The Houston Rockets have signed 2nd round rookie Nick Johnson to a three year deal, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Rockets reach agreement with Nick Johnson on three-year deal. http://t.co/B5CiF4UydQ
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 23, 2014
Shams Charania (RealGM) says the deal is fully guaranteed for all three years.
Johnson, the 42nd overall pick in this past year’s NBA Draft, averaged 12.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, helping push the Rockets to a second place finish in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Many people are already comparing Johnson to former Rocket Chandler Parsons. Both were second round picks, and people think Rockets GM Daryl Morey has found his second diamond in the rough. Click here to see what Brian Patterson wrote about Johnson.
The rookie had an impressive showing in both the Las Vegas and Orlando Summer League, showing off his scoring ability, his defense, and also his extreme leaping abilities.
If Johnson can continue to play well in the preseason, he may be on his way to earning minutes off the Rockets bench this season.
For now, we wait and see what else Morey and the Rockets have in store for us as they continue to try and fill out the roster.
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