According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Rockets have officially signed former Nuggets and Nets big man Kenneth Faried after reports of a signing came about Friday evening.
The Houston Rockets are waiving guard James Nunnally to create roster space for Kenneth Faried, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 21, 2019
With the signing of Faried, the Rockets needed to free up a roster spot. In their corresponding move, the Rockets released James Nunnally, who appeared in two games on his ten-day contract, which would have expired on Friday.
Nunnally was brought to Houston as a sharpshooting wing off the bench, but did not live up to his expectations. In his two games as a Rocket, Nunnally averaged 4.5 points per game while shooting just 3-12 from distance.
The Rockets were hoping to keep Nunnally through the life of his contract as they were looking for a trade partner for Carmelo Anthony, who has been away from the team since late November.
However, the Rockets found no such partner and were forced to drop Nunnally in favor of Faried.
In Faried, the Rockets will get a big man able to eat some of the frontcourt minutes vacated by Clint Capela after a thumb injury forced him out of the lineup for four-to-six weeks.
Faried is available to play tonight vs. the Sixers.