Houston Chronicle "As routs go, the Rockets handling of the Magic might not have been pretty, but it was said to have a good personality. When the Rockets style came through, they were really quite attractive. They had a long stretch of drive-and-kick 3s that sent the game toward a rout. James Harden had his..." December 09
Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard Jeremy Lin came through this week’s stepped-up rehab work without any setbacks but also within changes in the timetable for his return from a bruised and sprained right knee. Coach Kevin McHale said Lin likely will be re-evaluated in two or three days and then the team will “make a..." December 08
SB Nation "The Philadelphia 76ers provide optimal conditions as a trade partner with the Rockets and a landing spot for Omer Asik. The Philadelphia 76ers are a "viable destination" for Omer Asik and an accessible trade partner for the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. There are, Stein..." December 08
McHale says he expects Parsons to play once again. Also said he thinks J-Lin could return Thursday vs blazers.
Houston Chronicle "Chandler Parsons, who has been a game-time decision for the last three games and has missed the last two, started on Friday night against Golden State. He played 34 minutes, had eight points, five assists and four rebounds. “I was so glad to be out there and to be playing,” Parsons said...." December 07
Houston Chronicle "For a lock-down defender, James Harden had things going offensively. Actually, for a high-scoring All-Star shooting guard, he had things going offensively. He finished drives, hit jumpers, made good decisions. He threw down a violent spike of a slam and finished with a 3-pointer. And no one seemed..." December 07
Houston Chronicle "James Harden’s 0 for 10 3-point shooting matched the worst shooting night from distance in his career and was the most 3-pointers missed by a Rockets player without making one. It was not entirely an aberration, however. Harden’s 29.2 percent shooting on 3-pointers would be the worst for a full..." December 06
Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
Hearing this strong: Rockets determined to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 19 at latest and have ramped up discussions with potential trade partners
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
Arizona Republic "Eric Bledsoe had 20 points and seven assists to lead Phoenix to a 97-88 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night that snapped the Suns’ two-game losing streak. P.J. Tucker added 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six rebounds. Channing Frye had 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and..." December 05
Parsons will go through warmups in about 10 mins. Unless has more spasms likely to try to play. Again,, with back spasms, you never know.
Omer Asik out a week with a bruised right thigh. Will be re-evaluated then.
Chandler Parsons went through shoot around. No word yet about tonight.
Salt Lake Tribune "By the time Francisco Garcia found some space behind the arc, and buried a 3-pointer late in the first half Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena, the Rockets had completely negated one of the Utah Jazz’s best quarters of the season. The team’s hot shooting and 36 first-quarter points were..." December 03
Rockets injury updates per Kevin McHale doesn't look like Chandler will play
Chandler Parsons didn't shoot around today. McHale said 'we'll see' when asked if he will play tonight. He is still dealing with back spasms
Francisco Garcia did shoot around and should be available tonight. We will know more pregame.
Houston Chronicle "It hasn’t taken Rockets center Dwight Howard long to understand the NBA rivalries across the Lone Star state this year. Saturday afternoon, when the Rockets left their hotel to head to the game, Howard said he saw a lot of Rockets fans. “They made the drive to come here and come to this..." December 01
Pro Basketball Talk "We told you that the Rockets were more than willing to deal troubled big man Omer Asik, but that the asking price was extremely high — so high, in fact, that one rival GM called Houston “delusional” in terms of what the team was expecting to net in return on the open market. Now we have word of..." December 01
Houston Chronicle "After letting a 23-point lead slip away and struggling to stop the Spurs in the third quarter Saturday night, the Rockets rallied in the final seconds to defeat San Antonio 112-106 and snap a seven-game losing streak at the AT&T Center. With some late-game heroics, including clutch free throws..." December 01
Houston Chronicle "With the Rockets run of backcourt injuries, Aaron Brooks has received consistent playing time and a surge in confidence that had been shaky since he fell out of the rotation in Houston and Sacramento last season. “Just developing confidence again,” Brooks said. “It’s been awhile since you’ve..." November 30
Houston Chronicle "As Chandler Parsons and Aaron Brooks made their way to the bench for one of the many timeouts the Nets called in an attempt to slow the Rockets’ offensive onslaught, Parsons turned to Brooks and shared his amazement with how everything he tossed up was going in. “He came to me and said, ‘I’m on..." November 30
Pro Basketball Talk "Yes, the Houston Rockets are looking to trade Omer Asik and they almost certainly will before the trade deadline. However it’s likely not happening soon because the difference between what the Rockets see as his value and other teams are willing to give up for him are not in the same zip code...." November 30
Lin out with grade one knee sprain. Out two weeks. Will then re-evaluate.
Houston Chronicle "The injury bug keeps biting the Rockets. Jeremy Lin will miss two weeks with a grade one knee sprain and then be re-evaluated. He suffered the injury in Wednesday’s win against Atlanta after colliding with Hawks forward Paul Millsap. Lin had started the previous three contests in place of..." November 29
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
Harden looks like he'll go, but we've said that before.
Houston Chronicle "This really is not the idea, though if the Rockets had an inclination toward caution, their bench is making that easier. The Rockets lost another guard on Wednesday with Jeremy Lin playing just four minutes before limping off with a bruised right knee. He did not return. But once again, the..." November 28
Harden: "It feels real good. I had some time to rest it and get a lot of treatment. It’s a lot better. The swelling has gone down a lot."
Rockets center Greg Smith, out with a knee sprain, says he'll play Friday against the Nets,
James is out tonight...JLin will start again
Lin will not return. He bruised his right knee in first quarter.
Kevin McHale says Aaron Brooks (bruised thigh) should be able to play tomorrow night.
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets could be facing a shortage in the backcourt, depending on how James Harden and Aaron Brooks respond to injuries in the next few days. Harden missed a second consecutive game and is considered day-to-day. Brooks left Monday’s game with a bruised right thigh. Both would be questionable..." November 26
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets were trapped. The Memphis Grizzlies had put them in the grit and grinder they love so much. The Rockets were stuck in a half-court game, misfiring and getting whipped on the boards. But they had spent the past two weeks on an offensive roll. They were missing open shots Monday...." November 26
Houston Chronicle "One of the highly anticipated matchups in the Timberwolves’ visit to Toyota Center on Saturday was Dwight Howard against Nikola Pekovic. Pekovic has 20 pounds on Howard and is the biggest center he has faced this season. “He is a big guy and a great rebounder,” Howard said. “He is definitely..." November 24
Houston Chronicle "ockets trainer Keith Jones was offering a pregame update last week, but he brought little news. “James Harden – game-time decision,” Jones said. “Chandler Parsons – game-time decision.” Hearing this, Aaron Brooks lifted his head from the training table and added, “Aaron Brooks – coach’s..." November 24
Kevin McHale told me James Harden will try, but he'd be more surprised if he played than if he didn't.
James Harden, I'm told, will likely miss Houston's next two games thanks to foot issue plaguing him ... with further evaluation after that
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets more effectively got the ball inside to Dwight Howard through most of Wednesday’s game, with Howard producing his best offensive game of the season. Howard made his first 11 shots before the Mavericks switched to double-teaming and zoning inside. He made just 1 of 5 shots in the..." November 22
ESPN.com "What do the Houston Rockets want in an Omer Asik trade? They are not, I'm told, boxing themselves into a specific position to target an exchange. Word is they're just looking for a difference maker. At any position. The Rockets, according to the latest whispers, are still in the early..." November 22
Houston Chronicle "With Omer Asik back and every rotation player healthy, the Rockets have a chance to establish a consistent rotation, particularly with the two-centers experiment over. Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he would like to settle on something, rather than change his rotation, based on matchups. He..." November 21
ESPN Dallas "It’s one thing for Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, a man known for his trash-talking prowess, to throw a few verbal jabs at Dwight Howard. But for Vince Carter to get in on the act? That’s what happened during a timeout in the second quarter Wednesday. Carter interrupted Howard’s one-sided..." November 21
NBA fines Rockets C Dwight Howard $25,000 for "throwing ball into stands during Houston's 123-120 loss to Dallas" on Wednesday.
Dallas Morning News "Monta Ellis is turning into quite a consolation prize after Dallas missed out on Dwight Howard. Ellis had a season-high 37 points and two key assists late, Dirk Nowitzki led a fourth-quarter rally with 14 of his 35 points, and the Mavericks spoiled Howard's best offensive night in Houston with..." November 21
Houston Chronicle "There was a time James Harden’s beard was stubble. Jeremy Lin was once anonymous. Los Angeles loved Dwight Howard. Things change. Yet, none of those transformations might be as great as the reversal of the Rockets’ play to open games, from the slop with which they began games early in the..." November 20
Houston Chronicle "After several days in which center Omer Asik was “not available,” the Rockets believe he will be part of Monday’s practice and in uniform for Tuesday’s game against the Boston Celtics at Toyota Center. Asik has not played the past two games and was not on the bench in Saturday’s game after his..." November 18
Pro Basketball Talk "The situation with Omer Asik in Houston has deteriorated to the point where the big man that head coach Kevin McHale tried to pair alongside Dwight Howard in the starting lineup hasn’t been emotionally ready to suit up for the team’s last two games. After essentially requesting to be traded..." November 17
Houston Chronicle "Forward Chandler Parsons said the back spasms he has been experiencing for a week are like nothing he has felt. But Parsons said he will continue to play through the pain. On Saturday night, Parsons didn’t look like someone hurting. He had 20 points, six rebounds and three assists in a..." November 17