What will the Rockets' lineups look like? Key updates for Rockets vs. Pacers

Houston Rockets v Indiana Pacers
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The Houston Rockets will square off against the Indiana Pacers in their preseason home opener tonight at the Toyota Center. And although it's never a great idea to put too much stock into the preseason, the contest will be an exciting one for the Rockets' fanbase, as it will be their first chance to get a glimpse of the new-look Rockets, when the team takes the court at 7 PM CST.

Not to mention the fact that the Rockets have a clean bill of health heading into the game. In other words, the Rockets will have 20 eligible players on Tuesday, although it's already been determined that not all 20 will suit up.

Rockets' starting lineup in preseason opener

Point Guard-Fred VanVleet
Shooting Guard-Jalen Green
Small Forward-Dillon Brooks
Power Forward-Jabari Smith Jr.
Center-Alperen Sengun

The Rockets' recent practices offer a glimpse of what the second-unit could look like.
Point Guard-Amen Thompson
Shooting Guard-Cam Whitmore
Small Forward-Tari Eason
Power Forward-Jae'Sean Tate

Houston Rockets' Upcoming Schedule

The Rockets will have two days to refuel and recharge the battery before heading to the Big Easy for a meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans. Rockets coach Ime Udoka will have the opportunity to make a full assessment of the group, as everyone will take the floor at some point or another during the preseason.

The Rockets' remaining preseason schedule is below:

  • Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans on October 12th at 7 PM CST
  • Rockets at San Antonio Spurs on October 16th at 7 PM CST
  • Rockets at San Antonio Spurs on October 18th at 7 PM CST
  • Rockets vs. Miami Heat on October 20th at 7 PM CST