Re-Grading every Houston Rockets offseason signing

Was Fred VanVleet a smart signing for the Houston Rockets?
Was Fred VanVleet a smart signing for the Houston Rockets? / Sam Hodde/GettyImages
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Have you ever had money burning a hole in your pocket? 

You came into it randomly. Sure, you could hang onto it - the bills don't stop coming. Still, it feels like you should spend it on something fun, right? 

That's the position that the Houston Rockets were in last summer - if you'll forgive an imperfect analogy. The Rockets had to reach the salary floor. They had some money they had to spend - as if it were literally burning holes in their pockets. 

So, the Rockets spent. This team went out and landed six free agents of varying degrees of significance. The idea was to inject this young team with strong veterans, and that was always going to be costly.

Did they spend wisely? 

Reggie Bullock 

Bullock doesn't play much. That's fine - he doesn't get paid much, either. The Rockets handed him a one-year, $3 million deal in the dying days of free agency. 

He's been worth that kind of money. Bullock is shooting 41.5% on 1.6 three-point attempts per game. If anything, he should have seen more than 9.7 minutes of action per game. 

It's hard to give this signing an A+. That would suggest a player who moves the needle more than Bullock. With that said, we think he made a sensible addition to the roster. 

Grade: B

Aaron Holiday 

Another veteran on a one-year deal. It's hard to be critical of the Holiday signing. Even if he was the worst player in the NBA, his one-year, $2.3 million deal would be inconsequential. 

As it stands, he's been a fairly impactful reserve for the Rockets. Holiday sees 16.2 minutes of action per night for the Rockets. He's shooting 39.3% from long-range, and he always plays effortful defense. 

That's not to say he's perfect. Holiday has developed a penchant for commandeering offensive possessions that many Rockets fans would prefer to see a younger player orchestrate. Still, he doesn't need to have been perfect to earn a solid grade. 

Grade: B