Rockets keep nice surprise Green, waive Brown

Gerald Green has erupted as a force off the bench in his early run with the Rockets.

Veteran swingman Gerald Green has quickly offered a boost off the bench, and the Houston Rockets have decided to keep him for at least the rest of the season.

According to a report from the Houston Chronicle, the Rockets will guarantee Green’s contract for the rest of the season.

Green, 31, has been quite a free-agent fine, averaging 16.0 points and 3.1 rebounds since signing with the Rockets five games ago.

In related news, the Rockets will waive 33-year-old guard Bobby Brown, according to the Chronicle. The move will allow Brown to clear waivers before his contract becomes guaranteed.

Additionally, the Rockets have a decision to make on guard Briante Weber, who is on a two-way contract with their G-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

“Weber could exceed the 45 days he can be on the Rockets’ roster before he would have to have his contract converted to a two-way deal before James Harden is back from his injury,” the Chronicle reported.

“But to put him under contract, the Rockets could move too close to the luxury tax for deals later in the season. They could use 10-day contracts to get through the period without Harden and keep Weber and Demetrius Jackson to less than 45 days in the NBA and still playing in the G League.”