Rockets Sign Jeff Green For Remainder Of Season

The Rockets have signed forward Jeff Green for the remainder of the season, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets.

The move was anticipated with Green’s 10-day contract about to expire.

Green, who was released by the Jazz in December, was a free agent for nearly two months before agreeing to sign with the Rockets last week. He and the team initially reached a 10-day deal so he could evaluate the situation before making a rest-of-season commitment.

In four games with Houston, Green has averaged 9.8 PPG and 3.5 RPG in 19.3 MPG. The 33-year-old power forward has looked comfortable as the reserve center in the Rockets’ small-ball lineups.

With Green’s signing, Houston has a full 15-man roster. Terms were not disclosed but if it’s a minimum-salary deal, he’ll earn $695,526 the rest of the way, with a $439,475 cap hit.

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7 thoughts on “Rockets Sign Jeff Green For Remainder Of Season

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Green has already faced two of his former teams, and performed well against both. Now he returns to Boston where he spent his formative years.

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      They already have 9 players under contract next season, unless Rivers decides to opt in for $2.4M which might happen (thus making it 10). Both Jeff and Gerald Green would probably be willing to sign for the minimum, although they don’t really need Gerald anymore since McLemore basically took his spot. Neither Sefolosha nor Chandler will be worth keeping, but they will probably give Caboclo (aka Brazilian Kevin Durant) a 3-year minimum contract similar to Hartenstein and Clemons. They will have their $6M mini-MLE to use on either Carroll and/or Rivers, if they so choose. Plus a $3.6M TPE from the Capela trade if they want to use that.

      • El Don

        I believe, maybe mistakenly, that Gerald Green was traded to Denver… so Houston can’t sign him until next February, right?

        • Luke Adams

          In situations where Team A trades a player and then he’s waived by Team B, Team A is ineligible to re-sign him for one year or until his contract would have expired, whichever comes first.

          So in Green’s case, Houston could sign him again as soon as July, since he was just on a one-year deal.

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