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Rockets exercise team options on Jalen Green, Jabari Smith, Alperen Sengun and Tari Eason

The Rockets inked their main core through 2024-2025.

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In a bit of news that should surprise no one, the Houston Rockets have announced that they have exercised the team options on a cadre of young players, including Jalen Green, Jabari Smith Jr., Alperen Sengun and Tari Eason.

The team option salary for Green stands at $12.5 million, while Smith is at $9.8 million, Sengun at $5.4 million and Eason is at $3.7 million. The figures are based on each player’s draft position.

With all four of these guys considered core members of the current Rockets, this was a good (and easy) decision by front office, which now has all them signed through the 2024-2025 season.

So far, through three games this year, Green is averaging 17..7 points, 5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game on 40 percent shooting. Smith is averaging 11.3 points, 7.3 boards, 2 assists and 1.3 steals on 37.8 percent shooting. Sengun is averaging 19.3 points, 9 rebounds and 6.7 assists on 54.5 percent shooting, while Eason has yet to play due to a leg injury.

The Rockets will be back in action on Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets.