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2015 GBB Community Mock Draft: Houston Rockets Pick #18

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Pick #18
Houston Rockets
GM: SirRiles

And with the 18th pick in the draft, GM SirRiles and the Rockets select:

18) Jerian Grant, PG from Notre Dame

Photo credit: Rick Ostentoski-USA TODAY Sports

From GM SirRiles:

With a pretty good roster as it is, there are few holes to fill for the Rockets. One fairly large hole exists in Houston's backcourt. Pablo Prigioni is 38 and Jason Terry will be 38 by the beginning of the season. Nick Johnson and KJ McDaniels rarely played this season. Needless to say, the Rockets need another contributor in the backcourt. More specifically, the Rockets need an offensive contributor in the backcourt, which is not something that Patrick Beverley is known for. Why not draft someone who is ready to contribute immediately? Jerian Grant is that guy. He still has a little room for development, so forget about his age (he'll be 23 by the start of the season). He's exactly who you want at point guard when you already have two superstars. He has great length, a very quick first step and a very strong playmaking ability. Assuming Patrick Beverley comes back healthy, Grant won't have to come in and run the offense immediately. The plan would be to ask him to run the offense in a year or two, which he should be more than capable of doing.

Next in the draft we've got the Wizards and sedricacceus on the clock at #19, but I hear a trade is in the air...

Pick Team GM Selection
#1 Timberwolves Jonah Jordan Karl-Anthony Towns
#2 Lakers chipwilliamsjr Jahlil Okafor
#3 Timberwolves (from 76ers) Jonah Jordan D'Angelo Russell
#4 Raptors (from Knicks) Arkm110 Emmanuel Mudiay
#5 Celtics (from Magic) HEARNBURN Kristaps Porzingis
#6 Kings Jonah Jordan Mario Hezonja
#7 Nuggets Joe Witherwax Justise Winslow
#8 Heat (from Pistons) Mopo123 Stanley Johnson
#9 Hornets pfleming15 Willie Cauley-Stein
#10 Suns (from Heat) nickbushart Frank Kaminsky
#11 Pacers Andrew Ford Cameron Payne
#12 Jazz Tblythe Myles Turner
#13 Pistons (from Heat via Suns) Matthew Bishop Sam Dekker
#14 Thunder ljjung Kelly Oubre, Jr.
#15 Hawks Zordor Devin Booker
#16 Magic (from Celtics) Andy Livingston Bobby Portis
#17 Bucks Lakers (from Bucks) chipwilliamsjr Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
#18 Rockets SirRiles Jerian Grant
#19 Wizards serdricacceus
#20 Thunder (from Raptors) ljjung
#21 Mavericks ethanwi11iams
#22 Bulls Burgundy
#23 Trail Blazers Edwin Ortiz
#24 Cavaliers Tcampbell395
#25 Grizzlies Kevin Yueng
#26 Spurs ks10680
#27 Bucks (from Lakers) Jill Kong
#28 Celtics HEARNBURN
#29 Nets Marcgasaucey
#30 Warriors bstubbs