Rockets Waive Gerald Green, Others

9:30pm: All the roster moves detailed below are now official, per the Rockets and RealGM’s transactions log.

11:46am: Veteran swingman and Houston native Gerald Green will be among the players waived by the Rockets today as they ready their roster for the regular season, reports Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.

Green has spent most of the last three years with the Rockets, though he was unable to play at all during the 2019/20 season due to a broken foot. He signed a non-guaranteed deal with Houston prior to training camp and was a candidate to make the roster, but cap constraints will make it impossible for now.

The Rockets only have enough room under their hard cap to carry 14 players for the time being, and Chris Clemons will be one of those players since his salary will now be guaranteed due to his season-ending Achilles tear. Houston still had some flexibility to cut a non-guaranteed player besides Green, but the team – unsurprisingly – will hang onto DeMarcus Cousins, Jae’Sean Tate, and Bruno Caboclo ahead of the 34-year-old wing.

The Rockets are open to bringing back Green later in the season if other roster moves make it possible, a source tells Feigen.

Meanwhile, Houston will also waive Trey Mourning and William McDowell-White, according to Feigen. McDowell-White just signed a two-way contract this week, but the plan is for Brodric Thomas to fill that two-way slot — he’ll have his Exhibit 10 deal converted into a two-way contract, says Feigen.

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18 thoughts on “Rockets Waive Gerald Green, Others

  1. Tatsumaki

    Read online that sixers would trade harden for simmons thybull and 2 1st round pick swaps. I’d take that if I’m rockets

      • Sillivan

        If 76ers have Harden,Swaps are fake

        I read that Rockets fans want 2 Firsts from bad teams

        • I'm a starboy not a Dr...

          Hawks,Bulls,Sac Town….(well hawks were bad but have since improved. They do have the picks though).

        • jjd002

          And why shouldn’t they? Getting an inferior player and late 1st rounders for a top 5 player is asinine.

      • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

        Actually he was, that’s why they were in a position to release him.

        Houston has one of the deeper rosters in the NBA, although most fans don’t realize it. Green wouldn’t have been part of the rotation.

        • caldo19

          Houston is not a contender, no matter how much homer-fairy dust you sprinkle on the turd. Getting waived is not a positive reflection on the team, but rather a reflection of your own talents. All rosters are just as “deep” as the Rockets.

          • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

            I hope people here are prepared to eat a ton of crow.

            Don’t expect me to be merciful, the hate here nourishes me.

      • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

        Ben McLemore basically replaced Green last season.

        Also guys like Nwaba and Brown are much better defenders.

  2. I'm a starboy not a Dr...

    Gerald Green the H town product gets waived??? Wow…jazz would make sense, they need more wing depth…

  3. nentwigs

    When it comes down to the other players who made it to the Rockets final roster, Gerald is…..
    with envy !!

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