Houston Rockets claim former Oregon Duck Kenny Wooten off waivers


The Houston Rockets made a successful waiver claim Saturday for 22-year old former Oregon Duck two-way player Kenny Wooten.

The big man out of Oregon went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft but was Later invited to play on the Knicks' summer league team.

Wooten then earned himself an Exhibit 10 contract with the team and was eventually assigned to the G-League on Oct. 19, 2019.

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On the  Knicks G league team, Wootten averaged  7.6 points (64.3% FG), 6.1 rebounds, and 3.6 blocks in just 24.9 minutes per game.

On Jan.14, he signed a two-way contract with the Knicks but was not able to play his first professional game after having thumb surgery in late February.

For Wooten, he now joins a Rockets team that played a lot of small ball in the past seasons, now having the chance to fit into a very new offense with new coaching staff changes and front office changes.

The Rockets also got a player who has a lot of bounce, which fans in Houston will certainly enjoy watching in person, whenever those days come back.