Rockets Rumors & News

  • Blazers want to reunite Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard

    CBS Sports "The Portland Trail Blazers appear to have a master plan. They want to sign forward Chandler Parsons and center Dwight Howard in free agency, according to CSNNW's Jason Quick. The two of them played together with the Houston Rockets, and Parsons was a big part of the Rockets' recruiting team when..." July 01

  • Dwight Howard Reportedly Not Interested In Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazer's Edge "Despite many articles linking Portland as a possible destination for Dwight Howard in NBA Free Agency, the Blazers now seem to be eliminated from consideration. Dallas reporter Eddie Sefko reports that Howard has narrowed his choices, and both remaining options are in the Eastern Conference." July 01

  • Report: Howard looking to earn at least $24M per year

    The Score "Dwight Howard may not be commanding a max contract, but the eight-time All-Star is still reportedly seeking a raise. According to ESPN's Calvin Watkins, Howard is looking for a contract starting at $24 million per year as an unrestricted free agent. That's a far cry from the maximum starting..." July 01

  • Horford reportedly meeting with Rockets

    Larry Brown Sports "With some Durant-sized fish stealing all the thunder (no pun intended), Al Horford’s free agency has found itself somewhat overshadowed. But the Houston Rockets certainly haven’t forgotten about him. According to a report by Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops on Thursday, Horford will be having a..." June 30

  • Apparently the Rockets are actually trying to re-sign Dwight Howard

    The Dream Shake "I didn't believe it when Daryl Morey said this on Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast earlier this month, and I still am not quite convinced, but the noise is out there: the Rockets are apparently going to go after Dwight Howard in free agency. USA Today's Sam Amick, on Woj's in terms of journalistic..." June 30

  • Cavs, Rockets, Heat, Warriors, Spurs Interested In Timofey Mozgov

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are among the teams interested in signing Mozgov. Mozgov had an excellent 14-15 season after coming over to the Cavaliers in a trade from the Denver Nuggets" June 30

  • Rockets tender Donatas Motiejunas, but not Terrence Jones

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets on Thursday took the first step toward bringing back forward Donatas Motiejunas as a free agent. They did not make the same move with Terrence Jones. The Rockets tendered a one-year, $3,4 million qualifying offer to Motiejunas, making him a restricted free agent when free agent..." June 30

  • Trail Blazers prefer Hassan Whiteside over Dwight Howard

    Oregonian "The Portland Trail Blazers are heading into free agency with a ton of cap space and a likely desire to upgrade their frontcourt rotation. The Blazers have been linked to free agent big man Dwight Howard leading up to the free agent period, but according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, Portland..." June 30

  • 76ers targeted Ricky Rubio and Patrick Beverley via trade

    The Sports Daily "After a 10-win season, drafting Ben Simmons and some front-office shuffling, the Philadelphia 76ers sound ready to make a major splash. This isn’t much of a shocker, not with the team clutching a trio of talented big men in the form of Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. What is..." June 29

  • Celtics to meet with Dwight Howard

    Sportsnet "The NBA rumour mill is picking up steam as we inch closer to the start of the free-agency period. Most of the interest in Toronto focuses around the future of pending free agents such as DeMar DeRozan and Bismack Biyombo but there is a bevy of fascinating names scheduled to hit the open market..." June 29

  • Moses Malone Jr. robbed at gunpoint, claims James Harden ordered it

    The Sports Daily "Moses Malone, Jr., son of NBA great Moses Malone, claims he was attacked by James Harden’s entourage outside V Live Houston early Saturday morning. Malone Jr. posted on Facebook about how Harden’s basketball camp was unaffordable for inner-city kids, and believes Harden sent his entourage to..." June 28

  • Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will compete to re-sign Al Horford with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Horford is a free agent for the first time in his career." June 28

  • If They Can’t Get Kevin Durant, The Hawks Will Reportedly Look To Sign Dwight Howard

    Uproxx "The Atlanta Hawks can consider themselves part of one of the NBA’s biggest, most inclusive current team categories: long shots in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. But, like the 29 teams who won’t get to sign Durantula, word of their post-Durant plans have begun to emerge, and they involve an..." June 28

  • Barkley says he got fat out of spite after Rockets gave him less money

    Sporting News "In a bonus segment on Bill Simmons' new show, "Any Given Wednesday," Charles Barkley admits he got fat during his last season with the Rockets after they gave him less money than they promised. Barkley says in the segment, which is available on HBO GO and didn't air on the episode, that he was..." June 28

  • Wife of Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni rescued by boat from deadly floods

    ESPN "Laurel D'Antoni, the wife of Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, was rescued by boat after she was among the residents that were forced to leave their homes in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, due to severe rain storms and flooding last week. Laurel D'Antoni was packing to move to Houston..." June 28

  • Rockets are reportedly planning to swing for fences with big names in free agency

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets have been pretty successful with free agency over the last few summers. They were able to sign Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik away from their teams by being creative with the contracts in 2012. They signed Dwight Howard in the summer of 2013 away from the Los Angeles Lakers. They did..." June 27

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Reuniting Anthony Davis with Terrence Jones by moving Omer Asik

    The Bird Writes "As one probably surmised by the piece I wrote earlier this week, I am hell-bent on getting Omer Asik out of New Orleans before the end of the summer. My new plan to remove the mismatched center from town involves a trade with the Houston Rockets... and yes, you read that right! The Rockets are..." June 26

  • After going undrafted, Kyle Wiltjer agrees to deal with Rockets

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer, who wasn’t selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y., agreed to sign with the Rockets shortly afterward, according to Fox 26 in Houston. Wiltjer confirmed the news on Twitter: “Nothing but joy in the Wiltjer house … so hyped right now! Thank you..." June 24

  • Longhorns' Isaiah Taylor, Aggies' Danuel House sign with NBA teams after going undrafted

    Sports Day "Even though they weren't drafted, it didn't take long for Texas A&M's Danuel House and Texas' Isaiah Taylor long to find NBA teams to sign with. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania report that House signed with the Washington Wizards and Taylor got a deal with the Houston..." June 24

  • Gary Payton II signs a three-year deal with Houston Rockets

    Oregonian "Oregon State's Gary Payton II signed a three-year deal with the Houston Rockets after going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday, according to RealGM.com. The six-foot-three, 184-pound guard averaged 16 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5 assists his senior year for the Beavers. Payton helped..." June 24

  • Harden says he hasn't spoken to Howard about free agency

    The Score "Dwight Howard is widely presumed to be on his way out of Houston as an unrestricted free agent this summer, and Rockets teammate James Harden doesn't appear to be doing much to convince him to stick around. "He's his own man, he knows what's best for his career," Harden said of Howard at his..." June 23

  • Harden to actively recruit Durant in free agency

    The Score "Four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant will have a number of suitors this summer as he enters unrestricted free agency. One of the teams looking to acquire his services will be the Houston Rockets, with All-Star guard James Harden - a former teammate of Durant with the Oklahoma City Thunder -..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Report: Dwight Howard would consider Knicks in free agency

    The Score "Now that he's reportedly declined his $23-million player option with the Houston Rockets, center Dwight Howard has the opportunity to find greener pastures elsewhere, and The Big Apple is on his radar as a potential new home. The New York Knicks are one of the teams the eight-time All-Star will..." June 22

  • Dwight Howard Opts Out Of Rockets Contract

    NESN "This isn’t a surprise at all. The salary cap is going up and lots of teams have cap space as a result. Howard is still a pretty good player in a league where the center’s role and importance arguably is at an all-time low. He averaged 13.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game this..." June 22

  • Sources: Dwight Howard declines option, enters free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard has declined his $23.2 million player option for the 2016-17 season and will enter free agency, league sources told The Vertical. Howard had stated publicly that no decision was made on his player option, but the eight-time NBA All-Star informed Houston of his..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Rockets ready to chase star to pair with James Harden

    The Sports Daily "The Houston Rockets understand they might lose Dwight Howard to free agency this summer, but soothe such thoughts with the idea of chasing a major name on the open market with the free cap space. Howard never fit right with James Harden and the Rockets disappointed so much last season that the..." June 16

  • Five potential trade destinations for Derrick Rose

    Sportsnaut "While a lot of the talk surrounding the Chicago Bulls has involved Jimmy Butler, there’s a growing sense that the team might look to move former MVP Derrick Rose this summer instead. This makes a ton of sense for multiple reasons. First off, it’s become readily apparent that Butler and Rose..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Should the Lakers sign Dwight Howard?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Welcome to Lakers Linkedin, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. Today, we kick things off with a familiar..." June 14

  • Rockets can let Dwight Howard walk and make improvements they actually need

    Sporting News "A year ago, the Rockets made the Western Conference finals as the No. 2 seed. Now they could be looking at wholesale changes in a pivotal offseason. Dwight Howard likely will hit unrestricted free agency for the second time in his career, and two of the Rockets’ other big men will be restricted..." June 13

  • Rockets ‘remain hopeful’ about July face-to-face with Kevin Durant

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant will have his pick when he hits NBA free agency in July. And despite the realization that they aren’t a contending team right now, the Houston Rockets are reportedly still optimistic about their chances of a meeting with the All-Star forward. Interestingly, Marc Stein of ESPN also..." June 13

  • Rockets' James Harden withdraws from 2016 Olympics

    SI "Houston Rockets guard James Harden has withdrawn from consideration for the USA Basketball roster that will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. “As a result of many difficult conversations with my family, the Rockets, and trusted advisors, I've notified Jerry Colangelo and..." June 11

  • Kevin Durant not considering Rockets in free agency

    ESPN "Former teammates Kevin Durant and James Harden are "hanging out" this week, ‎but the close friends' ‎brief reunion isn't expected to have a real impact on Durant's forthcoming free agency, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Harden's Houston Rockets are not a team Durant..." June 10

  • Jason Terry believes Dwight Howard can get the Mavs in the championship conversation

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If Jason Terry was running the Dallas Mavericks’ front office, apparently the first free agent he would try to lock up this summer is center Dwight Howard. By Terry’s estimation, Howard is the one glaring piece the Mavs are missing that would help them return to their championship year of 2011...." June 09

  • Not the retiring type, Jason Terry looking for a new team; Mavericks are in the conversation

    Sports Day "Jason Terry took a short drive from his north Dallas home to Dr Pepper Ballpark Thursday morning to take a few hacks in the batting cage. He and a lot of other athletes were like fish out of water trying to hit batting-practice pitches as they prepared for Friday Night's Heroes Celebrity..." June 09

  • Making the Case for Dwight Howard to the Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazer's Edge "Making the case for Dwight Howard. That's a sentence I didn't believe I would ever type, speak, or even think. To be clear, I still don't think he's the best fit for Portland but to play devil's advocate I wanted to take a look at the dark side and see what Howard really had to offer. For..." June 08

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Raptors assistant turns down offers from Rockets, Wizards

    Sportsnet "Toronto Raptors assistant coach Rex Kalamian has turned down offers from the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards to remain a part of Dwane Casey’s staff, TNT’s David Aldridge is reporting. Kalamian reportedly interviewed for the then-vacant head coaching position for the Rockets, eventually..." June 06

  • James Harden doesn’t know why he didn’t make All-NBA Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Generally speaking, if you put up numbers 29 points, 7.5 assists, and 6.1 rebounds per game, you are going to make one of the All-NBA teams. Not James Harden. Not this season. And he doesn’t get it, as Harden told Jason Terry on the latter’s new show on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “I mean,..." June 04

  • Lil B Confirms James Harden and Kevin Durant Are Both Still Cursed

    Complex "Lil B appeared on ESPN's excellent new basketball show, The Jump, Friday afternoon, and he confirmed Rockets guard James Harden and Thunder forward Kevin Durant are indeed still bearing the weight of the dreaded Curse of the Based God. Tracy McGrady certainly believes in the curse on Harden...." June 04

  • Wizards recruiting Rex Kalamian to coaching staff, according to report

    Bullets Forever "The Wizards have had their new head coach Scott Brooks for awhile. He has been spotted with key players like Marcin Gortat and even abroad with Tomas Satoransky. Now, Brooks is making moves to get his coaching staff into place. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Brooks is recruiting Toronto..." June 04

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