Russell Westbrook's departure and James Harden novel is opening a lot of spots for newcomers to make their way into the Houston Rockets rotation.
One of them was the youngster, Chris Clemons, who had been showing some positives during the team's training camp.
Unfortunately, the 23 year-old will be forced to miss the entire 2020/21 NBA season. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Clemons suffered a torn Achilles tendon and will undergo season-ending surgery.
MRI confirmed that Rockets guard Chris Clemons suffered a torn Achilles tendon, and he will undergo season-ending surgery and make a full recovery, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. https://t.co/3Hq1f0flKp— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 16, 2020
The Campbell-product suffered a non-contact injury while playing a preseason game for the Rockets.
Clemons was expected to play some important minutes for the Rockets this season following Austin Rivers' departure to the New York Knicks during the offseason.
Last season, the 5'9 guard was signed as an undrafted free agent, and went from a two-way deal to a standard contract with $1.5 million this year non-guaranteed and a $1.7 million team option for 2022.