Rockets Rumors & News

  • Donatas Motiejunas doesn’t think Rockets should have paid Chandler Parsons James Harden money

    Pro Basketball Talk "James Harden signed what was then a max contract extension with the Rockets back on Halloween of 2012. That netted him $13.7 million last season, and he will make $14.7 million next year. However, the salary cap has risen quickly in recent years, so guys getting max extensions this year can..." July 27

  • Rockets' James Harden says Chandler Parsons will be missed

    CBSSports.com "couple of days ago, Houston Rockets guard James Harden said some things that he maybe shouldn't have said: he's not worried about Houston losing Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik; he and Dwight Howard are the "cornerstones" of tne franchise; the other guys are "role players or pieces..." July 26

  • Free agent Francisco Garcia considers Rockets, others

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets free agent guard Francisco Garcia is considering the Rockets among a group of teams interested in signing him, his agent said on Thursday. Garcia’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, would not specify the teams Garcia is considering. There have been reports that the Utah Jazz have been interested,..." July 25

  • Rockets-Mavs rivalry receives a shot

    ESPN Dallas "A long-distance exchange of words between Chandler Parsons and James Harden is heating up the rivalry between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. Parsons, who left Houston to sign a three-year, $46 million deal with Dallas as a restricted free agent, took offense to former teammate Harden..." July 25

  • Chandler Parsons: It was a 'no-brainer' for me to sign Mavericks' offer as soon as possible

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chandler Parsons took offense to the Rockets’ approach to free agency. Really, he should take offense to comments by Dwight Howard and James Harden. But Parsons is mainly irked by Houston’s search for a third star when he felt he could be that player. In the end, though, the Rockets’..." July 24

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    Patrick Beverley @patbev21

    Woke up and was angry. Didn't get picked to play on the USA Select team. Motivation..........#rednation

  • Harden on non-Dwight teammates: 'Rest of the guys are role players'

    CBSSports.com "The Houston Rockets have been trying to replicate the model of the three-star super team for a couple of seasons now. For years Daryl Morey fielded a competitive team that was in search of multiple superstars to lead his team. He acquired James Harden in a trade a couple of years ago, and followed..." July 24

  • Chandler Parsons isn't mad at Dwight Howard for comment

    CBSSports.com "Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons was on the Jim Rome Show Wednesday and responded to Dwight Howard's comment that the Rockets wouldn't be affected by Parsons' departure at all. After Parsons left, former teammate Dwight Howard said his departure “won't affect us at all.” Parsons..." July 24

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Rookie forward Clint Capela just signed his rookie contract with the Rockets, a source said.

  • Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans. Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season. “My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who..." July 23

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Houston Rockets' Nick Johnson -- 42nd overall pick -- will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract, league source tells RealGM.

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Chandler Parsons surprised Rockets didn’t match Mavericks’ offer

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In his heart of hearts, Chandler Parsons really thought he was going back to play for the Houston Rockets next season and beyond. After the Dallas Mavericks signed restricted free agent Parsons to a three-year, $46 million offer sheet, the 6-foot-9, 227-pound small forward was sure the Rockets..." July 20

  • Dwight Howard on Chandler Parsons' departure: 'It won't affect us at all'

    CBSSports.com "Rockets center Dwight Howard was wooed to Houston by Chandler Parsons. There were lots of texts and calls when Howard was a free agent. In his introductory press conference, he gave Parsons credit for the way he recruited him. Now, though, after the Rockets declined to match the Dallas Mavericks'..." July 19

  • Phil Jackson says Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe Bryant

    New York Daily News "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. — George Moore * * * My first thought was to hit the road. Once I got my body back in shape, I figured I’d get a dog and head across the country in a van, à la John Steinbeck. It was the perfect time to..." July 18

  • Rockets did not bid on Boozer, but would have chased as free agent

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets did not expect to land Carlos Boozer on Thursday. This was only partly because they did not make a bid for him. The Rockets did have reason to carefully watch the bid process, won Thursday by the Los Angeles Lakers. Had Boozer, who was made an amnesty waiver by Chicago this week,..." July 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Guard Ish Smith has reached a 1-year deal with Houston, league source tells Yahoo.

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Interesting note former #Knicks 2nd-rounder Kostas Papanikolaou rebuffed #Rockets offer, staying in Spain. #Knicks dealt him in Felton s-t.

  • Tracy McGrady 'retires' from baseball after first strikeout

    CBSSports.com "As we've noted before, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand at pitching this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent league, not affiliated with MLB). And now he's announced that he's retiring. McGrady's final outing came in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he..." July 17

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Ray Allen talking with Rockets, Cavs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Veteran guard Ray Allen has reportedly spoken with the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Miami Heat, however, remain in the dark about his playing future. Coach Erik Spoelstra said he has yet to speak with Allen about possibly returning to Miami for another season. "We knew..." July 16

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Story going online now detailing how Rockets AND Lakers called w/max offers for Nowitzki, but he rebuffed all outside interest to stay w/DAL

  • The Rockets aren't getting Rajon Rondo

    SB Nation "The Rockets have little to offer for Rondo outside of their own star players, so don't expect the point guard to end up in Houston. After whiffing on the big fish in free agency while also losing Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston Rockets have reportedly set their sights on..." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Rockets 'offended' Chandler Parsons

    ESPN.com "Chandler Parsons will arrive in Dallas with a three-year, $46 million deal and plenty of motivation after being "offended" by the Houston Rockets during the restricted free-agency process. Parsons told Yahoo! Sports that it bothered him that Houston, which declined its right to match the Dallas..." July 15

  • Report: Mike Miller choosing between Cavaliers, Mavericks, Rockets and Nuggets

    Pro Basketball Talk "When LeBron James chose to return home to Cleveland it was assumed that Mike Miller would likely follow him. Remember one of the reasons LeBron was frustrated with Heat ownership is they amnestied Miller (who then was healthy for a full season in Memphis). But so far, Miller has yet to agree to..." July 15

  • Forward Jeff Adrien agrees to one-year deal with Rockets

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Jeff Adrien has agreed to a one-year, league-minimum deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Houston coach Kevin McHale has been an advocate of Adrien's rugged inside play. The Rockets signed him, along with center Joey Dorsey, to complement the..." July 15

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets getting the old 09-10 gang back together? Will sign Joey Dorsey to two-year, guaranteed deal. @WojYahooNBA reported first.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Troy Daniels' deal with the Rockets will be for two years, source said.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    So look for Rockets to re-enter trade game for longtime Houston target Rajon Rondo as well as try to work their way into mix for Kevin Love

  • Chandler Parsons to play for Mavs

    ESPN Dallas "The Houston Rockets have decided not to match the Mavericks' three-year, $46 million offer sheet for Chandler Parsons, which means the versatile forward will join Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas. Parsons told ESPN.com he received the call from the Rockets just prior to 6 p.m. ET on Sunday informing him..." July 14

  • Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade

    CBSSports.com "The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per NBA.com's David Aldridge and USA Today's Sam Amick. Here's how it's going to shake out: Wizards get: $8.5 million trade exception, Melvin Ely's unguaranteed contract Rockets get:..." July 14

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Washington and Houston have agreed to a sign-and-trade for Trevor Ariza, league source tells Yahoo. Wizards get $8.5M trade exception.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    LAL just announced the acquisition of Jeremy Lin + first and second round picks in 2015 from HOU for the rights to Sergei Lishchuk.

  • Trevor Ariza to sign 4-year contract with Houston Rockets

    USA Today "The Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with free agent small forward Trevor Ariza, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Ariza was being heavily..." July 13

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Houston restricted free agent Troy Daniels is in strong discussions on a possible deal with the Rockets, league sources tell RealGM.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets are not a part of a sign-and-trade deal between the Bulls and Lakers, source said.

  • Sources: Rockets still considering keeping Chandler Parsons after reaching deal with Trevor Ariza

    Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets are still strongly considering the Dallas Mavericks' offer sheet for Chandler Parsons after reaching agreement on a four-year, $32 million contract with free-agent forward Trevor Ariza, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ariza's contract is on a declining scale, paying him..." July 12

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Lakers in 3-way talks that would send Pau to CHI + net them 1 or 2 picks. As of now, no players coming back to Lakers. 3rd team possibly HOU

  • Rockets in hunt for Trevor Ariza

    ESPN.com "The Houston Rockets are seriously pursuing unrestricted free-agent small forward Trevor Ariza, according to sources close to the situation, signaling that they are exploring their options for replacing Chandler Parsons. The Rockets, sources say, also pursued free agent Luol Deng but appear to..." July 12

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Sources: First round draft pick Clint Capela, Rockets in contract dispute after team failed to land Chris Bosh http://t.co/RvFtIQmphr

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Expect Houston to push a decision on matching the Chandler Parsons offer sheet w/ Dallas until deadline on late Sunday night.

  • Lakers trade for Jeremy Lin

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Houston Rockets have traded guard Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers, a league source told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The Lakers were amenable to this deal, according to sources, because Lin is only under contract for one more season, thus preserving their cap..." July 12

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Miami is fighting to keep Chris Bosh, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He will decide between Heat and Rockets today.

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Source says Houston is sending its own 2015 first to Lakers in Lin deal.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sources say Houston Rockets trying to trade Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers. Report now on @SportsCenter

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston and Chris Bosh moving quickly on securing deal, and with Bosh, Rockets will match Chandler Parsons offer sheet, source tells Yahoo.

  • Rockets have Parsons offer sheet, so no sign-and-trade

    CBSSports.com "The Houston Rockets have received a signed offer sheet for Chandler Parsons from the Dallas Mavericks, according to USA Today's Sam Amick, so a sign-and-trade will not be possible. Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson said on Thursday that they might be able to work something out, but that's..." July 11

  • Mavs, Rockets discussing Chandler Parsons sign-and-trade

    CBSSports.com "The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets are discussing potential sign-and-trade scenarios involving restricted free agent Chandler Parsons, Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson told reporters on Thursday, via ESPN's Tim McMahon. The offer sheet Parsons signed at a club has not been submitted..." July 10