Gerald Green was another player who suffered from a lack of playing time and production in the playoffs. His past two seasons with the Rockets have been solid. They have relied on him greatly as a secondary scorer and he has been able to perform when called upon during the regular season.
Green’s performance in the playoffs this year is a completely different story. His field goal percentage of 30.0 percent this year stands out like a sore thumb. Even though he played just 8.8 minutes per game, it was clear that he was ineffective. He has been to the playoffs on six different occasions and last season was by far his worst.
Should the Rockets bring him back? After two mostly good seasons with the Rockets surely Green would like to stay in his hometown Houston. At the same time, are the Rockets able to finally bring in more suitable talent for a postseason run? They are in desperate need of quality players to help them in the important games, especially since their young center was exposed and neutralized completely.
Harden, Paul and Gordon can only do so much, and some fresh faces with respectable talent could help turn this team around. That will be their biggest goal heading into the offseason and players like Green may get the boot.