The Houston Rockets agreed to sign veteran Joe Johnson after he reached a buyout with the Sacramento Kings, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
The person requested anonymity because the deal was not yet finalized.
Johnson was dealt to the Kings on Thursday as part of three-team deal involving Utah and Cleveland that sent Rodney Hood and George Hill to the Cavaliers.
Johnson, now in his 17th season, is averaging 7.3 points on 42% shooting.
In addition, the Rockets plan to sign center Brandan Wright when he completes his buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet finalized.
The 30-year-old Wright will fit in nicely as a fellow lob-catcher and rim-protector behind starting center Clint Capela for the Rockets (41-13), who are just a half game behind the defending champion Golden State Warriors for top billing in the Western Conference. He averaged 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds for the Grizzlies while playing in the final season of a three-year, $18 million deal.
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