Demetrius Jackson is on the Rockets roster on a two-way contract, limiting him to 45 days with the Rockets once the NBA G League season begins. But in the Rockets' first two games, he stood in at the pregame captain's meeting with Stephen Curry at Golden State and then filled in as the backup point guard at Sacramento with Chris Paul out.

In the preseason, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni used Luc Mbah a Moute in the backcourt with Eric Gordon when Paul was out, but he said he has been impressed with Jackson in workouts.

"I'll try Demetrius just to see," D'Antoni said. "He plays good defense and he gets after people and he pushes the ball hard. He's got a good demeanor about him. I like the way he plays. He's got a good solid game. I think he can give us 10 good minutes. That's all we need.

"He looked good in training camp. He kept coming at you."

Jackson had not become the Rockets captain quite yet, but was ready to do as he was told.