While most NBA teams are paring down their preseason rosters, the Rockets have increased theirs by one today, officially signing free agent guard Troy Daniels, according to the team (Twitter link). Daniels had been in camp with the Bobcats before being released last week.
Daniels, 22, averaged 12.3 PPG and shot 40.3% on three-pointers in his final season at VCU, then auditioned for the Jazz and Pacers in June before going undrafted. He joined Charlotte’s Summer League squad in July, then eventually agreed to participate in camp with the club.
With the addition of Daniels, the Rockets’ roster count is back up to 18, including 13 players on fully guaranteed deals. Daniels is unlikely to make the team’s regular-season roster, so perhaps he’ll end up with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston’s D-League affiliate.