Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll were reported that the duo will join the Houston Rockets to solidify their 2019-20 NBA season campaign.
According to ESPN Senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets plans to use its two open roster spots and that’ll be offered to Green and Carroll.
It shows that Houston wanted to intensify their small-ball strategy in this ongoing tournament. Earlier, they have shipped their big-man Clint Capella to Atlanta Hawks in order for them to get the service of another wing player, Robert Covington.
With Green in Rockets jersey, he will have a mini-reunion with his former teammates in OKC Thunder in James Harden and Russell Westbrook in their early years in the NBA. Also, according to Wojnarowski, Green is expected to sign a 10-day contract and if the team finds him fit with their system then it will be extended for the rest of the season.
Carroll on the other hand, apart from his athleticism, can also provide toughness to Houston with his scrappy defense. The 33-year-old forward joined the San Antonio Spurs last summer but was not able to find his spot with the system run by coach Gregg Poppovich. He later agreed with the contract buyout which made him a free agent.
The Rockets next game schedule is on February 21 (PHI time) and they’ll play against the Western Conference cellar dweller, the Golden State Warriors.