WILLIE BRINGIN' HEAT NEXT YEAR?
July 10, 2018, 12:38 pmGerald GreenG/F, Houston Rockets
The Rockets officially signed Gerald Green to a one-year deal worth $2.4 million.
Green came to the agreement in the first few hours of free agency, but now it's official on paper. The 3-point specialist was on his couch last season before the Rockets came calling. He turned out to be a perfect fit for their system and produced top-150 value in 41 games and 2.7 threes per game. The veteran will have a nearly identical role in 2018-2019.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
July 1, 2018, 1:08 amGerald GreenG/F, Houston Rockets
Gerald Green will re-sign with the Rockets on a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum ($2.4 million).
Green was a nice find for Houston and probably landed his dream role — running around and taking anything close to an open 3-pointer. A reserve scorer, Green doesn't have much to offer for standard league fantasy players but can make for a fine stream whenever he's hot or elevated due to injuries.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
June 29, 2018, 3:41 pmGerald GreenG/F, Houston Rockets
Gerald Green will meet with the Rockets when free agency opens but already has multiple suitors.
Green was a late addition to the Houston roster but ended up being a nice fit as a microwave scorer who isn't shy about jacking up triples. After bouncing around on the league's fringes he looks to have carved out a market in free agency, so the Rockets may need to spend a little more than expected to retain him.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
June 15, 2018, 6:16 pmLaMelo Ball, College
ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported that the NBA released a memo stating that “eligibility rules” for the draft may change as early as 2021 as the league studies issues “related to player development and the corruption investigation in college basketball.”
While Lowe noted that the memo didn’t mention one-and-done rule by name, its intended purpose was to alert teams that the league and the players union might “scrap the one-and-done before the expiration of the current collective bargaining deal in 2024 — and perhaps well before then, sources say.” Lowe went on to speculate that the if such a decision were to be made, it could create an extremely loaded draft class in its first year as both college freshman and high school seniors would be eligible to participate in the draft. Considering the recent scandals the NCAA has had regarding improper payments to recruits, there is a very strong possibility the league and the players union agree to scrap the one-and-done rule as early as 2021 or 2022. The NBA last permitted players to be drafted directly out of high school in 2005; Gerald Green, C.J. Miles and Amir Johnson are the remaining high school players from that draft to still be active in the league.
May 2, 2018, 11:36 pmEric GordonG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon shot just 5-of-16 from the floor in the Rockets’ Game 2 loss to the Jazz, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds, one assist, two blocks, one steal and three 3-pointers on Wednesday night.
Overall, Gordon’s shot wasn’t on, shooting just 31 percent. He did add 3-of-6 from deep, quite a bit better than his teammates. The Rockets need their 3-point shooting to show up in this series and it failed miserably in Game 2. Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, Gerald Green, Luc Mbah a Moute and Ryan Anderson combined for just 3-of-16 on triples in the loss. Gordon will typically attempt and make the highest volume but Houston needs more than just one helping hand in the 3-pointer department. Utah’s perimeter defense showed up in spades on Wednesday night and now the Rockets have to find a way to steal one in Salt Lake City.
April 19, 2018, 12:27 amGerald GreenSG, Houston Rockets
Gerald Green decimated the Wolves on Wednesday night with 21 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one block and five 3-pointers in the Rockets’ 102-82 win.
The Rockets are that annoying kid you play video games with that just keeps doing the same move over and over and over again but it just keeps working and there’s no way to stop it. That’s how it feels to see opponents deal with Houston chucking 3-pointers all game long. Green did the most damage, hitting 5-of-12. The rest of the Rockets’ 3-point sharpshooters couldn’t get it going against the Wolves with Trevor Ariza hitting 3-of-10 and Eric Gordon hitting only 2-of-10. Still, even when only one of these guys knocks down five or more, the advantage Houston has is unreal.
April 13, 2018, 12:23 amGerald GreenSG, Houston Rockets
Gerald Green scored 31 points on 11-of-22 shooting (including seven threes) with two rebounds in Wednesday's season finale against the Kings.
Green got a midseason callup and did what Gerald Green does, hitting 2.7 treys per game with a side of 1.0 defensive stats to boot. He did his damage in 22.7 mpg and was a perfect fit for what the Rockets were doing, as he returned top 140-170 value (9/8 cat) when he was on the floor.
April 11, 2018, 2:40 amGerald GreenSG, Atlanta Hawks
Gerald Green took advantage of the Rockets pumping the brakes on their stars on Tuesday, coming off the bench for 16 points, six rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes of playing time.
Green has been a nice find on the waiver wire for the Rockets and has been a situational fantasy play for owners seeking points and threes. If Houston decides to rest some of their guards tomorrow, Green becomes a very appealing play.
April 8, 2018, 12:04 amGerald GreenSG/SF, Houston Rockets
Gerald Green made 5-of-10 from the field and finished Saturday with 14 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers.
Green has been getting some nice burn lately with the Rockets a bit banged up and that will likely continue for the last couple of games. If you're desperate for triples, you could do a lot worse.
April 4, 2018, 1:02 amGerald GreenSG/SF, Houston Rockets
Gerald Green knocked down four 3-pointers in a 16-point effort during the Rockets' big win over the Wizards on Tuesday night.
Green also added two rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win. This was Green's third straight game with multiple 3s made and sixth straight with double-digit scoring. It came at the perfect time for Houston as Eric Gordon couldn't get it going on Tuesday night, hitting just 3-of-12 from the field and 2-for-9 on 3-pointers.
March 30, 2018, 11:00 pmGerald GreenSG, Houston Rockets
Gerald Green hit four 3-pointers in the Rockets' 104-103 win over the Suns including a buzzer-beating game-winner on Friday night.
Green scored 15 points and didn't do much else but he's the one that hit the shot that vaulted the Rockets to their 11th straight win. His only real use in fantasy is 3-pointers but he's very good at it as his shooting and lack of turnovers have him near the top-150 in 9-cat scoring for the season.
March 30, 2018, 6:34 pmGerald GreenSG/SF, Houston Rockets
Gerald Green will get the start on Friday vs. the Suns.
This is a revenge game for him and with the Suns having the league's worst defense, Green could be in for a big game and is a nice DFS play tonight,
Source: Mark Berman on Twitter
March 29, 2018, 5:11 pmTrevor ArizaSF, Houston Rockets
Trevor Ariza is questionable to face the Suns on Friday night because of a bruised right elbow.
Earlier in the day it was reported that Luc Mbah a Moute was the only injured Rocket heading into this game but it looks like Houston will try and get some extra rest for their key pieces against a beatable opponent. Ariza's absence would open up time for Gerald Green and Joe Johnson, and potentially Ryan Anderson if the Rockets want to shift P.J. Tucker over to small forward for a few minutes. Green's the target if you have to choose.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
March 27, 2018, 11:25 pmGerald GreenSG, Houston Rockets
Gerald Green played 30 minutes with James Harden out on Tuesday but shot just 4-of-14 from the field and 1-of-9 from deep to finish with 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Owners were surely expecting more from Green in this matchup, and he couldn't light it up despite ample garbage time. Such are the perils of trusting streaky volume scorers. Harden's absence also opened up a little extra scoring opportunity for Joe Johnson, who went for 10 points and five assists in 29 minutes. He's not a fantasy option.