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Von Wafer is NOT a Houston Rocket Again, Apparently.

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UPDATE: Von Wafer failed his physical. [12/23/2009, 1:29 AM]

According to Mark Berman at Fox 23 in Houston, Von Wafer is on his way to Houston to become a Rocket. Again.

[Wafer] said he paid roughly $1.2 million to get out of that contract.  He said his buyout is a lot of money, but it's worth it.

"This is great," Wafer said. "Oh my goodness, I'm so happy, I'm about to start crying. I want to play in the NBA."

I realize this has nothing to do with the D-League, but after lobbying for Mike Harris or Antonio Anderson to get a call-up in place of Chase Budinger, I figure this is news you need to know.

I can't blame (new twitter friend) Daryl Morey for picking up Von Wafer again over a D-Leaguer, because as you should remember from this post, Von Wafer was a D-League call-up (2x) before becoming a Rocket last season.  Obviously, comfortability probably came into play here, as Von was a relative stud at times for the Rockets last season, and, while I'd assume that the Rockets would have to be just as comfortable with their D-League prospects, that may not be the case.

This also leads to the inevitable question "WHAT THE HELL DOES MIKE HARRIS HAVE TO DO TO GET A CALL-UP?!?"