We waited and waited and waited and we finally know that Francisco Garcia will be playing for the Houston Rockets this upcoming season.
Who broke the news? None other than GM Daryl Morey.
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) August 21, 2014
The deal is a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum according to Adam Wexler (CSN Houston).
Garcia’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, told Mark Berman (MyFox26) that part of the reason Garcia chose Houston was because of the opportunity for playing time.
“He liked the opportunity.He felt he could continue to help the team in a number of ways outside of just being a good guard on the team. He thought that he’d have an opportunity to play there a little bit more with Chandler Parsons being gone.”
Garcia is correct in assuming there’s an opportunity for playing time, but he’s going to have to battle it out over the next few months.
After replacing Chandler Parsons with Trevor Ariza, the Rockets brought in Alonzo Gee and Kostas Papanikolaou, and also have Robert Covington returning as small forwards off the bench.For Garcia to earn playing time this season he is going to have to shoot better than the sub-36 percent he shot from beyond the arc last season.
The addition of Francisco Garcia brings the Rockets roster to 19, though several players have non-guaranteed contracts.
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