Adrien is entering his fifth year in the NBA after making his debut in 2010 out of UConn with the Golden State Warriors. Last season he was traded at the deadline from the Charlotte Hornets to the Milwaukee Bucks, where his numbers improved dramatically.
In 25 games with the Hornets, Adrien averaged 2.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in 10 minutes per game. He averaged 10.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game with the Bucks.
The Rockets have been very active in the offseason. They traded Omer Asik to the New Orleans Pelicans and Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers in an attempt to clear cap room for a star free agent, but were spurned by Chris Bosh re-signing with the Miami Heat.
Houston also lost forward Chandler Parsons when they decided not to match the Dallas Mavericks' offer sheet. Houston replaced Parsons with former Rocket Trevor Ariza on a four-year, $32 million contract.
Earlier today the Rockets signed center Joey Dorsey.
- Jack Jorgensen