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Rockets waive Gerald Green

Gerald Green’s third stint with his hometown team will end on Saturday. The Rockets will make Green among the players to be waived on Saturday to reduce the roster in advance of Wednesday’s season opener, a person with knowledge of the team’s plans said on Saturday. With the Rockets hard-capped, removing most options, and the injury to second-year guard Chris Clemons guaranteeing his contract, the Rockets plan to carry 14 players plus two two-way players on their opening night roster.

Gerald Green hopes to return to the Rockets

9. Free agent Gerald Green has been training privately in Houston as he ramps up his recovery, in hopes of a Rockets return, league sources told The Athletic. It’s been over a year since Green last played an NBA game, missing the entire season with a broken foot before being included in the multi-team trade that sent Robert Covington to Houston. Green was waived by the Denver Nuggets and has remained in Houston ever since February.

In life there are coincidences, then there’s serendipity. Gerald Green was rushing to the airport Wednesday after word came in that his six-year-old son Jeremiah with sick with an apparent allergic reaction. Gerald bolted to catch his flight, only having time to grab a backpack full of some of his essentials. He hopped on the next flight to Jeremiah’s hometown of Boston, where Green played for the Celtics last year. A few hours later he landed at Logan and pulled his phone out while the plane was taxiing on the tarmac. He just needed an update on Jeremiah, needing to know he was fine. Instead, it was another message. The Houston Rockets needed him. His return to the NBA was here. “As soon as I landed, that’s when I got the call,” Green said Thursday before his Rockets debut. “I was on the way to my son and I was thinking, ‘Maybe,’ but then I was like, ‘Wow.’”

Gerald Green to Miami

Free agent Gerald Green has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Green, 29, blossomed with the Suns in two seasons after the team acquired him from the Indiana Pacers. After arriving with the Suns in 2013-14 to deliver the best season of his career – averaging 15.8 points in 82 games – his production and minutes slipped in the 2014-15 season. Green deepens the Miami bench, a scorer who can play behind the Heat’s talented wings, including Dwyane Wade.
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