Rockets Sign Jaron Blossomgame To Camp Deal

SEPTEMBER 27: The Rockets have officially signed Blossomgame, the team announced in a press release. Houston’s 20-man camp roster is now set.

SEPTEMBER 24: The Rockets have reached an agreement on a training camp deal for Jaron Blossomgame, agent Andy Shiffman informs Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). It’ll likely be an Exhibit 10 contract.

Blossomgame, the 59th overall pick in the 2017 draft, spent his rookie season with the Spurs’ G League affiliate, then signed an NBA contract with San Antonio last fall. However, the Spurs opted not to carry him on their regular season roster and he caught on with the Cavaliers, spending most of the 2018/19 season on a two-way deal with Cleveland.

The 26-year-old appeared in 27 games for the Cavs but played a more regular role for the Canton Charge. In 29 games (32.7 MPG) with the Cavs’ G League team, Blossomgame averaged 17.3 PPG, 7.2 RPG, and 2.0 APG.

Houston will have a full 20-man offseason roster once the club makes it official with Blossomgame. The former Clemson standout may get an opportunity to earn one of the team’s open two-way contract slots, assuming he doesn’t make the 15-man regular season roster. If the Rockets intend to eventually have him join the Rio Grande Valley Vipers as an affiliate player, they’ll have to acquire his G League returning rights.

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5 thoughts on “Rockets Sign Jaron Blossomgame To Camp Deal

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Probably not in Houston though. He will be sitting at the end of their bench behind guys like William McDowell-White, Shamorie Ponds, Chris Clemons, Michael Frazier, Ben McLemore, and former #1 pick Anthony Bennett.

  1. spinach

    “Blossomgame… spent his rookie season with the Spurs’ G League affiliate”

    Some would say the season before the season in which you play your first NBA game is not your rookie season.

    • Codeeg

      I would agree with that. Baseball follows this rule, and guys coming japan are still rookies at 30.

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