Pending Free Agents
John Wall was one of the Rockets' best players in 2020-21, despite it being his first time touching the NBA court in two years. Wall played in 40 of the Rockets' 72 games and averaged 20.6 points, 6.9 assists, and 3.2 rebounds in just over 32 minutes. Wall was ultimately bought out and joined the LA Clippers in 2022-23, averaging 11.4 points and 5.2 assists before getting traded to the Rockets once more and getting subsequently released. Wall remains a free agent.
Christian Wood was brought to Houston to provide a big man for James Harden, which he desperately needed, after the small ball Rockets absolved themselves of any formidable lob threat. Wood averaged 21 points, 9.6 rebounds, 51.4 percent from the field, and 37.1 percent from deep in 41 games of action in 2020-21. The Rockets traded Wood to the Dallas Mavericks in 2022, who decided to let him hit free agency this summer, where he remains.
Sterling Brown's time with the Rockets was largely overshadowed by an off-court incident in Miami. Brown was the Rockets' best shooter in 2020-21, shooting 42.3 percent from deep on 4.2 attempts in 51 games of play. Brown spent the following season with the Dallas Mavericks, before being traded back to Houston in the Christian Wood deal, paving the way for him to join the Lakers in 2022-23. Brown remains a free agent.
Avery Bradley's time with the Rockets was rather uneventful, as he played 17 games with the Rockets, averaging 5.2 points and 2.3 rebounds on 31.4 percent from the field and 27 percent from long-range in 23 minutes of action. Bradley spent the 2022-23 season out of the league and remains unsigned.
Nwaba averaged 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 48.6 percent from the floor in 22.6 minutes of action in 2020-21. Nwaba played 30 games with the Rockets and spent the following season with the franchise also, but hasn't suited up for another team since, after being released by the Oklahoma City Thunder following a trade from the Rockets.
The University of Texas product joined the Rockets to provide veteran leadership and a steady long-range shooter and became just that in 2020-21. Augustin was a consummate professional and was more than willing to help Kevin Porter Jr. learn the nuisances of the point guard position. Augustin gave the Rockets 10.6 points on 38.6 percent from three, in 20.8 minutes across 20 total games.
Anthony Lamb's rookie season with the Rockets was a bit underwhelming. Lamb played 24 games with the Rockets, averaging 17.3 minutes per contest. Lamb's best season came with the Golden State Warriors last season, as he started four games and played 62 games, shooting 36.7 percent from behind the arc. Lamb went unsigned in the 2023 free-agency period.
Wilson has had a rather unimpressive NBA career, especially for a player selected in the top-20 of the 2017 NBA Draft. Wilson played 23 games with the Rockets in 2020-21, posting averages of 6.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 41.6 percent shooting, and 33.9 percent from long-range in 14.3 minutes per contest. The Rockets let him hit free agency, where he remains now after being signed and waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors.