Houston Rockets Wiretap

Gerald Green Retires, Joins Rockets As Coach

Oct 23, 2021 9:23 AM

Gerald Green has retired and joined the Houston Rockets coaching staff. Green retired after a 15-year playing career that included 13 seasons in the NBA and two seasons overseas.

Green was drafted by the Boston Celtics directly out of high school at the 2005 NBA Draft. Green then went on to average 9.7 points in 658 career games. The Houston native played parts of three different seasons with his hometown Rockets.

As for his new role, Green said, “I’m excited about this. I’ve had a lot of crying nights leading up to this.” Green said Rockets GM Rafael Stone has talked with him about joining the staff for a few years. The former prep-to-pros player will focus on player development with Houston's young team.

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Rockets Claim Garrison Mathews Off Waivers, Convert Contract To Two-Way

Oct 18, 2021 8:41 PM

The Houston Rockets have claimed Garrison Mathews off waivers from the Boston Celtics and converted his contract to a two-way deal.

Mathews (6-5, 215) was eligible for the 2019 NBA Draft after earning Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior at Lipscomb. He appeared in a total of 82 games with 24 starts for Washington over the past two seasons while averaging 5.5 points in 16.2 minutes per game. Mathews also hit 95 3-pointers on 38.9% shooting during that span after averaging 3.0 3-pointers made on 39.3% shooting over his final two collegiate seasons.

In a related move, the Rockets have waived forward Anthony Lamb.

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Dante Exum Waived By Rockets

Oct 16, 2021 9:38 PM

The Houston Rockets have waived Dante Exum.

Exum had $2.5 million in likely bonuses but the Rockets will have no cap hit with the move.

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Rockets Convert Daishen Nix To Two-Way Contract

Oct 15, 2021 1:53 PM

The Houston Rockets are converting the contract of Daishen Nix to a Two-Way.

Nix played with Jalen Green on the G League Ignite last season. Nix went undrafted and played for the Philadelphia 76ers in Summer League.

Nix appeared in one game in Summer League for the Rockets.

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Rockets, Armoni Brooks Agree To Four-Year Contract

Oct 15, 2021 9:37 AM

The Houston Rockets and Armoni Brooks have agreed to a four-year contract. The first season will be fully guaranteed, with the final four years being non-guaranteed with trigger dates.

Brooks played for the Rockets on a Two-Way contract as a rookie. He played in 20 games, with five starts. Brooks averaged 11.2 points per game on 38.2% shooting from behind the arc.

This offseason, Houston re-signed Brooks to a training camp contract. Because a training camp deal can't be converted to a new standard contract, the Rockets had to jump through some hoops to sign Brooks to his new contract. Houston converted Brooks back to a Two-Way deal. From there, the Rockets will sign Brooks to his new contract.

Houston could have waived Brooks from his training camp deal and attempted to re-sign him to his new four-year contract. However, that process would have exposed Brooks to being claimed on waivers.

The Rockets now have 16 fully guaranteed contracts. They'll need to trade a player, or they'll eat some dead money on their books.

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Rockets Convert Armoni Brooks To Two-Way, Waive Tyler Bey

Oct 14, 2021 8:33 AM

The Houston Rockets converted Armoni Brooks to a Two-Way contract. In a corresponding move, Houston waived Tyler Bey.

Brooks spent part of the 2020-21 season with the Rockets on a Two-Way deal. He played in 20 games (five starts) for Houston. In those appearances, he averaged 11.2 points on 38.2% shooting from behind the arc.

This offseason, Brooks signed a training camp deal with a hopes of sticking on the Rockets on a standard contract. With Houston signing four first round draft picks, there wasn't room for Brooks on the standard roster.

Bey spent his rookie season with the Dallas Mavericks on a Two-Way contract. It's likely he'll join the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G League as an Affiliate Player.

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Rockets Waive Sekou Doumbouya

Oct 8, 2021 9:33 AM

The Houston Rockets waived forward Sekou Doumbouya. Houston will have a cap hit of $3.6 million in dead money if Doumbouya goes unclaimed on waivers.

The Rockets acquired Doumbouya and a future second round pick from the Brooklyn Nets earlier in the week. The plan was that Houston would waive Doumbouya. The trade saved the Nets over $6 million in actual dollars, given Doumbouya's salary and the luxury tax penalties for Brooklyn.

The 6-foot-8 forward out of Guinea was selected with the 15th pick by the Detroit Pistons at the 2019 NBA Draft. In 04 games (30 starts) in two seasons for the Pistons, Doumbouya averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. Given that Doumbouya won't turn 21 years old until late-December, there is a good chance another team will pick him up as a developmental prospect.

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Rockets Waive Khyri Thomas

Oct 6, 2021 11:53 AM

The Houston Rockets have waived Khyri Thomas in order to accommodate a trade with the Brooklyn Nets.

Thomas was the 38th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft out of Creighton.

Thomas played for the Austin Spurs last season and then joined the Rockets on a 10-day contract. Before the end of the regular season, the Rockets signed Thomas to a multi-year deal.

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Nets Send Sekou Doumbouya, 2024 2nd Rounder To Rockets

Oct 5, 2021 9:46 PM

The Houston Rockets have acquired Sekou Doumbouya and an unprotected second round pick in 2024 from the Brooklyn Nets.

The Rockets intend to waive Doumboya.

The move saves Brooklyn on payroll and luxury tax.

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Rockets Waive Matt Hurt From Two-Way Contract

Sep 25, 2021 10:32 AM

The Houston Rockets have waived Matt Hurt from his Two-Way contract. Hurt was signed to a Two-Way deal with Houston after going undrafted at the 2021 NBA Draft.

Hurt played two seasons at Duke. As a sophomore, he started all 24 of the Blue Devils games. The 6'9'' forward averaged 18.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He then declared as an Early Entry Candidate for the 2021 NBA Draft.

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Rockets Waive Tyler Bey

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Eric Gordon Open To Trade From Rockets

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John Wall Trade Unlikely To Materialize Until Next Offseason

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Dante Exum Nearing Deal With Rockets

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John Wall, Rockets To Work Together On Trade

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Anthony Lamb Signs Qualifying Offer With Rockets

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Rockets Re-Sign Armoni Brooks To Exhibit 10 Deal

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Rockets Sign Daishen Nix, Tyler Bey To Exhibit 10 Deals

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Jalen Green Wanted To Go No. 1 But Preferred Houston Over Detroit

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Jalen Green To Undergo MRI On Hamstring, Likely Out For Summer League

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Rockets Guarantee Contract Of Jae'Sean Tate For 21-22

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Daniel Theis, Rockets Agree To Four-Year, $36M Deal

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David Nwaba, Rockets Agree To Three-Year, $15M Deal

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Rockets Decline $5.9M Option On Avery Bradley

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Matthew Hurt Agrees to Two-Way Contract With Rockets

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Rockets Trade Two First Round Picks To Thunder To Select Alperen Sengun At No. 16

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Rockets 'Trending' Towards Jalen Green At No. 2, Evan Mobley To Cavaliers At No. 3

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Rockets 'Stonewalled' By Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs With Jalen Green Now Considered 'Lock' At No. 2

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