Former Ohio State Forward Jae'Sean Tate Signing Three-Year, $22.1 Million Deal With Houston Rockets

By Kevin Harrish on June 30, 2022 at 7:28 pm
Jae'Sean Tate signs a new deal.
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Jae'Sean Tate is getting paid.

After playing two seasons overseas before earning a spot on an NBA roster, the former Ohio State forward has earned himself a sizeable raise, agreeing to three year deal with the Houston Rockets worth $22.1 million.

The deal works out to an average of $7.36 million a year, up considerably for the  $1.48 million average annual salary he made during his first two seasons in Houston.

The move comes after the Rockets declined Tate's player option ahead of the 2022 season, instead electing to work out an extension ahead of this season instead of in 2023.

Following his four-year career at Ohio State, Tate went undrafted in 2018 and ultimately spent two seasons overseas playing for the Antwerp Giants in Belgium in 2018-19 and the Sydney Kings in Australia in 2019-20.

Tate earned a spot on the Houston Rockets' roster ahead of the 2020 NBA season and made the most of it, making the NBA's All-Rookie Team in 2021.

In his two-year NBA career, Tate has averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He started 58 games as a rookie and 77 games last season.

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