Rockets anticipated to signal buyouts Joe Johnson and Brandan Wright

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The Houston Rockets sat pat at the trade deadline, but Daryl Morey is eating up the buyout market.

Joe Johnson plans to sign with the Houston Rockets at the veteran's minimum for the remainder of the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. He sure wasn't sticking around Sacramento after the Kings acquired him in a three-team trade with the Cavaliers. Johnson and the Kings have reportedly reached an agreement on a buyout and he will sign with the Rockets for the rest of the season. Johnson was traded to Sacramento on Thursday after spending parts of two seasons with the Utah Jazz. Johnson, at 36 years old, has had a very long career but he probably doesn't have many minutes left in him.

Johnson appeared in 32 games for Utah and averaged 7.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 21.9 minutes per game. He averaged 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds for the Grizzlies while playing in the final season of a three-year, $18 million deal. He's a career 37 percent shooter from beyond the arc and it's rare to see someone fall off as quickly as he did.

The threat of the Houston Rockets as potential slayers to the reigning kings of the National Basketball Association, the Golden State Warriors, looms larger after reaching agreements with two serviceable veterans in the post-buyout market.

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