Rockets Sign Scott Machado

The Houston Rockets have officially signed Scott Machado to a reported three year deal.

Machado had a strong showing for the Rockets in summer league play, averaging 8.0 points and 5.6 assists in five games.

With Jeremy Lin being the obvious starter at point guard, Machado will be battling for minutes against Shaun Livingston, Toney Douglas, and Courtney Fortson who all are at different stages in their career.

Machado who led the nation with 9.9 assists per game in his senior year at Iona, surprisingly went undrafted.

“It’s another fuel to the fire, that’s exactly what it is,” Machado said. “I was very disappointed. It was so disappointing it became a trending topic.”

Machado dished out 880 assists in 132 games ranking him 17th in NCAA history.

“They know I’m a great passer,” Machado told the Houston Chronicle. “I feel like every day I progressed and got better just getting more comfortable and more used to the style of play and the pace of the game, the players around me.”

The Rockets also announced they have waived Diamon Simpson to make room for Machado, on what is already considered a jam packed roster.

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  1. Paul Magali

    Congratulations to the Houston Rockets for signing Scott Machado, who may prove to be a treasure for them.

    Congratulations too, to Scott Machado the best assist-leading point guard I’ve ever personally seen in college Division 1 basketball.

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