Rockets Rumors & News

  • Ex-Rocket Reid: 'Harden looks after Harden'

    The Score "The hand-wringing over a failed Houston Rockets season continues along the Gulf Coast, and former Rockets star Robert Reid chimed in Monday, pointing the finger at James Harden. "Harden is a tremendous player, but he's not bringing it for the team," Reid told KHOU-TV. "I'm sorry, I'm just going..." May 03

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Morey: Other teams planted stories about Rockets' chemistry issues

    The Score "To an outsider, it seemed like a pretty miserable season to be a Houston Rocket. On top of seeing their on-court product fall off a cliff after last season's improbable run to the Western Conference finals, the Rockets (perhaps not coincidentally) haven't much seemed to enjoy each other's..." April 30

  • Anonymous Rockets Player on the Real Problem Between Harden and Howard

    Black Sports Online "The Houston Rockets season ended on Wednesday night as they were blown out by the defending champion, Golden State Warriors. The 2015-2016 Rockets season was plagued by dysfunction, bitterness and lack of purpose. According to Yahoo Sports The Vertical, at the center of it all is the relationship..." April 29

  • Rockets reportedly receive permission to interview Luke Walton

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite all the issues they’ve had to deal with this season, the Houston Rockets coaching job is actually a fairly attractive one. No surprise, then, that one of the hottest potential candidates is on their radar. According to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, the Rockets have received..." April 28

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    ClutchFans @clutchfans

    Harden: "This season from the beginning wasn't going our way. Too many distractions. It's been like a bumpy road this entire season."

  • Warriors easily eliminate Rockets in Game 5

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors believe in their strength in numbers. Those numbers are so strong, even Stephen Curry's knee injury turned into an addition by subtraction Wednesday night. The Warriors didn't skip a beat without their star point guard, routing the Houston..." April 28

  • James Harden: 'I have to be better next year'

    Houston Chronicle "As the Rockets rushed from the Oracle Arena visitor's locker room and a long, frustrating season, James Harden looked to the off-season pledging to return a better player. "Just a tough year. Tough year," Harden said. "I think every player, every great player goes through it. It's an..." April 28

  • Rockets' season ends and the truth comes out

    ESPN "With the Houston Rockets' season finally over after a 114-81 loss to the Golden State Warriors, the truth was finally uttered in the locker room. “The season from the beginning wasn’t going our way,” James Harden said. “We had too many distractions, a bumpy road this entire season.” A team..." April 28

  • Magic, Bucks, Blazers and Hornets the favorites for Dwight Howard

    The Sports Daily "Dwight Howard seems as good as gone from the Houston Rockets and the suitors lining up for his services this summer seem plentiful. According to’s Calvin Watkins, the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets stand alone as the favorite to land D12..." April 28

  • Report: Harden-Howard relationship considered 'cordially bad'

    The Score "It's entirely plausible that Wednesday's Game 5 will mark the final time that Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden and center Dwight Howard share the court as teammates. The animosity between the two has continued to linger into the postseason, with one team source referring to the..." April 28

  • Jason Terry Guarantees A Rockets Win Over The Warriors In Game 5

    Uproxx "With their first-round opponent missing their MVP and the frontrunner for a second-round matchup missing their two best players, the Houston Rockets should be feeling very lucky. No eighth seed in recent memory has had this many lucky breaks in such a short time. Maybe that’s why backup point..." April 27

  • Charles Barkley apologizes to Rockets officials

    Houston Chronicle "Charles Barkley's long feud with the Rockets might have come to a sudden end Tuesday. Barkley, a frequent critic of his former team, had particularly called out Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and Rockets CEO Tad Brown after the Rockets' loss to the Warriors in Game 4 on Sunday. Morey had..." April 27

  • Harden, Howard and Rockets face uncertainty

    ESPN "Before the Houston Rockets lost Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, James Harden arrived at Oracle Arena in a black SUV with his bodyguard, marketing rep and four friends. He chose not to ride in either of Houston's two team buses, something he has..." April 27

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Chandler Parsons' comments on Dwight Howard are definitely tampering

    Sporting News "Chandler Parsons could be on the wrong end of a tampering charge. While talking about the fate of friend and former teammate Dwight Howard, Parsons expressed his hope that the center would leave the Rockets once his contract is up and join the Mavericks. "I think he can still dominate the..." April 26

  • Chandler Parsons thinks Dwight Howard will leave the Rockets

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Mavericks were eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. With no first-round draft pick and a thin crop of free agents on the horizon, Dallas' short and long-term future looks bleak. But there's one player who may be able to change all that: Dwight Howard. Dallas..." April 26

  • Draymond calls out Rockets fans who cheered Curry's injury

    USA Today "Stephen Curry wanted back in — again. All around him at the Toyota Center on Sunday afternoon, with the Golden State Warriors’ hopes of a title defense hanging in the balance and the reigning MVP with tears in his eyes having just been told that a third-quarter return from this right knee..." April 25

  • Warriors win, but Curry injured again

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Having ignited the scoring barrage that not only secured Game 4 but in all likelihood this first-round series, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were pointed in their commentary regarding the loss of Stephen Curry and how the Golden State Warriors subsequently responded to it...." April 24

  • Curry returns for Game 4 vs. Rockets

    NESN "NBA Scoreboard Stats Standings Teams Players Odds Steph Curry Injury: Warriors PG Probable To Return In Game 4 Vs. Rockets by NESN Staff on Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 1:44PM 1,846 Share this: The Golden State Warriors are expecting to have reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry back in the lineup when they..." April 24

  • Harden's late jumper lifts Rockets over Warriors

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The frantic, final moments nearly undermined all the Houston Rockets built in scratching out a double-digit lead, but James Harden took advantage of the disarray by doing what he does best. Harden nailed a step-back jumper with 2.7 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets claimed a..." April 22

  • NBA rules Harden's Game 3 winner should have been offensive foul

    The Score "James Harden's fadeaway jumper with 2.7 seconds remaining in Game 3 of the Houston Rockets-Golden State Warriors series on Thursday night should have never counted. The NBA released its Last Two Minute Report for the game on Friday, noting that Harden should have been called for an offensive..." April 22

  • Kevin McHale on Dwight Howard: “He is not what he used to be down there in the low post”

    Pro Basketball Talk "This past season, Dwight Howard got 297 shots out of post ups, a little over four times a game. He shot just 47 percent on those and scored at an average of 0.82 points per possessions, well below the 1.06 100 the Rockets averaged overall on offense. Howard has never been a great post-up..." April 22

  • Dwight Howard to critics of Rockets’ bench reaction: ‘Shut up’

    SI "Dwight Howard responded to critics on Friday following the Rockets’ visible lack of excitement at James Harden’s game-winning jumper in the team’s Game 3 win over the Warriors. “All of us were focused,” Howard told reporters, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen. “Everybody made..." April 22

  • Rockets GM rips criticisms of bench's somber reaction

    The Score "Moments after the Houston Rockets edged the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 on Thursday, the team's front office took to Twitter to vent. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey took exception to a number of things, including a pair of physical plays he deemed dirty, and the perception that his..." April 22

  • Houston CEO claims Barkley's Rockets career was 'fake hustle'

    Fox Sports "Never shy with his opinions, TNT analyst Charles Barkley has taken it on the chin before for false predictions or off-base claims. It happened again Thursday night when the Rockets, facing a 0-3 series deficit to the Steph Curry-less Warriors, mounted a 55-48 halftime lead before their home..." April 22

  • Green blames himself for Warriors' loss: 'I was horrible'

    San Francisco Chronicle "Stephen Curry wasn’t around to save the Warriors, so Marreese Speights gave it a whirl Thursday night. So did Shaun Livingston. And then Ian Clark, of all improbable people. Nice try, at least. In the end, none of them could push James Harden and Houston to the brink of playoff..." April 22

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Sources: Wizards offer head-coaching job to Scott Brooks

    Yahoo! Sports "Washington Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld met with Scott Brooks on Wednesday in Southern California, offering him the franchise’s head-coaching job, league sources told The Vertical. Brooks has been enthusiastic about reaching an agreement with the Wizards and could complete..." April 20

  • The ‘Inside The NBA’ Crew Went HAM Narrating This James Harden Defense Montage

    Dime Magazine "The Houston Rockets are not long for these playoffs after going down 2-0 to the Golden State Warriors and looking generally listless and unhappy to be there. (You would be too, if you had to play the Warriors.) It will be a sad end for a sad team, and while James Harden is still unquestionably the..." April 20

  • Report: Jeff Van Gundy atop Rockets list of head coaches

    Sportsnaut "Even as the Houston Rockets take part in a first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, the team is apparently already looking to move on from interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering Houston barely inched into the playoffs with..." April 20

  • Iggy: Playoff game vs. Rockets like practice scrimmage

    The Comeback "The Golden State Warriors are undoubtedly the best team in the NBA, and arguably the greatest team in regular-season NBA history with their 73-9 mark for the 2015-16 season. Monday night, the Warriors were without Steph Curry, the soon-to-be two-time reigning league MVP. Despite his absence, it..." April 20

  • Even without Curry, Warriors roll past Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- With Stephen Curry out of action due to an ankle injury Monday night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was comforted knowing he had Shaun Livingston in reserve. Oh, and the 2015 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, too. Livingston began and ended a key..." April 19

  • Harden upset at lack of free-throw opportunities: 'How's that possible, though?'

    The Score "James Harden stopped short of critiquing the refs, but he clearly wasn't happy to see his streak come an end. After attempting at least one free throw in his 148 previous games, the Houston Rockets' leading scorer failed to toe the line a single time in Saturday's matinee against the Golden..." April 17

  • Tempers flare between Curry, Rockets' Beverley

    USA Today "A little over five minutes into the first game of the first-round series between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, Stephen Curry and Patrick Beverley got tied up (much to the chagrin of the sea of gold in Oracle arena), and a fight between the two nearly erupted." April 16

  • Dwight Howard Ends War With Famous Ex ... After Years of Hatred

    TMZ "It's been hailed as the NASTIEST celebrity feud of all time ... but now, the 8-year war between Dwight Howard and his reality star ex, Royce Reed, is finally over ... TMZ Sports has learned. Saying these two HATED each other might be one the greatest understatements of all time -- he sued her..." April 15

  • Rockets’ owner: “There’s no uncertainty” about Daryl Morey, he will remain with team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last week a report came out that after a disappointing 41-41 season that saw the Rockets barely scrape into the playoffs, there would be changes in Houston — and that could include respected and established general manager Daryl Morey. Not true if you ask the Rockets’ owner, Leslie..." April 15

  • Rockets interested in Thibodeau and Brooks as coaching candidates

    The Dream Shake "There are expected to be a lot of changes in Houston next year, as the Rockets disappointed across the board despite sneaking into the playoffs on the last night of the season. Priority number one is settling the head coaching position. It's no surprise then to hear ESPN's Mark Stein report..." April 15

  • 100 percent of Rockets fans believe Houston will lose to Warriors

    The Score "Say what you want about Houston Rockets fans, but they're not blatant homers. A Houston broadcast displayed a poll showing how Rockets fans think their team will fare in the playoffs." April 14

  • Daryl Morey's Job With Rockets Not In Danger

    Real GM Basketball "Les Alexander gave Daryl Morey a public display of support in response to a recent report that the Houston Rockets would undergo a "comprehensive evaluation" after the season. The Rockets reached the playoffs despite having an underachieving regular season. "There is no uncertainty," said..." April 14

  • Rockets beat Kings, clinch West's No. 8 seed

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON – Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff admitted to weighing the risks of reinserting James Harden into a game Houston led by 29 points in the fourth quarter, but considering the myriad of frustrations his team faced, relishing an individual accomplishment was a worthy endeavor. Harden..." April 13

  • Tracy McGrady asks to borrow one of Robert Horry’s rings and is brutally denied

    USA Today "Robert Horry has enough championship rings for both hands. Tracy McGrady doesn’t have any. On The Jump, Rachel Nichols and McGrady asked Horry if he’d share — “Can I get one? Just one,” T-Mac says. Horry doesn’t give in that easily. He tells McGrady he has to earn them: “You did a lot of great..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Dwight Howard helps organize blood drive in honor of Craig Sager

    ESPN "Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard is organizing a blood drive with his charitable D12 Foundation in honor of TNT reporter Craig Sager, who is battling acute myeloid leukemia. The drive will take place Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT at the Toyota Center in Houston, prior to the Rockets'..." April 12

  • Rockets keep playoff hopes alive with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Houston Rockets did their part, emphatically. James Harden led all scorers with 34 points as the Rockets won their second game in a row, blasting past the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-105 on Monday. Trevor Ariza added..." April 11

  • James Harden asks Kobe Bryant to help Rockets in his final career game

    CBS Sports "As the Houston Rockets battle the Dallas Mavericks and the Utah Jazz for one of the final playoff spots in the West, they can't help but scoreboard watch. A season of disappointment and apathy has left the Rockets on the outside looking in with just a few days left in the 2015-16 season. After the..." April 11

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Kobe will indeed play today and tomorrow vs OKC.

  • Rockets to evaluate GM Daryl Morey, interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff after season

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets are planning a comprehensive evaluation of all facets of the organization at the end of this highly disappointing season that will put general manager Daryl Morey and interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff under the microscope, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the..." April 09

  • Stephen A. Smith Says Rockets Players Are Freezing Dwight Howard Out

    The Big Lead "Stephen A. Smith thinks Dwight Howard is on his way out in Houston. He also believes that Howard’s Rockets teammates are sending him the message that they don’t want him around anymore. As evidence he points to the fact that Howard hasn’t hit double digits in field goal attempts in 13 games. To..." April 09

  • Rockets' playoff hopes dim after loss to Suns

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- James Harden wore a somber expression in a virtually empty locker room late Thursday night, a scene that painted the perfect picture of the Houston Rockets' season-long struggle with failure and frustration. Phoenix's P.J. Tucker and Mirza Teletovic shared the offensive load, and..." April 07

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