The Houston Rockets have reached an agreement with former Los Angeles Lakers big man Tarik Black, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical:
Free agent forward Tarik Black has reached agreement to sign with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 14, 2017
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.