Summer League stand-out Troy Williams will get another chance to contribute in Houston.
Troy Williams has re-signed with the Houston Rockets, announced GM Darryl Morey on Tuesday afternoon. The exact terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
In the NBA D-League (now G-League) last season, Williams averaged 14.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 33 games. He also won the NBA D-league Slam Dunk Contest.
Williams, an un-drafted player, signed with the Memphis Grizzlies as a free agent last season. For Memphis, he averaged 5.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 24 games, including 13 starts.
The Grizzlies cut Williams and he signed with the Rockets on a 10-day contract on March 10. Houston signed him for the remainder of the season after a few solid performances. Williams averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds on 50 percent shooting from the floor in six games as a Rocket.
At the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Williams was the most consistent player on the floor. He finished fifth in scoring with 22.0 points a game to along with 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 steals on 45.2 percent shooting. In the Summer League, Williams showcase his ability to knock down threes, finish in transition and get to the free-throw line. Williams appeared to be the most experienced and poised player on the Rockets Summer League team.
Troy’s consistency from behind the three-point line was perhaps the biggest surprise. He was a spotty long-distance shooter last season, only converting on 29.0 percent of his attempts. In a 29-point explosion against the Nuggets in the Summer League, Williams made four of his seven threes.
Williams is a long, athletic wing that can give players fits with his defense. His improved three-point shot may very well earn him limited minutes in Mike D’Antoni‘s offense next season.