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Due to a limited amount of playing time, some players had too small of a sample size to register a fair grade. Here are a handful of Rockets that ended up with an "Incomplete" for the first week of the season.
PG Patrick Beverley
Patrick Beverley seemed to have finally seized the point guard job away from Jeremy Lin as coach Kevin McHale opted to give the Arkansas product the starting nod for the season opener against Charlotte.
Unfortunately, Beverley was injured in the second quarter and could miss 10-14 days with a torn muscle in his midsection, per Rockets.com's Jason Friedman. With the recent play of Lin, Beverley faces an uphill battle to get his job back once he's healthy.
PF Donatas Motiejunas
Once considered a promising prospect from overseas, D-Mo seems to be lost in a crowded frontcourt. With Dwight Howard and Omer Asik dominating most of the minutes, Motiejunas has had to fight Terrence Jones and Greg Smith for the remaining minutes.
So far, he's made one appearance which lasted all of four minutes. To his credit, the Euro sensation managed to notch one point, one rebound and one assist in his minimal playing time.
PF Greg Smith
Like Motiejunas, Smith is a victim of being on a team filled with talented big men. Once considered the chief backup at center, he hasn't been able to fare much better than D-Mo when it comes to playing time.
He's also managed just one four-minute appearance this season and didn't register much of a blip on the stat sheet. In his defense, Smith battled a hip injury all through the preseason and may not be at 100 percent.
SF Ronnie Brewer
One of a slew of low-key free-agent acquisitions Houston made this summer, Ronnie Brewer's contributions to the team so far have come from the end of the bench. His seven minutes per game seems like a lifetime compared to the other members of this list, but he didn't do much to earn an increase.