Michael Carter-Williams, Rockets agree on one-year, $1.75M deal

Carter-Williams beats first-quarter buzzer (0:24)

Michael Carter-Williams tops off the Hornets' sensational start by speeding down the court and getting a shot off over Domantas Sabonis that beats the buzzer, helping Charlotte score 49 points in the first quarter. (0:24)

Free-agent guard Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million minimum contract with the Houston Rockets, league sources told ESPN.

He joins the Rockets' backcourt bench rotation behind NBA MVP James Harden and All-Star point guard Chris Paul.

Carter-Williams, the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year, will be joining his fifth team in five seasons.

Carter-Williams played 52 games, averaging 16 minutes and 4.6 points in Charlotte a season ago. He's averaging 11.5 points and 4.9 assists for his career.