Rockets agree to two-way deal with Briante Weber
The Houston Rockets have recently agreed to terms with free agent guard Briante Weber. He will be suiting up for their G-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, but will also have the opportunity to receive a call-up whenever necessary, especially with Chris Paul’s injury, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
“Free-agent guard Briante Weber has agreed to a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets, league sources told ESPN.
“Weber, 24, a defensive specialist, will initially report to the Rockets’ G League affiliate in Rio Grande, but he will have the opportunity to be called up to Houston — especially with the absence of All-Star point guard Chris Paul.”
The 24-year-old went undrafted back in 2015, and has bounced around the NBA and in the G-League. He was last under contract with the Los Angeles Lakers just this offseason, before getting waived last week. The Rockets are the sixth team in the league to sign him, but has only suited up for four in the regular season. He saw action last year for the Charlotte Hornets, and appeared in 13 games for them.
Paul could be out for the next three weeks, providing a decent chance for Briante Weber to prove his worth and play some quality minutes off the bench for the Rockets.