Rockets Make Trades Official
Rockets Net First Rounder and Forbes From Raptors
Houston deals point guard Kyle Lowry to Toronto in exchange for first round pick, Gary Forbes
With the conclusion of the NBA’s “moratorium period,” Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced Wednesday that the team has acquired a future lottery pick and guard/forward Gary Forbes from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for guard Kyle Lowry.
Forbes (6-7, 220, Massachusetts) has averaged 5.8 points and 2.0 rebounds in 111 career NBA games (13 starts) with Denver and Toronto. In 2011-12 with the Raptors, Forbes averaged 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 14.9 minutes in 48 games. He made two starts with Toronto, posting his first career double-double with 12 points (6-16 FG) and a career-high 13 rebounds at Chicago (3/24/12). The native of Colon, Panama, then started a second consecutive game and poured in 21 points (7-14 FG, 4-7 3FG) vs. Orlando (3/26/12). Forbes appeared in 63 outings (11 starts) as a rookie with the Nuggets in 2010-11, averaging 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game.
Prior to the NBA, Forbes saw action in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), the Venezuela-LPB, Italy-SerieA and the Israel Premier League. He was also the fourth overall pick by the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the 2008 NBA D-League Draft. Forbes averaged 17.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 52 total games (33 starts) with the Skyforce (22 games) and Tulsa 66ers (30 games) in 2008-09.
Lowry (6-0, 205, Villanova) owns career averages of 10.4 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.14 steals in 359 career games (139 starts) with Memphis and Houston. In his fourth season with the Rockets in 2011-12, Lowry averaged 14.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.55 steals in 47 games (38 starts). Lowry was originally acquired by Houston from the Grizzlies as part of a three-team trade on Feb. 19, 2009.
Rockets Get Players and Picks from Knicks
Houston sends Camby to New York in Sign-and-Trade
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has agreed to a sign-and-trade with center Marcus Camby, which will send him to the New York Knicks in exchange for guard Toney Douglas, center/forward Josh Harrellson, center Jerome Jordan, second-round draft picks in 2014 and 2015, as well as cash considerations.
Douglas (6-2, 185, Florida State) owns career averages of 9.0 points, 2.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 175 games (30 starts) over three seasons with the Knicks. He has also averaged 9.0 points, 2.6 boards and 2.0 assists in five postseason outings (three starts) with New York. Douglas posted his best season with the Knicks in 2010-11, netting a career-best 10.6 points per game while averaging 3.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.10 steals over 81 games (nine starts). He was originally selected by the L.A. Lakers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft following an outstanding four-year college career at Auburn (one year) and Florida State (three years). His rights were acquired by the Knicks from the Lakers for a 2011 second-round draft choice and cash considerations on draft night (June 25, 2009).
Harrellson (6-10, 275, Kentucky) averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 37 games (four starts) with New York in 2011-12. He also saw action in four playoff games with the Knicks. Originally selected by the New Orleans Hornets in the second round (45th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft, he had his draft rights acquired by New York for cash considerations in a draft-night deal (June 23, 2011).
Jordan (7-0, 240, Tulsa) played in 21 games with the Knicks as a rookie in 2011-12, averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 boards in 5.1 minutes per contest. A native of Jamaica, Jordan appeared in one postseason game with New York last season. He also spent time on assignment with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League in 2011-12. Jordan was originally drafted 44th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2010 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Knicks for cash considerations on July 8, 2010. Prior to making his NBA debut this past season, Jordan spent time overseas with KK Hemofarm in Serbia (2010-11) and BC Krka in Slovenia (2011).
Camby (6-11, 235, Massachusetts) owns career averages of 9.7 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.01 steals and 2.44 blocks in 949 games (782 starts) with Toronto (1996-98), New York (1998-2002), Denver (2002-08), the L.A. Clippers (2008-10), Portland (2010-12) and Houston (2011-12). In his lone campaign with the Rockets, Camby averaged 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.53 blocks in 19 games (13 starts). He was acquired by Houston from Portland on Mar. 15, 2012.