Rafer Alston has worked his way up, from playground legend to starting point guard in the NBA. Alston is a good 3-point shooter (35.6%), but he has problems with defense and shot selection. Alston is a good passer (4.6 assists per game for career) and the Rockets would be better off if he passed the ball a little bit more. Alston only has averaged 8.9 points per game for his career, but he was a back-up for a long time.
Bobby Sura is a good back-up that provides instant energy off of the bench. The Rockets hope that he will soon have a full recovery from surgery on his knee and will be able to give them 10-15 minutes per game. Sura has averaged 23.7 minutes per game in his 657 career games. Sura has averaged 8.6 points per game, 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists for his career.