John Hollinger of The Athletic notes (Twitter link) that the agreement is for a bit more than the league minimum, and that the Rockets used a portion of their non-taxpayer mid-level exception to ink Tate to the deal.
The 6’4″ Tate, a four-year OSU alum, played under new Rockets assistant coach Will Weaver on the Sydney Kings of the Australian NBL for the 2019/20 season. He averaged 16.2 PPG and 5.8 RPG, while shooting 37.3% from long range on 1.8 attempts. He also shot a stellar 65.8% from the floor. Tate received first-team All-NBL honors for the season.
Tate averaged 11.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 2.9 APG in four seasons with the Buckeyes, from 2014-18. He went undrafted in 2018. We previously relayed news of Houston’s interest in adding Tate earlier this offseason.