Rockets news: Houston waives forwards Danuel House, Cam Oliver
The Houston Rockets have made what could be their final cuts ahead of the regular season as they released Danuel House and Cam Oliver, Fox 26 Houston sports director Mark Berman reports.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) October 15, 2017
Danuel House went undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2016 and played one game for the Washington Wizards as a rookie last season. He was only just signed by the Rockets, but he’ll likely end up with the Rockets’ G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Meanwhile, Cam Oliver signed a two-year deal with the Rockets after going undrafted out of Nevada in this year’s draft. He declared for the draft early after he averaged 16.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks as a sophomore last season. But after getting cut, he is not eligible to be assigned to Rio Grande Valley due to the $300,000 guaranteed money on his deal.
The Rockets had previously waived four players in Isaiah Taylor, Chris Johnson, Tim Quarterman, and George de Paula to reduce their roster size ahead of the regular season. And with the cuts to House and Oliver, the Rockets now have just 14 players on guaranteed deals, as well as point guard Demetrius Jackson on a two-way contract.