The Houston Rockets are still struggling with injuries and a roster in flux after the All-Star break, so they’ve resigned rookie guard Mason Jones, who they released last week, to a 10-day deal according to Shams Charania.
With Christian Wood still out with a sprained ankle, John Wall day-to-day with a knee contusion, Eric Gordon now out with a groin injury, P.J. Tucker sitting out until a trade can be negotiated, and Victor Oladipo not playing back-to-backs and also likely to be moved, the Rockets need live bodies, so it made sense to bring back a young guy who knows the system.
Jones came to the Rockets as an undrafted free agent and signed a two-way deal back in November. He played in 22 games with the team, averaging 5.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per night on 43.7 percent shooting from the field and 36.7 percent from deep.
He was regarded as a top-notch scorer coming out of college, but that has yet to translate into his rookie season as a pro. The 22-year-old guard likely now has a shot to earn another deal with the team, as he’s likely to get some playing time as the team re-shuffles its roster heading towards the trade deadline and wants to see what they have in their young guys.
Welcome back, Mase!