The G-League season has come to a close, but the organization isn’t ready to say goodbye to one of its key players.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Rockets will sign Anthony Lamb to a two-way contract.
The Houston Rockets are signing forward Anthony Lamb out of their G League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley, on a two-way contract, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 8, 2021
In a corresponding move, the Rockets are waiving Mason Jones, allowing Lamb to occupy the second two-way contract, per Kelly Iko of The Athletic.
The Houston Rockets are waiving Mason Jones, sources tell myself and @Rockets_Insider.— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) March 8, 2021
In college, Lamb attended Vermont and started all four years, becoming the America East Player of the Year in his junior and senior seasons.
Lamb, 23, went undrafted in November’s draft and spent training camp with the Detroit Pistons before being waived prior to the season. The Canton Charge drafted him sixth overall in the G-League Draft and during the bubble season, he was traded to the Vipers for draft compensation.
During his time with the Vipers, Lamb was able to play his way into a two-way contract.
At 6’6”, Lamb can guard multiple positions and his three-point shot looked smooth. In six games with the Vipers, Lamb averaged 18.6 points per game while shooting 41.6% from three.
Anthony Lamb #RGVvSCW #NBAGLeague #Playoffs pic.twitter.com/Kutu5AXfvl— RGV Vipers (@RGVVipers) March 8, 2021
According to his NBA.com draft profile, Lamb’s college coach John Becker had glorious things to say about Lamb:
“He has put so much work into developing relationships with his teammates and his coaches and the community,” Becker said. “It’s incredible to see this kid work and accomplish things that people say he couldn’t. It makes you want to work harder as a coach, makes you want to have to be on your toes that much more. He raises everyone’s level.”
While Lamb may be a prospect, he certainly sounds like a guy worth investing in.
Welcome to Houston, Anthony Lamb!