Ray Spalding Rumors

The Houston Rockets today announced they have called up center Ray Spalding from their NBA G League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley, and signed him to a two-way contract. In two games for the Vipers this season, Spalding (6-10, 225) averaged 18.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.50 blocks while shooting 60.0% from the floor. He was with the Rockets during the 2019 preseason prior to joining Rio Grande Valley. In a related move, the Rockets have waived guard Brodric Thomas.
The Hornets’ other two free agents-to-be — Willy Hernangomez and Dwayne Bacon — are participating. Both of the Hornets’ players on two-way contracts — Kobi Simmons and Ray Spalding — are in the practices. So are several players from last season’s Greensboro Swarm: Charlottean Trey Phills, former North Carolina guard Joel Berry, K.J. McDaniels, Jeff Roberson and Demajeo Wiggins.