The bench for the Rockets just got a little bit better.
Two bench players from last year’s squad have reportedly decided to re-sign with the Houston Rockets. One player will bring some veteran presence while the other will bring some athleticism.
Young guard/forward Troy Williams will get another shot in Houston. He was electric during the Summer League and definitely earned getting signed to a multi-year deal.
What Bobby Brown Brings to the Table
Bobby Brown is an interesting piece for the Rockets. He hardly played last season but was a garbage time hero. He regularly came into blowouts and lit up the other team. Unless the Isaiah Taylor experiment goes poorly, look for Bobby to retain his same role.
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Brown certainly seems excited to be back in Houston. While the deal is not official quite yet and the details are uncertain, it is more than safe to say that Bobby is coming back.
Source: Rockets agreed on deal to bring Bobby Brown back to Houston. He brought a spark on-and-off the hardwood, instant offense.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 20, 2017
What Troy Williams Brings to the Table
Troy Williams will be in an interesting position this upcoming season. After killing the competition in Summer League, he looked more than ready to have a greater role with the Rockets. Will he get more playing time this year?
With the signings of P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute, it is hard to see when he will play. Maybe with a full second unit consisting of Taylor/Tucker/Williams/Mbah a Moute/Nene? I would guess that whoever plays better between Taylor and Williams will get minutes while the other rides the bench.
Sources: Troy Williams has agreed to a 3-year deal with Rockets, including a guaranteed first year and trigger dates for second and third.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 20, 2017
With a 3-year deal, hopefully, T-Will is with the Rockets for a long time.