By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
The Houston Rockets will add Marcus Foster on a training camp deal, Eurohoops sources confirm.
Foster, 26, was part of the 2021 Summer League as a member of the Rockets logging 6.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists over four appearances in Las Vegas. An open roster spot generated by the decision to waive French small forward Sekou Doumbouya one day after moving him in from the Brooklyn Nets via trade brings Foster back as the Preseason rolls on ahead of the 2021-22 NBA Regular Season.
NBA teams are currently allowed to carry a maximum number of 20 players. The rosters must be trimmed to 17 players, 15 on standard contracts and two on two-way contracts by next Monday.
The former Kansas State and Creighton standout has spent the last couple of seasons in Europe, after displaying his talents in Asia during his rookie 2018-19 season. His European experiences include 20 games played in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague attached to Panathinaikos OPAP and 20 games played in the Basketball Champions League split between Hapoel U-NET Holon and Turk Telekom.
The 2020-21 season went from the Greens to the Turkish side. Foster put up 8.8 points, 2.8 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per match in the previous edition of the BCL plus 6.0 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per EuroLeague contest. Domestically, he averaged 8.2 points per game in Turkey’s BSL and 5.3 points per game in Greece’s Basket League.
The return to Houston on a camp deal was first reported by Sportando.