The Rockets are parting ways with point guard Andrew Goudelock, international journalist David Pick reports (via Twitter). Houston won’t be on the hook for any salary as a result of the move and Goudelock will become an unrestricted free agent, provided he clears waivers. Combo forward Michael Beasley was also reportedly on the bubble with the team, but waiving Goudelock likely means that Houston intends to keep him.
Houston is cutting ties with Goudelock well in advance of August 1st, which is when his salary of $1,015,696 for 2016/17 would become fully guaranteed. The team normally doesn’t make decisions this far in advance of deadlines, but the organization wanted to give the guard as much time to find a new team as possible, Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle relays (Twitter links).
Goudelock appeared in just eight games after signing with the Rockets in March when he completed his season in China. He averaged 2.8 points and 0.5 assists in 6.3 minutes per outing, shooting .450/.111/.750 from the field.