Apr 4, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Francisco Garcia (32) reacts after a play during the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Space City Scoop touched on the merits of re-signing Francisco Garcia. The conclusion was that Garcia is only worth the vet’s minimum.
According to Jonathan Feigan of the Houston Chronicle, that is precisely what Houston Rockets GM offered Garcia, and he accepted.
While the signing of Garcia is hardly anything to get overly excited about, he is a good system player and he’s comfortable playing for Kevin McHale. He’ll add depth at the 3-spot, which is good considering all three of his teammates that position (Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee, and Kostas Papanikolaou) are in their first season with the Rockets. Thus, Garcia adds not only depth, but some stability.
Kostas is eventually likely to be a very good player. Ariza already is. Gee is decent and a good athlete. This leaves Garcia potentially playing the role of 4th stringer. But at the NBA vet min, that’s about as good as a team can do (without ring chasing veterans).