Report: Iman Shumpert rejects offer from Rockets, who’ll have several familiar names in minicamp
Iman Shumpert is the best free agent available.
Why hasn’t he signed yet? Apparently because he spent the offseason negotiating with the Rockets, but those talks haven’t produced a deal.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
Kelly Iko of The Athletic:
Source: Terrence Jones, Nick Young, and Luc Mbah a Moute will be among the players in Vegas for the Rockets’ minicamp.— Kelly Iko (@KellyIko) September 17, 2019
Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic:
Source: Thabo Sefolosha will also be at #Rockets minicamp— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) September 17, 2019
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
I wonder whether Houston tried to sign Shumpert to a contract similar to Nene’s, creating another trade chip. The Rockets are close to the luxury tax and probably wouldn’t guarantee Shumpert much. It doesn’t take months to negotiate a simple minimum contract.
Shumpert (29) is a credible wing in a league starving for them. He played well for the Kings last season before getting traded to Houston, where he struggled. Other teams should be interested.
The Rockets have just nine players with guaranteed salaries. There’s plenty of room for some of these past-their-prime veterans to make the regular-season roster. It might mostly depend on which of Terrence Jones (27), Nick Young (34), Luc Mbah a Moute (33), Corey Brewer (33), Raymond Felton (35) and Thabo Sefolosha (35) are in the best shape at this stage.