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Report: Rockets Add Joey Dorsey To Replace Omer Asik Behind Dwight Howard

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After the past two weeks of NBA free agency, the Rockets have holes. Lots of them.

They’ve reportedly found a high-energy, cost-effective plug for one of them in center Joey Dorsey, signed Tuesday to be Dwight Howard’s backup.

Via Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski:

Free agent Joey Dorsey has agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Dorsey, a 6-foot-9, 275-pound center, will play a backup role to All-StarDwight Howard.

Adds Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

Dorsey, a second-round pick of Portland in 2008, hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2010-11 season with Toronto — the only time he averaged double-digit minutes per game.

But Dorsey has impressed with his motor, grit and enthusiasm in his 4 NBA seasons.

A neat story, per CBS Sports Gary Parrish:

 

He should also be more amenable to a backup role than Asik was last season.

After landing in Houston on draft night as part of the Nicolas Batum deal, he spent a year and a half here before being shipped to Sacramento in the three-team trade that sent Tracy McGrady to the New York Knicks

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