Rockets Waive Four Players

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today the team has waived guards Tim Bond, Ángel Rodríguez, Brandon Sampson, and forward Bruno Caboclo.

 Bond was eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft following a four-year career at Eastern Michigan. As a senior, he was named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year and broke Earl Boykins school record for career steals.

Rodríguez was eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft following his senior season at the University of Miami. Last season he played for Maccabi Haifa B.C. in the Israeli league, averaging 13.1 points, 4.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.4 steals.

Sampson was eligible for the 2018 NBA Draft following his junior season at Louisiana State. Following his senior year of high school in 2015, Sampson was named Mr. Basketball in the state of Louisiana.

Below is the current roster for the Rockets:


# Name Pos Height Prior to NBA/Country Years Pro
7 Carmelo Anthony F 6-8 Syracuse/USA 15
15 Clint Capela C 6-10 Elan Chalon (France)/Switzerland 4
1 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-6 Syracuse/USA 5
0 Marquese Chriss F 6-10 Washington/USA 2
6 Gary Clark F 6-8 Cincinnati/USA R
12 Vincent Edwards F 6-8 Purdue/USA R
8 James Ennis F 6-7 Cal State Long Beach/USAA 4
10 Eric Gordon G 6-4 Indiana/USA 10
14 Gerald Green G 6-7 Gulf Shores Academy (TX)/USA 11
13 James Harden G 6-5 Arizona State/USA 9
55 Isaiah Hartenstein F/C 7-0 Rio Grande Valley (G League)/USA R
2 Brandon Knight G 6-3 Kentucky/USAA 7
42 Nenê C 6-11 Vasco de Gama/Brazil 16
3 Chris Paul G 6-0 Wake Forest/USA 13
17 PJ Tucker F 6-6 Texas/USA 7
9 NZhou Qi F/C 7-1 Xinjiang Flying Tigers/China 1

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