Two familiar faces are returning to the Houston Rockets next year as free agency has finally gotten underway. The GreenHouse effect will be in full swing once again.
While it’s been an extremely shocking and news-filled day for the NBA with the start of free agency, the Houston Rockets have been making some minor moves to try to improve the team for next year.
They have made two signings so far, and both are of players from previous years (and both are from Houston). Gerald Green will be returning for his third season in Rockets red on a minimum, one-year deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Feigen.
Rockets reach agreement with Gerald Green on a one-year, minimum deal, source confirms. @wojespn first. Green was clear about his intention to remain with his hometown team.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) June 30, 2019
The other player returning will be the up and coming player Danuel House. Though he is starting to show his talent a little bit later than most (26 years old), he still is an awesome fit next to James Harden and Chris Paul. He’ll be coming back on a 3-year deal at a very affordable price:
Danuel House has agreed to a three-year, $11.1M deal to return to the Houston Rockets, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
That will cut into some of the Mid-Level Exception that the Rockets have for this offseason, instead of the full thing going to some free agent. It’s looking more and more likely that the Rockets will try to bring back a similar team to compete against a completely different Western Conference.
Bringing back both of these guys means that the GreenHouse effect will be in place for another season. For a stretch during the regular season, both of these guys were coming off the bench and providing some serious firepower for the Rockets.
Green has probably reached his max potential in the league, but House certainly has some room to grow and should be able to show some of that next season. It will be exciting to have both of these guys back in Houston.