Houston Rockets Wiretap

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

Sep 18, 2021 8:55 PM

The Houston Rockets have waive forward Tyler Bey. This waiver was necessary to create the roster spot for Houston to re-sign Dante Exum. The Rockets signed Bey to a fully non-guaranteed training camp contract in late-August.

Bey spent his rookie season in 2020-21 with the Dallas Mavericks on a Two-Way contract. In 18 NBA games, Bey averaged 1.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 3.9 minutes. In 13 games in the G-League bubble, Bey averaged 15.1 points and 9.2 rebounds.

When he clears waivers, Bey will be an unrestricted free agent.

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Eric Gordon Open To Trade From Rockets

Sep 17, 2021 10:46 AM

Eric Gordon has not approached the Houston Rockets to ask for a trade, but he's open to moving to a more favorable situation as the franchise continues their rebuild.

The Rockets have communicated to Gordon and his camp that they would love for him to stay.

“They always know, and it’s definitely not easy for my position,” Gordon tells Kelly Iko of The Athletic about Houston understanding how he feels. “But my ultimate goal is to just go out there and play, help, show that I’m healthy and gravitate to these guys to get better.”

Gordon was part of the group that took a pre-camp trip down to the Bahamas.

Gordon has two years and approximately $37 million remaining on his contract. Gordon signed a four-year, $76 million extension with the Rockets during the 2019 offseason. 

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John Wall Trade Unlikely To Materialize Until Next Offseason

Sep 16, 2021 3:17 PM

The Houston Rockets and John Wall have agreed to seek a mutually beneficial trade and that he will remain around the team but not play in any games in the meantime.

Wall is owed $91.7 million over two years on his contract.

"I never say never in the NBA," said Zach Lowe. We've seen these mega contracts traded for each other. I just don't see a trade here and so I don't really know what happens other than we wait a really long time and then there's a buyout."

"I think it's hurry up and wait until next summer," said MacMahon. "I think that's what ends up happening."

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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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Rockets 'Aggressively Pursuing' Trade With Pistons For No. 1 Pick

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Jalen Green To Only Work Out For Pistons, Rockets

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