With the 9th pick in the draft, the Houston Rockets select Greg Anthony, point guard from UNLV.
Faced with the task of a full rebuild and forward Sean Elliott in place as the organization's only long term piece, the Rockets' needs are many. Anthony will step in ready to go as a serviceable floor general with some defensive skills to boot. Rockets GM Beagle noted, "Our fans won't have the star power to root for that we've been accustomed to for a long time. Make no mistake though. We think Greg will prove to be a valuable contributor for us moving forward."