Anderson signing misses deadline so they will make room for him by cutting Daequan cook.
The Rockets did not complete the signing of forward James Anderson on Monday in time for Anderson to be put on the roster for their game against the Hawks.
Anderson was in the locker room before the game hoping to get word by the 5 p.m. deadline to suit up.
The Rockets will cut Daequan Cook to create room to sign Anderson.
“He’s a good, diligent defender,” coach Kevin McHale said of Anderson. “He’s a guy who knows how to play. I’m looking forward to getting him out here and seeing how he fits in our system.”