Apr 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets shooting guard Francisco Garcia (32) and Chandler Parsons (25) celebrate after Garcia made a basket in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency 2013: Houston Rockets Re-Sign Francisco Garcia

Fresh off their pending acquisition of Dwight Howard, the Houston Rockets will now need to sign veteran free agents to fill out their roster.

First up? Francisco Garcia.

Garcia was traded to the Rockets from the Sacramento Kings this past February and seemingly thrived in his role, but was let go so the Rockets could have enough cap space to sign Howard. Now, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Garcia and the Rockets are nearing a two year deal that will bring the native Dominican back to Clutch City.

Per Stein:

Word is Rockets on verge of wrapping up a two-year deal today to bring back Francisco Garcia

There’s no word on money, though, it shouldn’t be more than a few million per year ($2-$3 million), a solid grab for the Rockets.

While not athletically gifted, Garcia brings with him an all-around game on the court and a veteran leadership off it. For a few million dollars, the Rockets couldn’t do much better.

Update: Garcia signed a two year, $2.6 million dollar deal, the second year being a player option.

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