Rockets Sign Exum, Give Up Bey
The Rockets have officially resigned from custody Dante Exum and renounced Tyler Bey to create a list space for him, according to the NBA Transaction Log. JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors was the first to report the Bey deal (Twitter link).
With Jean Wall isn’t expected to play for the team this season as they seek to trade him, the Rockets were looking for another point guard. The Rockets’ interest in Exum surfaced on Tuesday.
Exum’s career has been marred by serious injuries since he was selected with the No.5 pick by the Jazz in 2014. He transferred to Cleveland in December 2019.
Exum ended up with the Rockets last winter as part of the squad of four James harden trade, although injuries kept him on the bench for his entire tenure at Houston in 2020/21. He appeared in just six games for Cleveland last season.
Exum played a leading role in Australia’s bronze medalist team at the Tokyo Olympics, averaging 9.0 PPG and 2.8 APG.
Bey, a 6’7 “forward, signed an Exhibition 10 contract with Houston on August 25.
He was a high second-round selection in 2020 over Colorado, taken with the Sixers’ 36th pick. It was included in the agreement that sent Josh richardson to the Mavericks for Seth Curry. Bey has only played 18 games for the Mavs and averaged just 3.9 minutes per game in those 18 competitions, despite having recorded 15.1 PPG and 9.2 RPGs in the G League.