Rockets to reportedly sign Thabo Sefolosha

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According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the Houston Rockets are signing veteran forward Thabo Sefolosha.

The deal is for one year, as the Rockets will bolster their depth at forward with a “3-and-D player,” someone who specializes in three-point shooting and defense.

Sefolosha, 35, played six seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder where he was teammates with Rockets guards James Harden and Russell Westbrook, as they made the franchise’s first NBA Finals appearance in 2012.

Sefolosha will not only join his former Thunder teammates, but he will also get the chance to play with the only other Swiss national in the NBA, Clint Capela.

Capela has previously said that Sefolosha’s career helped inspire him as a fellow native of Switzerland.