Nets trade Sekou Doumbouya to Rockets, who waive Khyri Thomas

The Houston Rockets today announced they have acquired a 2024 second round pick and forward Sekou Doumbouya in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets, who receive cash considerations.

And in a related move, the Rockets have waived guard Khyri Thomas who appeared in five of the final six games for Houston last season.

Doumbouya was acquired by Brooklyn in a trade with the Detroit Pistons on Sept. 4. He played 13 minutes in the Nets’ preseason victory at the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon, totaling 11 points and four rebounds. In 94 games (30 starts) across two seasons (2019-21) with the Pistons, Doumbouya averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per game.

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