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2-Way Deals For Ponds & McDowell-White

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by itzIce, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. smoothie_king

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    Ponds was solid in summer league. One thing was for sure and that he wasn't turning the ball over which is gonna give you a chance to win at the next level.
     
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    Absolutely huge if true.
     
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  3. rockets1995

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    James Harden is regularly playing with Chris Clemons. James I think really trusts his game more as a spot up 3 point specialist, Clemons has a deep 3 point shot, plus a corner 3, can attack the basket with both hands, has a muscular frame.

    Chris Clemons will come off the bench to play with Harden and the Second Unit, when Russell rests.
     
  4. BimaThug

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    Well, actually...

    Most likely, Clemons will be converted to a two-way contract at some point prior to the start of the regular season, ESPECIALLY if the Rockets really like him and want to keep him long-term. Converting him is the only way to negotiate a long-term deal with him this season using a portion of the MLE (just like they TRIED to do with House last season).

    Of course, if/when that happens, one of Ponds or McDowell-White will need to be waived. Assuming that player clears waivers, he could still be added to the Vipers as an "affiliate player".
     
  5. RocketOrg

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    Awesome! More guards. Do we have any other bigs besides Capela?
     
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    Think they were actors in planet of the apes.

    You bastard s!
     
  7. HROZ

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    Should've given Adel a deal
     
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    Yes, but they are over 40. :)
     
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    Good stuff. Thank you. You should definitely be a sports agent. I would hire you no doubt
     
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    (The full Bobby Marks post... but click on his link to reward him if you believe in such things)

    Houston eliminated $1.8M in financial exposure when they converted the Shamorie Ponds and William McDowell-White contract into a Two-Way. Both players were originally signed on July 2 to a standard contract but did not have an Exhibit 9 in each contract. An Exhibit 9 protects the team in case a player suffers a long-term injury. For example, Houston would have owed $898K to Ponds if he suffered a season ending injury. The team would have been charged the cap hit plus a $700K+ tax variance. The exhibit was not allowed because the Rockets at the time did not have 14 players on the roster. Both Two-Way contracts would eventually be converted into a standard contract but this time with an Exhibit 9 attached. If either player suffers an injury during camp, Houston is now only responsible for $6K. The two players also have an Exhibit 10 in their contract allowing them to receive a $50K bonus if they spend 60-days with the Rockets G-League team in Rio Grande.
     
  12. smoothie_king

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    The rockets unofficially drafted ponds and he was signed to two way deal. No surprises, rockets give young players shot.
     
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