HoopsHype Antonio Anderson rumors
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers parent club, the Houston Rockets, signed guard Antonio Anderson (6-6, 215, Memphis), who played with the Vipers last season. The Vipers’ first round pick in the 2009 NBA Development League Draft, Anderson recorded the assist on Craig Winder’s Championship-winning buzzer-beater . He averaged 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game in the postseason after averaging 16.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game during the regular season. Anderson signed two 10-day contracts with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the ValleyCentral.com
The Rockets on Thursday announced they are close to adding three players to their training camp roster, expecting to complete contracts with guard Ishmael Smith, center Jordan Eglseder and guard/forward Antonio Anderson, a person with knowledge of the deals said. Smith played for the Rockets’ summer league team, with general manager Daryl Morey announcing in Las Vegas, after Smith went 7-of-8 for 15 points and had six assists in the final summer league game, that the team would bring him back for training camp. Smith averaged 13.2 points and six assists for Wake Forest last season. Houston Chronicle
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