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.
Clemons was transferred to the G League on Saturday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reprots.
Clemons is back with Rio Grande presumably in order to get additional in-game reps. His absence won't prove to be too impactful as the rookie guard's averaging just 8.8 minutes per game on the season.
Clemons was recalled by the Rockets ahead of Sunday's game against Denver, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
With James Harden (thigh) banged up and Russell Westbrook definitely missing one of the two ends of the Rocket's upcoming back-to-back, Clemons has an increased chance of seeing an expanded role over the next two games. He's played sparingly for much of the season and has season-long averages of 5.3 points in 9.0 minutes per contest.
Clemons was assigned to G League on Friday, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Clemons has seen some NBA action here and there for the Rockets. The organization will opt to get him some extra run in the G League.
Clemons had 14 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds and one block in 12 minutes during Thursday's 113-92 loss to Oklahoma City.
Clemons made the most of garbage time, finishing with 14 points in just 12 minutes. Clemons has the ability to score in bunches but is typically a minor piece in the Rockets rotation. He would require injuries to multiple players to even be considered in standard leagues and he can be safely left on most waiver wires.
Clemons was recalled by the Rockets on Monday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Clemons will return from a one-game stint in the G League after dropping 40 points in Rio Grande's loss to Austin on Sunday. Though he's seen time at the end of the rotation for Houston, Clemons' role is small enough for him not to be a worthwhile consideration in the vast majority of formats.
Clemons was assigned to the G League on Saturday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Clemons has seen a relatively consistent rotational role with the Rockets this season. But the organization will still look to get him some extra run in the G League.
Clemons finished with 16 points (6-15 FG, 4-11 3Pt), nine assists, two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes during Sunday's 127-112 loss to New Orleans.
Clemons took advantage of a favorable situation, dropping 16 points to go with a career-high nine assists. Russell Westbrook (rest) and James Harden (toe) were both in street clothes which allowed Clemons to take on a bigger role offensively. The Rockets only have two games for this upcoming week and both Westbrook and Harden could return as soon as Tuesday. Clemons is not worth targeting at this point.
Clemons ran out of two-way days with the Rockets, and the organization opted to sign him to a three-year deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Clemons has often found his way into the Rockets' rotation this season, appearing in 20 contests and averaging 4.8 points across 8.2 minutes. He's seen double-digit minutes in six contests, averaging 11.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in those matchups. His role will likely remain the same moving forward.
Clemons recorded 17 points (6-12 FG, 5-11 3Pt), four rebounds, two steals and a block in 16 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Pistons.
Clemons reached double figures for the first time in December as he saw extended run with Russell Westbrook out for rest purposes. Considering Clemons'd seen just 19 total minutes over the five previous games, he can't be relied on for consistent fantasy production. When given the opportunities, however, he's been impressive. In each game in which he's taken more than 10 shots, he's shot better than 50 percent from the field and scored at least 16 points.
Clemons recorded 24 points (9-21 FG, 6-14 3Pt), six rebounds, five assists and one steal during Tuesday's win over Iowa.
Clemons tied a team high with 24 points Tuesday thanks particularly to six-made three-pointers. The Campbell product is averaging 24.0 points and 6.5 assists while shooting 40.6 percent from three-point range over two G League games played.
Clemons scored 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-9 3PT) to go along with one rebound and two steals in 28 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 125-105 win at Minnesota.
Clemons was left on the bench despite Russell Westbrook's scheduled absence due to load management, but he delivered his best scoring output of the season while posting an incredible +32 plus/minus. That said, the presence of both Westbrook and James Harden, plus Ben McLemore's sizzling run of late, should limit Clemons' playing time moving forward.
Clemons contributed 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one block in 22 minutes during Sunday's 129-100 loss to the Heat.
Clemons got hot from beyond the arc in his debut, as Houston fell behind early and shut down the starters. With Russell Westbrook (rest) expected to sit out Monday's matchup with Memphis, Clemons could be in line to see decent minutes yet again.
The Rockets converted Clemons' Exhibit 10 contract into a two-way contract Thursday, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Clemons, who, out of Campbell, was one of the most explosive scorers in college basketball history, continued to impress during the NBA preseason. He parlayed that success into the two-way deal, and Clemons will be allowed to spend up to 45 days with the NBA team under this deal.
Clemons tallied 15 points (5-14 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 23 minutes during Friday's 109-96 preseason win over the Clippers.
Clemons dropped another nice performance Friday, scoring 15 points off the bench. After showing out during Summer League, Clemons continues to show off his ability to score the basketball. He remains behind a number of players in the projected lineup but has certainly outplayed a number of those thus far. There is no real fantasy value here but he certainly knows how to entertain the pundits.
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.
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