Found July 13, 2013 on HoopStuff:
Houston Rockets: Three Perimeter Signing Grades (Casspi, Garcia, Williams) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Omri Casspi Contract: 2 years, 2 million, second year team option Francisco Garcia Contract: 2 years, 2.5 million, second year is team option Reggie Williams Contract: 2 years, 2 million, second year team option Analysis: With the Rockets just signing Dwight Howard to a max contract and with James Harden also signed to one and with Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik on board for over 8 million each over the next two seasons, they really did not have much money left to spend to fill their roster around their superstar duo. Darryl Morey needed to find solid players on the cheap and he did just that, with three perimeter players. With nothing on the perimeter other than Harden and Chandler Parsons, they desperately needed depth and for just 3.5 million this year, they were able to add two high end shooters in Casspi and Garcia and a solid scorer in Williams. This is a team t...
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