3 Reasons to be excited about the Houston Rockets adding Jeff Green

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It was reported Monday that the Houston Rockets would be adding veteran forward Jeff Green to the roster, adding more versatility to their small-ball style.

As the season has progressed, the Houston Rockets have shown that they’re willing to make as many moves as it takes to put themselves in the best position to compete for an NBA championship.

Their latest reported move involves the addition of 12-year veteran swingman Jeff Green to a 10-day contract, which has the possibility to pay off in many ways.

After making the big blockbuster trade that landed Russell Westbrook in H-Town this past summer, Daryl Morey and the Rockets continued to make major moves this month starting on February 5th, when they sent Clint Capela away in exchange for Robert Covington and Jordan Bell, who they later flipped for Bruno Caboclo.

The move was further evidence that the Rockets are doubling down on their strategy of playing small ball this season, banking on speed and offense to prevail over teams relying on size and interior dominance.

Monday then brought news of a tripling down of the small-ball strategy, as first it was announced that 6-8 forward DeMarre Carroll was expected to join the team after agreeing to a buyout with the San Antonio Spurs.

Forward DeMarre Carroll intends to sign with the Houston Rockets after he clears waivers, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 17, 2020

Shortly after, the news kept coming as ESPN’s Tim MacMahon revealed the Rockets were adding Jeff Green into the mix as well.

Veteran forward Jeff Green has agreed to sign with the Rockets, league sources tell ESPN. Green averaged 7.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 30 games with the Jazz this season.

— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 17, 2020

Another 6-8 journeyman, Jeff Green has shown in recent years that he still has plenty to offer a team that needs some quality minutes and experience, which should give Rockets fans a few reasons to be excited about the signing.

Here are a few things Jeff Green can contribute to the Houston Rockets in their bid for an NBA championship.

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