One of the biggest H-Town fans is a member of the Houston Rockets. He had even more positive things to say in today’s Media Day.
Gerald Green is back at it again. The spark plug and elite shooter for the Houston Rockets is psyched for a full season in his hometown and was expressive of that excitement at Media Day this afternoon.
Green was a great addition last season for the team after spending much of the season as a free agent. He came into the system of the Rockets and instantly fit in, averaging 12.1 points on 37% from downtown in just 22.7 minutes per game. On a per-36 minutes scale, that equates to 19.3 points per game.
The sharpshooter will play a great role off the bench again this season. He will likely have similar minutes and could be a difference maker for the Rockets in some games.
Let’s take a look at his Media Day:
Gerald Green at Media Day
We’ll start off with how Gerald Green couldn’t contain his happiness to be back with the squad:
Gerald Green in very high spirits—says he can’t stop smiling, happy to wear Rockets red, and also just finished playing with his dog pic.twitter.com/o4NUxuMj09
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) September 24, 2018
He always talks about how proud he is to wear Rockets red and today is no different. Here he is actually wearing that jersey:
Gerald Green practically has throwing up the H trademarked at this point. I expect quite a bit more of that this year after big moments in games.
Green also plans to be a mentor to some of the younger guys on the team. That will be especially helpful to them during training camp and the preseason as many rookies are trying to get adjusted to the NBA lifestyle.
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) September 24, 2018
He also has a great taste in dining.
He also will be there to let people know their role on the team, unlike some former players (*cough cough Chandler Parsons*).
Green: "Everybody knows who the leaders are, 13 and 3. Everybody else is going to fall in line. If they don't fall in line, that's why I'm here."
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) September 24, 2018
He knows his role and will make sure everyone else does, too. That’s what being a great teammate is about, and that is everything Gerald Green is.
Green also threw in some support for the other Houston teams, the Texans in particular.
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) September 24, 2018
Let’s hope the Texans get that first win next week against the Colts. Also, shoutout to Toro Times, the FanSided site for the Texans!
Gerald Green was showing his Houston pride all day long today. Be sure to check out the social media pages of the Rockets for even content about Media Day and stay tuned to Space City Scoop for more coverage!