The disastrous 2020-21 Rockets - Where are they now?

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DeMarcus Cousins
Boogie Cousins was a shell of himself by the 2020-21 season, in which he joined the Rockets. Cousins had suffered injuries to his lower extremities and was more valuable in the locker room than on the court. After 25 games, the Rockets ultimately released Cousins, who has since had stints with the LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Denver Nuggets. Cousins recently joined Puerto Rico's Baloncesto Superior Nacional, suiting up for the Mets de Guaynabo.

Bruno Caboclo
Caboclo is most known for the assessment that he was two years away from being two years away. Unfortunately, the Brazilian big ma hasn't been able to shake that tagline. In fact, Caboclo hasn't been on an NBA floor since the 2020-21 season, in which he last played for the Rockets. The 6-11 center is currently with Umana Reyer Venezia of the Italian Serie A.

Ben McLemore
McLemore had his best all-around season with the Rockets in 2019-20, but was unable to carry the momentum into the 2020-21 season, as he 7.4 points on just 33.1 percent from long-range, which was a major disappointment, as he was the Rockets' best 3-point shooter just one year earlier. McLemore is now with FIBA Basketball Champions League club AEK Athens.

Khyri Thomas
Khyri Thomas delivered instant hope for the Rockets fanbase, as he dropped 16 points in his Rockets debut against the Milwaukee Bucks on a near-perfect shooting night (6-of-7 and 2-of-3 from deep). Thomas played just five games for the Rockets, averaging 16.4 points, 5 assists, and 3.6 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per contest, hitting 48.5 percent of his shots and 33.3 percent of his threes (5.4 attempts).

Thomas was given a standard deal by the Rockets but was subsequently released shortly thereafter. Thomas plays for Petkim Spor of the Basketbol Super Ligi.

Justin Patton
Patton never quite lived up to the hype of being a fringe lottery pick. The 6-foot-11 center's best NBA season came with the Rockets in 2020-21, which is quite an understatement, as he only averaged 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Patton hasn't sniffed any NBA activity since his stint with the Rockets in 2020-21 and is currently in the French LNB Pro A league as a member of Cholet Basket.

Rodions Kurucs
Kurucs' NBA stint with the Rockets was overwhelmingly unsuccessful, as the 6-foot-9 forward made just 23.8 percent of his shots, 13.3 percent of his long-range attempts, and 50 percent of his free throw attempts. Kurucs played 11 games in Houston, averaging 6.8 minutes per contest.

Kurucs hasn't been on an NBA floor since the 2020-21 season and currently plays for UCAM Murcia of the Spanish Liga ACB.

Mason Jones
Jones was a better self-promoter than he was an NBA prospect, as evidenced by his tweets shortly after the 2020 NBA Draft ended with him going undrafted.

Jones played in 26 games in 2020-21, averaging 11.8 minutes per contest, 5.8 points, 41.2 percent shooting, and 35.9 percent shooting from long-range. Jones later landed several two-way deals with the Sixers and Lakers but went unsigned in 2022-23, eventually inking a deal with the Darüşşafaka Lassa of the Basketbol Süper Ligi.