Report: Rockets planning to re-sign Bobby Brown later in the season
On Friday, the Houston Rockets waived guard Bobby Brown and guaranteed the contract to Gerald Green. Since the Rockets guaranteed the Green contract, they had to shed a roster spot to stay within the required 15-man rotation limit. According to Mark Berman of Fox 26, Brown was cordial about the entire process.
“It’s tough, but it is a business. I’m not going to hold my head down or anything like that. I’ll be all right.”
It appears that Brown’s departure from the Rockets won’t be permanent, as the Rockets plan to re-sign him later on in the season and into the playoffs according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
The Rockets are planning to re-sign guard Bobby Brown later in season for the rest of the year and playoffs. In meantime, Brown is in talks with teams in China.
If the Rockets truly plan to sign Brown later in the season, he will be on the backlog of the Rockets’ rotation. When James Harden returns, Eric Gordon and Gerald Green will occupy the teams’ backup shooting guard roles, absorbing an influx of the roster’s available minutes.
Meanwhile, Brown is engaging in talks with teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. It isn’t clear if he will receive an offer immediately, but it is possible for the shooting guard to accumulate more playing time under his belt if the Rockets decide to guarantee him for the rest of the season.
Currently, Brown is averaging 2.5 points, 0.3 rebounds, and 0.6 assists, while shooting 32 percent from the field and 27 percent from the 3-point line. Brown signed with the Rockets in the offseason to add depth to the team’s roster.