The Rockets told second-year guard Jermaine Taylor on Sunday they would not release him because they no longer planned to sign center Erick Dampier, Taylor’s agent Michael Whitaker said before Sunday’s game.
“I was actually told that I’m here to stay,” Taylor said. “They told me I was here."Update: Ken Berger of CBSSports.com confirms Monday morning that Dampier will not sign with the Rockets. As we noted earlier Sunday, the Rockets are off to a nightmare 0-5 start and have been beset by injuries up and down the roster. So what's next for Dampier? Who knows. It took forever for him to settle on the Rockets and now the wait is on once again. A number of other teams had been linked to Dampier, including the Phoenix Suns and the Toronto Raptors.