Spalding (Achilles) was reacquired by the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Feb. 18 and was subsequently deactivated, RealGM.com reports.
During his brief time at the NBA level with the Rockets earlier this month, Spalding appeared in two games before suffering an apparently serious Achilles injury. The Rockets subsequently waived him from his two-way contract, but the organization will retain his G League rights. With the G League season set to end in mid-March, Spalding doesn't look like he'll be ready to play in the Orlando bubble at any point.
Spalding (Achilles) was waived by the Rockets on Tuesday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Spalding suffered an Achilles injury during Monday's loss to the Wizards. The initial prognosis was "not good," and the team has ultimately decided to let the big man go.
Rockets head coach Stephen Silas said that the prognosis for Spalding is "not good" after the big man suffered an Achilles injury in Monday's 131-119 loss to the Wizards, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Spalding has been included in Houston's rotation out of necessity in the team's past two games due to the team's lack of depth in the frontcourt. With P.J. Tucker (quadriceps) and Christian Wood (ankle) both out Monday, Spalding served as the primary backup to starting center DeMarcus Cousins, tallying two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one block in 10 minutes before exiting the contest with what appeared to be a serious injury. Spalding will likely undergo an MRI on Tuesday as the Rockets look to determine whether he ruptured his Achilles, but even if he's diagnosed with a more minor strain of the tendon, the 23-year-old seems destined to miss time.
Spalding won't return to Monday's game against the Wizards due to an Achilles injury, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
The severity of Spalding's injury is unclear at this time, but it's serious enough to hold him out for the remainder of Monday's matchup. The team should reveal more about his status moving forward after further evaluation.
Spalding signed a two-way contract with the Rockets on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Spalding made his G League debut Wednesday, posting 21 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 25 minutes. The Rockets apparently liked what they saw, and he'll join the organization on a two-way pact. Once the G League season is over in March, Spalding appears in line to join the Rockets, where it's possible he'll see NBA minutes.
Spalding totaled 21 points (8-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 25 minutes of Wednesday's 132-105 G League loss to Raptors 905.
It was an impressive debut for Spalding, who has been an NBA free agent since the 2018-2019 season. The 23-year-old may find a job there shortly if he continues this level of play, however.
Spalding was waived by the Hornets on Sunday.
Spalding, who is recovering from a knee injury, was waived by Charlotte after he had signed a two-way deal with the team in January. The forward appeared in 16 games for the Greensboro Swarm during the 2019-20 NBA G League season, averaging 12.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.
Spalding underwent successful left knee surgery Friday. A timeline for his return has not been established.
There isn't much information on Spalding's injury and subsequent surgery. It's unclear if he'll be ready for next season's training camp.
Spalding contributed 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt), 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and a block in 25 minutes during Sunday's win over Long Island.
Spalding played a pivotal role off the bench in Greensboro's ninth win over the season. The 23-year-old has helped shore up the Swarm's frontcourt since joining the team 16 games ago. In that period, Spalding's posting 12.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 block in 24.7 minutes per contest.
Spalding accounted for 25 points (11-23 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 16 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block in 33 minutes during Thursday's loss to Wisconsin.
Though his shooting from long range left owners a bit frustrated, there's little to quibble about with Spalding's overall performance. The 22-year-old was impressive in nearly every facet of the game and emerged as a team leader alongside Kobi Simmons. Across nine games with the Swarm, Spalding is averaging 12.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.2 blocks in 23.1 minutes per contest.
Spalding contributed 17 points (8-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two assists in 27 minutes during Saturday's game against the Swarm.
Although Spalding was able to contribute across multiple categories, his efforts ultimately led to a minus-17 net rating when he was on the court. The Louisville product's found himself in a solid G League role since signing with the Hornets, though he's yet to crack the NBA rotation. In four games with Greensboro, Spalding's averaging 11.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks in 21.1 minutes.
Spalding signed a two-way contract with the Hornets on Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Spalding has spent all season in the G League, appearing in 20 games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and posting averages of 15.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.3 steals in 26.5 minutes per tilt. Under his two-way contract, Spalding will be allowed to spend up to 45 days with the big club.
Spalding added 14 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and one steal in Tuesday's win over Stockton.
For the fifth time in the past six contests, Spalding totaled double figures in points and rebounds to secure a double-double. The Louisville product currently leads the Vipers in double-doubles with nine, as Spalding is putting together a fantastic campaign so far this year averaging 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds.
Spalding added 21 points (10-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-3 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and one block during Friday's win over Iowa.
Despite committing a game-high seven turnovers and missing all three free-throw attempts, Spalding finished with a superb outing in 37 minutes of action by reaching the 20-point plateau yet again while recording 13 rebounds to secure a double-double. In 14 G League games now, the Louisville product is posting 15.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest.
Spalding added 22 points (8-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks during Saturday's win over the Blue.
Spalding continued his steak of fabulous play Saturday by tallying a team-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to mark a double-double in 31 minutes of action. Over 11 appearances in the G League this season, the Louisville product is now averaging 16.5 points along with 7.5 rebounds per outing.
Spalding added 19 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 FT), 10 rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks during Tuesday's win over Iowa.
Another game, another double-double for the forward. Spalding has been terrific so far this season in the G League, as he is averaging 15.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists over nine outings.
Spalding totaled 17 points (7-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds and three assists during Saturday's loss against Wisconsin.
Coming off a 30-point performance, Spalding provided a spark offensively Saturday by reaching the 17-point mark while also grabbing 11 rebounds to mark a second consecutive double-double. The Louisville product is so far posting 15.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists over eight G League games played.
Spalding recorded 30 points (10-15 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block during Thursday's loss at Canton.
Spalding was fantastic both offensively and on the glass Thursday, as the forward erupted for a team-best 30 points over 66.7 precent shooting as well as grabbing 13 rebounds to mark a double-double. The Louisville product through seven games played in the G League is averaging 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest.
Spalding added 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block during Tuesday's loss at Oklahoma City.
In his first G League contest for the Vipers, Spalding provided a nice offensive boost off the bench, as the forward totaled 10 points and five rebounds in just 10 minutes of action. Spalding played for the Texas Legends last year in the G League where he averaged 15.9 points and 9.4 rebounds over 29 appearances.
Spalding (calf) was waived by Houston on Saturday, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Spalding was claimed off waivers by the Rockets on Oct. 10 but missed the last two preseason games with a calf injury. He averaged 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds over 10.6 minutes with the Mavericks and Suns last season.
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