The life of a Second Round NBA draft pick carries no guarantees. Only first rounders get guaranteed deals. Second Rounders have to come up the hard way. Some, like E’Twaun Moore, can cash in later on in free agency. Others, like Robbie Hummel, filter out of hte league relatively quickly.
Our own Vincent Edwards will go the middle path, as he signed a two-way deal with the Rockets yesterday:
Houston Rockets are also converting the contract of Vince Edwards to a two-way deal, a league source told The Athletic. https://t.co/EXQPc9YQNj— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) October 15, 2018
What this means is that Vince is on the baseball equivalent of hte 40-man roster. He will likely spend most of the season with Houston’s G-League affiliate the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He can also spend up to 45 days on the Rockets roster too. Here is the breakdown on how such a contract works.
Basically, Vince still get a shot to prove himself in the G-League and can get a look with the big club if injuries arise.
As for Purdue’s other seniors playing proferssionally, Isaac Haas was officially waived by the Jazz. Dakota Mathias is out for 5-6 weeks with a substantial ankle injury over in Spain (Cleveland owns his rights here in the U.S). P.J. Thompson is playing well for Team FOG over in Denmark.