Also James Harden (hamstring) and Dwight Howard (shoulder) are also both probable tonight.
Trevor Ariza added to the injury list with a sore left calf- he is probable for tonight vs. Portland.
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 22
Dwight Howard has right shoulder strain and is probable for Portland Mon. James Harden has a strained left hamstring and is also probable.
ESPN.com "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
Houston is releasing Francisco Garcia, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
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
Sources: Three-way Corey Brewer deal taking shape: Ronny Turiaf to 76ers with a second-round pick. Sixers send Alexey Shved to Rockets.
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
Pat Bev is dealing with a sore calf, but will play.
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
The Dallas Mavericks are serious suitors for Rajon Rondo, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Houston's discussed Rondo deal with Boston too.
McHale says that Isaiah Canaan is expected to play tonight.
Dwight Howard went through shootaround. Listed as questionable, depending on how things go today.
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets assigned center Clint Capela to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday, the team announced. Capela has appeared in four games for the Rockets and recorded six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 12 total minutes of playing time." December 17
Among most active teams on phones: (in no order): Celtics, Pistons, Suns, Timberwolves, Hornets, Clippers, Pacers, Nets, Nuggets, Rockets.
ESPN.com "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard said he will play Saturday against the Denver Nuggets after missing the last 11 games with right knee soreness. "I'm just thankful to be back out there," Howard said. "Nobody wants to sit on the bench in a suit and watch his team play. You want to get out..." December 13
Rick Carlisle says Chandler Parsons and Jameer Nelson are gametime decisions. Says he's less optimistic about Parsons playing.
CSN Bay Area "Steve Kerr is in the record books. Barely. Kerr became the first rookie coach in NBA history to win 19 of his first 21 games, as the Warriors defeated the Rockets 105-93 in a bruising battle before a sellout crowd (19,596) Wednesday night at Oracle Arena. The Warriors extended their..." December 11
Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard said he hopes to play on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets. Howard has not played since Nov. 17 against the Memphis Grizzlies because of a right knee strain. He had platelet-rich plasma therapy on his knee on Nov. 20. Howard said he didn't consider..." December 11
Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets are aggressively pursuing deals to use their $8.4 million trade exception before Dec. 19, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Rival executives say that Houston’s front office has been active in searching out deals in recent days and wants an acquisition completed within the..." December 10
Rockets center Dwight Howard (knee) says he hopes to play Saturday vs Denver.
Rockets guard James Harden (back spasms) says he is playing vs Warriors tonight.
Good news though- Dwight Howard went through most of practice today. Coach McHale said that they would see how he feels tomorrow.
Pro Basketball Talk "Kostas Papanikolaou hasn’t set the world on fire during his first NBA season, but he has already made the Rockets’ rotation, and that’s enough to earn him a little acclaim in a rookie class that has yet to distinguish itself. Plus, he had an awesome dunk. More importantly Houston,..." December 08
CBSSports.com "The Houston Rockets are a little beat up right now. While they're managing to get by with a 16-4 record, they still would rather get their injured players healthy and return to full strength so they can build toward the postseason. Dwight Howard has missed 10 of the 20 games with a knee injury,..." December 08
Houston Chronicle "For two days, the Rockets spoke about the apparent mismatch that awaited them. They were in no way exaggerating. They talked about the Grizzlies’ combination of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph as if they were narrating a highlight video. Rockets coach Kevin McHale said it would be an improvement..." December 04
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Rockets forward Dwight Howard is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against Milwaukee." November 29
Canaan, Beverley not going to Milwaukee. Howard is traveling but listed as doubtful.
Los Angeles Times "The Clippers focused on the Houston Rockets and not how soon they would be returning home to Los Angeles. And even though they were facing an undermanned Rockets team, the Clippers clamped down on defense, using that to pull off a 102-85 victory over Houston on Friday night at Toyota..." November 29
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets were without three starters. They could not hit a free throw. There was no match up for DeMarcus Cousins. It did not matter. The Rockets had two stars at the top of their game. This is how they were built, to have the role players do their job and then have their stars, one..." November 27
Basketball Insiders "According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran forward Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue a NBA return. Harrington played 34 games for the Washington Wizards last season, averaging 6.6..." November 26
Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard and point guard Pat Beverley will both be out against Sacramento on Wednesday night. Howard is out for the fourth straight with a strained knee. Beverley is out for second consecutive game with a strained hamstring. Both are day-to-day. Terrence Jones is also..." November 26
Houston Chronicle "If nothing else, the Rockets discovered Carmelo Anthony really would have fit right in. Back in Houston for the first time since the Rockets wined and dined him in his free-agency visit, Anthony left Monday night’s game at Toyota Center with back spasms, proving if he had signed with the..." November 25
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he has no regrets about turning down the Rockets this summer, but acknowledged he took “a long, deep look at it’’ after Dwight Howard sold him hard. Anthony made his first trip back to Houston on Monday since his ballyhooed recruiting visit July 2, when he met with the..." November 25
McHale 'sure' Beverley will be out longer this time. No timetable.
Houston's Dwight Howard is a "potential go," against New York tonight, league source tells Yahoo. He's missed two games with a knee strain.
Dwight Howard out again tonight.
Beverley and Howard did not practice today - both are listed as questionable for tomorrow night. Last night, Pat said he would play.
Houston Chronicle "Finally, after the Rockets had launched 3 after 3, putting up as many as any Rockets team has in any game, they found another way considerably closer to the rim. James Harden had gotten loose on a break, with only Chandler Parsons between him and the basket and the game on the line. There..." November 23
ESPN.com "There is no timetable for Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard's return after he underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee, coach Kevin McHale said before Saturday's game against the Dallas Mavericks. This will be the second consecutive game missed by Howard, who..." November 23
Dwight Howard says he had "PRP", platelet rich plasma therapy on his right knee to help with the pain and the healing process.
CBSSports.com "n the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant got into a tussle with Dwight Howard, and later had some insulting, and extremely NSFW words for his former teammate. Then last Sunday in a Thunder loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant called Howard a name as well. On..." November 21
L.A. Daily News "Relief over a rare Lakers win has quickly morphed into signs they have solved some fundamental problems. The Lakers’ 98-92 victory on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets (9-3) at Toyota Center established a two-game winning streak, an accomplishment that merits some applause given the..." November 20
Things are fluid, as always in trade talks, but latest word is Houston more likely than Cleveland as landing spot via trade for Corey Brewer
Houston Chronicle "With Jeremy Lin back in town for the first time since the Rockets dealt him to the Lakers, the Rockets are eager to cash in the trade chip they picked up in that deal. The Rockets have been actively seeking to deal the $8.34 million trade exception that came with the Lin trade in a change to..." November 20
Houston Chronicle "With more attention on Rockets center Dwight Howard than even his norm, with Georgia authorities investigating an accusation of child abuse of his son, Rockets veteran Jason Terry said that Howard will know he has his teammates’ support. Howard did not comment on the situation. Howard had been..." November 20
Houston Chronicle "With the bad taste of an offensive collapse and blowout loss still fresh – along with several lines in the franchise record book for offensive failure – the Rockets considered the potential for a get-well homecoming win. More than that, they could start over, returning to the matchup with which..." November 19
Sporting News "In September, Suns point guard Goran Dragic told a reporter during the FIBA World Cup that it was his intention to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and become a free agent — but that he would only do so with the intention of quickly re-signing with Phoenix. While that might..." November 19
SB Nation "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is being investigated for child abuse stemming from an alleged incident that happened during the summer. The investigation was originally closed, according to TMZ, but Cobb County Police re-opened the investigation Tuesday, according to NBC News. According..." November 19