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Rockets reportedly bringing back role players Danuel House, Gerald Green

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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 14: Gerald Green #14 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball in the first half against the Golden State Warriors in Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 14, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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The Houston Rockets did not make the big splash in free agency as they had hoped, but the second best team in the West the past few seasons (they were at the end of the last season, they were just on the wrong side of the playoff bracket) made a couple steps to run it back next season.

The Rockets are re-signing Danuel House and Gerald Green, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Green became a key part of the Rockets’ bench last season, averaging 9.2 points per game.

House was the Rockets biggest surprise last season. He started the year on a two-way contract and in the end played in 39 games for Houston (starting 13), and he averaged 9.4 points per game.

For Houston, whatever moves they make with their big stars (if any), they are going to need solid play off the bench, so this is a good pickup.