NBA free agency rumors: Rockets signing Thabo Sefolosha to 1-year deal

By Ameer Tyree 21 September 2019
NBA free agency rumors: Rockets signing Thabo Sefolosha to 1-year deal

Houston made a trade that assembled arguably the best backcourt in basketball when it acquired Russell Westbrook this offseason, and now its improving wing depth.

The Rockets are signing forward Thabo Sefolosha to a one-year deal for the league minimum, according to ESPN.

The 13-year veteran was among the players who attended Houston's voluntary minicamp in Las Vegas this week and could fill an important role in 2019-20.

The Rockets have been known to utilize several quality 3-and-D wings over the years but seem to be lacking in that department this season. They parted with Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute following the 2017-18 season and contract negotiations didn't work out with Iman Shumpert this summer.

Sefolosha, 35, has a reputation for being a reliable defender. He made the NBA's All-Defensive second team in 2010.

He has career averages of 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game and shot 43.6 percent from beyond the arc while playing for the Jazz last year.

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