Sunday , Mar , 09 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Gerald Green Cut by Houston Rockets

The Rockets did not intend to do Gerald Green a favor by cutting him. They needed a bigger body, and they needed it now. They released Green on Saturday to make room for Rice product Mike Harris.

But Green should take this as the day his career was saved. He was replaced by the guy he needs to become.

If Green played, practiced and most of all competed as hard as Harris, he would not be unemployed today. He has a sweet shot and can jump out of the building. Another team will likely take another shot to teach him how to play. It could be the Rockets.

"We have no formal plans for Gerald in the offseason except we will take a close look at signing him," Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said. "We feel the same way about Gerald now as before — lots of potential." [Houston Chronicle]