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Free agent forward Jeff Green has agreed to sign with the Rockets, Tim MacMahon of ESPN tweets. Green was waived by the Jazz earlier this season.

Green signed a one year, $2.56M contract with Jazz last summer. Because his new contract will likely fall below $1.4M, the set-off is eliminated and Green can double-dip from Utah and Houston, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link). That will push his total salary to $3.1M, Marks adds.

Green, 33, has bounced around the NBA in recent years, spending time with seven franchises in the past six seasons. While he has been a regular rotation player and occasional starter for every team he has played for, he was off to a slow start in Utah, averaging career lows in PPG (7.8), RPG (2.7), MPG (18.4), FG% (.385), and a handful of other categories. The Jazz let him go in order to sign a younger player, Rayjon Tucker.

With Green joining the fold and DeMarre Carroll expected to sign with the club once he clears waivers, the Rockets will have a full roster as well as fortifying their frontcourt. By adding two forwards rather than a center, Houston is clearly embracing small ball. It has utilized P.J. Tucker in the middle in recent games since trading traditional center Clint Capela.

This article first appeared on Hoops Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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