6:55pm: The Rockets have officially picked up their options on all four players, according to a press release from the team.
6:20pm: The Rockets plan to pick up the 2023/24 contract options of all four players they drafted last season — lottery pick Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun, Usman Garuba and Josh Christopher — Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
It was a mere formality that the options of Green and Sengun would be picked up. They are two key building blocks for one of the youngest teams in the league. The option on Green’s contract is $9,891,480, while Sengun will take in $3,536,280.
The other option decisions weren’t quite as obvious. Garuba only appeared in 24 games last season due to injuries and he’s averaging just over 12 minutes in four appearances this season. However, the front office was encouraged by his performances for Spain in the Eurobasket tournament and by what he displayed in training camp and preseason workouts, according to Feigen.
Christopher saw action in 74 games as a rookie, though his playing time has dropped in the early going this year. Garuba’s contract will be guaranteed at $2,588,400, while Christopher will earn $2,485,200.
4 thoughts on “Rockets Exercise Options On Green, Sengun, Garuba, Christopher”
I told Rockets fans two months ago. This current team won’t make playoffs in 2027
Quote From Rockets fans now
Green is playing his worst ball
Smith is clueless on offense
Sengun plays the worst interior defense in the league
Garuba is useless (not playable)
In 2027 this won’t be the Rockets roster so way to go out on a limb there. I don’t know about Garuba, but the other 3 will develop and the rockets will eventually find better complementary pieces to make this a good team. Very rare for a team to draft their whole roster and becomes a legit title contender.
Haha, damn you have no clue what you’re talking about. Why do you even post here? Are you trolling or just……
IDK if HOU’s FO is really clueless enough to believe they’re developing their young players amidst the hapless losing their roster mandates, or they’re just putting a happy face on their tanking, hoping that it will eventually bring in enough elite talent to make them at least good and perhaps better than that. Either way, right now, they are just a glorified AAU team, and nothing happening on the court is facilitating anything that might resemble player development.