Rockets signing Quarterman to two-year deal

Colton Jones

The Houston Rockets have opted to sign Tim Quarterman to a two-year contract, as opposed to just another 10-day deal, according to a report.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports said the agreement cover the rest of this season and the 2018-19 season, with next season's salary not being guaranteed.

Quarterman, 23, is a 6-foot-6, 195-pound swingman out of Louisiana State. He was in training camp with the Rockets this season, but was cut before the season tipped off. In the G-League this season, he averaged nine points and five assists per game for the Agua Caliente Clippers, taking an average of only nine shots per game.

His NBA experience amounts to 16 games last season with the Portland Trail Blazers, for whom he averaged 1.9 points in 5.0 minutes over 16 games.

Houston (61-14), possessor of the best record in the NBA, will have to make another move to formally finalize the deal with Quarterman as it has a full 15-man roster. It appears Le'Bryan Nash, currently on a 10-day deal that will expire Sunday night, would be the most likely to be jettisoned. However, the team could opt to waive another player on a full-season contract.