NBA Rumor: Undrafted Free Agency

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The Denver Nuggets have signed guard Markus Howard to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Howard, 5-11, 180, went undrafted in the 2020 NBA draft after a prolific four-year career at Marquette University. In 29 games (all starts) as a senior in 2019-20, Howard led the nation in scoring, averaging 27.8 points per game, adding 3.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists, shooting 44.4% from the field and 41.2% from three in 33.2 minutes. He was unanimously named to the 2019-20 All-America First Team.

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The Houston Rockets today announced they have re-signed forward Bruno Caboclo (cuh-BO-clo) in addition to signing a trio of free agents in guard Sterling Brown, guard Mason Jones, and forward Jae’Sean Tate (JAY-shawn). Jones was signed to a two-way contract. Caboclo (6-9, 218) was originally acquired by Houston via trade from Memphis on Feb. 6, 2020 and appeared in eight games for the Rockets over the remainder of the season. The Brazilian native was the 20th overall pick by Toronto in the 2014 NBA Draft and has appeared in 99 career games. In 2018-19, Caboclo averaged career-highs of 8.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists for the Grizzlies.

Medina High graduate Jon Teske will be heading to training camp with the NBA’s Orlando Magic. After not being taken in the two-round NBA Draft on Wednesday night, the 7-foot-1, 265-pound Teske and agent Aaron Turner agreed to contract terms with the Magic on Friday. Deals can officially be signed starting Sunday. “It’s the best fit for me right now as a player,” Teske said Friday. “A couple other teams were interested, but for me to showcase my talents and play within my skills, it’s a big advantage going there.
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May 12, 2021 | 1:37 pm EDT Update