Despite mistaken news Tyler Ennis was cut, the Houston Rockets confirmed Ennis, Brown and Wiltjer made the 15 man roster.
Feb 23, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Tyler Ennis (11) during the game against the Chicago Bulls at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Ennis, Wiltjer, Brown: Welcome to Red Nation!
Houston Rockets are finalizing preparations for the 2016-17 season including waived players and final players who’ll join the team. As previously stated the final cut came later though as media sources confirmed a shocking Tyler Ennis waive. Conversely this move never came to fruition as Shams Charania from The Vertical confirmed afterwards via twitter:
Sources: The Rockets changed course on point guard release: waived Pablo Prigioni, kept Tyler Ennis.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 24, 2016
Above all, this configures to a refreshing decision for the Rockets as the team look to prioritize young talent over veteran experience.
Additionally the Rockets are expected to keep youngster sensation Kyle Wiltjer.
Both players took to twitter to celebrate their signings:
— Bobby Brown (@BBROWNLAU) October 24, 2016
— Kyle Wiltjer (@kwiltj) October 24, 2016
On the other hand there’s still no news regarding Donatas Motiejunas future. Indeed D-Mo’s career with the Rockets looks as good as done.
Regardless, it’s worth noting that all players waived today are eligible for the Rio Grande Valley D-League roster.
Rockets roster decision means Kyle Wiltjer, Bobby Brown, Tyler Ennis make team.
Taylor, Hairston, Nash, Payton II eligible for RGV roster.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) October 24, 2016
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