When Gerald Green came to the Houston Rockets in 2017, it was a homecoming for the H-town native, who was immediately embraced by the fanbase for his Houston-to-the-core attitude and sharpshooter personality on the court.
After two successful seasons contributing off the bench for the Rockets, he suffered a lisfranc injury that sidelined him for all of the last season, and it felt like the end of an era when Green was traded to the Denver Nuggets last trade deadline in the four-team deal for Robert Covington.
Well, now that he’s fully recovered from his injury, Green is hoping to come back to the Rockets, as he told Fox Sports’ Mark Berman.
Free agent G/F Gerald Green hopes to re-sign with the #Rockets & play for Houston again: “It means everything to me. It’s my hometown. It’s my city, not just the Rockets, but this whole city means everything to me. I said this once and I’ll say it again, I’ll die for this city.” pic.twitter.com/9Z8qAws91t— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 25, 2020
Free agent G/F Gerald Green hopes he’ll get the opportunity to re-sign with his hometown #Rockets: “Everybody knows how much I feel about this city and what this city feels for me. For me, if I come back again...I’m gonna have the same feeling I did when I came back in 2017.” pic.twitter.com/v1ksXkv8JP— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 25, 2020
Free agent G/F Gerald Green recovered from his broken left foot (Lisfranc injury) suffered last Oct: “I feel great. It’s been a tough journey,but I feel really good getting up & down the floor-By far one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to deal with.I feel like I overcame it” pic.twitter.com/OLOjkOMDlm— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 25, 2020
Green, of course, would be a perfect fit for the Rockets from a locker room perspective, especially with the fair amount of roster turnover happening this year. Keep the new guys in line? You need Gerald Green.
If he still has his athleticism after the bad lisfranc injury, he could still be an asset with his shooting and slashing as well. In his two seasons with the team, Green played in 115 games, starting 2, where he averaged 10.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.3 three-pointers per game. He shot 40 percent from the field and 36 percent from three, with 6.4 of his 8.6 shots coming from beyond the arc.
Would love to see Green back in a Rockets uniform. What say you guys to a Green comeback?