The Houston Rockets plan to release Troy Williams in an effort to create an open roster spot for Joe Johnson, according to a report from Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. Williams, now 23 years of age, signed a 10-day contract with the Rockets on March 10, 2017. The Hampton, Virginia native was then assigned to Houston’s G League affiliate team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Though he did not appear in any games with the Rockets during that 10-day deal, the team decided to sign him for the remainder of the season on March 20, 2017. Williams re-signed with the Rockets on July 25, 2017. The 6-foot-7 forward has played in four games for Houston this season, averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 rebound per game. In his 34 career NBA games played, Williams has turned in averages of 5.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting from the field (26.9 percent from beyond the arc), 2.1 rebounds, and just under one assist (.8) per contest.