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Rockets sign Armoni Brooks to Exhibit 10 contract

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2021 Las Vegas Summer League - Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

The Houston Rockets have reportedly signed University of Houston alum Armoni Brooks to an Exhibit 10 contract.

Brooks spent the latter part of last season playing for a Rockets team that was decimated by injuries. He shot 38% from deep in 20 appearances for Houston. He dropped double figures in 11 of those games, including the final seven games of the season.

More recently, Brooks dropped 30 points on 9-17 shooting from deep in Houston’s Las Vegas Summer League finale after missing the majority of the games due to health and safety protocols.

An Exhibit 10 contract is more or less just a training camp invite. However, it gives the team flexibility to convert the contract to a two-way deal before the start of the season if they so choose. Otherwise, the deal converts into a non-guaranteed minimum salary. The team can then keep the player on that minimum salary as part of their 15 man roster, or can waive the player.

Brooks choosing to sign with Houston despite what appears to be a fairly crowded roster should be seen as a sign that both he and Houston see a real avenue to Brooks making the team, either as main roster selection or a two-way player.