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.
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.