Wooten was waived by the Rockets on Wednesday, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Wooten was claimed off of waivers in late November, but he wasn't able to impress the Rockets enough to earn a final roster spot. There's a good chance he ends up in the G League.
Wooten, a former two-way player for the Knicks, was claimed off of waivers by the Rockets on Saturday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The 22-year-old forward has yet to see NBA action since going undrafted in 2019 out of Oregon. He played in the G League last season for the Westchester Knicks, where he averaged 7.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.6 blocks and 1.3 assists. His strong presence around the basket led to him being named to the 2019-20 G League All-Defensive Team. Wooten is unlikely to make any sort of legitimate impact this season and should only be targeted in the absolute deepest dynasty formats.
Wooten has been selected to the 2019-20 G League All-Defensive First Team.
Wooten has made an impact in the G League as a rookie with the Westchester Knicks. In his 24.9 minutes per game, he averaged 3.6 blocks and 0.6 steals.
Wooten (thumb) will miss at least six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic reports.
Wooten's season isn't officially over just yet. In a best-case scenario, he could be ready to return for the last week or two of the regular season.
Wooten is scheduled to undergo surgery Monday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, Chris Iseman of The Record reports.
Wooten suffered the injury last week after returning from a lengthy absence due to a dislocated finger. While the Knicks have yet to announce a timetable for his return, Wooten's season is likely over.
Wooten (finger) started and played 38 minutes for the G League's Westchester Knicks in their 126-124 triple-overtime loss to Raptors 905 on Wednesday. He finished with 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists and four blocks.
Wooten was back in action in the G League for the first time since Jan. 21 after being sidelined with a dislocated finger on his right hand. The big man should be in store for regular run with Westchester now that he's healthy again, and he'll likely get the opportunity to make his NBA debut for New York at some point later in the second half. The Knicks signed Wooten to a two-way deal back in January.
Wooten (finger) didn't see the floor Saturday in the G League Westchester Knicks' 124-120 triple-overtime loss to the Canton Charge.
Wooten hasn't seen any action in the G League since Jan. 21 due to a dislocated finger on his right hand. Shortly before succumbing to the injury, Wooten inked a two-way deal with New York. Once he's healthy again, Wooten should get the opportunity to make his NBA debut late in the season.
Wooten didn't play in Saturday's G League loss to Maine due to a dislocated right finger.
The injury plague is hitting Westchester hard, as he's one of two starters sitting out. The 21-year-old has hit 65.5 percent of field goals this year, and he's averaged 7.4 points per game.
Wooten posted six points (3-4 FG), 14 rebounds and three assists across 30 minutes in Tuesday's G League loss to Capital City.
Wooten earned a two-way contract with the Knicks earlier in the month. He's not a high scorer with just 7.4 points per game, but he's efficient, making 64.1 percent of shots.
Wooten signed a two-way contract with the Knicks on Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Wooten has spent all season with the Westchester Knicks after being waived by New York prior to the season opener. In 23 games (15 starts) in the G League this season, the 21-year-old is averaging 7.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.4 blocks and 1.2 assists in 24.0 minutes.
Wooten posted 18 points (8-9 FG, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and two assists in Saturday's G League win over Lakeland.
Wooten continues to be extremely efficient with field goals, as he's converted 66.0 percent of attempts this year. The 21-year-old is starting as well, and he's averaging 7.3 points per contest.
Wooten posted 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-4 FT), 10 rebounds and an assist across 32 minutes in Tuesday's G League loss to Delaware.
Wooten started at center in this game, and the undrafted rookie out of Oregon capitalized on the extra time with a double-double. He continues to be a strong shooter, as he's drained 62.1 percent of field goals this year while adding 5.8 rebounds per game.
Wooten posted 16 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds and an assist in Saturday's G League win over Windy City.
Wooten played 31 minutes and posted a plus-18 rating. He missed just one shot, as he continues to be stellar with a 61.6 field-goal percentage this season.
Wooten posted 18 points (7-8 FG, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds and two assists in Saturday's G League win over Greensboro.
Wooten started the contest and played 23 minutes, and he was automatic shooting. The 21-year-old forward has struggled from the line this year, though, as he's made just 55.6 percent of free throws.
Wooten (ankle) was waived by the Knicks on Saturday, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.
After sticking with the team to the brink of the season, Wooten was waived just ahead of Wednesday's opener. If he clears waivers, there's a good chance he joins Westchester for the start of the 2019-20 season.
Wooten did not practice Thursday due to a sprained left ankle and has been ruled out for Friday's preseason game against the Wizards.
It's unclear when exactly Wooten picked up the injury, but the Knicks apparently will not force the rookie back out on the floor. The good news for Wooten is the Knicks don't play again until next Wednesday against the Hawks.
Wooten has agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Knicks, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
Wooten will hope to impress the Knicks coaching staff enough during training camp to earn a spot on the regular roster. Undrafted out of Oregon this summer, Wooten appeared in three summer league games for New York. In 35 total minutes, he racked up five points, eight rebounds, eight blocks and one assist. Even if he doesn't land a roster spot, it's possible Wooten will see time for the Westchester Knicks of the G League.