The Houston Rockets are considering making a roster move to sign free agent Tyler Johnson ahead of the NBA’s return-to-play in Orlando, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.
Johnson played 31 games for the Phoenix Suns this season before being waived in February and is eligible to join a team for the season’s return.
After two solid seasons as a rotation player for the Miami Heat in 2017 and 2018, he only averaged 5.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game this season.
If the Rockets ultimately want to sign Johnson, they’ll have to free up a roster spot to do so.
After signing Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll earlier in the season, the Rockets have a full 15-man roster with both two-way spots also filled.
Feigen doesn’t specifically name a player whose roster spot may be in jeopardy, but players like Tyson Chandler, Bruno Caboclo, Isaiah Hartenstein and Thabo Sefolosha are players who have limited roles and aren’t guaranteed money after this season.