The 27-year old Beck will compete with Pops Mensah-Bonsu, and summer-league guards Will Conroy and Garrett Temple for the final roster spot.
The spot opened up when the Rockets decided against waiting upon Rashad McCants, who was recovering from an abdominal injury, so Houston decided to go with Beck.
Beck, who was born in Magdalena de Kino, Mexico, has been Mexico’s leading scorer in international competitions, but had come under fire this summer for his involvement in a brawl during a friendly game between Mexico and Uruguay.
Later in September, Beck was criticized for his selfish play, and was ultimately dismissed from the team during the 2009 FIBA Americas Tournament. Beck has participated in NBA summer league camps with the Cleveland Cavs and San Antonio Spurs. (252)