Point guard Scott Machado, who led the NCAA in assists last season but went undrafted in this June’s NBA Draft, will sign a three-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Houston Rockets this week. In Houston’s last three summer league games, Machado averaged 11.3 points and 7.3 assists. Via UltimateRockets.com: “Machado will join a group of players competing to be the primary backup for Jeremy Lin. In addition to Fortson, Toney Douglas and veteran Shaun Livingston will likely see time at the point in the preseason. The Rockets will sign Machado after opening a roster spot by releasing Sean Williams. Machado averaged eight points and 5.6 assists in 25.4 minutes per game in Las Vegas. ‘They know I’m a great passer,’ Machado said. ‘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.'”
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