After declining his club option, the Houston Rockets have agreed to a deal with Jae’Sean Tate for $22.1 million over the next three years. The forward will start earning 6.8 million in 2022-23 and will end up receiving 7.9 for 2024.25. At the end of the contract, Tate could become an unrestricted free agent, since he has not signed any player or team options.
The player has been one of the few good news that Houston has received in the last year and a half of crossing the desert. Tate began his professional stage in 2018, but it was not until 2020 that he arrived at the Rockets to make his NBA debut. In these two seasons he has shown himself to be a versatile profile on both sides of the court, tremendously valuable in modern basketball. This season, by reducing his minute volume, he has improved all of his numbers. He averaged 11.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in 78 games.
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