Houston Rockets undrafted rookie Gary Clark has been a surprise this season, playing so well that he overtook the minutes allotted for veteran forward Carmelo Anthony, who the Rockets eventually parted ways with, and continues to be a player for the team.
Clark has worked hard to gain a spot in the rotation, and it is paying off.
“I used to hear it all the time,” Clark said, according to Maurice Bobb of Bleacher Report. “They didn’t think I could play in the NBA. That was the one thing that I heard more than anything else: ‘This kid, he’s too small, he’s not long enough, he’s not athletic. He can’t shoot it that well, so he can’t play in the NBA.’”
“Gary Clark’s a player,” D’Antoni said. “He’s a player. His defense, his rebounding—smart, right position, shoots the ball. I mean, he’s a player.”
“When it comes down to winning, I do the things that a team needs,” Clark said. “I don’t always score. I will never complain about scoring or shots. But you’ll see me getting steals, rebounds, blocking shots, getting other guys opportunities to score. All I’m about is winning.”
“You can just see it,” Rockets MVP guard James Harden said. “From blocking shots to running the floor to rebounding the ball and grabbing offensive rebounds — just the way he plays — that’s what we need from him.”
Rockets Signing Thabo Sefolosha
The Houston Rockets are signing veteran small forward Thabo Sefolosha to a one-year deal at the veteran minimum, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen.
Sefolosha spent the last two seasons playing for the Utah Jazz, and it likely going to be a depth piece for the Rockets this upcoming season.
Nene Plans On Re-Signing with Rockets
Nene reportedly is set to re-sign with the team as they gear up for another push for an NBA championship.
Nene has averaged 6.8 points and 3.6 rebounds during his three-season stay with the Rockets.
Rockets Officially Sign Eric Gordon to Four-Year Contract Extension
In order for Gordon to cash in on the entire deal, he would need to make an All Star team or be a part of a Rockets championship team, which would guaranteed the final year of his new deal.
Gordon, 30, averaged 16.2 ppg last season for the Rockets.
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