-League affiliate, and even led them to the G-League championship. During the Finals, Nix averaged 25.5 points, 9.5 assists, and 11.5 rebounds..

Nix then had a strong Summer League showing, sporting a statline of 13.4 points, 4.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.6 steals, while shooting 45.3 percent from the field, and 45 percent from 3-point land.

Unfortunately, Nix was unable to flash any semblance of his G-League play or his Summer League play in year two, leaving Rockets wanting to see rookie TyTy Washington in place of him. Nix was one of the most inefficient players in the entire league, shooting 34.2 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from deep, 66.7 percent from the line, and 44.7 percent true shooting.


Nix can still say he's accomplished something that most players haven't and won't: having more turnovers than made field goals (112 turnovers vs. 108 shots made).


And although Nix only started seven games for the Rockets, it's a wonder how he even pulled that off.