Houston Rockets have interest in multiple free agents for playoffs

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The Houston Rockets will be looking to add another player to their roster prior to the resumption of the NBA season. There are a variety of talented free agents that could be an option for them, including Tyler Johnson.

According to Jonathan Feigan of Houston Chronicle, the Rockets are ‘looking at several options’ to add to their roster and Johnson is on the list.

The Rockets in preparation for next month’s restart of the NBA season are looking at several options for a roster move including signing free agent guard Tyler Johnson, a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking said Friday.

Before being released by the Phoenix Suns, Johnson averaged 16.6 minutes, 5.7 points (38.0% FG, 28.9% 3P, 75.0% FT), 1.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists. His level of impact was underwhelming and it makes it difficult to see the appeal for a contender like the Rockets.

It will be interesting to see the direction the Rockets choose to go as far as adding another talent to its roster. They currently lack much for size after trading Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks but appear focused on adding another perimeter player.

Pursuing a guard does would be the best move if the Rockets are most worried about the durability of key players at those spots. Something to consider, Houston has used load management with Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon has dealt with a knee injury.


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