Houston Rockets: 3 things to love about signing Michael Carter-Williams

SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 02: Michael Carter-Williams #10 of the Charlotte Hornets drives towards the basket against the Sacramento Kings during an NBA basketball game at Golden 1 Center on January 2, 2018 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 02: Michael Carter-Williams #10 of the Charlotte Hornets drives towards the basket against the Sacramento Kings during an NBA basketball game at Golden 1 Center on January 2, 2018 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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On Tuesday, the Houston Rockets signed Michael Carter-Williams. What does the former Rookie of the Year bring to the team?

On Tuesday, the Rockets signed former Hornets guard Michael Carter-Williams to a one year, minimum deal.

Michael Carter-Williams has reached deal with Rockets, source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018

After DeMarcus Cousins shockingly signed with Golden State and LeBron James took his talents to the Lakers, adding Carter-Williams looked like even less of a big deal for the Houston Rockets.

But don’t think that Houston’s chances at building a better team for next year are over. At this point, the Rockets will work throughout the rest of the summer to add solid pieces at bargain prices. Remember, the Rockets didn’t sign P.J. Tucker until July 6 of last season. Luc Mbah a Moute joined Houston on July 19 and Gerald Green was signed after the season started on Dec 28. All of those players played a large role in Houston’s success last season, so we have to be patient.

In the 2013-14 season, Michael Carter-Williams made a splash in his first year. On opening night, Carter-Williams finished with 22 points, 7 rebounds, 12 assists and 9 steals in a win over the 2013 defending champion Miami Heat. He went on to win Rookie of the Year as a member of the Sixers, averaging 16.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game.

Unfortunately, Carter-Williams’ first season was his best. His numbers and minutes have declined as he’s been shipped around from team to team over the years. Although, in limited minutes, he can still contribute for the Rockets. Here are three reasons to love the Carter-Williams signing.

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