Tennessee – Lou Williams
1 Season – 14.9 PPG, 3.0 REB, 2.4 AST
Born in Memphis, Lou Williams has made a career out of being a bench player with the abilities of an important starter. After he spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors early on, Williams was traded to the Rockets in February of 2017 for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick.
The 6-1 guard played in just 23 games before he was on the move again. Williams was involved in the multi-player trade that brought Chris Paul from the LA Clippers to the Rockets later that year, and he remains a key member of the Clippers to this day.
Texas – Gerald Green
3 Seasons – 10.2 PPG, 2.8 REB, 0.6 AST
Like Robert Covington, Gerald Green is one of those players that wasn’t given a real shot with the Rockets the first time around but excelled in his second chance. After being traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Rockets in 2008, he showed up in just one game before being released in less than three weeks.
After spending time around the league, Green returned to Houston in December 2017 after being waived by the Milwaukee Bucks. Green became a reliable option off the bench for Houston from 2017-19, sinking 266 shots from beyond the arc in that span.
Honorable mention: Danuel House
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