Rockets decline team option on Francisco Garcia

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  1. oelman44

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    The Rockets will not exercise their team option on Francisco Garcia for 2013/14, tweets Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston. Given the price on the option ($6.4MM), the decision comes as no surprise for a Houston team that will have the opportunity to clear more than $15MM in cap space this summer.

    With Garcia heading for unrestricted free agency, Houston will have about $39.33MM in guaranteed salaries and $9.18MM in non-guaranteed salaries remaining on its books for next season. Some of those non-guaranteed contracts, such as Chandler Parsons' and Patrick Beverley's, seem to be locks to become guaranteed, while others aren't so certain, as I outlined when I previewed the Rockets' offseason.

    As for Garcia, the longtime Sacramento King was sent to Houston for salary purposes as part of the six-player deadline deal that also sent Thomas Robinson to the Rockets. In 58 total games this season, the 31-year-old Garcia averaged 5.5 PPG and shot 37.4% from three-point range. While the Louisville product has never been an exceptional scorer in the NBA, he can still contribute as an outside threat, leading Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com to speculate that he could be a fit for the Lakers. Garcia, for his part, has said he'd like to return to Houston.

    -from Hoops Rumors
     
  2. sealclubber1016

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    I'd like to bring him bask, but we certainly have bigger priorities with out cap space
     
  3. HL3

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    Not unexpected, but since he liked playing here so much I hope we can still sign him for less.
     
  4. REEKO_HTOWN

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    God speed Cisco.

    BTW, Mark Berman tweeted it too.
     
  5. H-Town™

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    Nooo, he's an amazing player, why can't we keeeeepp hiimmm
     
  6. larsv8

    larsv8 Contributing Member

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    No surprise there.
     
  7. acshen

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    $$$$$
     
  8. leroy

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    Good role player. I'd like to have him back...but at a much cheaper rate.
     
  9. DaGreatest

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    Would love if we could re-sign him but Im sure this is the beginning of Moreys magic.
     
  10. FLASH21

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    All about the benjamins bay-bee!
     
  11. Haymitch

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    Consummate professional.
     
  12. Old Man Rock

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    I think the Room Exception is his if he wants it. Think he will get better offers than that.
     
  13. DaGreatest

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    fixed
     
  14. rn_xw

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    He'll at least get an LLE somewhere I think? or big part of the MLE from a team without cap space.
     
  15. J.R.

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    And so it begins...
     
  16. Bezzle

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    Unless something happens, it was a pleasure and I wish him the best of luck. I also saw this..

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A name to look for the Lakers to pursue this offseason: Francisco Garcia. LAL tried to trade Vujacic for him when Garcia was with SAC</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/333331906970144768">May 11, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  17. dachuda86

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    The purge begins
     
  18. craguin

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    Goodbye Francisco. Hate to see you go with that great effort in the Thunder series against Durant.
     
  19. wfeebs

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    Who won't have a chair when the music stops....
     
  20. coachbadlee

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    Well, that's one question answered.
     

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