Houston Rockets forward Ja’Sean Tate will miss the first four games of the 2022-23 season with a sprained right ankle. Now, the wing has evolved into being questionable against the Utah Jazz.
The forward will make his regular season debut Wednesday against the Rockets in Utah, according to Kelly Echo of The Athletic. Of course, Tate suffered a right ankle injury in Houston’s preseason game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
A few NBA betting sites are giving the Rockets the second-lowest odds to win the championship in 2023. Sportsbooks don’t predict playoffs. Although some debaters think otherwise.
Rockets defensive tackle Sean Tate will make his regular season debut tomorrow at Utah, sources said. @Athletics. Tate missed Houston’s first four games with a right ankle injury.
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIko) October 25, 2022
Tate He went on to leave Ohio State in 2018. In his 2020-21 rookie season, the forward averaged 11.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 70 games. He also shot 50.6% from the floor and 30.8% from downtown.
He was then selected to the NBA All-Rookie first team.
In 78 games last season, Tate averaged 11.8 points, 5.4 boards and 2.8 assists per game. Not to mention, he shot 49.8% from the field and 31.2% from 3-point range.
Rockets forward Jae’Sean Tate is scheduled to make his debut with the Jazz in the 2022-23 season on Wednesday.
On December 1, 2021, in the Rockets’ 114–110 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the wing scored a career-high 32 points in 36 minutes of action. Along with recording 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 5 blocks, Tate shot 11-of-15 from the field.
Tate joins Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwan as the only players in franchise history to finish a game with a 32/10/7/2/5 stat line.
In July, the forward signed a three-year, $22.1 million contract extension with the Rockets. Tate will earn $7,065,217 this season and $6.5 million for the 2023-24 season. His deal also includes a $7,065,217 team option for the 2024-25 season.
In 129 career games with Ohio State, the wing averaged 11.7 points, 6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals. In his first season, he averaged 8.8 points and 5 boards per contest in 35 games.
Tate was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
Moreover, in 34 starts during the 2017-18 season, the forward averaged 12.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals. He shot 55.7% from the floor and 58.8% from beyond the arc.
He finished the season 16th in the Big Ten in points (458), 15th in total rebounds (212), 18th in steals (36), and 18th in field goals made (171).
The Ohio native was then selected to the All-Big Ten second team.
When healthy, Jae’Sean Tate makes the Rockets a better team. It should go without saying. The forward will strengthen the Rockets’ frontcourt. Houston plays the Jazz tomorrow at 9pm ET.