Rockets Rumors & News

  • Jerry Colangelo says James Harden is the leader of Team USA

    Washington Post "James Harden was going up for a layup. Paul George was going up to contest the shot. When they came down, George had broken his leg and Harden had to look on, petrified and perplexed by what transpired. “That was tough,” said Harden, who struggled to watch as George agonized near the basket..." August 27

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    The Houston Rockets are trying to acquire free agent Ramon Sessions in a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, per league sources.

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Francisco Garcia's agent, Aaron Goodwin, confirms that Garcia has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rockets.

  • Why the Rockets could still chase Eric Bledsoe

    The Dream Shake "At this point in the off-season, most teams have shifted their focus from signing free agents towards in-house player evaluations, personnel hirings, and season planning. Some executives even go on vacation, getting away from the craziness that is NBA free agency. However, amidst all of this, one..." August 19

  • James Harden says he's the best basketball player alive

    CBSSports.com "In an interview with ESPN, Houston Rockets star James Harden said what many NBA players think about themselves. Scoop: Bottom line, you are on this team and a lot of players aren't, but in your mind, who is the best basketball player alive right now? Harden: Myself. Scoop:..." August 19

  • Who would buy a Dwight Howard Lakers jersey for $100 at LAX?

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA and its associated retail partners sell a lot of merchandise, from the most coveted retro jerseys to those toasters that burn team logos into bread. While many of these items are sold at considerable markup, they rarely reach prices so high as to seem absurd. Plus, when players change..." August 19

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Aaron Goodwin, agent for Francisco Garcia, says report of his client agreeing to deal with Rockets is false. "There's no agreement reached."

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    While Coach K wouldn't reveal the starters,a source said Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden & Anthony Davis likely vs Brazil w/1 TBD.

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent Jordan Hamilton has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, league source tells RealGM.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    That's their plan and his, but no agreement on deal yet RT @rjanssen37: @Jonathan_Feigen is it ture that the rockets re sign fransico garcia

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Dwight Howard and James Harden "Eat Separately" from Houston Rockets Teammates

    Bleacher Report "Dwight Howard and James Harden's leadership skills just continue to come under fire. Typically, you'd expect the two stars on a team to involve the rest of the roster. You'd want them to take the young players—and the experienced veterans who are fulfilling specific roles—under their wings and..." August 09

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Rockets have today struck a deal to bring Kostas Papanikolaou to Houston

  • Former teammates weigh in on NOLA addition of Omer Asik

    NBA.com "The usage of analytics to evaluate NBA players has made incredible strides in recent years, gaining near-universal acceptance, but the data still has a ways to go before it can accurately measure every aspect of the game. Case in point: 7-foot, 255-pound center Omer Asik, who was traded to New..." August 01

  • Chandler Parsons on James Harden: 'There are no hard feelings'

    CSN Northwest "The back and forth exchanges between Houston Rockets guard James Harden and newly-minted Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parson has ended. Thanks to TEAM USA for bringing them together in Las Vegas for training camp, Parsons said he and Harden found time in between time to chat and patch..." July 31

  • Donatas Motiejunas doesn’t think Rockets should have paid Chandler Parsons James Harden money

    Pro Basketball Talk "James Harden signed what was then a max contract extension with the Rockets back on Halloween of 2012. That netted him $13.7 million last season, and he will make $14.7 million next year. However, the salary cap has risen quickly in recent years, so guys getting max extensions this year can..." July 27

  • Rockets' James Harden says Chandler Parsons will be missed

    CBSSports.com "couple of days ago, Houston Rockets guard James Harden said some things that he maybe shouldn't have said: he's not worried about Houston losing Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik; he and Dwight Howard are the "cornerstones" of tne franchise; the other guys are "role players or pieces..." July 26

  • Free agent Francisco Garcia considers Rockets, others

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets free agent guard Francisco Garcia is considering the Rockets among a group of teams interested in signing him, his agent said on Thursday. Garcia’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, would not specify the teams Garcia is considering. There have been reports that the Utah Jazz have been interested,..." July 25

  • Rockets-Mavs rivalry receives a shot

    ESPN Dallas "A long-distance exchange of words between Chandler Parsons and James Harden is heating up the rivalry between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. Parsons, who left Houston to sign a three-year, $46 million deal with Dallas as a restricted free agent, took offense to former teammate Harden..." July 25

  • Chandler Parsons: It was a 'no-brainer' for me to sign Mavericks' offer as soon as possible

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chandler Parsons took offense to the Rockets’ approach to free agency. Really, he should take offense to comments by Dwight Howard and James Harden. But Parsons is mainly irked by Houston’s search for a third star when he felt he could be that player. In the end, though, the Rockets’..." July 24

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    Patrick Beverley @patbev21

    Woke up and was angry. Didn't get picked to play on the USA Select team. Motivation..........#rednation

  • Harden on non-Dwight teammates: 'Rest of the guys are role players'

    CBSSports.com "The Houston Rockets have been trying to replicate the model of the three-star super team for a couple of seasons now. For years Daryl Morey fielded a competitive team that was in search of multiple superstars to lead his team. He acquired James Harden in a trade a couple of years ago, and followed..." July 24

  • Chandler Parsons isn't mad at Dwight Howard for comment

    CBSSports.com "Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons was on the Jim Rome Show Wednesday and responded to Dwight Howard's comment that the Rockets wouldn't be affected by Parsons' departure at all. After Parsons left, former teammate Dwight Howard said his departure “won't affect us at all.” Parsons..." July 24

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Rookie forward Clint Capela just signed his rookie contract with the Rockets, a source said.

  • Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans. Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season. “My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who..." July 23

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Houston Rockets' Nick Johnson -- 42nd overall pick -- will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract, league source tells RealGM.

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Chandler Parsons surprised Rockets didn’t match Mavericks’ offer

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In his heart of hearts, Chandler Parsons really thought he was going back to play for the Houston Rockets next season and beyond. After the Dallas Mavericks signed restricted free agent Parsons to a three-year, $46 million offer sheet, the 6-foot-9, 227-pound small forward was sure the Rockets..." July 20

  • Dwight Howard on Chandler Parsons' departure: 'It won't affect us at all'

    CBSSports.com "Rockets center Dwight Howard was wooed to Houston by Chandler Parsons. There were lots of texts and calls when Howard was a free agent. In his introductory press conference, he gave Parsons credit for the way he recruited him. Now, though, after the Rockets declined to match the Dallas Mavericks'..." July 19

  • Phil Jackson says Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe Bryant

    New York Daily News "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. — George Moore * * * My first thought was to hit the road. Once I got my body back in shape, I figured I’d get a dog and head across the country in a van, à la John Steinbeck. It was the perfect time to..." July 18

  • Rockets did not bid on Boozer, but would have chased as free agent

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets did not expect to land Carlos Boozer on Thursday. This was only partly because they did not make a bid for him. The Rockets did have reason to carefully watch the bid process, won Thursday by the Los Angeles Lakers. Had Boozer, who was made an amnesty waiver by Chicago this week,..." July 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Guard Ish Smith has reached a 1-year deal with Houston, league source tells Yahoo.

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Interesting note former #Knicks 2nd-rounder Kostas Papanikolaou rebuffed #Rockets offer, staying in Spain. #Knicks dealt him in Felton s-t.

  • Tracy McGrady 'retires' from baseball after first strikeout

    CBSSports.com "As we've noted before, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand at pitching this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent league, not affiliated with MLB). And now he's announced that he's retiring. McGrady's final outing came in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he..." July 17

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Ray Allen talking with Rockets, Cavs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Veteran guard Ray Allen has reportedly spoken with the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Miami Heat, however, remain in the dark about his playing future. Coach Erik Spoelstra said he has yet to speak with Allen about possibly returning to Miami for another season. "We knew..." July 16

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Story going online now detailing how Rockets AND Lakers called w/max offers for Nowitzki, but he rebuffed all outside interest to stay w/DAL

  • The Rockets aren't getting Rajon Rondo

    SB Nation "The Rockets have little to offer for Rondo outside of their own star players, so don't expect the point guard to end up in Houston. After whiffing on the big fish in free agency while also losing Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets have reportedly set their sights on..." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Rockets 'offended' Chandler Parsons

    ESPN.com "Chandler Parsons will arrive in Dallas with a three-year, $46 million deal and plenty of motivation after being "offended" by the Houston Rockets during the restricted free-agency process. Parsons told Yahoo! Sports that it bothered him that Houston, which declined its right to match the Dallas..." July 15

  • Report: Mike Miller choosing between Cavaliers, Mavericks, Rockets and Nuggets

    Pro Basketball Talk "When LeBron James chose to return home to Cleveland it was assumed that Mike Miller would likely follow him. Remember one of the reasons LeBron was frustrated with Heat ownership is they amnestied Miller (who then was healthy for a full season in Memphis). But so far, Miller has yet to agree to..." July 15

  • Forward Jeff Adrien agrees to one-year deal with Rockets

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Jeff Adrien has agreed to a one-year, league-minimum deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Houston coach Kevin McHale has been an advocate of Adrien's rugged inside play. The Rockets signed him, along with center Joey Dorsey, to complement the..." July 15

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets getting the old 09-10 gang back together? Will sign Joey Dorsey to two-year, guaranteed deal. @WojYahooNBA reported first.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Troy Daniels' deal with the Rockets will be for two years, source said.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    So look for Rockets to re-enter trade game for longtime Houston target Rajon Rondo as well as try to work their way into mix for Kevin Love

  • Chandler Parsons to play for Mavs

    ESPN Dallas "The Houston Rockets have decided not to match the Mavericks' three-year, $46 million offer sheet for Chandler Parsons, which means the versatile forward will join Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas. Parsons told ESPN.com he received the call from the Rockets just prior to 6 p.m. ET on Sunday informing him..." July 14

  • Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade

    CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per NBA.com's David Aldridge and USA Today's Sam Amick. Here's how it's going to shake out: Wizards get: $8.5 million trade exception, Melvin Ely's unguaranteed contract Rockets get:..." July 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Washington and Houston have agreed to a sign-and-trade for Trevor Ariza, league source tells Yahoo. Wizards get $8.5M trade exception.