Rockets waive Jared Jeffries

February 25, 2011 4:01:45 PM PST
The Houston Rockets have waived seldom-used forward Jared Jeffries' expiring contract, an expected move following a pair of trades made just before Thursday's deadline. The 6-foot-9 Jeffries, acquired from New York in the Tracy McGrady deal last February, is due to make about $6.9 million this season. He appeared in only 18 games this year -- none after Feb. 2 -- and never found a place in Coach Rick Adelman's rotation after joining the Rockets.

Jeffries' agent, Andy Miller, did not immediately return a phone message left by The Associated Press.