Rockets Rumors & News

  • Bench provides spark as Rockets hang on for win over Clippers

    Houston Chronicle "For three quarters, the Rockets and Clippers danced, never more than seven points from one another’s reach. There had been routs, especially recently, but Rockets had been there with the Clippers so many times, moving in lock step for three quarters only to have Chris Paul masterfully..." February 26

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Harden on his ankle: “It’s pretty sore right now, but I’ll get some rest tonight and ice it… and hopefully be ready to go Friday."

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Patrick Beverly is out for Houston tonight

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Pat Beverley not at shoot around today- he is listed as questionable for tonight against Clippers with flu symptoms.

  • Harden’s 4th career triple-double paces Rockets in win over Timberwolves

    Houston Chronicle "Terrence Jones put one last offensive rebound back in, turning the final minutes of a tight game into a rout, and then leaned his head back to shout to the rafters as he bopped his way back down the floor. With power forwards all over the Rockets’ rotation now that Jones was ready to play..." February 24

  • Kobe Bryant has no regrets about the Dwight Howard situation "The 2012-2013 Lakers are one of the league's great "what-if" stories. A team stacked with at least three future Hall of Famers that should have dominated from the get-go, and instead crashed into pieces thanks to both horrible injury problems and a lack of chemistry. From the start, there was talk..." February 24

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    With Pat Beverley questionable with flu symptoms, Rockets recall Nick Johnson from the D-League.

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Rockets injury report:Pat Beverley(rt lower leg contusion), Terrence Jones(rt knee contusion), Joey Dorsey(mild rt ankle sprain)all probable

  • Kevin McHale on newest Rockets: ‘They bring different things’

    Houston Chronicle "Though Rockets coach Kevin McHale had plenty to say when praising the talents of the players picked up at Thursday’s trade deadline, it also said something about the deals that he said he was unsure of quite how he’d like to fit in Pablo Prigioni and KJ McDaniels. With McDaniels in particular,..." February 20

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Philadelphia has traded K.J. McDaniels to Houston for Isaiah Canaan and a second round pick, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

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  • Rockets acquire Pablo Prigioni, KJ McDaniels

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets did not get the star point guard they sought, but completed a pair of deals to bolster their backcourt off the bench at the trade deadline with additions of rookie KJ McDaniels and veteran Pablo Prigioni. The Rockets agreed to send second-year guard Isaiah Canaan along with the..." February 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston will send New York two second-round picks for Prigioni, source tells Yahoo.

  • Rockets don’t make short list of trade destinations for Goran Dragic

    Houston Chronicle "As often as the Rockets were willing to game at the trade deadline, seeking deals for star players who were heading into free agency, the stakes were never quite so high. The Rockets might have returned to that familiar territory on Tuesday when Suns’ guard Goran Dragic, considered the Rockets’..." February 18

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Teams that would gamble on Dragic deal now (Celtics/Rockets/Kings) are banking on idea fifth year would make big difference in free agency

  • Patrick Beverley wins new-look competition skills challenge

    SB Nation "Patrick Beverley is the 2015 NBA Skills Challenge champion, coming from behind to beat Brandon Knight in the final round. This year featured a new head-to-head tournament format with three sets of two players competing against each other. Beverley and Isaiah Thomas led the event off and each..." February 15

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14

  • Rockets, Lakers Trying To Trade For Goran Dragic

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets are hoping to engage the Phoenix Suns on a trade for Goran Dragic. If the Rockets are unable to trade for Dragic before the deadline, they plan on pursuing him in free agency. Dragic was let go by the Rockets in the 2012 free agency. The Los Angeles Lakers also plan on..." February 13

  • Sources: Rockets relaunch push for Dragic "The Houston Rockets are plotting a renewed attempt to try to convince the Phoenix Suns to part with star guard Goran Dragic via trade before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, according to league sources. Sources said that the Rockets, who let Dragic go in free agency in the summer of 2012 but have..." February 13

  • Clippers Ground Harden and the Rockets, 110-95

    Clips Nation "In a now well-established trend, the Clippers crafted a defense to smother James Harden and dare his teammates to beat them instead. Darn if the Houston role players didn't nearly do it a while. This one was nip and tuck for 36 minutes. Doc Rivers' game plan was clear from the outset: throw..." February 12

  • Warriors beat Wolves, still NBA's best; Klay Thompson to start All-Star game

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors went into the All-Star break with the best record in the NBA after notching a 94-91 win at Minnesota on Wednesday. To the victor go the spoils. Klay Thompson was named an All-Star starter by coach Steve Kerr, who by virtue of the Warriors leading the Western Conference had earned..." February 12

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Hearing Suns want a first-rounder for Goran Dragic and, rest assured, they'll get it. Rockets got to be tempted.

  • Report: Rockets to pursue Jeremy Lin in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets traded Jeremy Lin to the Lakers last summer, but the deal had little to do with Lin. It was mostly about his contract (and his inability to play up to it) Houston wanted cap space to pursue Chris Bosh, and Los Angeles wanted the first-round pick the Rockets attached as a..." February 12

  • James Harden’s near triple-double leads to win after back-and-forth battle with Suns

    Houston Chronicle "Had James Harden waited for the last shot, as he did to sink the Suns last month, it would have been more dramatic, maybe even more fun. It could not have been more impressive. With the game on the line and the Rockets struggling to get the stops they needed to hold off the Suns, Harden floored..." February 11

  • Charles Barkley and Daryl Morey argued about stats, and nobody learned anything

    Yahoo! Sports "During TNT's broadcast of the Houston Rockets' Tuesday night win over the Phoenix Suns, Charles Barkley called the combatants the two worst defensive teams in the NBA. The Rockets — perhaps taking a cue from their on-court leader — got a bit defensive about their defense. Daryl Morey — the..." February 11

  • James Harden dating Amber Rose?

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden may be moving on up in the dating world. According to a few reports, the Houston Rockets star is dating model Amber Rose. Rose, who is known for her past relationships with Kanye West and rapper Wiz Khalifa, was spotted at a recent Rockets game. Reports said she was there for..." February 11

  • Barkley rips Rockets GM, use of stats "Charles Barkley took a social-media shot from Daryl Morey and returned fire with a vengeance Tuesday night, calling the Houston Rockets general manager "one of those idiots who believes in analytics." The Naismith Hall of Famer and TNT analyst then disavowed the widespread use of the practice..." February 11

  • What will Rockets do with the uniquely styled and determined Patrick Beverley?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Patrick Beverley signed with the Heat in 2010, finally realizing his NBA dream. Or so it seemed. Two years earlier, he turned in a paper written by someone else, ending his time at Arkansas. From there, he played in Ukraine’s second division and then spent a season as a little-used reserve..." February 11

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Terrence Jones is out with flu-like symptoms.

  • Patrick Beverley replacing John Wall in skills challenge

    Pro Basketball Talk "People took too long to appreciate how skilled John Wall is. So, he became even more polished. Now, just as Wall is getting recognized for more than just his athleticism, he’s missing a chance to dazzle everyone with his all-around talent. Wall – originally slated to compete in the skills..." February 10

  • McCollum, Leonard come up big for Blazers in Houston

    CSN Northwest "Jason Terry has been a sixth man for the majority of his career, coming of the bench, helping teams win. Terry knows a thing or two about how important bench play can be. When it was suggested to him the Blazers bench was the main reason the Houston Rockets departed Toyota Center with a loss,..." February 09

  • Dwight Howard out 6-8 weeks, no structural damage in knee

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Rockets have been preparing themselves for Dwight Howard to be out for an extended period of time with a right knee injury, but now the Rockets have some clarity. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year will be out for 6 to 8 weeks, and there is no structural damage in the knee." February 09

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Trevor Ariza (strained neck) said he feels fine and is good to go for tonight vs. Portland.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Trevor Ariza probable for tomorrow vs. Blazers with a strained neck. Got a lot of treatment after game Friday.

  • James Harden to participate in 3-point contest at All-Star game

    Houston Chronicle "The NBA’s leading scorer will not have to wait for the All-Star game on Feb. 15 in Madison Square Garden to start putting up shots in New York on All-Star weekend. Rockets guard James Harden will be officially named to the field for the Foot Locker Three-Point contest tonight, according to two..." February 06

  • James Harden carries Rockets past Bulls

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets’ lead, once as large as 16 points, was down to five. James Harden, who had dominated the first half, had not scored in the second half. The Bulls, who had blown past the Rockets down the stretch in Chicago, were making another run, this time earlier, but seeming as certain to overtake..." February 05

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Rockets send guard Nick Johnson to RGV in NBA D-League

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets center Dwight Howard had a bone marrow aspirate injection this morning. He will be reevaluated in four weeks.

  • Adam Silver says he's not pro sports gambling, views himself as 'realist'

    The Score "Given the Tim Donaghy scandal of 2007, it is perhaps surprising that the NBA is the professional sports league at the forefront of the push to legalize sports gambling in the United States. NBA commissioner Adam Silver - thought to be the most influential person in the business of sports - has..." February 04

  • Adam Silver likes idea of increasing size of All-Star rosters

    Yahoo! Sports "Every year, NBA fans and coaches select the players who will represent the Eastern and Western Conferences in the midseason All-Star Game, and every year, some deserving player finds himself on the outside looking in. This time around, after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chose Sacramento Kings..." February 02

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets running the RGV shuttle again. This time, it's rookie guard Nick Johnson getting called up from the Vipers.

  • Josh Smith booed in Palace return "Josh Smith was booed when he went to the scorer's table to check in, booed when he touched the ball and booed when he went to the line to shoot free throws. Just more than a month after Detroit waived the high-priced forward, Pistons fans gave him an unfriendly welcome when he returned to the..." February 01

  • Knee woes plaguing Dwight Howard "The Houston Rockets are bracing for the loss of Dwight Howard for at least a month due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to league sources. Sources told that the Rockets, while confident that Howard ‎has enough time to bounce back for the regular-season stretch run..." February 01

  • Josh Smith finally finds the perfect fit with the Houston Rockets

    Yahoo! Sports "In the hours after a loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Stan Van Gundy sent Josh Smith a text message: "You haven't done anything wrong, but need you to stop by my office in the morning." Van Gundy awaited him in the Detroit Pistons' practice facility and soon Smith began to listen to the franchise's..." February 01

  • Rockets overcome offensive struggles in road win over Celtics

    Houston Chronicle "As often as the Rockets have had to make up for the absence of Dwight Howard, at 15 games and counting, they tried something different on Friday. They tried to make up for missing Howard and James Harden. Harden was on the floor, trying to find his offense through the night. But after a..." January 31

  • Pistons expect to face a motivated Josh Smith

    Detroit Free Press "When he was asked how he would defend former teammate Josh Smith when the Houston Rockets visit the Palace on Saturday, Jonas Jerebko tried to pull a Marshawn Lynch. "We'll see tomorrow what coach has to say," was all Jerebko kept repeating after practice today. Stan Van Gundy, the Detroit..." January 30

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Dwight Howard will get second opinion on his knee, could miss extended time. Likely eliminates Howard as All-Star sub for Kobe.

  • 28d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston's James Harden has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star reserves, league sources tell Yahoo.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Clint Capela will have to wait for 1st NBA points. Rockets annouce re-assigned him to D-League. Capela was back for 2 games, playing in LA..