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Rockets sign Ray Spalding on two-way contract

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The Rockets get another big man.

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The quest for another big man to join the Houston Rockets is complete.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets signed big man Ray Spalding to a two-way contract.

Spalding is currently playing alongside Kevin Porter Jr. and Kenyon Martin Jr. in the G-League bubble, and he’s putting on a show. In the first two games of the G-League season, Spalding is averaging 18.5 points per game and 13 rebounds per game.

Spalding was originally claimed off waivers in October 2019, but was waived eight days later.

The move also comes at an interesting time because of the team’s lack of depth at the center and power forward position.

Christian Wood has missed the last four games with a sprained ankle and P.J. Tucker left last night’s game with a hamstring injury.

Whether Spalding will leave the bubble to join the Rockets on the upcoming road trip is yet to be seen.

Update, 9:11 p.m. CT: The team announced that they are waiving Brodric Thomas in a corresponding move.

Stick with The Dream Shake as this story develops.