A New York paper and internet sites are reporting there is a chance former Houston Rockets player Steve Francis could come back to Houston. First, do you believe the rumor and second do you want him back in H-Town? Leave your comments below after reading the following article:
As of Wednesday, the Houston Rockets have a new head coach. In the coming weeks they could have a new point guard courtesy of the New York Knicks.
The Steve Francis to the Rockets rumors appeared dead in the water over the past few weeks with reports surfacing that Isiah Thomas has no intentions of buying out the disgruntled veteran point guard’s spendy contract. According to one New York newspaper, Thomas prefers to keep players if there is even the slightest chance that player can produce. Considering Thomas bought out both Jalen Rose and Maurice Taylor last season, this argument is pretty hard to buy.
And over the last few weeks of the regular season Francis, starting at times for an injured Jamal Crawford and Stephon Marbury, did show he can still score as he averaged 10 points per game for the Knicks this season. So there is some validity to the case.
But with Rick Adelman taking over for Jeff Van Gundy in Houston, will Francis be filling it up for the Rockets next season?