Breaking: Tarik Black agrees to deal with Houston Rockets
Only a few days after his release, free agent center Tarik Black has agreed to a deal with the Houston Rockets, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Black was an all-effort motor man for the Lakers in a season where head coach Luke Walton tried to make a young team work cohesively — showing his ability to ferociously rebound the ball.
An undrafted undersized center out of the University of Kansas, Black averaged 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in his third season with the organization, being one of the three centers utilized throughout the season along with Timofey Mozgov and Ivica Zubac.
The Rockets have been desperately looking for talent after emptying half of their roster in the Chris Paul trade, now boasting five centers, some of which will either be released or head to the G-League or overseas to develop.
Black has played the majority of his career at the center position, but could play the same role as Montrezl Harrell as a power forward hybrid that can get up and down the court with Mike D’Antoni‘s run-and-gun system.
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