Rockets' Marquese Chriss has option declined, will be UFA in July

The Houston Rockets are declining the fourth-year option on forward Marquese Chriss, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Chriss, 21, will become an unrestricted free agent in July.

Taken eighth overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2016 NBA draft, Chriss was traded to Houston on Aug. 31 along with guard Brandon Knight in exchange for forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton.

Chriss has made only one appearance this season, scoring four points in eight minutes off the bench in a 104-85 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 30. He has career averages of 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds.