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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 1:18 pm  |  25 responses

Houston Rockets add Scott Machado, Zoran Dragic to Summer League Roster


The Houston Rockets, who selected Jeremy Lamb, Royce White and Terrence Jones in last week’s Draft, have reached agreements with former Iona point guard Scott Machado and 23-year-old shooting guard Zoran Dragic, brother of NBAer Goran Dragic. From the Houston Chronicle: “Machado averaged 9.9 assists per game last season and was a surprise draft snub last week. The Rockets will also bring Zoran Dragic, the brother of point guard Goran Dragic, to Las Vegas, according to the individual with knowledge of the Rockets plans. Temple’s Dionte Christmas, Ariziona’s Kyle Fogg, Clemson’s Jerai Grant and Detroit’s Eli Holman will also be a part of the team. The Rockets summer league entry is consider unusually crucial because of the many young players on their roster. Draft picks Terrence Jones, Jeremy Lamb and Royce White will play along with last season’s first round picks Marcus Morris and Donatas Motiejunas. Patrick Patterson and Chandler Parsons also plan to be with the team, though it was not determined yet if they would play in the games July 13 through July 18.”

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  • baba

    do D-league players get paid?

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Houston’s summer league team is gonna kick ass

  • http://www.macknificentcasey.com/ Macknificent31

    I must say I was shocked when Machado didn’t get drafted. I see a Jeremy Lin 2.0 without all of the extra media hype.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    I love reading Summer League rosters. Very often you have relatives/friends/high school and college teammates of the team’s players who in almost any other circumstances would not have made any Summer League team. Chris Webber’s bro comes to mind from the Sacto days, Bron’s high school teammate(s) in Cleveland.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    yes baba

  • http://youtube.com/user/officerbarbrady what

    You don’t mess with the Zoran.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    That’ll be f*cking sick if the Rockets sign Zoran Dragic.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I hope that with whatever trade Houston pulls, they’ll manage to keep Royce White. I have a good feeling about this kid. I think Houston and New Orleans came out the winners of this draft. Boston also got a great pick with Sullinger at 21.

  • http://9gag.com/gag/4568611 Max

    Guess the Dragic parents aren’t that creative when it come to names lol.

  • Sorin

    Scott Machado is such a boss!! If he does not make the team i will be very dissapointed in the rockets organization… he completely deserves to make the team! Scott is by far my FAVORITE Player! GO IONA!!!!!

  • Ackeem

    Lets go Scott!! Representing kissena park

  • don the GSW fan

    so zoran and goran are different peeps? i had to google that one

  • LA Huey

    Max, pretty creative to me. I aint never heard of dudes named (Z/G)oran other than the Dragic bros. Besides, Dragic is a cool enough surname they didn’t have to get creative. It’s like the Slovenian version of “Jones”

  • http://Google Shano From The Wickid

    @nick Yea I remember Chauncey Billups lil bro getting some summer league run a couple years back. And Milsaps lil bro asd well.

  • Aamir K.

    OHH I thought SLAM just had a typo, nvm anyway Machado is a good passer 2nd best pure point in college this pat year behind Kendall Marshall

  • William

    Thats alot of power forwards

  • O

    Knicks shouldve drafted Machado with the 48th pick instead of that Greek bird…

  • Buyout

    Machado! Yum!

  • Steve the cannon

    I agree with O. Our pick sucked

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Rockets are gonna crush Summer League. At least we’ll win something this year!
    Jerai Grant played in Australia (Sydney) this last year. He’s an athletic freak. Great weakside shotblocker and rebounder. Not an offensive weapon though, yet. Related to Horace Grant.

  • Rocket

    i agree with all the bad comments because the rockets havent had a team since they won the back to back championships. we should really get a good experience team a bunch of rookies and nobodies wont take you anywhere.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    I still can’t believe nobody drafted Scott Machado. I was so glad he dropped to my Raptors but was in disbelief when they skipped him. Hope he makes it onto a roster come fall.

  • orod81

    Hey sorin, I was there at Rocket summer game against Raptors, Machado did not impress, Donatas, Lamb, and Terrance were solid.

  • http://itsmonet713@gmail.com IMD

    Machado showed up in the sacramento, portland, & chicago games. He will fit for what the rockets are trying to become. He has great court awareness, can lead the break, knock down shots, break down defenses with his penetration, & his reading the passing lanes & anticipation skills are above average. Would be one of the fan favorites in H-town. Go Red\Nation.

  • Payton The SneakerAddict

    Scott Machado Needs To Play With The Los Angeles Clippers Or Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, where he can play behind a guard who can show him alot about the game, and where he can learn.

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