With Iman Shumpert rejecting an offer from the Houston Rockets, the team decided to sign former Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha, according to Alykhan Bijani from The Athletic. The deal is a one-year, veteran minimum contract which is fully guaranteed.
The #Rockets are signing Thabo Sefolosha to a one-year, fully guaranteed, veterans minimum contract, sources tell me and @KellyIkoNBA. He impressed during the Vegas mini camp.
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) September 20, 2019
Sefolosha attended to the Rockets minicamp in Las Vegas and left a good impression which led to a deal being signed. According to Bijani, other players like Nick Young, Luc Mbah Moute, and Raymond Felton attended the Rockets minicamp.
Source: Thabo Sefolosha will also be at #Rockets minicamp
To recap tweets from me and @KellyIkoNBA, here is a list of some of the players in Vegas for the #Rockets' minicamp:
Luc Mbah A Moute
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) September 17, 2019
Sefolosha, a 13-year veteran, entered the league in 2006 and since then he has played for the Chicago Bulls, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Atlanta Hawks and, most recently, the Utah Jazz. In his time in Oklahoma, he was part of the team that reached the NBA Finals in 2012.
In 2017, he signed a 2-year and $10.5 Million deal with the Jazz. This past season, he played in 50 games and averaged 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 12.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.6% from the three-point line.