Rockets: Houston has been a place for players to revive their careers
1) Gerald Green (2017-2018 season)
If anyone is looking for a classic “feel good” narrative, Gerald Green would perhaps be the cliché of your typical sports comeback stories. I mean seriously, it doesn’t get any better than his. A professional basketball player who’s been bouncing from team to team every year. Not to mention how his production has been on a steady decline since 2014.
When things couldn’t get any worse for him, he gets cut by the Bucks before the start of the 2017-2018 season and was out of a job for 3 months. And just like all predictable sports films that feature this kind of character, Green gets a call from the manager of his hometown team in which he signs a 10-day contract to prove his worth. Not only did Green get signed for the rest of the season because of his impressive debut, he went on to replicate that success nearly every night solidifying a spot in the rotation.
Green was able to re-sign back with Houston in the offseason, something he hasn’t done since his first stint in Phoenix back in 2013-2014. He has often cited how content he is to be playing in a city that is so deep-rooted in him. The fans have embraced him and he now looks to continue improving in different areas of his game in order to earn a long-term contract with a team, hopefully, it’s with us!