Andrew Goudelock to Rockets: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Adam WellsFeatured Columnist

Los Angeles Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock talks about the team's past season and prospects for the next one at the NBA basketball team's headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Wednesday, May 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon
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Needing to add guard depth, the Houston Rockets have signed journeyman Andrew Goudelock.

Citing league sources on March 2, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported Goudelock's deal with the Rockets. The Rockets have since confirmed the deal.

David Pick reported Goudelock's deal with the Rockets is guaranteed for the rest of this season. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported Friday that despite the Rockets not announcing the deal yet, Goudelock had a physical and there's no issue with FIBA clearance.

The Rockets have been busy changing their roster for the stretch run. On Tuesday, they agreed to a buyout with Ty Lawson, who appeared in 53 games this season after being traded from the Denver Nuggets.

The 27-year-old Goudelock played with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association before signing with the Rockets. He averaged 22.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 35 games as the Flying Tigers went 30-8 during the regular season.

Pick pointed out that Goudelock's ability to shoot from three-point range should serve him well with the Rockets:

Goudelock does have previous NBA experience. He played 41 games for the Los Angeles Lakers over two seasons from 2011-12. His best run came in his first year, when he averaged 4.4 points in 40 games off the bench and appeared in four playoff games against Denver. 

The Rockets have struggled this season after winning 110 games combined the previous two seasons. They are still in the playoff mix as the No. 8 seed, but a 29-31 record isn't inspiring confidence that this bunch will make a deep run. 

Goudelock does give the Rockets another guard option behind Patrick Beverley and James Harden. He may not see significant time, but if he's able to make any kind of impression given how low his salary is, the Rockets will likely look to bring him back in an expanded role next season.