Report: Rockets Sign Briante Weber to Two-Way Contract

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The Rockets have made their first move since Chris Paul's injury. The team has signed journeyman guard Briante Weber to a two-way contract, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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On a two-way contract, Weber will spend time with the Rockets G-League team (Rio Grande Valley Vipers) than the actual Rockets roster. He is allowed to spend up to 45 days with the NBA roster. He will be paid more on the days he is with the NBA roster.

Weber has been a journeyman in the league, having former stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, and Golden State Warriors. With Paul being sidelined for a few weeks, Weber has a chance to showcase his skills. His game is more polished on the defensive end than the offensive end, using his length and athleticism to his advantage. For his career, Weber averages 3.1 PPG, 1.3 RPG and 1.1 APG.

Weber has been looking for stability in the league since being un-drafted. With this deal being for two years, he has the chance to be with a team consistently, which could help his game physically and mentally. The deal does have a player option for the 2018-19 season, though, so Weber will need to impress as much as he can throughout this season.

With this being a two-way contract, the Rockets still keep that roster spot open which was possibly going to be used for Jameer Nelson. While Weber and other G-League players will get called up to use the spot, the team can still find a veteran to hold that spot permanently. For now, Weber gets his chance to have that roster spot.

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