The Houston Rockets waive second-year forward Gary Clark today according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Rockets can still bring Clark back on a team-friendly deal similar to the deal that Chris Clemons sign. Clark’s contract would have been fully guaranteed today if the Rockets had not released him. The second-year forward has been going back and forth from the Rockets roster to the G-League team the Rio Valley Vipers. Clark had some good moments this year with the Rockets when the team was without Danuel House and Clint Capela different times this year. It is also possible the Houston Rockets are opening a spot for a possible buyout player later in the season.
With Eric Gordon, House and Capela all healthy Clark was out of the rotation. In 18 games with the Rockets, Clark averaged 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. The Rockets will need to add depth at power forward to help reduce P.J. Tucker 36 minutes a game.
Possible players the Houston Rockets could add
Names like Jeff Green, Jae Crowder, and Alec Burks are all possibilities via trade and later on buy out. The Rockets have tried in the past to trade for Robert Covington but may not have the necessary pieces to facilitate a trade. Green was recently waived by the Utah Jazz and has already cleared waivers.