Rockets sign Sampson to Exhibit 10 contract

Former LSU guard Brandon Sampson has agreed to a contract with the Rockets.

The Houston Rockets have signed former LSU guard Brandon Sampson to an Exhibit 10 contract, the team announced in a news release.

Sampson declared for the draft following his junior season but was not selected in June. He then joined the Atlanta Hawks’ entry in the Las Vegas summer league and averaged 6.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in three games.

“The Rockets almost certainly don’t envision Sampson as part of their regular-season roster, but his Exhibit 10 contract creates a couple other potential paths — he could have that deal converted into a two-way contract, or he could be in line for a bonus worth up to $50K if he’s waived and then spends two months with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston’s G League affiliate,” Luke Adams of HoopsRumors wrote.