Rockets Claim Trevon Duval Off Waivers

The Rockets claimed Trevon Duval off waivers from the Bucks on Tuesday before he reached unrestricted free agency. The move was first reported by Kelly Iko of The Athletic (via Twitter) and later confirmed by the team.

Duval, 20, was on a two-way contract with Milwaukee, but the club decided to move on from the rookie guard once the G League season ended over the weekend. The Rockets, who had a two-way spot open after promoting Danuel House‘s to the 15-man roster, were rumored to be interested in claiming two-way player Jawun Evans. However, after the Thunder put a claim in for Evans, Houston nabbed Duval instead.

An undrafted free agent out of Duke, Duval spent most of the 2018/19 season in the G League, averaging 12.5 PPG, 3.6 APG and 2.8 RPG in 38 contests with the Wisconsin Herd. He got into three games for Milwaukee, playing six total minutes and averaging 1.7 PPG.

Before joining the Bucks last offseason, Duval played for the Rockets’ Summer League squad, so this is a reunion of sorts for the two sides.

Because he was waived after March 1, Duval won’t be playoff-eligible, even if the Rockets were to convert his contract to a standard NBA deal. However, he may see some action during the final couple weeks of the regular season, particularly if the Rockets aim to reduce James Harden‘s and Chris Paul‘s workloads down the stretch.

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3 thoughts on “Rockets Claim Trevon Duval Off Waivers

    • kenneth cole

      Remember when Brandon Knight was number one?

      High school recruiting classes are about as accurate as my shooting in call of duty

      • bravesfan88

        It really depends on how you view those rankings lists. Ranking High School prospects really only tells me a player’s future potential and their possible skill sets relative to their peers..NBA Draft rankings are the same thing, but you’re able to see which high school prospects were able to grow in their season or two. However, you’re also able to gain some insight into their ability to play and buy in to a system, their work ethic, but they are still just lists based primarily off potential and physical abilities.

        The lists are def. helpful, but they’re far from set in stone, end all be all rankings. It’s player’s personalities, unselfishness, their work habits, basketball IQ, their ability to take to coaching, and their ability to grow and progress their games year after year that truly tells you the best players. Those skills, along with a player’s passion, etc. that is what separates a player from his peers, and that is what typically sets a good player from a great player. Not solely just their physical talents and potential, which is what I generally see when I look at those rankings..

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