Rockets assign Usman Garuba, Daishen Nix, Trevelin Queen to G League

Rockets assign Usman Garuba, Daishen Nix, Trevelin Queen to G League
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With a full health slate for the first time all season, Houston sends young prospects Usman Garuba, Daychine Knicks, Trevlin Queen to its NBA’s Rio Grande Valley team, the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Vipers.

It’s unlikely that any of the three will have much playing time in upcoming games, given the full roster surrounding them. It looks likely every player will join Southern California’s Vipers for Saturday’s G League vs. Agua Caliente Clippers game, given that it’s a short trip to Ontario from where the Rockets are currently based in Sacramento.

Garuba, a 6-foot-8 striker, is the most popular player among this trio, given his status as the 23rd seed chosen by Houston in the first round of 2021. The 19-year-old averaged 1.3 points And 2.3 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per game at the NBA level, largely in sweep mission.

The Nix averages 3.8 points (65.0% FG, 42.9% on 3 points) and 1.3 assists in 8.4 minutes, while Queen averages 4.6 points (44.8% FG, 36.4% on all three points) and 1.8 balls Rebounds in 8.6 minutes. Knicks, a 6-foot-4 goalkeeper, and winger Queen, a 6-foot-6 winger, went without an industry in 2021 and 2020 respectively.

If the Rockets sells veterans by the upcoming February 10 trading deadline, each of these three players could find more NBA-level opportunities in the coming weeks. For now, they will get plenty of time playing in the G League and a chance to hone their skills further.


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