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rocketsBROOKLYN, NY – Between now and next season — the Rockets are hoping to make room for some of basketball’s big names.

Which means last night’s NBA draft for the rockets is all about picks for the future, rather than players who will cost them big now.

Their three picks?

With the 25th pick in the first round, the rockets chose 6-11 power forward Clint Capela — from Geneva.

The Rockets also picked Arizona guard Nick Johnson and small forward from the Italian league Alessandro Gentile.

However, nobody on draft night had the moment of a player who may never play in the NBA.

Isaiah Austin, a sophomore from Baylor University, was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome — a rare genetic disorder.

He was an NBA hopeful before his diagnosis, but may never be able to play basketball again.

Last night, he was selected as an honorary draft pick!

We’d say Isaiah’s the classy one for being a good sport even in adversity.