Reports: Rockets sign veteran Thabo Sefolosha

NBA.com Global on Sep 21, 2019 06:26 AM
Reports: Rockets sign veteran Thabo Sefolosha
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NBA.com staff report

The Houston Rockets have been steadily assessing and adding to their roster throughout the offseason, and they've reportedly brought veteran swingman Thabo Sefolosha into the mix.

The 35-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Utah Jazz, and appeared in 50 games off the bench -- averaging 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12.2 minutes -- for the Western Conference No. 5 seed in 2018-19. In reduced minutes, Sefolosha's 3-point shot has been increasing in efficiency, jumping from 34.2 percent to 38.1 percent and then 43.6 percent across the last three seasons.

Marc Stein of The New York Times first broke the news, which was supplemented by ESPN's Tim MacMahon, who clarified that the deal would be guaranteed at the veteran's minimum salary. As MacMahon notes, Sefolosha was a teammate of Houston stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook when the trio played for the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2009-12.

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