Rockets’ Gerald Green Likely Out 2-3 Months Due to Broken Foot
Gerald Green of the Houston Rockets suffered a broken foot in a game last week against the Toronto Raptors in Tokyo, and now it has been reported that the 33-year-old veteran will miss 2-3 months after suffering that fracture.
According to a story in the Houston Chronicle by Jonathan Feigen, Rockets Head Coach Mike D’Antoni seemed nonplussed by the loss of Green, and he mentioned a variety of players that could fill Green’s role during his absence:
“Ben McLemore could be,” D’Antoni said. “Thabo Sefolosha could be. Chris Clemons could be. We’re still working that out.”
Green has played the past two seasons with the Rockets, and the veteran swingman has averaged 10.2 points per game across those 2 seasons, which is his second-highest PPG of any of his stints.
Beyond playing with eight different teams, including Houston, the Boston Celtics, the Phoenix Suns, the Miami Heat, the Indiana Pacers, the Dallas Mavericks, the New Jersey Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves, Green also played two years overseas in Russia.
Though Green started out as a one-dimensional player due to his unreal bounciness and high-flying dunking ability, the 8-year veteran now has a far more well-rounded skill set after playing in the high-stakes Rockets organization, which is seemingly always chasing stars and chasing championships – especially while perennial MVP candidate James Harden is in his prime.
Furthermore, the Rockets added another MVP candidate in Russell Westbrook, whose three straight seasons of averaging a triple-double will surely go down in history as one of the most astonishing feats in NBA history.
Green is an important role player on this team, so Houston surely hopes he has no adverse effects from this injury.