Report: Rockets signing Andrew Goudelock

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The Rockets cleared a couple roster spots by waiving Marcus Thornton and buying out Ty Lawson.

Houston will fill one of those vacancies with another guard: Andrew Goudelock.

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

Goudelock, the No. 46 pick in the 2011 draft, last played in the NBA in 2013 – though he was starting for the Lakers as they were swept by the Spurs in the first round. He reunites with Dwight Howard from that team.

Lakers fans were enamored with Goudelock, whom Kobe Bryant nicknamed “Mini-Mamba.” But Goudelock never proved to be more than a solid outside shooter.

Still, the Rockets could use one of those. They’re shooting slightly below NBA average on 3-pointers, and Goudelock could help space the floor for James Harden to drive and create.

As long as Houston isn’t relying on Goudelock to start in the playoffs, this should be fine. Heck, Goudelock might even help the Rockets make the playoffs in a crowded Western Conference.