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Rockets waive Mason Jones, acquire Anthony Lamb

Mason Jones #9 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Mason Jones #9 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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Stephen Silas, Mason Jones #9 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
Stephen Silas, Mason Jones #9 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets have decided to waive rookie Mason Jones for G-League forward Anthony Lamb. Despite some impressive showings at various moments this season, the Rockets have chosen to waive rookie guard Mason Jones and replace him with G-League forward Anthony Lamb.

The Houston Rockets didn’t see enough from Mason Jones

Jones showed glimpses of talent and productivity earlier in the season with three double-digit scoring nights in his first nine games. He also demonstrated a level of confidence that many rookies struggle to acquire in their first season.

However, most of his 22 games saw relatively quiet nights overall, leading Stephen Silas to limit his playing time. Perhaps he was not given enough of an opportunity, but the Rockets have decided that they did not see enough in him to continue moving forward with him on the roster.

How Anthony Lamb can make an impact for the Houston Rockets

Coming in for Jones will be Anthony Lamb, a 6’6 forward who found success during his days at the University of Vermont averaging slightly over 16 points and six rebounds over his four years in college. Lamb has also had a brief, but successful stint with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, averaging 18.2 points and 8.8 rebounds on 56 percent shooting from the field and 41.9 percent from beyond the arc.

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Lamb will be signing a two-way contract with the Rockets. With Kevin Porter Jr. set to make his Rockets debut soon, perhaps Lamb will find some chemistry with his Vipers teammate if and when he is given a playing opportunity.

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