The Houston Rockets decided that they didn’t have enough great names on their roster, so they signed free agent forward Jaron Blossomgame on Tuesday.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Blossomgame’s agent reported that the team signed his client to a training camp deal.
The 6’7” forward was the 59th pick of the 2017 NBA draft, picked up the San Antonio Spurs. Blossomgame split time between the G League and the Cleveland Cavaliers last year, averaging 4.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 16.3 minutes in 27 games of NBA action. In his 35 G-League games, 31 starts, Blossomgame racked up 18.5 PPG and 7.3 RPG on 45.9% shooting.
The Rockets’ decision to sign the former Clemson Tigers comes just a day after the team locked up another wing player, Thabo Sefolosha, for a year. This may coincide with the fact that the Rockets will hold out pertinent wing players Russell Westbrook and P.J. Tucker from workouts and drills, according to Jonathan Feigen.
With Rockets training camp to begin on Saturday, the full roster is considered available. Some -- Westbrook, Tucker, Frazier -- though now cleared for 5 on 5 will be held out of some workouts, drills and perhaps Sharks game as more of a management plan after off-season rehab.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) September 24, 2019
Now with Blossomgame on the roster, the Rockets officially reach the maximum of their 20-player camp roster.