Rockets Rumors & News

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets center Dwight Howard is listed as questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday with a sprained right ankle.

  • James Harden, Dwyane Wade among All-Star starter snubs "We know who's starting in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, as the 10 players selected by a fan vote were announced on TNT on Thursday. As always, we can quibble with the names on that list, and that's what we're here to do. Here are some players who could be sitting at home, wondering what more they..." January 23

  • Warriors handle Rockets, break franchise record

    CSN Bay Area "In the increasingly tedious search for meaningful storylines from game to game, the Warriors advanced a new one Wednesday night. As in, 'Scratch Houston from the list of teams to worry about come postseason.' With their typically clinical dispatch, the Warriors re-explained the Western..." January 22

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Did Chandler Parsons just talk smack about Rockets on Twitter?

    Fox Sports Southwest "Dallas Mavericks star Chandler Parsons decided to do a quick Q&A on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Among questions like, "Are you single?" (Yes) and "What current player do you look up to?" (Dirk), one doozy emerged. When a fellow Twitter user asked, "What is the best thing about being on this..." January 21

  • Right knee remains an issue for Dwight Howard

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard said he still is having problems with his right knee, which has been strained for most of the season. Despite the pain, he has been playing well in the last few games. On Monday, in a win over the Pacers, he had his 19th double-double of the season with 14 points and 17..." January 21

  • James Harden goes off for 45 points as Rockets roll past Pacers

    Houston Chronicle "In the final hours before the polls closed – as the Rockets repeatedly were reminded while a game seemingly in the bag grew tense – James Harden made his case one last time. He almost certainly was not thinking about the All Star voting. And if Harden had anything other than holding off the..." January 20

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Terrence Jones at Rockets practice today.

  • Rockets owner Leslie Alexander offers opinion on NBA schedule, tanking

    Houston Chronicle "While the NBA canvases teams to solicit thoughts on restructuring the length of seasons and schedules, NBA commissioner Adam Silver will not need to wait for the Rockets’ input. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander took his opinions directly to the commissioner this week, making an appeal for changes..." January 18

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Dwight Howard probable with strained right knee.

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    Craig Ackerman @ca_rockets

    Per Kevin McHale TJones is in the final stages of returning to the floor.

  • James Harden just misses triple-double as Rockets roll past Thunder

    Houston Chronicle "Building the lead was fun, or at least the Rockets seemed to be enjoying themselves as if the game was ending, rather than just starting. Trevor Ariza banked in a 3 from the corner. James Harden barked trash talk until he seemed to run out of things to say. Pat Beverley gyrated and howled at..." January 16

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey says tweet was in bad taste

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Thursday that a tweet that he sent on Wednesday using a gynecologist joke was “in bad taste.” During an interview about the NBA Development League showcase he is attending, Morey addressed the backlash to his tweet during a question-and-answer session he..." January 16

  • Faster pace propels Magic to a 120-113 win over the Rockets

    Orlando Sentinel "If this Orlando Magic season will have a turning point, a soggy, cold night in Portland, Ore., may be remembered as that moment. The intensity changed that night. According to center Nikola Vucevic, it started with the Magic's backcourt of the future, Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo,..." January 15

  • Hakeem Olajuwon: Michael Jordan 'far superior' to LeBron James "Hakeem Olajuwon has weighed in on the subject, I hesitate to call it a debate, about LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. From CNBC: "When people start comparing him with Jordan then that's not a fair comparison. Jordan was a far more superior player in a very tough league, he was very creative,"..." January 15

  • Rockets brush aside ugly incident in victory over Nets

    Houston Chronicle "This was using napalm to treat a fire ant mound, taking a wrecking ball to a wall that needed a coat of paint. Either that or Kevin Garnett was just an old lion that needed to show he can still roar. When the play that would soon end Garnett’s night began, and stand as the highlight of the..." January 13

  • Kevin Garnett ejected for head-butting Dwight Howard

    New York Daily News "Kevin Garnett lost his cool and perhaps a few brain cells. The Nets just lost. Again. The night started with a head-butt and an ejection, as Garnett charged at Dwight Howard and delivered his forehead to the Rockets center’s cheek. Howard responded with an open-hand shot to Garnett’s chin,..." January 13

  • Howard on failed 2012 trade to Nets: 'Would have been the best move'

    The Score "Dwight Howard was nearly a Brooklyn Net back in 2012, when the Orlando Magic put the superstar center on the trading block. Two-and-a-half years later, he is still thinking about what would have been. Howard was ultimately dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a four-team trade, kicking..." January 13

  • Josh Smith finds fit with Rockets after cast off by Pistons

    Washington Post "Josh Smith would rather be viewed as a possible difference-maker for a franchise that has just one playoff series victory since 1997. He can’t have it that easy though, not after the bizarre happenstance in Detroit following his stunning departure last month. Smith’s desire to have his value..." January 13

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    No big change in injury report- Dwight Howard still probable and Terrence Jones still out.

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Dwight Howard (knee) is probable tonight against Jazz. Alexey Shved (ankle) is questionable.

  • Kevin McHale says recent role of Josh Smith related to ‘getting him comfortable’

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets coach Kevin McHale could offer little insight about how he felt with the rotation now that he has Josh Smith coming off the bench, usually checking in for Dwight Howard. That was because McHale said the move was not made based on his preference, but for Smith’s. “The biggest thing is..." January 10

  • Is Dwight Howard improving like we'd hoped?

    The Dream Shake "Entering this season, there were three big questions between this Houston Rockets team and serious title contention: Could they do it without a third star? Would the bench be good enough? And, would Dwight Howard get/stay healthy and provide something like his Orlando form? We're into 2015,..." January 08

  • Rockets beat the Lebron-less Cavs, 105-93

    The Dream Shake "If you skipped this game because LeBron wasn't in it, you missed a dandy. The game was neck-in-neck for three and a half quarters until the Rockets pulled away with a strong stretch featuring Josh Smith and Corey Brewer, and surprisingly not including the Beard. James Harden's MVP campaign is..." January 08

  • The Pistons are Thriving Without Josh Smith

    Athlon Sports "The term “addition by subtraction” has rarely seen brighter days. The Detroit Pistons are playing their best basketball in years, after cutting so-called star Josh Smith from their roster, eating tens of millions of dollars in the process — just to keep him away. They’ve won five games, and..." January 05

  • After just five games with Rockets, Josh Smith is removed from starting lineup

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Detroit Pistons were so frustrated with the play of Josh Smith that they used the stretch provision in the league’s collective bargaining agreement to release him, which essentially meant paying him more than $27 million just to go away. The Rockets, ever opportunistic, chose to add Smith..." January 04

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    The Rockets have assigned Nick Johnson to the Vipers, team announced.

  • Kevin McHale benches Rockets starters, says, 'We were terrible' "The Houston Rockets, an early-season success story after battling through adversity in the form of injury after injury, are suddenly disappointing. At relatively full strength -- Terrence Jones is still out because of a nerve issue in his left knee -- they lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 111-83..." January 03

  • Spurs snap six-game slide against Rockets

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs committed 19 turnovers Sunday against Houston, and suffered the same type of misfortune that’s characterized a brutal December when the Rockets knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, including Corey Brewer’s bank shot from 29 feet, in the final 2.7 seconds of the first quarter. Unlike so..." December 29

  • Josh Smith signs with Rockets

    Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets have signed free agent Josh Smith after clearing a roster spot and will activate him to play against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Smith participated in the Rockets' shootaround on Friday morning in Memphis. The Rockets waived..." December 27

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Rockets have waived Tarik Black to clear a roster spot for Josh Smith, league source tells Yahoo.

  • Josh Smith ready to help Rockets "Wanting to play for a winning team with a chance to win the title, Josh Smith said Wednesday he has decided to join the Houston Rockets. Though the Rockets have not announced the move, Smith told FOX26 Sports that he is looking forward to playing with one of his closest friends and former AAU..." December 26

  • Josh Smith will sign with Rockets, according to report

    SB Nation "The Houston Rockets will take a chance on Josh Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The former Detroit Piston is expected to land in Houston once he clears waivers. Houston will beat out several teams for his services, including Dallas, Miami, Memphis and Sacramento. The..." December 24

  • Sources: Kevin McHale agrees to extension with Rockets

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has agreed to a three-year contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The three-year deal is worth nearly $13 million, league sources told Yahoo. McHale had been in the final season of his original four-year contract and completed an agreement on..." December 24

  • Report: Rockets assuring Smith he'll start if he signs with Houston

    The Score "The Houston Rockets desperately want to add Josh Smith to their 20-7 roster. How bad do they reportedly want the 29-year-old former Detroit Pistons shooter? This bad: The Philadelphia 76ers are the only team with the cap space to claim Smith, and they have no intention to do so, Stein adds...." December 24

  • Jermaine O’Neal says whether or not he plays this season will be ‘a pure family decision’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jermaine O’Neal played 18 NBA seasons for seven different teams, and proved he was still impactful in a reserve role last year with the Golden State Warriors. O’Neal has contemplated retirement, however, and has yet to make a decision on whether or not he’ll catch on with someone — most likely..." December 23

  • Heat maneuvering for Josh Smith "The Miami Heat have formally applied to the league office for a Disabled Player Exception in the wake of Josh McRoberts' season-ending knee injury in a move they hope will help them land free agent Josh Smith, according to league sources. Sources told on Monday night that the Heat have..." December 23

  • Sources: Rockets looming as strongest suitor to sign Josh Smith

    Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets are emerging as the strongest suitor to sign forward Josh Smith, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After the Detroit Pistons made the stunning move of releasing Smith, he's expected to clear waivers on Wednesday and become an unrestricted free agent. The Pistons owed Smith..." December 23

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Also James Harden (hamstring) and Dwight Howard (shoulder) are also both probable tonight.

  • 33d
    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Trevor Ariza added to the injury list with a sore left calf- he is probable for tonight vs. Portland.

  • 34d
    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Dwight Howard has right shoulder strain and is probable for Portland Mon. James Harden has a strained left hamstring and is also probable.

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston is releasing Francisco Garcia, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Pelicans beat Rockets 99-90 without Tyreke Evans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "On Thursday night, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis and Rockets guard James Harden both had the same objective. They were intent on supplying their respective teams with everything needed for a win. Harden did all he could, but Davis' 30 points helped the Pelicans emerge from the Toyota Center..." December 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Three-way Corey Brewer deal taking shape: Ronny Turiaf to 76ers with a second-round pick. Sixers send Alexey Shved to Rockets.

  • Sources: Rockets acquire Corey Brewer from Timberwolves

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade Corey Brewer to the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Houston will send guard Troy Daniels to Minnesota as part of the Brewer deal, sources said. The Rockets will also give Minnesota a 2015 second-round pick – via Sacramento – and..." December 19

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    Craig Ackerman @ca_rockets

    Pat Bev is dealing with a sore calf, but will play.

  • James Harden turns it on late, propels Rockets past Nuggets in OT

    Houston Chronicle "For all Rockets guard James Harden had done to keep the Rockets in the game when they were rapidly sinking and to seemingly steal it when it was slipping away, he left one point unclaimed. That was all the Nuggets needed to force overtime with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. Given another..." December 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Dallas Mavericks are serious suitors for Rajon Rondo, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Houston's discussed Rondo deal with Boston too.

  • 38d
    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    McHale says that Isaiah Canaan is expected to play tonight.