HOUSTON, March 30, 2008 (AP) -- The Houston Rockets signed forward Mike Harris for the remainder of the season on Saturday.

The 6-foot-6 Harris, who had signed two straight 10-day contracts with the Rockets, has averaged 5.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in eight games.

Harris standout originally signed with the Rockets as a rookie free agent in July, but was released in October. The former Rice Owls standout played 48 games last season with the D-League's Colorado 14ers, averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.54 blocks.

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