When NBA free agency broke earlier this offseason, the chances of Francisco Garcia returning to the Houston Rockets seemed slim. After all, the Rockets were looking to lure big name talent to Clutch City and were going to spend most of their money on players like Chris Bosh and/or Carmelo Anthony.
Of course, the Rockets ended up being left at the alter by both players and while they did make some additions (like Trevor Ariza), they now lack depth after moving on from Omer Asik, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin.
One player who is likely to find himself playing a role on the Houston Rockets bench is swingman Francisco Garcia as he is expected to re-sign with the franchise in the somewhat near future.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) August 14, 2014
Francisco Garcia, who was originally drafted by the Sacramento Kings has spent the last few years with the Houston Rockets and served their bench unit it well. With an ability to play point guard (emergency), shooting guard and small forward, Garcia’s versatility is highly welcomed and he was said to have interest from a handful of teams this offseason including the Utah Jazz.
However familiar with the Rockets and seeking a solid amount of playing time, it doesn’t appear as if there is a better situation for the veteran out of Louisville.
Known better for his defensive abilities, Garcia posted an average of nearly 6 points, 2 rebounds and an assist off the Houston Rockets bench last year. He’s likely to fill a similar role assuming he is to re-sign.