Rockets formally announce re-signing of Anthony Lamb

By Ben DuBose

The Houston Rockets made Saturday’s reported news official by re-signing second-year forward Anthony Lamb to a two-way contract.

From the announcement:

Lamb (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) was eligible for the 2020 NBA draft following his senior season at Vermont.  He began last season with the Canton Charge of the G League before being acquired by the Rockets affiliate, Rio Grande Valley.

After averaging 18.2 points and 8.8 rebounds for the Vipers en route to earning G League Most Improved Player honors, Lamb signed a two-way contract with Houston on March 8.  He appeared in 24 games for the Rockets and scored 20-plus points twice over his final 11 games played.

Now 23 years old, Lamb also earned praise in recent weeks for his defensive play during the 2021 Las Vegas Summer League.

With Lamb’s deal official, Houston is currently at the NBA’s maximum number of players (20) for the start of training camp in late September. Of those 20 players, up to 15 could be signed to standard contracts. Assuming those regular slots are filled — and they are in Houston, at the moment — that leaves room for up to five players on training camp deals (i.e., Exhibit 10) or two-way contracts (limited to two per team).

Lamb joins rookie forward Matthew Hurt as recipients of the two-way deals, which would allow those players to also play in the G League, while Armoni Brooks, Tyler Bey and Daishen Nix are all on Exhibit 10 contracts. While further roster moves are certainly possible, especially since those five players are owed only minimal amounts of guaranteed money, Houston’s roster is completely full for the time being.


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