Gerald Green gets 1-year contract from Rockets

The Houston Rockets re-signed free-agent swingman Gerald Green to a one-year, $2.4 million contract.
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Green, a native of Houston, signed a 10-day contract with the Rockets on Dec. 28 and ended up staying for the season. He averaged 12.1 points and 22.7 minutes during his 41 games with the Rockets.

Obviously, losing your mom is something I will have to live with the rest of my life, he said. It’s not going to take one year, it’s not going to take 10 years, it’s something I’m going to have with me until I die. There’s days that you feel better about it and there’s days where you’re feeling sad about it, so it’s up and down a little bit. It’s OK to be that way, but at the same time it helps to do what I love doing, being around my teammates and great people. That’s something I really appreciate.

Ekman-Larsson played better at the end of last season as he understood Tocchet’s system more, finishing with 14 goals and 28 assists while playing all 82 games. He expects the comfort level to increase for the upcoming season — and Derek Dorsett Youth Jersey beyond, now that he has a long-term contract in place.

Lue and Walton, former Lakers players though never teammates, share a common bond through Brian Shaw, Walton’s associate head coach and Lue’s teammate on the 2000 and 2001 L.A. championship teams. Lue and Shaw remain close friends.

Lue — the sixth head coach of James’ 15-year career — picked up the phone to talk to Walton, who is set to become James’ seventh head coach, following Paul Silas, Brendan Malone (interim) and Mike Brown in his first stint in Cleveland, Erik Spoelstra in Miami and David Blatt Authentic Victor Oladipo Jersey and Lue in the second stint in Cleveland.

He told me, ‘I have my pen and paper out already. Let’s hear it,’ Lue told ESPN of his initial talk with Walton.

The pair spoke briefly and agreed to meet in Las Vegas during the NBA Summer League. The dinner plans involving Lue, Walton and Shaw were earlier reported by the Los Angeles Times. After juggling schedules, the trio settled on breakfast Monday.

I just want to let him know, the s— that people say and you read, Bron’s not like that, Lue said. Like, they make it seem like he’s hard on the coach, he’s hard on [the organization]. He’s nothing like that. That’s the most important thing I want to convey with him: that he’s not like that.