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The Rockets Made A Savvy Addition By Signing Veteran Wing Gerald Green


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The Houston Rockets have been one of the best teams in the NBA this season. They have the third-best record in the NBA, coming in at 25-7 on the season, and have looked like an honest-to-god juggernaut when Chris Paul has been healthy, giving Houston an insane backcourt duo with James Harden.

The team’s playing style — one which emphasizes chucking up an insane amount of threes — has made it so that when the Rockets are hot, they can be unstoppable on the offensive end of the floor. It also means that the ability to hit threes is necessary for any player the team wants to bring on board.

On Thursday, the Rockets made one such addition when they went out and signed free agent wing Gerald Green to a deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Green is quietly a really fun addition for the Rockets, as he’s a really solid three-point shooter. For his career, Green is connecting on 36.1 percent of his attempts from deep, and hit a hair above 35 percent of his shots from behind the three-point line as a member of the Boston Celtics last season.

Oh, and there’s also the fact that when Green is able to show off his ability to fly, he is one of the most entertaining dunkers to ever live. Put him on a team with Paul and Harden and the potential for opponents to get put on posters at the hands of Green will make the Rockets even more entertaining than they already are right now.

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