Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Rockets, returning to the team he has played for the past three seasons. The 41-year old will be entering his sixteenth season in the NBA and will be the primary backup for Yao Ming.
Mutombo played in a total of 75 games last year, averaging 3.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots. He is a four time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and an eight time All-Star selection. The Rockets are his sixth NBA team, preceded by the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets and New York Knicks.