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Rockets ink French wing William Howard on two-way deal

He’ll head to the RGV.

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According to Shams Charania, the Rockets have signed Salt Lake City wing William Howard (pronounced Oh-ward) to a two-way contract.

Howard went undrafted in 2015 but played professionally in his native France from 2012-2019 with four French clubs.

This offseason, Howard made the trip over to the States and signed with the Jazz before being waived and added to their G-League team, the Salt Lake City Stars.

In 15 games this season with the Stars, Howard averaged 13.1 points per game.

The big eye-opening stat that lured Daryl Morey? His three-point expertise.

Howard is shooting 44.3 percent from beyond this season on nearly five attempts from downtown, a solid clip.

You can never have too many long wings that can shoot the three-ball in Rockets-land, and that’s exactly why Howard has been brought into the fold.

He’ll be able to develop under the Rockets eye in Rio Grande Valley and have the chance to spend up to 45 days on the NBA roster.

The Rockets don’t like to waste their two-way contracts and Howard will be given an opportunity at some point to shine.

Welcome to the Rockets organization, William!