After a disappointing season last year, missing the playoffs and finishing third in the Southwest Division, the Houston Rockets should be eager to start off Summer League play.
After all, the Rockets went undefeated for the entirety of the NBA Summer League including games against Dallas, Portland, and Los Angeles.
This year, the Rockets will hope to keep their Summer League success alive with the addition of six rookies—including first round pick Patrick Patterson.
Houston kick off Summer League play against the Phoenix Suns on July 9 in Las Vegas.
Here's a look at who you can expect to be on this year's roster.
In his final year with the Kentucky Wildcats Patterson averaged 14.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, which was a decline from previous seasons with the team.
The decreases in his stats were most likely due to the addition of first overall pick John Wall and fellow first-rounder DeMarcus Cousins.
Expect Patterson to get a lot time playing time in the Summer League because the Rockets certainly expect him to be able to contribute during the regular season with quality play in the paint.
Hughes averaged 15.3 points per game with the Badgers last season and had a three-point percentage of .396, which would be a decent field-goal percentage for most players.
Hughes runs the point guard position with his incredible leadership skills and has the ability to stretch the floor with his long-range shooting.
However, he will have to demonstrate better passing efficiency to earn a definitive spot on the Rockets' roster.
Budinger provided some much needed depth to the Houston Rocket bench last year. His rookie season he average 8.9 points and three rebounds per game.
Budinger has a lot of potential as a dual interior and long-distance threat to defenses.
If he can continue to show the Rockets his offensive effectiveness and display some defensive prowess as well during the Summer League, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a lot more of Budinger on the court come time for the regular season.
Jordan Hill like Chase Budinger will also be entering his sophomore season in the NBA after the Summer League. Hill and Budinger also played together in college at Arizona.
Hill added 5.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game on average, but we could see those numbers go up dramatically if he can earn some more minutes on the court.
Hill will hope that Budinger and himself will mesh like they did in Arizona in this year's Summer League to do exactly that.
Crocker averaged 11.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game with the Sooner his senior year.
Although last season was a disappointment for Oklahoma, Crocker made his talent at point guard obvious.
Expect a hard fought competition between Crocker and Trevon Hughes.
Rockets fans should love Kelvin Lewis. He is a Fort Worth native and he played for the University of Houston.
As a Houston Cougar, Lewis averaged 15.5 points and 4 rebounds per game, not to mention he made 39.7 percent of his three-point attempts.
If Lewis can exhibit his outstanding shooting guard skills, he could turn out to be a hometown hero for the Rockets.
School: Wake Forest
Smith's senior season as a Demon Deacon showed his true guard skills. He had a career high in points (13.2), rebounds (4.9) and assists (6).
Lewis proved himself as a top-tier guard at USC last season. He averaged 13.8 point and 2.9 rebounds per game. Lewis made a little more than one-third of all his three-point shots.
School: Wake Forest
Chas McFarland is another Wake Forest alumn that we will see in this year's NBA Summer League for the Rockets.
McFarland averaged 7.2 points and seven rebounds with the Demon Deacons.