July 14th, 2017

REPORT: Rockets Reach Agreement to Sign Tarik Black

David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Tarik Black

Tarik Black is signing with the Houston Rockets (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets have reached an agreement with former Los Angeles Lakers big man Tarik Black, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical:

Last summer, the Lakers signed Black to a two-year deal worth $12.85 million. The Lakers waived Black on July 1.

Black, 25, went undrafted out of the University of Kansas. In signing with the Rockets, he’s returning to his first professional team; Black played 25 games in Houston in the 2014-15 season, before he was waived. The Lakers picked him up after he was cut.

Last season for the Lakers, Black appeared in 67 games, including 16 starts, and averaged 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game on 51.2 percent shooting.

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