The Rockets have officially signed big man Brandan Wright, the team announced on its website. When Wright was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies, he gave his commitment to join the Houston Rockets when he cleared waivers on Monday.
Point guard Bobby Brown was waived to make room for the fellow big man.
Now, in 27 games this year, Wright has put up 5 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game in only 13.6 minutes per contest, which is his lowest ever in his three years as a Grizzly.
Wright brings a defensive presence and with all of the scorers on the Rockets, Wright will not be defended tightly, which could lead to more shots for the 30-year old Tar Heel product.
Injuries have slowed Wright considerably in recent seasons. However, he will provide solid bench depth for the Rockets and try to steal minutes from Nene and Tarik Black.
The team is also waiting for veteran Joe Johnson to clear waivers to sign him, as he gave his word to Houston like Wright did.
Houston remains a half-game behind the Warriors for first place in the Western Conference. These moves should help them get over them in the standings.