Rockets Waive Adrien; Greg Smith Coming?
The business of sports can be cruel, but rarely coincidental. Pop psychologists and sports conspiracy theorists would argue that there are no coincidences, but this time, they would be wrong.
Jeff Adrien has spent the season practicing hard and waiting. When he played, it was almost entirely to mop up routs. He finally got a real chance on Monday. With Samuel Dalembert and Jordan Hill lethargic, Kevin McHale called on Adrien in the first half and Adrien delivered. He had nine rebounds in his 17 minutes, bringing the energy that the Rockets lacked. Kyle Lowry called him the player of the game.
A day later, he was waived to make room for Greg Smith, a young center the Rockets released during training camp.