CBSSports.com "With the Lakers hoping for a swift decision from Dwight Howard on his free agency this summer, the All-Star center has given no indication he will rush the process and has privately indicated that he plans to give strong consideration to multiple teams, league sources told CBSSports.com. Though..." May 19
Philly.com "The 76ers have received permission to interview Houston assistant Kelvin Sampson. However, if they are going to talk to him they had better do it quickly as Sampson has already drawn a lot of interests from other teams. Charlotte and Milwaukee have already interviewed Sampson. Considering that..." May 16
NBA sources confirm Rockets won't be picking up Francisco Garcia's $6.4 million dollar team option for next season. #RedNation
Houston Chronicle "Denver’s Masai Ujiri was named the NBA Executive of the Year, the league announced today. Daryl Morey of the Rockets finished third in the voting behind Ujiri and Gary Sacks of the Clippers. Morey made two key free-agent signings in Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin and then was ready when James..." May 11
Philly.com "The Sixers have reached an agreement with Houston Rockets assistant general manager Sam Hinkie to become the team's new GM, according to multiple reports. With current GM Tony DiLeo's departure and the impending retirement of president Rod Thorn, Hinkie will be the Sixers' top decision-maker on..." May 10
Philadelphia has reached agreement with Houston assistant GM Sam Hinkie to be the 76ers new GM, league source tells Y! Sports.
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets fully embraced their small lineups, even switching to a lineup that put 6-5 guard James Harden on Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka in the post season. This is not considered a long-term plan. When discussing the ways he would like the Rockets to improve, Rockets coach Kevin..." May 08
Yahoo! Sports "Houston Rockets assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff will interview for the Detroit Pistons' head coaching job on Wednesday, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Bickerstaff, 34, has risen rapidly in the eyes of NBA executives as a head coaching candidate. Bickerstaff will be the fourth known..." May 08
Houston Chronicle "As you all might imagine, I’m not into the moral victories. If the win isn’t determined by the scoreboard, there is little to discuss. I was one of the few to point out that the 2009 season, the only time the Rockets have won a playoff series in the last 16 years, was a disappointing..." May 05
Houston Chronicle "Be it in 140-character increments or in post after post on page after page of website after website, there was no lack of opinion in the wake of the Rockets’ playoff departure that Jeremy Lin is a poseur, a disappointment, a weakling, an incomplete product, a failure, a flop. In some ways, Lin..." May 05
Houston Chronicle "While work remains to be done on the finer points of the game, the Rockets at least have acquired one of the elements essential to successful teams — the ability to make one of the NBA’s best players really, really angry. Oklahoma City’s six-game series against the Rockets ended Friday with..." May 05
Houston Chronicle "Phase I is complete. The reconstruction of the Rockets’ roster began with a massive overhaul. But the foundation was put in place and was thoroughly tested, proving to be sound. No less an expert than Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant raved, “They’re building something great in Houston.” “I..." May 05
Carlos Delfino has a fractured bone in right foot. Out for the playoffs.
Houston Chronicle "Now that they have the season out of the way, James Harden and the Rockets can get to know each other. A team that was called upon to reinvent itself throughout a long season of unexpected developments played its final game of the year Friday night, but Harden, the leader of this new era..." May 04
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets finally ran out of comebacks. They had taken the Oklahoma City Thunder as far as they could, farther than seemed possible when the series began, and could go no farther. The Rockets had one last burst in them, opening a 10-point third quarter lead. And with that, they were done. The..." May 04
Lin says he will come off the bench tonight. Expect starting lineup to stay same as last two games.
Rockets announce that they are treating James Harden for strep throat but naturally list him as available for tonight's Game 6
The Oklahoman "A Houston Rockets rookie tried to trash talk Kevin Durant. Two days later, Durant got the last laugh. Royce White, the Rockets’ 16th overall pick in last year’s draft, took to Twitter following Game 5 to tease Durant and the Thunder about the team’s seven-point home loss. “Y’all are looking..." May 03
Houston Chronicle "Kevin Durant apparently doesn’t know Omer Asik. The way Asik is playing, Durant will soon. In the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 107-100 Game 5 victory, Oklahoma City used a strategy of fouling the Rockets’ center intentionally in hopes of making a comeback. It didn’t work, as Asik made..." May 02
James Harden has strep throat, the Rockets announce. He'll be available to play Friday in Game 6.
Houston Chronicle "Houston’s season is not history yet. Instead, the Rockets’ quest for NBA history is still alive. The Rockets beat host Oklahoma City 107-100 on Wednesday in Game 5 of the Western Conference opening round. The Rockets pulled within 3-2 in the series and come back home for Game 6 on..." May 02
Houston Chronicle "The only thing worse for the Rockets than having to go to Oklahoma City for Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference's first-round series would have been not going. Every good young team evolves. The Thunder took the championship-bound Los Angeles Lakers to six games in the first round in 2010,..." May 01
Houston Chronicle "Patrick Beverley has endured summers in Chicago and winters in Russia, so there isn’t much chance he’s going to get emotionally distraught over another night in Oklahoma City. And even if Beverley were prone to get his feelings hurt when people hurl abuse his way, he can consult one of the..." May 01
Houston Chronicle "The Charlotte Bobcats have requested permission to talk with Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson about their vacant head coaching position, a person with knowledge of the discussions said today. Sampson, a Charlotte resident, was acting head coach during Kevin McHale’s absence this..." May 01
Jeremy Lin says he will not play tonight.
Jeremy Lin (chest contusion) did not take part in today's shootaround. Remains game-time decision.
No significant update on J-Lin today. Practice was just review & walk through. Lin did conditioning, shooting. He'll be gametime again tmrw.
Houston Chronicle "Finally, the ball did not bounce 12 feet in the air and stab the Rockets in the heart. Kevin Durant did not get the last shot. The Rockets held on. After consecutive games in which the Rockets did everything but close out a win, they held their breath as a pair of final, last-chance Oklahoma..." April 30
Jeremy Lin is out for Houston in Game 4 against OKC, league sources tell Y! He has a bruised chest. Francisco Garcia will start for Rockets.
J-Lin says he feels a little better but still gametime decision. Did not take part in shootaround.
Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard Jeremy Lin went through a pregame shooting drill and decided he was healthy enough to play. He struggled through 18 minutes, making just 1 of 6 shots. He did not play in the fourth quarter. “It’s kind of besides the point right now,” Lin said when asked how he felt with the chest..." April 28
Houston Chronicle "The youthful Rockets may be on the verge of playoff elimination, but it’s not for lack of effort by their oldest players on the court. Francisco Garcia, 32, and Carlos Delfino, 30, had 18 and 11 points, respectively, to spark a second-half Rockets rally that fell short by the margin of Kevin..." April 28
Lin will be gametime decision once again tomorrow for game 4
Houston Chronicle "Finally, as Kevin Durant’s last-minute 3 bounced high above the rim and hung in the air before falling through the net, the Rockets had run out of comebacks. The Rockets had come back from a 26-point deficit to take another fourth-quarter lead. They led in the last minute. But with the game on..." April 28
Houston Chronicle "Patrick Beverley called Russell Westbrook’s injury “unfortunate.” Chandler Parsons said it was “a shock.” James Harden went with “sad.” But the Rockets would not go as far as to call the play in which Westbrook was hurt was in any way “dirty.” Beverley collided with Westbrook as the..." April 27
CSN Chicago "Another All-Star point guard suffers a knee injury in the first round of the playoffs and another Chicagoan is in the middle of the story. Not Derrick Rose, of course, since his own devastating ACL tear occurred almost a year ago. But his close friend and offseason training partner, Oklahoma..." April 27
Yahoo! Sports "Before the Houston Rockets' practice on Friday, Patrick Beverley scooped up his phone and started to scroll his mentions on Twitter. Russell Westbrook needed knee surgery, and the angry online mob had come calling for the Rockets rookie in cyberspace. "Get off it," the Rockets trainer chastised..." April 27
Jeremy Lin (chest) will give it a go tonight.
Lin says he's feeling better, hopeful to play tonight but still not sure if he'll be able to. Gametime decision.
CBSSports.com "The founder and managing director of the National Basketball Players Association's former financial firm has been charged with attempting to defraud the union of $3 million by forging the signature of a dead man, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Joseph Lombardo, 72, the founder and director..." April 26
Houston Chronicle "With the spasms and much of the pain gone, Rockets guard Jeremy Lin remains optimistic he will return from his bruised right chest muscle in time to play Saturday in Game 3 against Oklahoma City. But he has learned not to make guarantees. “Not going to make any promises or anything,” Lin..." April 26
Houston Chronicle "In stretches when the Rockets play well and Oklahoma City doesn’t, Houston can beat the Thunder. A few minutes here, a few minutes there, perhaps a quarter. But watching this series hasn’t changed anyone’s opinion that the Rockets will beat the Thunder four times which is what it would take to..." April 25
NBA.com "Jeremy Lin underwent an MRI Thursday morning, revealing a bruised right chest muscle. Lin was injured during the first half of Game 2 at Oklahoma City and was unable to return for the second half. The 24-year-old point guard says the debilitating spasms he experienced last night have subsided;..." April 25
Lin MRI confirmed diagnosis. He's day to day with bruised chest.
Houston Chronicle "Jeremy Lin knew as soon as he ran back to the court for the second half that something was very wrong. He thought he would play. One way or another, he insisted to Rockets trainer Keith Jones and coach Kevin McHale he could play, even as he was grimacing in obvious pain. Moments later, just as..." April 25
The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant scored 15 first-quarter points, made six of 11 shots and looked like he was headed for an historic night. Historic? No. Heroic? Yes. Durant dominated the final 200 seconds of a game that came perilously close to a huge upset, allowing the Thunder to survive the Rockets 105-102..." April 25
Houston Chronicle "As Rockets coach Kevin McHale and guard James Harden reviewed their respective playoff horizons Tuesday, each found reason for optimism entering Game 2 of the Rockets’ first-round series at Oklahoma City. McHale, in schooling the Rockets for Game 2 of the series tonight after the Thunder’s..." April 24
J-Lin not able to start the second half. Heading to locker room with apparent pain in right shoulder.
Houston Chronicle "According to Kevin McHale’s parallel theory of auto mechanics and playoff basketball, Jeremy Lin has now assembled one transmission amid the bright lights and the loud noises of the NBA’s postseason chop shop. Lin didn’t do a particularly good job his first time under the hood, alas. In his..." April 23
Houston Chronicle "Only April fools thought the Rockets could slip into Oklahoma City on Sunday night and sneak away with a victory in Game one of their playoff series. A well-rested Thunder playing at home against a team that it is significantly better than, wasn’t about to be caught slipping to start what they..." April 22