As the Summer League quickly approaches, the Rockets are officially starting to give some of their rookies contracts.
The Rockets were able to draft a couple of underrated players as well as agree to terms with a few that went undrafted. Today, some of those players officially signed with the team.
The Rockets announced that Vincent Edwards and Gary Clark have now been signed to the squad. Here is their official press release:
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 5, 2018
Vince is one of the more exciting prospects that the Rockets will have on their Summer League team this year. He is a stretch forward from Purdue that should fit right into the system that Houston has going.
We’ll have to see if he can adjust defensively to the NBA standards, but based off of potential alone, Edwards could be a very good role player for the Rockets as soon as this season.
He was drafted with a pick late in the second round after Houston traded Utah for that slot. Hopefully, the Jazz will regret that decision in the future.
Clark is a player that went undrafted in this draft after a solid career at Cinncinati. He was the AAC Player of the Year after averaging 12.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.4 steals & 1.2 blocks per game on a team that went 31-5.
Clark didn’t shoot a ton of 3s, but when he did he was great. He shot 43.5% from distance on 1.7 attempts per game. If he can translate that to the NBA, he could be a spectacular player.
Gary Clark will also be participating in the Summer League. It will be interesting to watch him play as he could fit right into the Rockets.
The Rockets have also announced that they waived Aaron Jackson, who was the emergency backup guard last season. He will probably be looking to sign back with China.
Tomorrow is the first game for the Rockets in the Summer League. They will play at 2:00 pm CT and you should definitely tune into NBA TV to watch the young players.