The Rockets have cut one of their backup centers as they head into the end of the season.
Brandan Wright has officially been cut by the Houston Rockets, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Wright appeared in just one game for the Rockets on February 25 and has been out since with knee soreness. In the end, the injury concern was not worth it for Houston and they cut the big man.
In Wright’s one game, he played 15 minutes, scoring 4 points and grabbing 2 rebounds. It was looking like he’d be a perfect fit in Houston, but it was not to be.
Feigen also reports that the Rockets are signing former Oklahoma State and Rio Grande Valley standout Le’Bryan Nash to fill the roster spot.
Nash has yet to play an NBA game but has had some solid years of basketball.
With Oklahoma State University in 2014-15, the 6’7 forward averaged 17 points and 6 rebounds per game. He was a dependable and consistent threat for the Cowboys.
He’s still working on his game at the G-League level. Last season for Rio Grande Valley, the affiliate of the Rockets, he averaged 8.5 points and 3 rebounds a night coming off the bench for the Vipers. Those numbers may sound less than impressive, but he was putting them up in less than 20 minutes per game.
This signing is an interesting one for the Rockets. He cannot shoot the 3 to save his life, but is athletic and can be built into a player Houston can use in the future. As Feigen reports, he isn’t in the plans for this year, but the Rockets will have his bird rights for the future.
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