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Anthony Lamb Named 20-21 G League Most Improved Player

Mar 18, 2021 2:36 PM

Rio Grande Valley Vipers forward Anthony Lamb has been named the 2020-21 NBA G League Most Improved Player, the NBA G League announced today.  The award honors the player who demonstrates the most significant improvement during the season.

In his first NBA G League season, Lamb (6-6, 227, Vermont) averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.7 minutes in 12 regular-season games.  He played his first six games with the Canton Charge and his final six games with the Vipers.     

Lamb averaged 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.6 minutes in his six games with Canton, which selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2021 NBA G League Draft.  Acquired by Rio Grande Valley in a trade with the Charge on Feb. 25, Lamb averaged 18.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.50 steals and 1.33 blocks in 33.8 minutes while shooting 56.0% from the field and 41.9% from three-point range in his six games with the Vipers.

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Rockets Sign Anthony Lamb To Two-Way Contract, Waive Mason Jones

Mar 8, 2021 10:33 PM

The Houston Rockets have called up forward Anthony Lamb from their NBA G League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley, and signed him to a Two-Way contract.

Lamb (6-6, 225) was eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft following his senior season at Vermont. He earned America East Player of the Year honors as both a junior and a senior.

After starting the G League season with the Canton Charge, Lamb was acquired by the Vipers and appeared in six regular season games while averaging 18.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks. He also averaged 2.2 3-pointers made on 41.9% shooting.

In a related move, the Rockets have waived guard Mason Jones.

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