Houston’s roster took even more shape on Thursday with the signing of Troy Williams and Bobby Brown, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and David Pick, respectively.
Sources: Troy Williams has agreed to a 3-year deal with Rockets, including a guaranteed first year and trigger dates for second and third.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 20, 2017
Source: Rockets agreed on deal to bring Bobby Brown back to Houston. He brought a spark on-and-off the hardwood, instant offense.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 20, 2017
Williams, 22, appeared in six regular season contests for the Rockets last season, starting three, and also saw garbage time action in five playoff games. He excelled in the Summer League, averaging 22 points per game in five games for Houston. He was clearly the most dynamic player for the Rockets on the floor and with Sam Dekker and Kyle Wiltjer now ex-Rockets, he becomes the potential “forward of the future” for the Rockets. His three-year deal is guaranteed for this upcoming season but is non-guaranteed for the last two.
Brown, 32, played in 25 games for the Rockets last season, but never cracked the rotation. As a good friend of James Harden’s, he brings a good amount of chemistry to the team and his value is seen in more off-court ventures as opposed to on the court. With Chris Paul, Harden, and possibly Isaiah Taylor occupying the point guard spots, there is no chance he sees the rotation. His contract is non-guaranteed, but he is a glue guy for this team and having him on the bench every night is valuable for this team.
Welcome back Troy and Bobby!