Barring an unforeseen change in direction, Houston Rockets small forward Francisco Garcia intends to opt out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources conveyed to CSNNW.com.
One source with knowledge of the situation explained that the justification in doing so would be for the veteran to secure a multi-year deal. He is not against re-signing with Houston, we're told.
Garcia, 32, signed a two-year, $2.6 million contract with the Rockets last offseason. A player option of $1.3 million accompanied the second year. Two other glued-in sources said adamantly that it’s not about the money, while also stating security in terms of length is the primary objective of his next deal.
Having just concluded his ninth year in the league, the swingman appeared in 55 games and averaged 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.7 minutes per game. He is a career 36 percent shooter from three-point range.