Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll makes the team ‘dangerous,’ says Danuel House
The Houston Rockets made plenty of headlines when they traded center Clint Capela and ditched a traditional rotation in favor of adding Robert Covington and playing small.
But Covington is not the only new face to have joined the roster in recent weeks. The Rockets signed veteran forward Jeff Green to a 10-day contract earlier this month, which has turned into a guaranteed contract for the rest of the season. Houston also signed DeMarre Carroll after Carroll agreed to a buyout with the San Antonio Spurs.
Rockets swingman Danuel House said the addition of Green and Carroll gives the team added scoring off the bench and makes them that much tougher (via Kelly Iko of The Athletic):
“It makes your team a very dangerous team,” House said. “Especially with your starting five. If your starting five is capable of putting up points and your bench is capable of putting up points, the team can stay consistent. There are no highs or lows, so that’s really good for our team.”
Green is averaging 9.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in just 19 minutes while also shooting over 61 percent from beyond the arc through his first four games in Houston.
Carroll has gotten off to a less successful start through his first three games with the Rockets, though he has a history of being a fairly solid three-point shooter and another wing that can battle for rebounds in the trenches.
Houston’s bench can fill it up when things are going well. Ben McLemore has emerged as an extremely effective player in Houston, and Eric Gordon–despite injuries and inefficiency–is still capable of exploding at any given moment.
It will be that much tougher to get stops against the Rockets if both Green and Carroll can give Houston quality minutes down the stretch.
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