Ready for Takeoff in Houston: Kenny Wooten

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Wooten is now free from the grasp of the horrible Knicks franchise, and recently signed a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets.  The athletic 6'9" PF now will get a chance to compete for a roster spot on a team that has a style of play that is more conducive to his game.  The way that Wooten jumps out of the building gives him shot-blocking and dunking abilities that few players in the league can match.

The human highlight reel will look to replicate the success he had while playing at the University of Oregon.  Along with Payton Pritchard, the Ducks made a memorable NCAA Tournament run in 2019.  After winning the Pac-12 tournament, the 12-seed went on to make it into the Sweet 16.  Wooten's stock rose during the run and he subsequently declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.  Although he wasn't selected in the draft, Wooten went on to show flashes for the G-League Knicks, provoking the Knicks to reward him with a two-way deal.

The former State Champion at Manteca High School will look to focus on what he does best in hopes of having a role on the Rockets.  With big men DeMarcus Cousins and Christian Wood having a history of injuries, Houston could have motivation to see what their young players can provide, especially early on in the shortened season.  Wooten has a real opportunity to contribute this season with his defensive prowess, rebounding ability, as well as running the pick and roll with guards James Harden and John Wall.  This Rockets roster is full of players who succeed with their ability to shoot the ball, leaving the door open for Wooten to replicate the kind of success Clint Capela had doing the dirty work down low in previous seasons.

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