Houston Rockets: Royal Ivey To Work-Out For Rockets

By Michael Ma

Feb 20, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Royal Ivey (7) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the 76ers 94-87. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

While the Houston  Rockets have 18 players currently on their roster, all signs are pointing that they’re not done looking for more back-up help. 9-year veteran Royal Ivey is scheduled to work out for the Rockets in hopes of finding more back-up point guard help.

Ivey spent last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 13 minutes and 3.2 points.  Selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the 2004 draft, Ivey has been nothing more than a reserve throughout his career that includes serving 2 stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, 3 stints with the Sixers, and 2 years with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The University of Texas product will also work out for the San Antonio Spurs, as well as his original team, the Hawks.

The Rockets point guard depth chart will be Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverley, and Aaron Brooks, in that order heading into training camp. 2nd round pick Isaiah Canaan suffered an injury during the summer, and did not play in summer league, so if Ivey is brought in, he may compete with Canaan for the no. 4 point guard spot.