Rockets Sign Greg Smith

February 9 2012 at 8:00am CDT By Luke Adams

The Rockets have officially signed Greg Smith to a three-year contract, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. The deal is worth the pro-rated portion of the rookie minimum this season, is partially guaranteed for year two, and has a team option for the third year. The team waived Jeff Adrien to clear a roster spot.

Smith, 21, had averaged 16.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and a .677 FG% in 18 games for the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers this season. The Fresno State product, who spent time with the Rockets during training camp, was drawing interest from around the league, Feigen adds.

Feigen first reported that the Rockets had reached an agreement with Smith, while Sam Amick of SI.com added that the deal was expected to be for multiple years.

2 thoughts on “Rockets Sign Greg Smith

  1. Wow …so I guess it really wasn’t about coach Kevin McHale wanting to play the players that busted ass and wanted to be on the floor. Jeff Adrien was a beast against the Nuggets. It was crazy seeing him play so early, but I now see why

  2. Hey i guess he’s trying to find that diamond in the ruff, besides adrien is alright rebounding and defensive minded. He’s small tho………. hopefully greg can provide that much needed low post presence on offense and defense. he seems to be more offensive minded .

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