HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets today announced they have signed free agent center Jock Landale.
Landale (6-11, 255) was eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft after earning West Coast Conference Player of the Year honors following his senior season at Saint Mary’s. He played in Serbia, Lithuania and his native Australia before making his NBA debut with San Antonio in 2021-22.
Last season, Landale appeared in 69 games with four starts for Phoenix while averaging 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game. He was one of four players in 2022-23 to have averaged at least 6.0 ppg and 4.0 rpg while playing fewer than 15.0 mpg. Of players who appeared in at least 40 games in 2022-23, Landale ranked tied for 13th in offensive rebounds per 36 minutes played (4.4).
Regular season and playoffs combined last season, Landale played 20-plus minutes 16 times. In those games, he averaged 11.9 ppg and 6.6 rpg in 23.6 mpg while shooting 61.4% from the floor.
Landale helped Australia win its first Olympic men’s basketball medal with a bronze performance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He was the Boomers second-leading scorer with 12.8 ppg.