According to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle, the Houston Rockets plan to sign former Hoosier Troy Williams for the remainder of the season.
The Rockets will sign forward Troy Williams for the remainder of the season when his 10-day contract expires, per source.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 19, 2017
Williams recently signed a 10-day contract with the team on March 10th, but has yet to play a game with the Rockets.
After signing with the Rockets, Williams was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers where he has averaged 21.8 points and 5 rebounds in four games. During that time, Williams was also shooting 55.2 % from the field.
This season has been an interesting road for the former Hoosier. Williams started his career undrafted, before fighting to make the Memphis Grizzlies. In Memphis, Williams started 13 games before being sent down to the D-league. Now, Williams has played for two different D-league teams, and appears to have an NBA contract for the rest of the season.
By signing Williams, the Rockets liking are planning for the future, locking up Williams for Summer League play and into training camp next season. Clearly, Williams has impressed Houston’s management and front office.