The Rockets have released Tyler Honeycutt in order to clear room on the roster for Aaron Brooks, tweets Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston. Honeycutt had come to Houston along with Thomas Robinson and Francisco Garcia as part of the team's six-player deadline deal with the Kings.
Honeycutt, 22, was drafted 35th overall by the Kings in 2011, but played in just 24 games in a season and a half with the club. Upon joining the Rockets, the 6'8" forward was assigned to the team's D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In two games with the club, Honeycutt averaged 19.0 PPG and 10.0 RPG.
The Rockets will be on the hook for the rest of Honeycutt's salary this season, but his minimum-salary contract for 2013/14 was mostly non-guaranteed, so the team will only have to pay $100K of that amount.