The Houston Rockets made some roster moves yesterday, signing guard Daishan Nix from G-League Ignite and forward Tyler Bey, who played for the Dallas Mavericks last season. Both players are on Exhibit-10 deals, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen.
The 6’5” Nix was an ex- UCLA recruit who decided to forgo University and instead signed with the G-League. He’s a former five-star recruit who was regarded as one of the top point guards in 2020. He’s just 19 years old, so he still has plenty of growing to do, but he averaged 8.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1 steal per night in 15 games with Ignite.
He needs some work on his shooting, making just 38 percent of his shots from the floor and 17 percent from deep, but his familiarity in playing with Jalen Green and his pedigree make this a low-risk, high-reward signing for the Rockets.
The 6’7”, 23-year-old Bey played in 18 games for the Mavs last season, but he averaged just 3.8 minutes per contest, so he didn’t have much in the way of stats, but he also spent some time in the G-League, and he looked pretty good, going for 15.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per night on 49.3 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from deep.
Both of these guys will be in training camp and are likely to spend the majority of their time in Rio Grande Valley barring injury or other roster moves, but I like both pickups for Houston.