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How the Brook Lopez whiff in free agency let Alperen Sengun blossom

Related Topics: Brook Lopez, Dillon Brooks

I’ll be the first to raise my hand and admit that I was pissed that the weren’t able to secure Brook Lopez in free agency this past summer. It’s not that I didn’t believe in blossoming star Alperen Sengun, I just wasn’t certain that he could fulfill all of the Rockets’ needs at the Center position.

My doubts have quickly dissipated because Sengun has been awesome this year, and even though the season is still young, he only projects to get better. Oh, what a fortunate turn of events.

Prior to the season tipping off, my original line of thinking was that the Rockets’ summer felt incomplete after they nailed the draft and received two notable commitments in Fred VanVleet and Dillon Brooks.