Houston Rockets Assign Greg Smith to NBA D-League Affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers
NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2013 – The Houston Rockets today assigned second year center-forward Greg Smith to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets’ NBA Development League affiliate. The assignment is the record 127th of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-League seasons, while Smith becomes one the record 53rd NBA player to be assigned to the NBA D-League this season.
Smith (6-10, 250, Fresno State), who was assigned to the Vipers twice during the 2011-12 season, has played in 44 games for Houston this season, averaging 5.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 13.9 minutes.
Smith is expected to join the Vipers today and be available tonight when the team travels to face the Iowa Energy in Des Moines at 5 p.m. ET.
Rockets fans can follow Smith’s time in Rio Grande Valley by logging onto NBADLeague.com to watch all of the Vipers games live, online, for free.