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Report: Rockets’ Sam Dekker out three months with back surgery

Sam Dekker

Sam Dekker

AP

The Rockets haven’t used 18th overall pick Sam Dekker much so far this season, and now they won’t be able to for a while. ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman reports that Dekker will undergo back surgery and be sidelined for around three months:

Dekker had only played in three games for the Rockets and logged a total of six minutes, zero points and one rebound, so this isn’t a loss of a major rotation player for Houston. But injuries like this are never fun—even if he wasn’t playing, he could have gotten some reps in the D-League, and now he won’t be able to play at all.