Though not officially reported by the Houston Rockets or the local media, it appears as if Francisco Garcia is on the verge of re-signing with the Houston Rockets, according to El Caribe.
Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) said yesterday the two sides are interested in a deal.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) August 14, 2014
According to El Caribe, Francisco Garcia will sign a 2-year deal at around $3.5 million.
However, according to Garcia’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, the report is false and no deal has yet to be made.
Aaron Goodwin, agent for Francisco Garcia, says report of his client agreeing to deal with Rockets is false. “There’s no agreement reached.”
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 15, 2014
Though no deal has yet to be made, it sounds as if a deal will likely be made some time in the near future.
Garcia, 32, struggled off the bench last season, and played in just 55 games due to several nagging injuries. The sharpshooter shot just 35.8 percent from beyond the arc, while averaging 5.7 points per game. Garcia was a non-factor in the playoffs.
Francisco Garcia will have much tougher competition off the bench this season, after the signing of Kostas Papanikolaou and with the arrival of Alonzo Gee.
Though not officially announced by the Rockets yet, it appears as if Garcia will be a Rocket next season. I’d have to guess the second year of his deal is a team option, though we’ll find out more once it becomes official.
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