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Houston Rockets Waive Prigioni and Hairston

May 14, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Pablo Prigioni (9) drives past Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) in game six of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
May 14, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Pablo Prigioni (9) drives past Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) in game six of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Rockets roster is finally taking shape after Daryl Morey and the organization announced waivers.

In a busy Monday where NBA teams must deliver their final 15 player roster there has been quite a few surprises throughout the league, particularly with the Houston Rockets.

Above all Archie Goodwin, Jordan Farmar and Beno Udrih are among some of the most surprising casualties.

Oct 21, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; Houston Rockets point guard Gary Payton II (0) prepares to dunk the ball as San Antonio Spurs small forward Davis Bertans (42) defends during the second half at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 114-99. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

However on the Texan front the Houston Rockets added to the drama after sources confirmed the team’s plan to waive Tyler Ennis.  Whether a mistake or the team changed course the youngster Ennis is with the team while Argentinian guard Pablo Prigioni was released.

In a somewhat non surprising roster move, the first three cuts were more than expected. To wit, earlier today the team released PJ Hairston, Gary Payton II and Le’Bryan Nash:

Rockets GM Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived P.J. Hairston, Le’Bryan Nash & Gary Payton II » https://t.co/s7SrE1JdlQpic.twitter.com/rWtVyfx2DU

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) October 24, 2016

Later Gary Payton II even took time to appreciate the opportunity given and in a classy move thank the organization:

Gary Payton II appreciates the opportunity the #Rockets gave him: “I don’t take this as a setback. It’s just a learning experience.” pic.twitter.com/kJGHjTIteE

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) October 24, 2016

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