Reports: Tarik Black to sign with Houston Rockets

Former Tiger reportedly agrees to 1-year, $3.2 million deal.

Lee Eric Smith | 7/17/2017, 11:25 a.m.
Former Tiger reportedly agrees to 1-year, $3.2 million deal.
Tarik Black returns to the Houston Rockets, where he started his NBA career.

Fresh off his Transformation50 basketball camp and Righteous Revolution events last week here in his hometown Memphis, it appears former Tiger Tarik Black has found an NBA home for the upcoming season.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Black, 25, has agreed to a one-year, $3.2 million contract with the Houston Rockets. From

Black started his career in Houston, but he was waived by the team just 25 games into his first season. Since then, he has spent the past 2 1/2 seasons in Los Angeles bouncing between the Lakers and their G-League team, the Los Angeles D-Fenders (now South Bay Lakers).

After being waived by the Lakers earlier this summer, Black becomes a nice bargain move for the Rockets. Black is an athletic forward who fills out the roster and provides front-court depth.

In 67 games with the Lakers last season, including 16 starts, Black averaged 5.7 points and 5.1 rebounds.


Tarik Black at "Righteous Revolution" event on July 14, 2017

Memphis native, former Tiger and current NBA player Tarik Black took a moment with TSD correspondent Tommi Matthews to talk about his foundation, his drive to serve and his NBA free agency.

On Friday, TSD Correspondent Tommi Matthews interviewed Black at his Righteous Revolution event, apparently just minutes before he posted on social media about his deal with the Rockets. In it, he talks about his foundation, dodges a question about his NBA future and talks about how much Memphis will miss Zach Randolph.