Following the signings of Christian Wood and DeMarcus Cousins, the Rockets have signed yet another player who is supposed to be a leader in the locker room.
Gerald Green has agreed to a one-year, nonguaranteed deal for the veteran’s minimum with the Rockets, ESPN's Tim Macmahon reported.
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
Although he's expected to compete for a roster spot, Green has been in the association for 15 years now, and has a lot of experience to share with the Rockets squad.
The 35 year-old, who played with the Rockets from 2017 to 2020, was traded to the Nuggets earlier this year and then was waived. He sat out the entire 2019-2020 season after he suffered a broken bone in his foot.
Prior to getting the opportunity to sign with Houston, Green stated that the Rockets organization means a lot to him and is where he wanted to be at.
“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,” Green stated. “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.”
In two seasons with the Rockets from 2017 through 2019, the 6'6 reserve swingman averaged 10.3 points (36.0% on 3-pointers) in 21.1 minutes per game.