Rockets decide not to cut Williams, after all

Free agent forward Troy Williams is headed to the Knicks..

The Houston Rockets have reversed a decision to release small forward Troy Williams, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.

Earlier in the day, Yahoo reported the Rockets intended to cut Williams to make room for veteran swingman Joe Johnson — who the Rockets will still sign.

But now, the Rockets are “working through a release decision,” Yahoo reported.

Williams, 23, is in his second year and has appeared in just four games with the Rockets this season. He played a combined 30 games last season with the Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies last season.

Johnson, 36, was recently traded from the Utah Jazz to Sacramento Kings, who immediately waived him.

He is in his 17th season. Along with the Jazz, he has spent time with the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets. He is averaging 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds on the year.

Several teams had immediately expressed an interested in Williams, Yahoo Sports reported.