Houston is 34-20 on the season and sitting in the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference. It has shifted to a small-ball attack after trading Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks, and the 6'8" Green is a versatile piece who can defend bigger forwards or smaller wing players.
The Georgetown product has built a reputation as a streaky scorer since he entered the league as the No. 5 overall pick of the 2007 NBA draft. He has played for the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and Jazz as a journeyman.
Green averaged 7.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Jazz this season but posted double-digit scoring totals every other season of his career except the 2016-17 campaign.
He is a career 33.3 percent shooter from three-point range, and his ability to shoot at a better clip will likely determine his playing time on his new team. James Harden and Russell Westbrook draw the majority of the opposition's attention and plenty of double-teams, which leads to open looks for those on the wing.
If Green can hit those, he can play a major role in the Rockets' playoff push in the daunting Western Conference.