The Rockets were just looking for some depth. James Harden and Trevor Ariza will get the bulk of the minutes at the two and three spots, but the Rockets needed a player they could trust to come off the bench behind them.
They found it in Francisco Garcia.
The two sides reached a deal for next season, reports Mark Berman of Fox 26 news in Houston. This had been expected for a while but the two sides struggled to find common ground, which was always going to be one year at the veteran minimum of $1.3 million.
Garcia gives the Rockets a guy willing to shoot the three — almost 66 percent of his shots last season came from three and he shot 35.8 percent on them. That floor spacing his helpful on a team with Dwight Howard in the paint and the slashing Harden. Garcia is a long defender who does a decent job.
He’s not going to bring a lot besides his shooting to the table, but that is good enough for Houston right now.