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Top Usman Garuba News
Warriors' Usman Garuba: Inks two-way deal with Golden State
The Warriors signed Garuba to a two-way contract Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Garuba will split time between the NBA and G League for the Warriors in 2023-24. The 21-year-old forward averaged 3.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 12.9 minutes across 75 appearances for Houston last year.... See More ... See Less
Usman Garuba: Cut by Oklahoma City
Garuba was waived by the Thunder on Monday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.
Garuba was traded from Houston to Atlanta in early July before being re-routed to Oklahoma City a week later. However, he wasn't able to maintain a roster spot with the Thunder and will now seek out another opportunity ahead of training camp. In his second NBA season in 2022-23, Garuba appeared in 75 games for the Rockets and averaged 3.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 12.9 minutes per contest.... See More ... See Less
Thunder's Usman Garuba: Re-directed to OKC
The Hawks traded Garuba, TyTy Washington, Rudy Gay and a second-round pick to the Thunder in exchange for Patty Mills on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Garuba and Washington were both traded to Atlanta last week but will now head to Oklahoma City. Garuba will likely compete for a depth role in the Thunder's frontcourt.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' Usman Garuba: Dealt to Atlanta
The Rockets traded Garuba, TyTy Washington and draft compensation to the Hawks in exchange for the draft rights to Alpha Kaba on Saturday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Garuba will have an opportunity to compete for a depth role in Atlanta's frontcourt. The 21-year-old forward averaged 3.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 12.9 minutes across 75 games last year.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Muted role again Friday
Garuba finished with two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds and one block over nine minutes during Friday's 112-109 win over the Hornets.
Garuba barely saw the court in the victory, continuing what has been an underwhelming season. Despite head coach Stephen Silas running some awful rotations at times, Garuba has failed to take advantage of his limited opportunities. While Garuba has youth on his side, it's hard to see him being anything more than a minor piece, at least for the foreseeable future.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Plays 19 minutes in loss
Garuba amassed seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and three rebounds over 19 minutes during Monday's 121-108 loss to Golden State.
With Alperen Sengun (illness) sidelined, Garuba played his most minutes since Jan. 28, but he still struggled to make a significant impact. Across 11 March appearances, the second-year big man is averaging 3.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Nails two straight triples late
Garuba contributed six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 3Pt), four rebounds and three assists in 12 minutes during Monday's 111-109 win over the Celtics.
With Alperen Sengun sitting out (groin), the Rockets went small for the majority of Monday's game, but Garuba was able to make an impact in minimal minutes by knocking down two shots in a row from deep in the middle of the fourth quarter. It gave Houston an eight-point cushion after a surging Boston team was making a comeback. The young big also put up some decent rebounding and assist numbers in his short time on the court. It's an atypical amount of production from him though, as he also went scoreless over his last three contests prior to Monday's win.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Makes most of limited minutes
Garuba totaled 11 points (3-3 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one assist across nine minutes during Saturday's 122-110 win over the Spurs.
Garuba needed just nine minutes to make an impact off the bench, but he entered the action when the game was already decided and is not expected to play a significant role going forward. Even though his performance looks decent at first glance, he's not going to produce at this rate -- or with this efficiency -- in Houston's upcoming contests.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Limited minutes again
Garuba produced five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds and two steals across nine minutes during Monday's 123-104 loss to Philadelphia.
Garuba hasn't been a consistent part of the rotation and it's mainly because Kenyon Martin is standing in his way. Garuba will likely get an opportunity at some point down the stretch, but for now minutes will be hard to come by.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Unproductive again in loss
Garuba logged two points (1-2 FG), three rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes during Tuesday's 126-102 loss to the Celtics.
Garuba turned in another quiet performance Tuesday, providing little in the way of stats. He continues to play consistent minutes off the bench despite a lack of production. Garuba should not be on the radar in any fantasy format.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Grabs 10 boards in loss
Garuba registered four points (2-3 FG), 10 rebounds and one block over 17 minutes during Saturday's 120-101 loss to the Warriors.
Garuba came off the bench to grab a season-high 10 rebounds, a minor high point in what has been a ho-hum season thus far. While he has played in every game, his playing time typically fluctuates from one night to the next, making him a consideration in deeper formats only.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Scores nine in win
Garuba recorded nine points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3PT, 7-8 FT), five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks across 19 minutes in Friday's 128-122 victory over the Hawks.
Garuba continues to play around 20 minutes per game off the bench for the Rockets. Barring an injury in Houston's frontcourt, he figures to continue taking on the same role going forward.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Nearly posts double-double in win
Garuba ended Wednesday's 101-92 victory over the Mavericks with 12 points (5-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt), nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks over 22 minutes.
Garuba came off the bench again during Wednesday's matchup, and he was perfect from the floor en route to double figures for the first time this season. He also set a new season high in rebounds and matched season-high marks in assists and blocks, falling just shy of a double-double in the victory.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Blocks three shots Monday
Garuba had five points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal in 17 minutes during Monday's 122-106 loss to the Clippers.
Garuba blocked a career-high three shots in the loss, as he continues to log meaningful minutes. In 18.2 minutes per game, he has elevated himself to be the 115th-ranked fantasy player over the past week thanks largely to his 2.0 blocks per contest. While the rank would have him on the standard-league radar, managers should view him as nothing more than a streaming option moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' Usman Garuba: Third-year option exercised
The Rockets exercised Garuba's $2.59 million team option for the 2023-24 season Sunday.
Garuba has had somewhat limited playing time for Houston early in his professional career, but the 2021 first-round pick will remain under contract with the team for at least one more year. Over the first four matchups of the 2022-23 season, he's averaged 3.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-8, 229 lbs|
|Birthplace: Madrid, ES|