Adrian Wojnarowski said on ESPN that Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Theo Maledon, Moe Harkless and a second-round pick in the 2025 Draft end up with the Rockets in exchange for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss, who will play for the Thunder.
With the trade, both the Rockets and Thunder have 18 players on their respective rosters, so each must cut three players by October 17.
Not part of Garuba trade
One player who was not part of the exchange was Usman Garuba, as it seems that coach Stephen Silas is willing to give him another chance with the Rockets.
“He was very good in EuroBasket. On blocks and continuations, short continuations, and passing,” Silas acknowledged.
“We knew he was good at those three things, but I didn’t know he was as good as we saw him in EuroBasket.
“We knew the energy he had to play basketball, also his ability to change on defense … it was something we knew, of course.
“But when it came to his play on offense, he really showed an ability for short-roll continuations and to generate for others that we didn’t know he was capable of.”
Usman Garuba played 24 games for the Houston Rockets last season, averaging 2 points and 3.5 rebounds per 10 minutes.