Brooklyn Nets forward/center Kenneth Faried has consented to an agreement buyout, clearing the way for him to sign a free-agent deal the Houston Rockets, group sources told ESPN.
The Rockets plan to promptly embed Faried into the lineup as a stopgap huge man to help supplant a portion of the protection and bouncing back lost with beginning focus Clint Capela, who is required to be out half a month following surgery on his right thumb.
Faried will be discharged Saturday, sources stated, with his $13.7 million salary expected to clear waivers on Monday.
The Rockets are forcefully attempting to discover a trade for the banished Carmelo Anthony before Monday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline to clear a program spot for Faried, league sources said. The Rockets should trade a player to a group with an open program spot, or defer a player, before marking Faried. It is workable for Houston to hold off on marking Faried to figure out how to make the list spot, however there’s a need to get him into the group’s drained frontcourt when Monday night against the 76ers.
The cleanest answer for the Rockets clearing a list spot without a trade is discharging James Nunnally five days right on time from his 10-day contract. The agreement marked on Jan. 16 is set to expire Jan. 25. Nunnally shouldn’t be waived.
Brooklyn procured Faried in the offseason, yet he attempted to discover a job with the more youthful center of the Nets. He was a starter for the greater part of his seven seasons with Denver, averaging 11.3 focuses and 8.1 bounce back.
Faried has been a tenacious rebounder and safeguard in his career, and he’ll impart focus minutes to Nene Hilario until Capela’s arrival.
ESPN’s Bobby Marks added to this report.