Houston Rockets: Francisco Garcia To Opt Out And Become Free Agent

By Michael Ma

Apr 4, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard

Francisco Garcia

(32) reacts after making a basket during the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Thunder 111-107. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets forward Francisco Garcia will opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer. According to CSNNW.com, Garcia will decline his $1.3 million player option for next season:

Barring an unforeseen change in direction, Houston Rockets small forward Francisco Garcia intends to opt out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources conveyed to CSNNW.com.

One source with knowledge of the situation explained that the justification in doing so would be for the veteran to secure a multi-year deal.

Garcia re-signed with the Rockets last summer for a 2-year, $2.6 million deal with the flexibility of opting out of the second year. The nine-year veteran was in and out of the rotation all season for the Rockets, appearing in 55 games and averaged 5.7 points in 19.7 minutes per game, while shooting 36 percent from behind the 3-point line.

After the first 2 playoff games in the first round matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers, Garcia didn’t see action for the rest of the series, as he was supplanted by Troy Daniels off the bench.

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