After going undrafted, Nevada forward Cameron Oliver has agreed to a free agent contract with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Haynes previously reported that Oliver had signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but later corrected his report.
Correction: Undrafted rookie Cameron Oliver out of Nevada has agreed to a free agent contract with Houston, league sources tell ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 23, 2017
The report was confirmed by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojranowski, stating that it is a multi-year deal and not just a Summer League invite.
Source: Undrafted Nevada big Cameron Oliver has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Houston Rockets.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2017
He joins former Wolfpack standouts Luke Babbitt, Ramon Sessions, and NBA Champion Javale McGee as Nevada alums in the NBA.
Oliver is coming off a strong sophomore season in which he averaged 16 points, 8.7 rebounds and nearly three blocks per contest to help lead the Wolfpack to a NCAA Tournament bid.
In the days leading up to the draft, Oliver was tabbed by many as a potential sleeper pick in the second round with high upside. He ultimately went undrafted, but can still provide value to the Rockets.
He’s a freak athlete with range out the three point line, and has the ability to be a force on the glass when he’s engaged. His raw talent is undeniable. However, there’s concerns about his motor and consistency, but getting an opportunity to showcase his potential in the Summer League should give Oliver a chance of earning a roster spot going into camp.