LAS VEGAS - Perhaps it’s only appropriate that a city which welcomes millions of people each year who arrive with visions of fast fortunes in their head would also play host to hundreds of young hoopsters with similar dreams of achieving immediate success on the basketball court.

LAS VEGAS - Donatas Motiejunas does not lack for confidence. That much is apparent within roughly 2.8 milliseconds of meeting the man in person. He has an immense amount of belief in himself and his skills as a basketball player and sees no reason to run or hide from such self-assurance.

Now Rockets fans know why.