The Rockets continue to add veteran depth to their roster in order to try to contend next season, this time by agreeing to terns with free agent Ronnie Brewer.
Marc Stein of ESPN.com had the report, and added that it’s a two-year deal that’s only partially guaranteed.
Brewer started 34 of the 46 games he appeared in for the Knicks in the first part of last season, before being sent to Oklahoma City at the trade deadline in exchange for a second round pick in 2014.
He’s proven to be an above average wing defender, but his minutes declined significantly in New York in the months leading up to the deal, and he was only used sparingly during his time in Oklahoma City.
Houston has done a good job of snatching up veteran talent at bargain prices, but it’s worth noting that their roster is extremely crowded at the moment, with 18 players holding at least partially-guaranteed contracts as we inch toward the opening of training camp at the end of September.
Marquese Chriss blocks Bobby Portis, who gets testy (video)
The time off during the All-Star break did Dwyane Wade some good.
The Bulls guard turned back the clock on Friday night, leading the Bulls with 23 points and topping it off with this dunk that proved to be the dagger, sealing a Chicago win. The Suns were convinced Wade was going to run the shot clock way down before making his move and they lollygagged into position — so he just blew past everyone for the poster slam.
With a couple of minutes left to go in the second quarter, Isaiah Thomas made the steal when DeMar DeRozan lost the ball on a drive, and Thomas was off to the races. Trying to prevent a lay-up, Carroll decided to foul Thomas far from the basket, but did so with a forearm shove that sent Thomas sprawling on the ground.
When Stephen Curry wore a headband through the All-Star Game last weekend, West coach Steve Kerr jokingly called him “Seth” all night.
Dallas’ Seth Curry came out of the week-long break playing like an All-Star. He dropped 31 on the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night, a career high for him. He hit 13-of-17 from the field, including three from beyond the arc, but did a lot of his damage in the midrange.