The number one layoff target is out, and the new Rockets are about to be cut before they arrive on the team?
According to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, the Oklahoma Thunder struck a deal with the Houston Rockets involving eight players. The Thunder sent Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Maurice Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second-round pick (from the Hawks) to the Rockets, and traded back David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, and Rock. Marquese Chriss and Trey Burke.
According to further revelations from Houston Chronicle reporter Jonathan Feigan, the Rockets are ready to lay off backcourt player Jerome as soon as the deal is officially completed, and he will also become the first player the Rockets will cut this summer.
Previously, Jerome had reached an agreement with the Thunder management that he had chosen not to attend the Thunder's training camp. Thunder will find a way to find a home for him that is willing to accept him. After a few days of searching, the Thunder did find the next home for him, but it seemed that the next home seemed to be a little less than ideal, and the Rockets thought Jerome was worthless and decided to cut him directly after taking over him.
In the 2019 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns selected Jerome with the 24th pick in the first round. A season later, in a super-big deal involving Chris Paul, he was sent to the Thunder by the Suns. Jerome's performance at the Thunder was not ideal, he did not show enough strength, and he did not show the potential of the first-round show. He hasn't completed his rookie contract yet, but it looks like he may soon be out of work.
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