Southwest Notes: Green, Tate, Rockets, Grizzlies

The Mavericks announced today (via Twitter) that they are sending rookie shooting guard Josh Green to join the Salt Lake City Stars, the G League affiliate of the Jazz, in the NBAGL’s ongoing Orlando “bubble” campus.

Dallas’s own G League affiliate, the Texas Legends, is not participating in this year’s G League season. Green started in five games for the Mavericks earlier this season, but has been riding the bench recently. He is averaging 12.5 MPG across 17 contests.

There’s more out of the Southwest:

  • Rookie Rockets forward Jae’Sean Tate has proven to be Houston’s iron man this season, the only player to suit up for every game after P.J. Tucker sat with a bruised thigh, per Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. Tate has been an important element of the Rockets’ frontcourt given the recent injuries to Christian Wood, Tucker, and Ray Spalding.
  • Long-injured young Grizzlies players Jaren Jackson Jr. and Justise Winslow have joined their teammates in portions of practice, according to Evan Barnes of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Jackson is recovering from a torn left meniscus and Winslow is working his way back from a left hip displacement.
  • Despite severe winter weather in Texas, the Rockets still intend to return to Houston ahead of their scheduled contests on Friday (against the Mavericks) and Saturday (against the Pacers), according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. There is a chance these games are ultimately postponed as a result of continuing water and power trouble in Texas, Feigen notes. “If playing basketball games makes sense we will,” head coach Stephen Silas said about the situation. “If it doesn’t, Houstonians are most important and the thing that we should all be thinking about as we go home.”
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14 thoughts on “Southwest Notes: Green, Tate, Rockets, Grizzlies

  1. the dude

    Rockets did some good long ball scouting, both Tate and Wood were in their summer league. Tate 3 years ago I think, wood before he got his first contract? I might be wrong in the timelines but still…

  2. Sensitive Fanboy

    Didn’t know taste was such an important element regarding injured NBA players, but if you say so…

  3. Cap & Crunch

    If Im Rockets I trade Oladipo during the break, and give all the usage to Wall he can handle ROS in order to attempt trading him in the offseason(easily doable with solid finish)

    By No means do I think Rockets are in bad shape , their just leveraging their assets, and at a pretty swell rate so far imo especially considering they had a terrible platform to start from…..still lotta work to Do, OT hrs should be approved for all front office employees next 2~3 yrs. Ill be interested in seeing final product then, good job so far

      • macdaddy96

        But but but, you said he’d be a perfect fit on the rockets and without a doubt they’d resign him in the offseason

        • macdaddy96

          The rockets might as well trade all of the assets they have because they’re just not a good team. They have a lot of injury prone players. Trade them now while their healthy and then it’s time for a rebuild !

  4. Northern Expansion 416

    Wood signed with the wrong team, rox should definitely trade Oladipo… I say Oladipo for Buddy Hield…Kings will need more cap space to not only pursue an all-star level player when Dipo leaves but to keep Bagley as he will get almost max money…for Hield, he gets a fresh start as he definitely wants out of Sac Town…

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