Texas Notes: J. Green, Carroll, Cousins, Doncic

Jeff Green looked right at home in his debut with the Rockets, writes Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. In his first game since being waived by the Jazz on December 24, Green scored 17 points in 24 minutes as Houston won big Thursday night at Golden State.

“I just came ready to play,” he said. “I mean, I’m in shape, so I just tried to do whatever I needed to do to help the team win. I have a beautiful wife who allowed me to do what I needed to do and that’s all I need to say about that. I have great trainers at home and when I was home for this time, my wife allowed to me to really focus on what I needed to do.”

The Rockets are Green’s ninth NBA team since entering the league in 2007, making him one of seven active players to be with that many organizations, Feigen adds. Ish Smith is the active leader with 11 teams.

There’s more NBA news from the Lone Star State:

  • DeMarre Carroll, another new Rocket, had a disappointing stay with the Spurs, but his presence on the team will be missed, relays Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express News (Twitter link). “I’ve known DeMarre since college, we came in together, played with him in Toronto,” DeMar DeRozan said. “Just a great guy. It’s part of the league. Everyone comes and goes, but friendships and memories last forever.”  Carroll appeared in just 15 games after signing with the Spurs last summer.
  • The Mavericks might have been willing to gamble on DeMarcus Cousins, but they don’t want to part with anyone on their current roster, owner Mark Cuban tells Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News (Twitter link). The veteran center has missed the entire season with a torn ACL in his left knee, but recently offered hope that he might be ready for the playoffs. The Lakers plan to waive Cousins and add Markieff Morris once he clears waivers tomorrow. “We don’t have any roster spots,” Cuban said. “If we had a roster spot, we would probably do something, but we don’t. And there’s nobody we want to release.”
  • Mavericks star Luka Doncic sat out tonight’s game with a sore ankle, but coach Rick Carlisle doesn’t expect it to be a long-term issue, Townsend tweets.
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13 thoughts on “Texas Notes: J. Green, Carroll, Cousins, Doncic

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    If Jeff Green can continue being a decent backup center, at 6-8 (235 lbs), he could end up getting a contract for the rest of the season. Adding him, along with Carroll, will finally allow the Rockets to go 9 or 10 deep most of the time. They haven’t had that luxury for the majority of the season so far.

    • amk3510

      Jeff Green is not a center. PJ Tucker is not a center. The Rockers will not win a title with small ball.

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        Everyone in the NBA is shorter now since they stopped measuring their heights in shoes. Are you saying that players like: Bill Russell 6-10, Ben Wallace 6-9, Chuck Hayes 6-6, Wes Unseld 6-7, and Draymond at 6-6 weren’t centers either? Get with the times man.

        • amk3510

          Doesn’t change what I said lmao. Imagine thinking Jeff Green is a center.

        • Imagine naming players from 10-60years ago and telling someone to “get with the times”

        • x%sure

          Jeff Green is just tall; he prefers the perimeter. In the past, he tended to stress & go awry when he tried to bear down.

          These quotes about his wife putting him in a good state could be meaningful. Good that he found a way to deal, or bad that he has to so much?

  2. phillyballers

    JJ or Lee seem like easy cuts if they want to get Boogies non-bird rights.

  3. Cousins at the Mavs would be interesting. Cuban as an owner seems like one of the best as would allow Boogie to rest up over the offseason see the specialist and come back fit and healthy. Boogie needs to rest up and give his body time and not rush back. He’s had two huge injuries but I still believe he could come back and be a solid all star centre again.

    The idea of Doncic Hardaway Porzingod and Boogie seems nice tho

  4. Skip, Tampa

    Mike D. and Morey are updating their resumes now. For when this Star ship crashes in the playoffs.

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