The Rockets will waive Clemons (Achilles) on Thursday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Rockets are cutting Clemons to make room for Kevin Porter, who will be traded from the Cavaliers in exchange for a future second-round pick. Clemons' season is already over due to a torn Achilles suffered mid-December.
Clemons has been diagnosed with a torn right Achilles, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Clemons had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair, and a torn Achilles essentially ends his season. He'll undergo surgery and make a full recovery.
Clemons suffered what looked to be a lower leg injury during Tuesday's preseason game against the Spurs, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports. The guard needed to be taken off the court in a wheelchair. Early speculation is leaning toward a possible Achilles tear for Clemons. If that's the case, his season would effectively be over.
Clemons was recalled by the Rockets ahead of Saturday's game against Charlotte, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports. The 22-year-old will rejoin his parent club after a short stretch in the G League. Clemons has played sparingly at the NBA level over the past couple of months and is averaging just 5.0 points in 8.8 minutes across 28 appearances this year.
Clemons amassed 19 points (6-14 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six assists, two steals and one rebound during Saturday's loss against the Hustle. Clemons has showed some scoring potential in the NBA, averaging 5.0 points in just 8.8 minutes per game for the Rockets, and his G League performances offer plenty of hope for the future as well. The former Campbell standout is averaging an outstanding 24.2 points over his nine games with the Vipers this season.
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