October 4, 2018, 10:49 pmMarquese ChrissF, Houston Rockets
Marquese Chriss had a lackluster 21 minutes of playing time on Thursday, scoring five points on 2-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, four blocks, three turnovers and four fouls.
Chriss's athleticism was on display for his four blocks and he had some nice rolls to the basket, but the fouling problem remains prevalent. He doesn't set his feet before screening and still has trouble staying on the ground on defense which leads to mistakes that his teammates have to cover up. Teammate Isaiah Hartenstein looked much better in 12 minutes off the bench, scoring nine points on 3-of-5 shooting with a triple and a steal. Hartenstein looks much more polished than Chriss, but there's still time left to declare a victor between these two to battle for backup minutes.