The Rockets might be without some of their key pieces for tonight when they face off against the Jazz for the second time this season, but the return of Jae'Sean Tate should level the scales somewhat.
The start to the season for the Rockets has gone as expected.
There have been some close games that end in losses (that help in the end due to the better draft picks) and there is also a win that is hopefully the first of many.
The Rockets looked the part of what they could be down the road when they faced off against the Jazz for the first time, and while still a bit under-staffed for the rematch, the team is in a good position to get their win total up to two on the season.
One bit of good news leading into the game is that veteran forward Jae'Sean Tate is set to make his debut for the 2022 season after missing the first four games.
This is great news for a Rockets team that could still always use a bit of veteran leadership from someone that isn't named Eric Gordon.
While it might take Tate a bit of time to get into a groove and fit into what the team has been doing for the last few weeks, this addition should certainly help on both ends of the court, especially for a team that struggled in the last matchup with production off the bench.
Houston doesn't need Tate to shoot back into a large amount of minutes. In fact, Tate can ease back into his role and play it safe as the rest of the young guys get a chance to put what they can do on tape and give the staff more info for what they can do down the stretch.
Still, this is good news for a team that needed it.
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