The Garbage Time Hero has officially been waived by the Houston Rockets.
Bobby Brown has been a member of the Rockets for the last two seasons. His playing time has never been great, only seeing the court whenever there is an injury or during garbage time.
Last night, after dropping 29 points, Gerald Green got his contract fully guaranteed. As such, it was suspected that the Rockets would decide to cut Bobby Brown.
Here’s the tweet from Woj:
As expected, Rockets plan to guarantee Gerald Green's contract for the season, league sources tell ESPN. Deadline is Sunday. Rockets will waive guard Bobby Brown, sources said. He could return on 10-day deal.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 5, 2018
The Rockets made it official this morning, according to Jonathan Feigen:
Rockets announce the move to waive Bobby Brown. Could have kept Green and guaranteed his deal without waiving Brown. From last night on why they made the move and will keep a roster spot open for now. https://t.co/nrVQpaEyyG via @houstonchron
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) January 5, 2018
Why Bobby Brown was cut
Bobby Brown was a somewhat decent fourth guard last season. He shot 40% from deep in limited minutes and played pretty well in a few games near the end of the season.
This season, however, he hasn’t been any good at all. He had the opportunity going into the season to be the guard that plays decent minutes when one of the guards is hurt. He’s shot far worse, just 27.5% from 3, and it became hard to give him minutes. Eventually, he lost his job to Briante Weber.
Bobby Brown was one of the veterans of the team and it will be interesting to see if he comes back. With him being cut, he still has the ability to be signed to a couple 10-day contracts if the Rockets want to do that. His friendships with teammates likely got him re-signed this season, so you have to wonder if he’ll come back.
Houston plans to waive point guard Bobby Brown, league sources tell ESPN. He’s a favorite of James Harden and Trevor Ariza. He could be brought back in future.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 5, 2018
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