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Rockets Re-Sign Jae’Sean Tate to Multi-Year Contract

HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets today announced they have re-signed forward Jae’Sean Tate to a multi-year contract.  

Tate was eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft following his senior season at Ohio State.  He began his professional career overseas before signing as a free agent with the Rockets on Nov. 25, 2020.  Tate started 58 of his 70 games played as a rookie in 2020-21 and became the second undrafted player to earn NBA All-Rookie First Team honors going back to 2011-12.

In two seasons as a Rocket, Tate has averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.06 steals while shooting 50.1% from the floor.  He became the fifth player in NBA history to have reached his total of points (1,713), rebounds (794), assists (400), steals (157), blocks (77), and 3-pointers made (123) through the first 148 games played of a career, joining Vince Carter, Paul Pierce, Lamar Odom, and LeBron James.

Tate has appeared in 148 of a possible 154 games as a Rocket.  He tied Detroit’s Saddiq Bey for the most starts (135) by a sophomore over the past two seasons and tied for the sixth-most games played by any player over that span.