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Houston Rockets Sign D-Leaguer Troy Williams to 10-Day Contract

Nov 30, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Memphis Grizzlies forward Troy Williams (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring a basket against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Grizzlies 120-105. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 30, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Memphis Grizzlies forward Troy Williams (10) celebrates with teammates after scoring a basket against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Grizzlies 120-105. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Per several sources, the Houston Rockets have signed Troy Williams to a 10-day contract. He most recently played for the D-League’s Iowa Energy.

Since Daryl Morey traded away Corey Brewer and K.J. McDaniels, the team has lacked a solid option at backup wing. Out of options, the Houston Rockets turned to the Memphis Grizzlies‘ D-League affiliate, the Iowa Energy. Morey signed Troy Williams, who went undrafted this summer out of Indiana University. Even if he survives the 10-day, he probably won’t get a lot of playing time in Houston, but a player in his situation is happy for even the littlest chance.

The Houston Rockets plan to sign guard Troy Williams of D-League Iowa to a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheVertical.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 9, 2017

Williams is quite an athlete, notably winning the D-League dunk contest last month. He stands at 6’7″ and is averaging 12.8 points per game for the Energy. He’s only been shooting 31.5% from the three point line, but Mike D’Antoni should have that straightened out soon.

It is still unclear whether or not Williams will make it out to Chicago in time to face the Bulls tomorrow night, but the Rockets may be able to use an extra wing. Ryan Anderson missed the game against the Utah Jazz and is listed as questionable for tomorrow with back spasms.

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