The Houston Rockets are rewarding Gary Clark with a three-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Clark is signing a three-year, $3.7M deal with the Rockets, league sources said. Contract is fully guaranteed this season, half guaranteed in ’19-20 with incentives to make it full, and guarantee date in ’20-21.
This definitely good news for Clark, who went undrafted in his year’s NBA Draft after playing four years for the Cincinnati Bearcats in college. During his stint under Mick Cronin’s tutelage, he averaged 10.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. He also shot 52.5 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from deep.
The Rockets apparently like what Clark brings to the table: defense and ability to spread the floor with his shooting.
In 21 games in Houston threads so far this season, Clark has put up 3.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. Although he’s making just 27.1 percent of his shots from behind the arc, the Rockets think that the 24-year-old swingman can improve on that, perhaps by giving him a bigger role. Clark is only averaging 17.0 minutes per game, mostly serving as a depth option behind the likes of James Ennis, Gerald Green, and PJ Tucker.
Charania also followed up that report by adding that Danuel House will be signed by Houston to a two-way deal, with Clark no longer on a two-way contract.
With two-way spot opening from Clark contract, the Rockets are planning to sign swingman Danuel House to a two-way contract, league sources said.
Hopefully for the Rockets, Clark will reciprocate their nice gesture with better play on the court, especially as part of the team’s second unit that is last in the league in scoring with only 27.7 points per game average.