Rockets Waive Reeves Nelson

October 27 2012 at 9:45am CDT By Zach Links

The Rockets signed forward Reeves Nelson earlier this week but they are expected to waive him later on today, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter).  Houston made the move in order to secure D-League rights on Nelson if he opts to go that route this season.

The UCLA product hooked on with the Lakers in September but was released from his make-good contract last Saturday.  Nelson was widely viewed as a first-round talent before things went south for him in college.  The Bruins dropped him from the program early last season, leading him to a short stint overseas.

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