Rockets bolster roster by completing a trio of signings Dillon Brooks, Jock Landale, and Fred VanVleet

The trio of Dillon Brooks, Jock Landale, and Fred VanVleet have stirred up the NBA world by signing up with the ever-so-coveted Houston Rockets.

After adding Brooks, VanVleet, and Landale this month, the Rockets are noted as having an “active roster cap” of $122,927,103.

Rockets complete trio of signing

A very busy Saturday for the Houston Rockets was highlighted by their 4-year, agreement with one-time Memphis Grizzlies wing ‘Dillon The Villain,’ Brooks. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN also claimed that Brooks was obtained in a sign-and-trade. On Friday, the Rockets and point guard Fred VanVleet reached an agreement (three years, $130M).

Based on the report of S. Charania of Stadium and The Athletic, the Rockets have now added center Jock Landale, who has acquiesced to a 4-year, $32M contract, and Brooks. According to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, veteran forward Jeff Green, who was most recently a part of the NBA winner Denver Nuggets, has been approved a 1-year, $6M contract.

The trade market has been active in Houston as well. As maintained by Kelly Iko of The Athletic, Josh Christopher, the 21st across-the-board pick in the 2021 NBA draught, is now an associate of the Grizzlies. Furthermore, according to Wojnarowski, K.J. Martin will be traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for two second-round choices.

Last but not least, according to Charania, the Rockets dealt TyTy Washington Jr. and Usman Garuba to the Atlanta Hawks in order to free up roster space.

VanVleet at the point guard position and Brooks on the wing are expected to be the Rockets’ two new starters this season. In terms of depth and talent, Houston appears to have a strong bench that includes two first-round picks (Cam Whitmore and Amen Thompson), forward Tari Eason, guard Kevin Porter Jr., and the recent enormous man Landale.

Dillon Brooks, Rockets Agree $80M contract 

Dillon Brooks got a bag for himself. According to ESPN’s A. Wojnarowski, the former Grizzlies veteran signed a four-year, $80M contract with the Houston Rockets on Saturday. This is a considerable increase from the $11.7M per year he made with Memphis on his last deal.

Due to his tough defensive approach and his trash-talking of a few of the league’s greatest players, especially LA Laker’s virtuoso LeBron ‘King’ James, Brooks has emerged as one of the NBA’s most divisive players.

After the Grizzlies were bounced from the 2023 playoffs, it was claimed that Memphis would under no circumstances re-sign him for the 2023–2024 season and beyond, perhaps because of his antics.


Many NBA fans were shocked that Brooks was able to negotiate a deal worth $20 M per year after the events of the 2022–23 season, especially in light of the fact that Russell Westbrook only agreed to a two–year, $8M contract.

Brooks played his first six seasons of professional basketball with the Grizzlies. The 27-year-old seems to have good defensive skills, but his offensive numbers declined in 2022–23.

He while shooting 39.6 percent averaged 14.3 points from the field, 32.6 percent from beyond the arc, and 2.6 assists. He also grabbed 3.3 rebounds on average. Given the conditions of his contract, Brooks’ time with the Rockets will likely be one of the most closely scrutinized in the league, and he will be under a lot of pressure to perform well.

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