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Report: Francisco Garcia looking at options, including return to Rockets

Jul 25, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT

Francisco Garcia AP

Francisco Garcia didn’t contribute that much to the Rockets last season, in part due to injuries and in part due to the fact he doesn’t provide much except hitting threes (65 percent of his shots were from beyond the arc and he his 35 percent of those). Still he opted out of the second hear of his contract in Houston to see what free agency might hold for him.

It looks now like he will make a choice soon… and it could return to Houston.

There has been interest from Utah but the Rockets have had talks with Garcia, his agent Aaron Goodwin told the Houston Chronicle.

“We’ve talked about him,” Goodwin said of conversations with the Rockets. “Francisco is just looking for the opportunity to continue to play toward a championship. We’re looking through his options, seeing what would be the best opportunities for him. He definitely has interest in the Rockets.”

Garcia opted out of a veteran minimum contract and will get the exact same deal now, the only question is where. There’s a comfort level there for both sides and for Garcia he gets to play on a quality team that will win a lot of games in a hotly contested West.

The Rockets have the roster space with a number of non-guaranteed deals, however there is time and another team could step in and tempt Garcia with a situation he likes better. Probably not, though.

  1. chicagosports2014 - Jul 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Garcia opted out so he could go play for a contender. hahahahahehe I just love how Houston is the NBA hated squad, the new Miami Heat !

    • rohlo - Jul 25, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      Enjoy your two weeks of derrick rose before he is out for the year again!

      • chicagosports2014 - Jul 25, 2014 at 2:22 PM

        We deep, it’s bigger than derrick brotha

    • jsala02 - Jul 25, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      How is Houston hated? They have first team all NBA shooting guard and 2 team all NBA center. Because Bosh or Melo didn’t go there? They chased the money.

      • chicagosports2014 - Jul 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM

        Many owner in NBA dislike Houston. It’s just karma coming back your way, wat you expect, chit and not get chitted on?

  2. digg2000 - Jul 25, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    I’m surprised to see he hit 35% in 3s last year. When he was with the Kings, he bricked 3-pointer after 3-pointer and the fans still loved him. Never understood it.

  3. jimsjam33 - Jul 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Sign with anybody Franscisco before it’s too late . McDonald’s only pays $ 8.00 per .

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