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Rockets Sign Troy Williams For Remainder Of Season

Mar 20, 2017 4:06 PM

The Houston Rockets have signed Troy Williams for the remainder of the season.

Williams has been with the Rockets' NBA Development League affiliate since he was signed March 9, averaging 21.8 points on 55.2 percent shooting along with five rebounds in four games with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Williams began the season with the Memphis Grizzlies and had played with the Iowa Energy of the D-League before signing with the Rockets and beginning his assignment with the Vipers. He has averaged 14.1 points in 27 D-League games this season.

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Gary Payton II Named D-League Player Of The Week

Dec 5, 2016 4:41 PM

Gary Payton II of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 4.

Payton II (6-3, 190, Oregon State) helped Rio Grande Valley to a 2-0 week behind averages of 33.0 points (second in the league), 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals. On Dec. 1, he had 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 103-83 win over the Reno Bighorns. He closed his week on Dec. 3, scoring an NBA D-League season-high 51 points on 20-of-29 shooting to go with 11 rebounds and three assists in a 140-125 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Payton II is averaging 16.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals in his first NBA D-League season. He also has four double-doubles in nine games.

Other top performers considered included Erie’s TJ Price, Fort Wayne’s Travis Leslie, Maine’s Demetrius Jackson, Northern Arizona’s Derrick Jones Jr., Oklahoma City’s Dakari Johnson, Sioux Falls’ Briante Weber, Texas’ Pierre Jackson and Windy City’s Aaron Thomas.

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Will Cumming Named D-League Player Of The Week

Apr 4, 2016 7:13 PM

Will Cummings of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 28 through Saturday, April 2. It’s the first Performer of the Week honor of his career.

Cummings (6-2, 185, Temple) led Rio Grande Valley to a 3-0 week, averaging 22.7 points on 52.4 percent shooting, including his 12-of-22 from beyond the arc, to go with 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.7 steals.

On March 29, he tallied 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a 118-97 win over the Oklahoma City Blue.  On April 2, he scored 26 points and added five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 128-121 victory over the Los Angeles D-Fenders to help the Vipers clinch the number three seed going into the Western Conference Playoffs.

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