A power forward with NBA championship rings is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers, and he bears little or no resemblance to Dennis Rodman.
A.C. Green, who hasn't missed a game in 12 years and who plans to become a minister when he retires, is rejoining Los Angeles, where he played his first eight NBA seasons.
The 36-year-old Green, who holds the NBA record for consecutive games at 1,028, was acquired the Lakers in a trade that sent Sean Rooks to the Dallas Mavericks.
Elsewhere, the Houston Rockets signed rookie guard Steve Francis to a contract. Although terms were not disclosed, Francis is due a three-year contract worth about $9 million under the rookie salary cap.