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Report: Rockets signing Andrew Goudelock

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Andrew Goudelock #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after making a three point basket against the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on February 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 86-78. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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The Rockets cleared a couple roster spots by waiving Marcus Thornton and buying out Ty Lawson.

Houston will fill one of those vacancies with another guard: Andrew Goudelock.

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

Goudelock, the No. 46 pick in the 2011 draft, last played in the NBA in 2013 – though he was starting for the Lakers as they were swept by the Spurs in the first round. He reunites with Dwight Howard from that team.

Lakers fans were enamored with Goudelock, whom Kobe Bryant nicknamed “Mini-Mamba.” But Goudelock never proved to be more than a solid outside shooter.

Still, the Rockets could use one of those. They’re shooting slightly below NBA average on 3-pointers, and Goudelock could help space the floor for James Harden to drive and create.

As long as Houston isn’t relying on Goudelock to start in the playoffs, this should be fine. Heck, Goudelock might even help the Rockets make the playoffs in a crowded Western Conference.