DEKKER'S A ROCKET

Rockets take big small forward out of Wisconsin with the 18th pick

Tyus Jones? That must have been a smokescreen because with the Duke point guard available, the Rockets passed him over on Thursday night and drafted Wisconsin small forward Sam Dekker with the 18th pick of the NBA Draft. Many have compared Dekker to former Rocket Chandler Parsons, and you can see why -- he's a big small forward who can post up, attack and run the floor. The Rockets added Louisville power forward Montrezl Harrell with the 32nd pick, an underzied but high-motor power forward who surprisingly slid out of the first round.
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    THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
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