December 17, 2018, 5:15 pmZhou QiF/C, Houston Rockets
The Rockets have waived Zhou Qi.
Qi has a fun skillset as a center who can protect the rim and bomb away from deep but he simply hasn't developed as the Rockets would've hoped. They need immediate help given their roster core and Qi's spot can be better-served by adding a player who is more than a pure project. He figures to get some nibbles on the open market but it's possible he heads overseas to get more substantial playing time.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter