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.
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