No. 2: Scott Machado
Rio Grande Valley/Houston Rockets
The NCAA's leader in assists per game in 2011-12 at Iona, Machado played himself into a contract with the Rockets after a sizzling Summer League. It's a crowded back court in Houston right now, though, so the Rockets -- owners of one of the strongest and most-utilized NBA D-League affiliate relationships -- wanted him to get run in Rio Grande Valley.
While he's there, he'll run the Rockets system, under the guidance of the Rockets' basketball operations staff. And if he performs like he did in Vegas this summer, look for him to be back with the big club soon, pushing Toney Douglas for the second spot on the Houston depth chart.
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