Rockets Waiving Danuel House, Converting Garrison Matthews’ Deal

The Rockets made a series of roster decisions Friday, waiving forward Danuel House, converting the contract of shooting guard Garrison Mathews from a 10-day to standard contract, and signing guard/forward Trevelin Queen to a two-way deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon of ESPN.Garrison Mathews

Mathews’ deal will be for four years and more than $8 million. According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the Rockets are using part of their midlevel exception to convert Mathews’ contract.

“He’s certainly earned his promotion to a standard deal; in 11 games since entering the starting lineup, Mathews has averaged 14.5 PPG and 3.8 RPG on .435/.378/.795 shooting in 33 MPG,” wrote Rory Maher of Hoops Rumors. “He’s attempting 8.2 three-pointers (3.1 makes) and 3.5 free throws during that stretch, a very nice shot profile for an analytically-driven Houston team.”

Meanwhile, House saw limited action this season as the Rockets focus on a youth movement. He’ll become an unrestricted free agent upon clearing waivers 48 hours after being officially let go.

Queen has been playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets’ G League affiliate, averaging 22.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 10 games.

Queen, 24, is 6-foot-6 and went undrafted out of New Mexico State in 2020. He also spent last season with the Vipers after attending camp with the Rockets.

He then played for the Lakers’ summer-league team, averaging 13.2 points and hitting 54 percent of his 3-pointers.

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