Rockets Rumors: Gerald Green will meet with team on July 1

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 20: Gerald Green #14 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 20: Gerald Green #14 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Houston native Gerald Green will meet with the Rockets on July 1, the first day of free agency, to discuss his contract.

Gerald Green quickly became a fan favorite last season. The Houston-native signed a one-year deal with Houston back in late December.

Soon after he joined the Rockets, James Harden suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss nearly three weeks. Green effectively became Houston’s sixth man and he averaged 15.6 points and shot 41.5 percent from 3-point range in his first 10 games.

Green finished the season averaging 12.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. He earned himself minutes in the postseason, even though Mike D’Antoni cut his rotation to eight or fewer players in the playoffs.

Gerald Green will be a free agent this summer. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Green will meet with the Rockets on Sunday to begin contract negotiations. Green was thrilled to be back playing for his hometown team, so expect him to re-sign with the Rockets.

Morey: "We're the only NBA team in Houston, TX."

Green: "Where do I sign?"

— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) June 29, 2018

Not only is Green a spark plug off of the bench that can light it up from 3-point range, but he also is active in the community. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Green drove around parts of Houston in a boat to help other Houstonians in need find shelter and safety.

At the start of December, Green was unemployed and was considering retirement. Just a month later, he was playing meaningful minutes for the team that he grew up rooting for.

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Gerald Green is a great player on the court, but he’s an even better person off of the court. Hopefully, Green will be playing in Rockets Red next season.

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