NBA notes: Ex-Jazzman Ronnie Brewer to join Rockets
Swingman Ronnie Brewer says he has taken a physical to sign with the Houston Rockets. The 28-year-old free agent forward tells KRIV-TV of Houston that he has agreed to a two-year contract with the Rockets.
The 6-foot-7, 225-pounder out of Arkansas is entering his eighth year in the NBA. He was chosen in the first round of the 2006 draft by Utah, and spent four seasons with the Jazz.
Last season, he split the season between the New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging three points and 2.3 rebounds. For his career, he has averaged 8.2 points and three rebounds.
Jamison joins Clippers
Free-agent forward Antawn Jamison told the Los Angeles Times on Monday afternoon that he'd reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Clippers for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million.
Jamison, a 15-year veteran who spent last season with the Lakers, has stated his desire to play for an NBA title contender at this point in his career.
The 6-foot-9 forward is coming off an uneven season in which he averaged career lows in points (9.4), rebounds (4.8) and assists (0.7) while shooting 46.4 percent. He underwent surgery in late April to repair an injured right wrist.
McGrady to retire
Tracy McGrady says he is retiring from the NBA. The seven-time All-Star announced his decision on ESPN and Twitter on Monday morning. McGrady spent 16 seasons in the NBA playing for the Raptors, Magic, Rockets, Knicks, Pistons and Hawks. He finished his career last season by signing with the San Antonio Spurs late in the year.
After being drafted by Toronto out of high school in 1997, McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in a career that was curtailed by injuries.
McGrady didn't rule out continuing his career overseas. Before joining the Spurs last season, McGrady played in China.