The Rockets released Clemons from his two-way deal Monday and re-signed him to an Exhibit 10 deal, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports reports. The move merely affords Clemons some extra security on his contract and lessens the risk if he were to succumb to an injury. The undrafted rookie out of Campbell isn't expected to crack the Rockets' opening-night roster and will likely report to their G League affiliate in Rio Grande Valley to begin his professional career.
Clemons totaled 19 points (6-16 FG, 3-12 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds three assists and a steal across 30 minutes in Thursday's 87-78 win over the Jazz in the Las Vegas Summer League. The undersized standout from Campbell continues to rain in points in the desert. The surprising acquisition of Russell Westbrook signals a paradigm shift in the Rockets backcourt, but the move favors Clemsons as a potential change-of-pace reserve player if he can keep things going throughout the summer.
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