The Rockets were able to find a crucial piece to their team last season in the middle of the year. He should stay in Houston for awhile.
The Rockets found a spark plug last season in the proud Houstonian Gerald Green. He came in halfway through the year and impressed big time, earning himself a spot in the playoff rotation after hitting shot after shot.
The team, as such, should look to re-sign Gerald Green as he certainly earned it. He could’ve been added to our post coming soon about veteran guards Houston should look to sign, but I feel like Gerald deserves his own post.
In late December, Gerald Green signed with the Rockets. He instantly showed his gratitude for multiple reasons. First off, he was a free agent at the time and wasn’t garnering much attention around the league. He resorted to playing one-on-one against his dog.
He also is from Houston and is definitely proud to be. He showed game after game that he poured his heart and soul into this organization. That’s another reason why he was grateful to be with the team.
Thankfully for the team, his story doesn’t end there. Gerald Green was electric for the team when they needed him most. James Harden was out with a hamstring injury and the Rockets needed extra scoring.
All-in-all, Green averaged 12.1 points per game on 37% shooting from 3 during his 41 games for the Rockets. He had 5 games in which he scored over 20 points, including a 31-point performance against the Kings in just 26 minutes.
Gerald definitely isn’t afraid to shoot the ball, something Houston soon realized they needed. With Ryan Anderson slumping, getting more passive and Eric Gordon struggling from 3 for a decent bit of the season, Green’s ability to take and hit shots really sparked the offense of the team. He even hit a game-winner over the Suns, a real momentum builder for the team.
Gerald Green deserves to be in Rockets red
Gerald Green might have some other suitors interested in him this offseason, but he deserves to stay in Houston. The Rockets may not be able to pay as much as other teams, but hopefully, at this stage, that doesn’t matter to him as much. Gerald is proud to wear a Rockets uniform and showed it at every opportunity he had.
Please, Rockets, find a way to keep this man in H-Town for the rest of his career.