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Top Tarik Black News

  • Tarik Black: Headed overseas

    Black signed a contract Sunday with Bahcesehir of the Turkish Basketball Super League.

    After being cut by the Nuggets in training camp, Black has spent the entire 2021-22 campaign with Denver's G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Gold. The 30-year-old big man, who most recently played in the NBA with the Rockets in the 2017-18 season, averaged 11.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 blocks and 0.7 steals in 24/7 minutes per game over 15 appearances with the Gold.

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  • Tarik Black: Solid outing in defeat

    Black recorded 18 points (7-10 F, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks over 29 minutes during Sunday's 106-103 loss to the Go-Go.

    This marked the veteran center's second straight game recording at least 18 points and 10 rebounds, as he continues to shine in the G League. Black will look to keep up his solid play as he starts to earn more minutes with the Gold.

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  • Tarik Black: Big double-double

    Black finished with 18 points (4-6 FG, 5-6 FT), 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block across 29 minutes during Saturday's 124-122 win over Fort Wayne.

    The center led the Gold in rebounds, steals and blocks during Saturday's close win. Black is averaging 11.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game this season with Grand Rapids.

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  • Tarik Black: Big G League outing

    Black ended with 14 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 15 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 30 minutes during Sunday's 115-111 loss to the Blue Coats.

    The journeyman center had perhaps his best game of the G League season thus far as he finished with an impressive double-double. In fact, nine out of his 15 rebounds came on the offensive side of the floor. Black will look to build off this performance during Monday's rematch against Delaware.

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  • Tarik Black: Waived by Nuggets

    Black was waived by the Nuggets on Saturday, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.

    Black joined the Nuggets on a training camp deal in late September. He'll likely head to the G League if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

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  • Nuggets' Tarik Black: Inks camp deal in Denver

    Black signed a training camp contract with the Nuggets on Thursday, Priority Sports reports.

    The 29-year-old big man hasn't seen NBA action since 2017-18 with the Rockets, where he averaged 3.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 10.5 minutes. Last season, he played overseas with Zenit Saint Petersburg. In Euroleague play, he averaged 5.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.8 minutes.

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  • Tarik Black: Heads overseas

    Black has agreed to a one-year contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Marc J. Spears of reports.

    Black appeared in 51 games with the Rockets last season, averaging 3.5 points and 3.2 rebounds across 10.5 minutes. The 26-year-old big man will head overseas for the upcoming season, as it's unlikely he garnered a significant offer from an NBA team.

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  • Rockets' Tarik Black: Double-doubles in spot start

    Black went for 12 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks across 38 minutes in a 96-83 loss to the Kings on Wednesday.

    Black drew the start at center with Clint Capela sitting for rest in the regular-season finale. The fourth-year big man responded with his second double-double of the season and best scoring total since Jan. 10. Black has proven capable of providing some scoring and rebounding punch off the bench during his career, but Nene Hilario has been the preferred first option off the bench behind Capela for head coach Mike D'Antoni for the majority of the season whenever he's been healthy. Black should have a role in the postseason rotation, but he's unlikely to see more than the 10.5 minutes per game he averaged this season unless there's an injury in front of him.

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  • Rockets' Tarik Black: Starting at center in finale

    Black will start at center for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Kings, Rockets play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman reports.

    The Rockets are holding out more than half their roster for rest ahead of the playoffs, which includes both Clint Capela (hand) and Nene Hilario (rest). As a result, Black gets the call with the top unit at center and should get all the minutes he can handle with only a few bodies available. Black has logged 20 minutes or more just three times this season, but he should be able to blow that out of the water in Wednesday's finale.

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  • Rockets' Tarik Black: Questionable with back injury

    Black is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Thunder due to lower back stiffness.

    It's unclear exactly when Black suffered the injury, as he managed to play 15 minutes off the bench in Thursday's win over the Trail Blazers. The Rockets, however, have elected to be fairly cautious as of late given that they have already locked up the No. 1 overall seed in the West. Expect an official update on Black following the team's shootaround Saturday morning.

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  • Rockets' Tarik Black: Fills stat sheet in win

    Black tallied two points (1-2 FG, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 15 minutes during the Rockets' narrow 96-94 win over Portland on Thursday.

    Black has been a steady contributor off the bench for the Rockets this season and Thursday's performance was no different. The former Kansas product is averaging 3.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in 49 games played for Houston this season.

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  • Rockets' Tarik Black: Returns to bench Wednesday

    Black will return to the bench as Clint Capela returns to the starting lineup, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Black got the spot-start for the Rockets on Monday as usual-starter Clint Capela sat out with an illness. Black saw 18 minutes in the start, but will likely see a reduced role now that he is back on the bench.

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  • Rockets' Tarik Black: Plays 18 minutes in start

    Black finished with eight points (4-8 FG, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, two steals, and one block in 18 minutes during Monday's 96-85 victory over the Jazz.

    Black moved into the starting lineup with Clint Capela (illness) on the sidelines. The coaching staff decided to keep Nena on the bench rather than move him into the starting lineup, presumably to keep the rotations as normal as possible. Black played well during his time on the floor but had only played in three of the past nine games. He is going to remain the third-string center and is best left alone in most league formats.

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  • Rockets' Tarik Black: Will start Monday

    Black will start Monday as Clint Capela has been ruled out, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

    With Capela being a late scratch Monday due to an illness, Black will move into the starting lineup. Black's averaging just 10.2 minutes per game this season, however his move to the starting lineup means he will almost certainly see a larger role Monday. Black will likely split Capela's minutes with Nene Hilario.

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  • Rockets' Tarik Black: Will play Monday vs. Clippers

    Black (eye) will play Monday against the Clippers, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

    Black sat out the Rockets last game with an eye injury, however he will return to the Rockets lineup Monday. This season, Black's averaging 10.0 minutes per game and will likely continue to play a similar role.

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  • Rockets' Tarik Black: Will practice Sunday

    Black (eye) will practice Sunday and is likely to play Monday against the Clippers if he doesn't experiences any setbacks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Black took a shot to his left eye during Wednesday's game and was forced to sit out Friday's contest against the Suns. If everything goes according to plan during Sunday's practice, he'll rejoin the rotation for Monday's tilt. The big man has seen 12.8 minutes per game during his five appearances with the Rockets in January.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Age: 32
School: Memphis; Kansas
Experience: 4