Rockets’ Gerald Green confident he’ll be able to ‘make a full recovery,’ come back smarter
The Houston Rockets re-signed swingman Gerald Green back in July.
By October, he was deemed to have suffered a broken left foot, with the possibility of missing the entire 2019-20 season. Green suffered the injury during an exhibition in Japan. Initial reports suggested a sprain, but further medical assessments determined Green had indeed suffered a break.
But Green is not playing the “woe is me” card. Instead, he has his sights set on a potential postseason return with the Rockets, and said the time away will make him a savvier player on the floor (via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle):
Green, who averaged 10.2 points on 36 percent 3-point shooting in three seasons with the Rockets, said he was going to “make a full recovery,” but just did not know when. Asked if the time away and work would make him a better player, he said, “Hell yeah. By far. I already got smart just sitting back watching the game, really watching it. I can’t wait to get back and show that, too.”
Green was mostly known as a high-flying guard in his early days in the NBA, but he has since proved he can be a very capable scorer and perimeter threat for the Rockets.
The Houston native adds depth and versatility as a guy that can play at small forward or even the second guard spot, depending on the kind of personnel head coach Mike D’Antoni has on the floor.
Should Green be cleared for postseason play, he might be able to take some of the pressure off of the likes of Eric Gordon Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore in the second unit.