Houston Rockets are linked to two veteran forwards to fill the remaining vacant places in their roster. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Instagram that the Rockets are close to signing DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Green.
“The Houston Rockets are doubling-down on small ball, planning to use their two remaining roster openings on 33-year-old forwards DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Green,” Wojnarowski wrote in an Instagram post.
Green is currently a free agent who last played for Utah Jazz. The Jazz waived him in December 2019, just a few months into his one-year contract. He now plans to sign with the Rockets as per ESPN. The reports further state that he will initially sign a 10-day contract with the team before committing to a deal for the rest of the season.
San Antonio and forward DeMarre Carroll have agreed to a contract buyout, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. Houston is a frontrunner to sign Carroll once he clears waivers, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 17, 2020
Meanwhile, DeMarre Carroll was a part of the San Antonio Spurs roster until Monday. He had joined them on a three-year contract this summer but found very little game-time in San Antonio. On Monday, he agreed to a buyout with the Spurs. The buyout is set to earn him a guaranteed $2.3 million for the rest of the season, $6.65 million in 2020-2021 and $1.35 million in 2021-22.
He is set to sign with the Rocket upon clearing his waivers, as per reports.
Houston Rockets lacking a starting center
On the trade deadline earlier this month, the Rockets traded their big man Clint Capela to Atlanta Hawks. As a part of the trade deal, the Rockets acquired forward Robert Covington. On Paper, the Rockets look like a team that lacks a quality center that a team needs to compete deep into the post-season.
Also, for a team that is aiming for the Championship, the team lacks the required depth. Although the likes of James Harden, Russell Westbrook make the team look strong, they have very little quality to come off the bench.