2 players who could be available for the Rockets due to the James Harden trade

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1. Danny Green

Danny Green and Rockets coach Ime Udoka have a viable familiarity with each other, as Green was a member of the San Antonio Spurs for six seasons when Udoka was an assistant on Gregg Popovich's staff. The duo even won a championship together in 2013-14 over the LeBron James-led Miami Heat, and competed in another NBA Finals series.

Green was released following the Harden trade and instantly became the best shooter on the free agent market, as he holds a career 3-point shooting average of 40 percent. Green made 43.2 percent of his triples in 2022-23 and fought tirelessly to work his way back into form following a gruesome ACL tear in 2021-22.

Green has a total of three NBA championships under his belt with three different franchises and is exactly the type of veteran that Udoka and the Rockets have coveted, as he's in his 15th season and would be able to show the young Rockets core how to be a professional, both on and off the court.

Green is certainly no longer a high end 3-and-D player but his long-range shooting would be a major contribution for the Rockets. And he looks to be fully covered from the ACL injury.

The Rockets would need to release a player to create room for Green, which should be a rather easy task, as they have several options to choose from.