Jeff Green Signs 10-Day Deal With Rockets

FEBRUARY 18, 7:19pm: The Rockets have signed Green to a 10-day contract, the team announced in a press release.

FEBRUARY 17, 6:31pm: Green will initially sign a 10-day contract, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle tweets. That will give him a chance to see how he fits in before making a rest-of-the-season commitment, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets.

FEBRUARY 17, 5:56pm: Free agent forward Jeff Green has agreed to sign with the Rockets, Tim MacMahon of ESPN tweets. Green was waived by the Jazz earlier this season.

Green, 33, has bounced around the NBA in recent years, spending time with seven franchises in the past six seasons. While he has been a regular rotation player and occasional starter for every team he has played for, he was off to a slow start in Utah, averaging career lows in PPG (7.8), RPG (2.7), MPG (18.4), FG% (.385), and a handful of other categories. The Jazz let him go in order to sign a younger player, Rayjon Tucker.

With Green joining the fold and DeMarre Carroll expected to sign with the club once he clears waivers, the Rockets will have a full roster as well as fortifying their frontcourt. By adding two forwards rather than a center, Houston is clearly embracing small ball. The club has utilized P.J. Tucker in the middle in recent games since trading traditional center Clint Capela.

Green signed a one year, $2.56MM contract with Jazz last summer. If he signs a minimum-salary, rest-of-season deal with the Rockets, it would fall below $1.4MM, eliminating set-off and allowing Green to double-dip from Utah and Houston, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link). That would push his total salary for the season to $3.1MM, Marks adds.

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22 thoughts on “Jeff Green Signs 10-Day Deal With Rockets

  1. Rockets adding bench impact..
    Really deep team but can’t see them doing well without a real centre, they should add Kennith Faried also

    1. Westbrook. Rivers
    2. Harden. Gordon. McLemore
    3. House Jr. Carroll Sefolosha
    4. Covington. Green
    5. Tucker. Chandler

      • Rivers has been solid all year, Gordon is a 6th man of the year candidate for a few years. Carroll and Green are proven good role players. Carroll a career 9 and 3 guy and Green a career 13 and 4 guy. Sefo has been alright this year and McLemore is having a real improved year.

    • Chucktoad1

      The Jazz didn’t even buy him out. They just flat cut him and we’re willing to eat his salary to let him go.

      • Otogar

        There’s certainly a reason why Jeff Green has been in seven franchises in the last six years. I wouldn’t bet he sticks around after one or two 10-day contracts. As for Carroll, I wouldn’t be too excited either about a guy who doesn’t get any minutes in a team that is not stacked with talent at the forward positions.

        • Otogar

          They let him go for nothing to make room for Rayjon Tucker. Frankly, that says it all.

          • harden-westbrook-mvps

            Jeff Green probably won’t even play a single minute for the Rockets, unless it’s in garbage time. They had to sign him to a 10-day contract to reach the minimum roster limit and once Carroll joins the team they will likely let Green walk after 10 days.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      It’s more like this:

      1. Westbrook, Rivers, Clemons
      2. Harden, McLemore
      3. House, Gordon, Sefolosha
      4. Covington, Carroll, Green (10-day)
      5. Tucker, Chandler, Caboclo, Hartenstein

      • Luckylefty2

        What is up with hartenstein ? I thought he was playing pretty well when he got minutes. Why all of a sudden he is the 4th string center ?

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          He’s still young (22 in May) but very inexperienced. Hopefully he can get more playing time in the G-League and work on his 3-point shot. If he can develop a dependable shot from outside the arc, he will become very valuable in the Rockets scheme.

        • RenAvi

          “They might not even get out of the first round this year.”
          How you can tell they watch cable tv. Talking points without any substance.

  2. x%sure

    Green is miscast as a winning-team mentor and plugnPlay.
    Watch him get into coaching.

  3. Is there a rule that states Houston cannot have a player taller than 6’8” on their team?!

    • RenAvi

      Maybe part of the Harden deal was that we would vacate all centers from the roster by 2020. No wonder the price was too good to be true.

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