Rockets Rumors & News

  • Rockets reportedly have ‘serious chance’ at landing Chris Paul

    Larry Brown Sports "ESPN NBA Insider Chris Haynes appeared on Sportscenter Saturday night and said there is a “serious chance” the Houston Rockets could land Chris Paul in free agency. Haynes is one of the most plugged-in NBA reporters out there, so when he says there’s a serious chance of something happening,..." June 25

  • Rockets Trying to Clear Cap Space to Pursue PG in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Chris Paul reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday that he will opt out of his player option and become an unrestricted free agent, according to the Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner, and speculation is already swirling about where he could land next. Appearing on a Saturday..." June 24

  • 5 teams that could sign Chris Paul now that he’s a free agent

    Fox Sports "Minutes after Blake Griffin reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers he was opting out of the final year of his contract on Friday, Chris Paul did the same. There's a very simple reason for their decisions. Both players signed max contracts under the old CBA, and the recent influx of cash..." June 24

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • NBA Rumors: Rockets ‘In Trade Pursuit’ Of Pacers Star Paul George

    NESN "The Houston Rockets have an NBA MVP candidate in point guard James Harden, but they don’t have a second major star for their pursuit of a championship. Could Indiana Pacers superstar forward Paul George be that next piece for Houston. George has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers as a..." June 22

  • Utah Jazz talking about Patrick Beverley trade, active in trying to move up in draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "The buzz around the league has been for a while that momentum has Gordon Hayward leaving Utah this summer as a free agent. That’s not set in stone, however, and the Jazz are not going quietly into that good night. They are being very active in the run-up to Thursday night, and a team known for..." June 22

  • Rockets put Lou Williams, Ryan Anderson on trading block

    Bleacher Report "In an effort to create salary-cap space, the Houston Rockets have reportedly made Ryan Anderson, Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley available in trade discussions. ESPN's Marc Stein reported Wednesday the Rockets trio has been put on the trade block "to create summer spending..." June 21

  • Utah Jazz make inquiries about trading for Rockets’ Patrick Beverley

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz have made a trade inquiry on Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley, multiple sources told The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday morning. The Jazz are one of 12 teams that has reached out to the Rockets in hopes of acquiring him. Utah general manager Dennis Lindsey is actively..." June 21

  • Rockets Target Paul, Griffin, Millsap, Lowry

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets will chase several of the top free agents on the market this summer, tweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com. Sources tell him that Houston plans to pursue Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap and Kyle Lowry. " June 21

  • Rockets will pursue All-Star FAs by trading away their assets

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets improved by 14 wins last season, but that doesn't mean it's time to settle. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Rockets are exploring trade options for Ryan Anderson, Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley in order to create flexibility to pursue four All-Star free agents: Chris..." June 21

  • Daryl Morey Signs Four-Year Extension With Rockets

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets have agreed upon a four-year contract extension with Daryl Morey. Morey had one season remaining on his current deal as general manager. Morey joined the Rockets in 2006 and succeeded Carroll Dawson as general manager in 2007." June 21

  • Paul George Trade Rumors: Cavs, Clippers, Rockets, Lakers, Wizards Among Suitors

    Bleacher Report "We knew the list of Paul George suitors would be long. Now we have a handful of teams that have reportedly had tangible discussions with the Indiana Pacers ahead of Thursday's NBA draft. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards..." June 20

  • Rockets actively shopping Patrick Beverley

    Sporting News "The Rockets have been actively shopping point guard Patrick Beverley ahead of this week's draft, a source with knowledge of the situation told Sporting News on Tuesday. Beverley, who averaged 9.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists last season, has been open to a trade away from Houston..." June 20

  • Rockets plan to offer James Harden another contract extension

    Houston Chronicle "While planning their summer roster moves, the Rockets "plan" to take a step that will allow them to tell potential free agents that star guard James Harden will not be going anywhere. For the second consecutive season, the Rockets intend to offer Harden a contract extension long before he could..." June 20

  • CP3 to speak with Rockets, Nuggets

    SLAM Online "The San Antonio Spurs aren’t the only potential suitor in the Chris Paul free agency sweepstakes this summer. According to the L.A. Times, Paul could meet with the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets as well. The Clippers have recently become “nervous” about the reports that San Antonio..." June 15

  • Robert Horry: Hakeem Olajuwon was ’20 times better’ than Tim Duncan

    Larry Brown Sports "Hakeem Olajuwon and Tim Duncan are largely interchangeable in most rankings of the greatest big men to ever play the game, but one former player who was teammates with both of them certainly doesn’t think so. Seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry appeared on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Monday and said..." June 06

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Lil B Has Lifted His Curse on James Harden

    Complex "Lil B has previously assigned and retracted curses on Kevin Durant and D’Angelo Russell, but the original NBA curse for which he is most well-known—his jinx on Rockets guard James Harden—has remained relatively constant. The curse originated when Lil B said James Harden stole his “cooking” dance..." June 04

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Rockets' Dekker engaged to sideline reporter Harlan

    Yardbarker "Sam Dekker and Olivia Harlan are officially engaged. Harlan, a TV reporter, announced on social media Saturday that Dekker proposed to her on Friday night. Dekker just completed his second season with the Houston Rockets after being drafted by them out of Wisconsin in the first round in 2015." May 27

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Kenny Smith Believes The Rockets Would’ve Beaten The 1994 Bulls ‘Easily’ Even With Michael Jordan

    Uproxx "Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls began their dominance in 1991 facing Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. That began a run of something special with Jordan as he and head coach Phil Jackson began their first three-peat, beating Clyde Drexler and the Portland Trail..." May 23

  • Rockets, Wizards almost certainly would've tested Cavs, Warriors more than this

    CBS Sports "The Warriors and Cavaliers were always going to meet in the Finals. We knew this last June when the buzzer sounded on Game 7. We knew this in July when Kevin Durant signed with Golden State. We knew it in preseason. We knew it on Christmas, at the trade deadline, at the end of the season, and..." May 21

  • Trevor Ariza Robbed ... $50k of Jewelry

    TMZ "Houston Rockets star Trevor Ariza is the latest victim in the L.A. celebrity burglary crime wave -- this time, crooks jacked the NBA star for at least $50k in jewelry, law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports. Here's what we know ... Ariza contacted police on Wednesday after noticing signs of..." May 20

  • James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Russell Westbrook vie for MVP

    ESPN "The NBA Most Valuable Player award will come down to Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. LeBron James -- will not be in the mix. James was left out of the running Friday night when the NBA announced three finalists for each of its six major awards. It's the first time since..." May 20

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • James Harden's attorney says client had nothing to do with strip club attack

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets star James Harden's attorney Wednesday denied allegations that Harden was involved in a 2016 nightclub attack on Moses Malone Jr. and suggested that a lawsuit filed this week against Harden was motivated by money. Houston attorney Rusty Hardin, who will represent Harden in a 2016..." May 18

  • Moses Malone Jr. files civil lawsuit against James Harden

    Fox 26 Houston "Fox 26 news has learned Houston Rockets' star player James Harden has been sued and accused of masterminding a plan to assault and rob the son of an NBA legend. That suit was filed by Moses Malone Jr today according to his attorney George Farah. It alleges Harden paid a group of people $20,000..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Stephen A. Smith thinks James Harden was drugged, wants investigation

    Los Angeles Times "After the Houston Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs with a 39-point thrashing on their home court by the San Antonio Spurs, everyone wanted to know what happened to James Harden. The Rockets’ prime playmaker went from MVP candidate to elimination-game chump. He had averaged 30.3 points..." May 14

  • Donatas Motiejunas denies suing Rockets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Donatas Motiejunas had a rough free agency – a matched offer sheet, skipped physical and failed physical turning what was presented as a four-year, $37 million deal with the Nets into a prorated minimum salary from the Pelicans. What’s next for the former Rockets restricted free agent? Sean..." May 14

  • James Harden may need more rest next season, Mike D'Antoni says

    ESPN "Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni will rethink whether James Harden needs more rest during the regular season after the superstar's poor performance at the end of Houston's Western Conference semifinals series. D'Antoni, describing himself as "shell-shocked" the day after Houston's season ended with..." May 12

  • Pelicans' Donatas Motiejunas suing Rockets, NBA over contract saga

    Sporting News "It was a rough year for big man Donatas Motiejunas. Now he is seeking legal restitution, sources told Sporting News. Motiejunas is in the midst of an arbitration action against the Rockets and the NBA that is close to wrapping up. Motiejunas sat out the first two months of the season during a..." May 12

  • Rockets GM responds to James Harden criticism: 'To me, it's a joke to get on him'

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets were eliminated from the 2017 NBA Playoffs in the second round, losing in six games to the San Antonio Spurs. That, at face value, is not all that surprising. The manner with which it happened, however, was quite surprising. After thumping the Spurs on their home floor in..." May 12

  • Nene wants to re-sign with Rockets: 'They brought a young Nene back'

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Nene said he will not need surgery to repair his ruptured groin muscle, allowing him to begin next season fully healed, he hopes, with the Rockets. "It's great. Very positive," Nene said. "We thought I was supposed to have (surgery.) I don't need (surgery). If I have to do..." May 12

  • James Harden went out partying after loss, reportedly hit strip club

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets saw their season end on Thursday night with an embarrassing blowout loss at home against the San Antonio Spurs, and James Harden wasted no time trying to shake it off. TMZ obtained some footage of Harden partying at a nightclub until the wee hours of the morning. People..." May 12

  • The Craziest Theories Fans Came Up With to Explain James Harden's Terrible Playoff Performance

    Complex "James Harden had an incredible 2016-17 NBA season, and it could very well end with him winning the NBA MVP award at the first-ever NBA Awards on June 26. He averaged 29.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 11.2 assists during the regular season and led the Rockets to a surprising 55-27 record that helped..." May 12

  • Paul Pierce 'Harden's One of the Greatest ... Deserves MVP'

    TMZ "Paul Pierce rides with James Harden -- saying the guy is still "one of the greatest" and deserves the NBA MVP ... even after the disappointing way the Rockets ended their season. The Truth was leaving Tao in L.A. Thursday night when he told us he'll ALWAYS support California-raised players like..." May 12

  • Rapper Lil B Takes to Twitter Offering to End James Harden Curse

    Bleacher Report "Lil B appears ready to make amends with James Harden. Shortly after the Houston Rockets were eliminated from the postseason Thursday night in a 114-75 rout by the San Antonio Spurs, The Based God offered to end the so-called curse he put on Harden years back. Lil B initially cursed..." May 12

  • James Harden dismisses injury concerns after poor Game 6

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden played a game to forget in one of the most important situations of his career. The Houston Rockets MVP candidate scored just 10 points, committed six turnovers, and fouled out in Houston’s inexplicable 39-point series-ending loss to the Spurs on Thursday night. His lethargic and..." May 12

  • James Harden Takes Responsibility for Loss to Spurs, Says They Were Better Team

    Bleacher Report "James Harden took responsibility for the Houston Rockets' 114-75 Game 6 meltdown Thursday night as his team watched its season end at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. "Everything falls on my shoulders," Harden told reporters at the postgame podium, according to CBS Sports' Matt Moore. "I..." May 12

  • Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was effusive in his praise of the man who stewarded the opposition Thursday night because he is respectful and tactful. However, in the aftermath of yet another postseason loss to Popovich and the Spurs, Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni..." May 11

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Mike D’Antoni Says James Harden Is As Good A Point Guard As Steve Nash

    Dime Magazine "James Harden is earning high praise from his head coach in his first season as a true point guard. Mike D’Antoni compared the Houston Rockets star to one of his former players, Steve Nash, when describing his impact on the Rockets this year. The Rockets head coach wasn’t shy about putting the..." May 11

  • Montrezl Harrell likes tweets complaining about Rockets not using him enough

    Pro Basketball Talk "In their second-round series against the Spurs, the Rockets have used Montrezl Harrell in garbage time of Games 1, 2 and 4 and sat him entirely in Games 3 and 5. His last DNP-CD even came after backup center Nene suffered a season-ending injury. Among Harrell’s recent Twitter likes: There..." May 11

  • Rockets coach John Lucas on marijuana: ‘It can kill you’

    Sportsnaut "Houston Rockets assistant coach John Lucas is someone we should listen to when it comes to substance abuse issues in the professional sports world. A former No. 1 overall pick of the Rockets back in 1976, Lucas dealt with cocaine and alcohol addiction during his playing career. Cocaine..." May 11

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