The NBA free agency period has largely come and gone in a flurry. After missing out on Jimmy Butler, the Houston Rockets showed it was their goal in free agency to run it back with as many of the same pieces from the previous season. Here is another player on the market who the team should be trying to bring in.
One player who is still on the market that the Rockets should pursue is JaMychal Green, who became a valuable member of the Clippers team. Green was acquired mid-season by the Clippers and averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds per 36 minutes en route to shooting 41.3% from 3 while playing for the Clippers. Green only played in 19.6 minutes per night and would be a great fit on a Rockets team that attempts the most treys in the league.
In addition, Green is 6’9 and brings great size to a relatively smaller Rockets team and is a relatively efficient scorer as he shot 48% from the field. This is despite only averaging 7 field goal attempts per game. That is where Green would especially fit in well with the Rockets, as he wouldn’t need many touches to be effective. In addition, nearly half of Green’s attempts per game come from behind the line, and the Rockets would give him the green light to shoot from distance.
Green actually played even better during the post-season series against the Golden State Warriors, averaging 17 points and 8 rebounds per 36 minutes over the course of the 6 game series. In addition, Green shot a ridiculous 52% from three and a very efficient 53.5% from the field.
The Houston Rockets would likely be one of several teams interested in Green’s services and would likely have to pay the mid-level exception to bring in Green, but he would certainly be a natural fit on this Rockets roster.