As somewhat expected forward Josh Smith has informed the Houston Rockets that he’ll accept their contract offer once he clears the NBA waiver process later today. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Smith will sign a one-year deal for a pro-rated portion of the Rockets Bi-Annual Exception.
Josh Smith has committed to signing with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He clears waivers at 5 PM today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 24, 2014
Smith will sign for one season, at a pro-rated portion of the bi-annual exception of $2.077 million, source said.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 24, 2014
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN