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Rockets agree to two-year deal with Francisco Garcia

Jul 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

Francisco Garcia was essentially a throw-in as part of the deal made at the trade deadline that sent Thomas Robinson from the Kings to the Rockets.

Garcia was looked at as not  much more than an expiring contract,  because he had a team option for next season for $6.5 million that was out of line with his level of production.

In the playoffs, however, Garcia had some big moments for the Rockets in helping them push the Thunder to six games in the first round. That was enough for Houston to bring him back on a two-year deal, but at a far more reasonable price.

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports that it’s a veteran’s minimum contact worth a total of $2.6 million, with Garcia holding the option for the second season.

Garcia provides another shooter on the perimeter for the Rockets, who (as you may have heard) landed Dwight Howard in free agency. Garcia averaged 10.6 points per game in the six playoff contests against the Thunder, while knocking down 45.9 percent of the shots he took from three-point distance.

  1. pukpokito - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    The Rockets got Omar and Garcia.2 more perimeter players. They need a Power forward to start with Dwight Howard or he will end up overmatched again and might start to complain which you do not like as it will be important to the team to have that power forward to have his back and compliment him on both sides of the ball. How I wish Kevin Mchale could play.geez.Ryan Anderson is not the answer nor was Josh Smith anyway.
    Reports have it that Asik does not want to be that player which is wrong for him to say as the Rockets are paying him well to do that and it is a great opportunity to play with Dwight…though that may not be good as both are terrible in the free throw line and would be doubly bad in close games.. Maybe GM Morey should inquire about Okafor or even Gortat.
    I really thought Darren Collison would be a good signing but he is gone.

  2. rueg10 - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    greg smith has some potential

  3. pukpokito - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    True.So does Terrence Jones.
    I just wish that the Rockets would have someone more reliable that Dwight can trust. Rockets had that in Luis Scola but he is gone too.

  4. pukpokito - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    True.ANother would be Terrence Jones.
    But I just wish the Rockets would have someone Dwight can trust immediately. They had that in Luis Scola but he is gone.

  5. zacmonte - Jul 7, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Or maybe the Rockets already feel that their power forward is already on the roster. Motiejunas is a wild card that could fit well.

  6. dylude - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Or maybe Dwight Howard is the power forward a la Hakeem Olajuwon & Ralph Sampson for 10-15 mpg. Then a rotation of Donatas for 3’s / Cassipi for small ball / Jones for rebounding = a lot of pieces of McHale to play with given what the game dictates. Sometimes not having a star with an ego is a good way to make the system flourish. Wade had to go to the bench when the Heat needed more spacing in the finals but not all stars are willing. *cough* Josh Smith *cough* We dodged a bullet.

  7. thekingdave - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    @pukpokito

    Scola is a moot point. They would have never had the cap space for D12 without amnestying him last offseason.

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