Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01
James Harden said hopes to play in 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The Dream Shake "At Houston Rockets media day, James Harden sat down for his interview and predictably the discourse shifted to his defense. After a World Cup in which Harden asserted himself in a larger role, Harden still came under fire for a perceived lack of effort on the defensive end. Here's what Harden had..." September 30
Yahoo! Sports "For months, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has unleashed a barrage of slights and snipes onto the Houston Rockets, framing the regime of general manager Daryl Morey in the most unflattering of ways. It has been an undermining, calculated campaign. Just understand this, though: No longer does it..." September 29
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets signed power forward Akil Mitchell, a participant on the team’s Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League squads, the team announced Friday. Mitchell held career averages of 6.9 points on 51.9% FG shooting, 6.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists as a Virginia Cavalier." September 26
NBA.com "Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings. In addition to the veteran guard, the Rockets will acquire Sacramento’s 2015 2nd round pick if it falls between 31 and 49, and New York’s 2016 unprotected 2nd round pick...." September 17
TMZ.com "Dwight Howard might be color blind -- 'cause officials in Florida say he ran 10 RED LIGHTS in 2-and-a-half years -- and now his license has been suspended ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to official records, the NBA superstar was captured by those red light cameras in Orange County, FL..." September 16
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets’ trade for Jason Terry will not be complete until Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson, players headed (likely briefly) to the Kings, are eligible to be traded. The logic that drove the deal for the Rockets, however, is clear well before the press conference in which he holds up a Rockets..." September 04
Sacramento is finalizing a deal to send guard Jason Terry to the Houston Rockets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Lakers Nation "What level Kobe Bryant will return to this season is one of the biggest questions heading into this season, not only for the Lakers, but for the NBA as a whole. Bryant is one of the greatest players of all-time, but coming off two major injuries and having just turned 36, no one knows how good..." August 31
ESPN.com "Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball. Pacquiao has become player/coach of the newly formed Kia Sorentos in the Philippine Basketball Association, adding to his other..." August 30
Pro Basketball Talk "As expected, Tarik Black went undrafted, but he caught on with the Rockets’ summer-league teams and showed some promise. The 6-foot-8 power forward is athletic and plays hard, though he lacks refinement. Maybe he’s a developmental prospect. After four years in college – three at Memphis..." August 28
Washington Post "James Harden was going up for a layup. Paul George was going up to contest the shot. When they came down, George had broken his leg and Harden had to look on, petrified and perplexed by what transpired. “That was tough,” said Harden, who struggled to watch as George agonized near the basket..." August 27
SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26
The Houston Rockets are trying to acquire free agent Ramon Sessions in a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, per league sources.
Francisco Garcia's agent, Aaron Goodwin, confirms that Garcia has agreed to a one-year contract with the Rockets.
The Dream Shake "At this point in the off-season, most teams have shifted their focus from signing free agents towards in-house player evaluations, personnel hirings, and season planning. Some executives even go on vacation, getting away from the craziness that is NBA free agency. However, amidst all of this, one..." August 19
CBSSports.com "In an interview with ESPN, Houston Rockets star James Harden said what many NBA players think about themselves. Scoop: Bottom line, you are on this team and a lot of players aren't, but in your mind, who is the best basketball player alive right now? Harden: Myself. Scoop:..." August 19
Yahoo! Sports "The NBA and its associated retail partners sell a lot of merchandise, from the most coveted retro jerseys to those toasters that burn team logos into bread. While many of these items are sold at considerable markup, they rarely reach prices so high as to seem absurd. Plus, when players change..." August 19
Aaron Goodwin, agent for Francisco Garcia, says report of his client agreeing to deal with Rockets is false. "There's no agreement reached."
While Coach K wouldn't reveal the starters,a source said Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden & Anthony Davis likely vs Brazil w/1 TBD.
Free agent Jordan Hamilton has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, league source tells RealGM.
CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13
Bleacher Report "Dwight Howard and James Harden's leadership skills just continue to come under fire. Typically, you'd expect the two stars on a team to involve the rest of the roster. You'd want them to take the young players—and the experienced veterans who are fulfilling specific roles—under their wings and..." August 09
Rockets have today struck a deal to bring Kostas Papanikolaou to Houston
NBA.com "The usage of analytics to evaluate NBA players has made incredible strides in recent years, gaining near-universal acceptance, but the data still has a ways to go before it can accurately measure every aspect of the game. Case in point: 7-foot, 255-pound center Omer Asik, who was traded to New..." August 01
CSN Northwest "The back and forth exchanges between Houston Rockets guard James Harden and newly-minted Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parson has ended. Thanks to TEAM USA for bringing them together in Las Vegas for training camp, Parsons said he and Harden found time in between time to chat and patch..." July 31
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
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
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
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
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
Woke up and was angry. Didn't get picked to play on the USA Select team. Motivation..........#rednation
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
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
Rookie forward Clint Capela just signed his rookie contract with the Rockets, a source said.
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
Houston Rockets' Nick Johnson -- 42nd overall pick -- will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract, league source tells RealGM.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Guard Ish Smith has reached a 1-year deal with Houston, league source tells Yahoo.
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
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