On December 5, Beijing time, according to the Houston Chronicle, the Rockets today laid off their striker House, mainly because the Rockets are seeking to complete a deal.
Today, the Rockets suddenly announced the layoff of House.
The Rockets are looking for a deal this week, according to people familiar with the matter, so they have cut House and made room for a lineup.
It is reported that the Rockets may eventually re-sign House, but this will depend on other potential transactions.
Sources say the Rockets may also close another deal before the trading deadline in February next year.
The Rockets decided to lay off House, which meant they were confident that a deal would happen, but there was also a risk that House might be claimed by other teams.
This season, House has played five games for the Rockets, averaging 8.4 points per game.