When the Rockets waived Alton Ford, many thought Charlie Ward was a sure fire Rocket. But with Ward choosing to sign with the Spurs the options really narrowed for the Rockets, and Gumby, who likes to have 3 PG's in his lineup. Marc Jackson is scheduled to have a workout with the Rockets tomorrow.
Jackson, who turns 39 in April, is #2 all-time on the NBA assists leaders with 10,215 dimes. He played with the Jazz last season, ironically backing up the player who is #1 on that list (John Stockton).
Though it remains to be seen the kind of mentor Jackson could be, it could certainly do a player like Francis some good to have a true point guard on the roster. Steve is averaging a career-low 5.8 assists a game this season.