Despite holding onto Christian Wood and Eric Gordon at the NBA Trade deadline day, the Houston Rockets announced that they traded center, Daniel Theis back to Boston in a four-man deal. Boston received Theis and the Rockets received guard Dennis Schroder and centers Bruno Fernando and Enes Freedom. The Rockets released D.J. Augustin and Armoni Brooks to complete the deal.
Houston Rockets general manager Rafael Stone's most notable chess move was converting Daishen Nix's two-way contract to a standard four-year deal. According to Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype, the contract is for a total of $6 million with the first two years being guaranteed.
Nix, as a two-way player, has played for both the Rockets and their G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Nix has been arguably the best player in the G League. He was named G League player of the week, and has averaged 24.5 points, 7.3 assists, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.6 steals this season.
Nix has remained consistent in his performances with the RGV Vipers and will make a great contribution to the Rocket's young roster. He is a consistent hustler, that makes the most of his minutes.
Nix is someone the Rockets will be able to depend on when the game is on the line, as he has shown a steady calm under pressure. Nix played with Jalen Green on the G League Ignite last season so it will be exciting to see what the two can do together as both have shown substantial growth as individual players.
When asked about his opinions of Nix, Rafael Stone stated, "You need to watch this kid play. He is physical. He is a point guard, for sure. He makes those around him better. He can get downhill. He’s shooting the ball a lot better than we had expected or thought that he could."
Nix turned 20 years old on February 13 and has a bright future ahead of him. He continues to grow as a player with every season that passes, continues to show his undying love for the game on and off the court, and now with being on the big stage, there's no limit to how he will surprise us, great chess move Houston!