Houston’s Prodigal Son is back in Rockets red!
Per ESPN’s Tim McMahon, the Rockets have signed fan favorite Gerald Green to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract.
Source: Gerald Green has agreed to a one-year, nonguaranteed deal for the veteran’s minimum with the Rockets. Green, a Houston native and fan favorite, will try to make the team during camp after missing last season due to a broken foot.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) November 30, 2020
Green last played for the Rockets in Game 6 of the 2019 Western Conference Semifinals and missed all of last season with a broken foot.
In his last two seasons with the Rockets, Green was a spark plug off the bench, averaging 10.2 points per game and shooting 36 percent from the three-point line.
At the trade deadline back in February, Green was dealt to the Nuggets as part of the four-team Clint Capela-for-Robert Covington swap.
Now 34, Green comes back to the Rockets to compete amongst a plethora of wings for a roster spot, including Danuel House Jr., Ben McLemore and new signees David Nwaba, Sterling Brown and Jae’Sean Tate.
His deal is non-guaranteed, placing his longterm roster security in question, but Green has always been a model teammate in Houston and can only help this team moving forward.
The addition of Green brings Houston’s roster to 18 guys, including Mason Jones, an undrafted free agent who has already received one of Houston’s two-way contracts.
With training camp opening tomorrow, it appears the roster is complete — for now.