Houston Rockets’ rookie, Cam Whitmore, is set to join the Rio Grande Valley G League team, according to a report by Michael Shapiro from the Chronicle on Tuesday.
The decision comes after Whitmore made his mark with his first season points against the Sacramento Kings in Houston, where the Rockets triumphed with a 122-97 victory.
The specific timing of Whitmore’s transition to Rio Grande Valley has not been disclosed yet, while the Vipers will kick off their 2023-24 season in Memphis on Friday.
Whitmore’s shift from the NBA team isn’t entirely unexpected. He has only seen action in three out of six games this season but managed to make a notable contribution with his first NBA points during the recent victory over the Sacramento Kings.
His stats include an average of 2.3 points, 1 rebound, 0.3 assists, and a 33.3% field goal percentage.
In his new role with the G League squad, Whitmore is poised to take on a leading role as a ball-handler and scorer.
This will provide him with valuable experience and playing time, especially as the Rockets are adopting a more seasoned lineup in comparison to previous years.
Whitmore’s absence shouldn’t pose an issue for the Rockets, as the team is looking forward to an important clash against the Los Angeles Lakers. The game is slated to tip off at 7 p.m. Central Time at the Toyota Center.