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Zhou Qi agrees to multi-year deal with Rockets

The 2016 second-round pick played in China last season.

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As expected, the Rockets have brought over 2016 second round pick Zhou Qi from China and have signed him to a multi-year contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Terms of the deal will be revealed soon.

Qi led the Xinjiang Flying Tigers to the CBA title in 2017, and has been the CBA league leader in blocks twice before turning 21. He turned 21 this past January and is still an extremely raw prospect. With Houston signing Nene last night, it brings the Rockets guaranteed deals up to 9. Qi can play the 3, 4, or 5 and has been working on his three-point shot in order to adapt to the NBA and the Rockets system.

He will be playing for the Rockets in the Las Vegas Summer League beginning next week, so his first Rockets action is coming up. This deal shows that Qi is that much closer to getting on the court with the Rockets, but he is still developing. He was developing last season in China, and now he has moved his development to the States.