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Report: Rockets, Francisco Garcia reach terms on a one-year contract

Aug 22, 2014, 12:59 AM EST

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The Rockets were just looking for some depth. James Harden and Trevor Ariza will get the bulk of the minutes at the two and three spots, but the Rockets needed a player they could trust to come off the bench behind them.

They found it in Francisco Garcia.

The two sides reached a deal for next season, reports Mark Berman of Fox 26 news in Houston. This had been expected for a while but the two sides struggled to find common ground, which was always going to be one year at the veteran minimum of $1.3 million.

Garcia gives the Rockets a guy willing to shoot the three — almost 66 percent of his shots last season came from three and he shot 35.8 percent on them. That floor spacing his helpful on a team with Dwight Howard in the paint and the slashing Harden. Garcia is a long defender who does a decent job.

He’s not going to bring a lot besides his shooting to the table, but that is good enough for Houston right now.

  1. asimonetti88 - Aug 22, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    This totally makes up for losing Parsons. Daryl Morey the genius

    • Hard On For Harden - Aug 22, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Yep, I’m sure that was the intent in signing him (hint: he’s already been on the team for 1.5 seasons)

      • asimonetti88 - Aug 22, 2014 at 3:02 PM

        “he’s already been on the team for 1.5 seasons”

        No, really?

      • Hard On For Harden - Aug 22, 2014 at 5:31 PM

        Yes, really. But maybe you can educate me as to how an existing player could make up for the loss of another player. They’d have to, ya know, bring in someone else to account for the loss of someone by definition.

        PS: I’m sorry Dwight left and that Kupchak could only dream of being half the GM Morey is. But hey, you’ve got Jeremy Lin and a bunch of hilarious Instagram videos now!

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