Troy Williams agrees to multi-year contract with Houston

  • 07/20/2017 1:20 pm in

After a breakout performance in the NBA Summer League, the Houston Rockets have decided to lock up Troy Williams.

The multi-year contract was first announced by Andy Miller’s ASM Sports, which represents Williams. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com provided some additional details on the agreement:

Williams was one of the stars of the Vegas Summer League as he averaged 22 points and shot nearly eight free throws per game for the Rockets.

As a rookie, Williams averaged 6.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per game over 30 games with Memphis and Houston.

The 6-foot-7 forward, a native of Hampton (Va.) went undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft. In 99 career games at IU, Williams averaged 11.3 points and 5.9 rebounds and was a member of IU’s 2016 Big Ten regular season championship team.

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  • IU_theoracle

    Congrats Troy, keep it going!

  • Outoftheloop

    Many of us knew that Troy had a good NBA game. He has worked hard and richly deserved this opportunity. Congratulations Troy! Now play your heart out.

  • Indiana_Banners

    Congratulations Troy! Glad to see that he and Yogi have earned at least their “cup of coffee” in the league after working for hard under the Indiana Athletics banner.

  • theKelleyKid

    Funny how much all of us questioned his decision to leave early, explosiveness was never doubted and seems to be maturing in his decision making. Congrats to Troy

  • SCHoosier

    Good for Troy..congrats to him..he earned his way. Of course with the money the Rockets are paying Harden , Paul and maybe Melo they needed to balance their salary budget some “reasonably priced younger talent.” Enter Troy into the million plus a year category.
    The talent was always there..the playing under control not so much. All’s well [email protected]

  • Zach

    A high-tempo offense in Houston fits Troy’s game perfectly. He’s set up to have a successful NBA career. Congrats Troy well deserved!

  • The Lights Go Down

    So that’s now two from IU that have worked themselves into solid NBA roles after going undrafted the previous year. I know it happens from time to time for one person, but has there ever been two from the same team/same undrafted year, to do that before?

  • VOXAC30

    He will be the new Clyde the Glide…. Haha

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    Bravo TW well deserved! I’ll be checking Rockets box scores this season

  • Ole Man

    With the Houston guards, Troy will only see the ball about every 3 or 4 games! LOL!

  • JethroTroll

    Very true.

  • BadBoyHulls

    haha I haven’t really heard that phrase outside of hockey but very apt description. Hopefully it turns into a full pot of coffee for him. All though with the energy he plays with maybe he doesn’t need the coffee

  • Piker

    Congrats Troy, every kids dream that laces the sneakers up. You made it.

  • timamac

    Congrats Troy!

  • THRyan

    He should be a good dish man for CP on those baseline back cuts.

  • CrimsonandCreamFraiche

    Congrats Troy! I love following the IU guys in the NBA. I don’t really like the league but its fun watching guys like Oladipo dunk on Dwight Howard, Yogi shoot 9-11 from 3 in Damian Lillard’s face, and reading articles in the Charlotte Observer about how tough and valuable Cody Zeller is. Go Troy! Rockets should be a good fit. Hope he plays really well. Glad Gordon is there with him too!

  • 5 Banner Btown

    I think he will get more PT than u think. They traded away alot of there bench to get CP3 so Troy has the opportunity to earn himself a spot n the rotation. We’re seeing more and more of the “positionless” basketball being played n the NBA so he shld fit right in with his length and athleticism while playing in a Mike Dantoni system.

  • HardRockHoosier

    Need to add my congrats to Troy. It would be cool to know the $$ amount, but you’d think it’d be well over $1M/yr, wouldn’t it?

  • HardRockHoosier

    Like you, I’m not a huge NBA fan, but I will watch if a Hoosier is in the game.

  • IdahoHoosier

    I enjoy seeing Troy succeed as much as anyone, and I think his decision making on the court appears to be slightly better. But honestly the only thing that really changed for Troy was that his shots were falling in the Summer League. Still driving into 3-4 defenders and trying to lay it in while teammates stood open on the 3 point line, but would get fouled and cash in on free throws. His 3-pointer does look more consistent. The guy plays 100 mph and you have to love it when good things happen as a result, but it can still turn ugly fast if shots aren’t dropping. I criticize only because he is a Hoosier and I love him!

  • JethroTroll

    Ole Man’s post went completely over your head.

  • KelvinSampson87

    $1.32 million is min salary for one year experience. I assume his playing some last year qualifies as on year. If not it’s like $850k so he’s gotta be close or more.

    Crazy how litttle guaranteed money NBA players get vs NFL, MLB.

  • 5 Banner Btown

    Apparently