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Rockets sign Chris Clemons to standard deal with injury protection

Houston made another move with one of its young players.

2019 Las Vegas Summer League - Day 9 - Denver Nuggets v Houston Rockets Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

The Houston Rockets are making moves with their young players. First, they signed Shamorie Ponds and William McDowell-White, and now they made a series of transaction moves with NBA Summer League star Chris Clemons.

Clemons had his contract converted to a two-way deal, the team then ended the two-way, and then resigned him to a standard deal with Exhibit 10 and injury protection, according to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports.

The Exhibit 10 with Exhibit 9 protection is similar to what was done with Ponds and McDowell-White, and it safeguards the Rockets in the event one of these guys would get hurt.

Clemons averaged 20.8 points per game in Vegas Summer League, leading the Rockets, to go along with 4.4 rebounds and 2 assists in 5 total games. Clemons was also a willing and capable three-point shooter, and it’s thought he might have a chance to occasionally contribute if he can carry that scoring and shooting ability over to the big leagues.

Of course, Clemons’ size at 5’9” makes him a liability on defense, but he could be effective in limited minutes should he wind up seeing any playing time.