Rockets Add Anthony Lamb, Waive Mason Jones

5:55pm: Both moves are official, according to a team press release.


5:20pm: The Rockets are signing forward Anthony Lamb on a two-way contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.

Concurrently, Houston is requesting waivers on rookie guard Mason Jones, Kelly Iko of The Athletic tweets.

Lamb, 23, was playing for the Rockets’ G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He was with the Pistons this December on a training camp invitation but was waived. He averaged 11.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG and 2.1 APG in 12 games at the G League bubble in Orlando.

The 6’6” Lamb was a four-year starter at Vermont and the two-time America East Conference Player of the Year. He averaged 16.7 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.5 APG and 1.2 BPG as a senior.

Jones, who was on a two-way deal, averaged 5.5 RPG, 2.1 RPG and 1.3 APG in 22 appearances with the Rockets. Jones declared for the draft after his sophomore year with Arkansas but wasn’t selected. He led the SEC in scoring last year with 22.0 PPG.

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6 thoughts on “Rockets Add Anthony Lamb, Waive Mason Jones

  1. PiratesFan1981

    Bringing Lamb up and letting Jones hit the waivers means one thing, Porter will see minutes.

    • WallyWood

      Lamb replaced Justin Patton as the starting center with RGV but he’s only 6-6, 227 so he might get a few minutes at PF behind Tucker if they need another big on the court. Porter is expected to backup Wall at PG, and he should get lots of minutes in their upcoming back-to-backs.

      • formerlyz

        I feel like Houston over the years has done a good job of somehow ending up with a lot of guys that hadnt shown their potential, whether it’s due to injuries or other things, for almost no cost

  2. formerlyz

    Thought Anthony Lamb would go at the back end of the draft. He can shoot. Cant entirely remember his comps before the draft, as there were a couple of similar options in that range, but I sort of remember Kyle Anderson/little bit of PJ Tucker in some ways, but would probably have to rewatch some video to remember for sure. He is another option at the 4/3 for them

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