Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tarik Black signs contract with NBA’s Houston Rockets


The NBA's Houston Rockets signed former Kansas University center Tarik Black to a two-year, partially guaranteed contract on Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The Rockets announced the signing on Wednesday afternoon. The newspaper said on Twitter there was a "small amount" of money guaranteed in the deal.

Black, a 6-foot-8 forward, played 13 games for Houston in the July summer league.

Playing five games with the Rockets at the 2014 Orlando Summer League, free agent Black averaged 10.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 20.0 minutes per game. Black also averaged 4.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 16.0 minutes a game in eight games for Houston in the Las Vegas Summer League.

More on Black and recruiting in the KU basketball notebook to appear in Thursday's Journal-World and on


Walter Bridges 7 years, 11 months ago

NBA small can still be welcome news. Hopefully he can make the most out of this opportunity.

Joseph Bullock 7 years, 11 months ago

Doesn't the NBA have a minimum salary structure, if you get a contract that is not just those 10 day contracts? Especially since Black got a 2 year deal.

Robert Robinson 7 years, 11 months ago

Good for you Tarik! Happy to see you land a spot.

Robert Moore 7 years, 11 months ago

Might have to watch the Rockets occasionally. Good for you Tarik

John Randall 7 years, 11 months ago

The contract may be "with Houston" but to play in d-league. No doubt some group somewhere has regulations – after all, this is 21st century Amerika.

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