Houston Rockets Release Former Second-Round Pick Tyler Bey

Tyler Bey was one of the top 40 players selected in last year’s draft, but has had an interesting start to his NBA career. The 6-foot-7 forward was selected with the No. 36 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and would ultimately become a member of the Dallas Mavericks.

After one season with the Mavericks in a limited role on a two-way deal, he was not extended a qualifying offer and became a free agent before being acquired by Houston. 

With roster decisions having to be made between now and the start of the season, the Rockets decided to part ways with the 23-year-old after just a few weeks of acquiring him. 

Still an intriguing young prospect, Bey will certainly have the opportunity to be signed to a team’s training camp roster. If all goes well over the next few weeks, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Bey on a two-way contract or minimum deal somewhere around the league for the 2021-22 season. 

Last season in the G League, Bey averaged 15.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, showing just how much potential he has.