Rockets Rumors & News

  • Motiejunas, Canaan carry shorthanded Rockets past Kings

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets were without three starters. They could not hit a free throw. There was no match up for DeMarcus Cousins. It did not matter. The Rockets had two stars at the top of their game. This is how they were built, to have the role players do their job and then have their stars, one..." November 27

  • Rockets Considering Signing FA Al Harrington?

    Basketball Insiders "According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran forward Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue a NBA return. Harrington played 34 games for the Washington Wizards last season, averaging 6.6..." November 26

  • Dwight Howard, Pat Beverley out again Wenesday

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard and point guard Pat Beverley will both be out against Sacramento on Wednesday night. Howard is out for the fourth straight with a strained knee. Beverley is out for second consecutive game with a strained hamstring. Both are day-to-day. Terrence Jones is also..." November 26

  • Rockets hold off Melo-less Knicks for second straight win

    Houston Chronicle "If nothing else, the Rockets discovered Carmelo Anthony really would have fit right in. Back in Houston for the first time since the Rockets wined and dined him in his free-agency visit, Anthony left Monday night’s game at Toyota Center with back spasms, proving if he had signed with the..." November 25

  • Carmelo: Dwight ‘tried extremely hard’ in Rockets recruitment

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he has no regrets about turning down the Rockets this summer, but acknowledged he took “a long, deep look at it’’ after Dwight Howard sold him hard. Anthony made his first trip back to Houston on Monday since his ballyhooed recruiting visit July 2, when he met with the..." November 25

  • 3d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    McHale 'sure' Beverley will be out longer this time. No timetable.

  • 3d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston's Dwight Howard is a "potential go," against New York tonight, league source tells Yahoo. He's missed two games with a knee strain.

  • 3d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard out again tonight.

  • 4d
    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Beverley and Howard did not practice today - both are listed as questionable for tomorrow night. Last night, Pat said he would play.

  • No Dwight? No problem as Rockets rally past Parsons, Mavs

    Houston Chronicle "Finally, after the Rockets had launched 3 after 3, putting up as many as any Rockets team has in any game, they found another way considerably closer to the rim. James Harden had gotten loose on a break, with only Chandler Parsons between him and the basket and the game on the line. There..." November 23

  • Dwight Howard has knee procedure "There is no timetable for Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard's return after he underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee, coach Kevin McHale said before Saturday's game against the Dallas Mavericks. This will be the second consecutive game missed by Howard, who..." November 23

  • 6d
    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Dwight Howard says he had "PRP", platelet rich plasma therapy on his right knee to help with the pain and the healing process.

  • Kobe Bryant says he and KD didn't mean comments about Howard "n the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night loss to the Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant got into a tussle with Dwight Howard, and later had some insulting, and extremely NSFW words for his former teammate. Then last Sunday in a Thunder loss to the Rockets, Kevin Durant called Howard a name as well. On..." November 21

  • Lakers secure 98-92 win over Houston Rockets

    L.A. Daily News "Relief over a rare Lakers win has quickly morphed into signs they have solved some fundamental problems. The Lakers’ 98-92 victory on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets (9-3) at Toyota Center established a two-game winning streak, an accomplishment that merits some applause given the..." November 20

  • 7d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Things are fluid, as always in trade talks, but latest word is Houston more likely than Cleveland as landing spot via trade for Corey Brewer

  • Rockets looking to make a trade sooner rather than later

    Houston Chronicle "With Jeremy Lin back in town for the first time since the Rockets dealt him to the Lakers, the Rockets are eager to cash in the trade chip they picked up in that deal. The Rockets have been actively seeking to deal the $8.34 million trade exception that came with the Lin trade in a change to..." November 20

  • Jason Terry offers support for Dwight Howard amidst abuse charges

    Houston Chronicle "With more attention on Rockets center Dwight Howard than even his norm, with Georgia authorities investigating an accusation of child abuse of his son, Rockets veteran Jason Terry said that Howard will know he has his teammates’ support. Howard did not comment on the situation. Howard had been..." November 20

  • Rockets see 5-game homestand as opportunity for improvement

    Houston Chronicle "With the bad taste of an offensive collapse and blowout loss still fresh – along with several lines in the franchise record book for offensive failure – the Rockets considered the potential for a get-well homecoming win. More than that, they could start over, returning to the matchup with which..." November 19

  • Sources: Suns' Dragic free-agency to be 'open,' with Rockets, Lakers in pursuit

    Sporting News "In September, Suns point guard Goran Dragic told a reporter during the FIBA World Cup that it was his intention to opt out of the final year of his contract this summer and become a free agent — but that he would only do so with the intention of quickly re-signing with Phoenix. While that might..." November 19

  • Howard investigation for alleged child abuse re-opened, according to reports

    SB Nation "Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is being investigated for child abuse stemming from an alleged incident that happened during the summer. The investigation was originally closed, according to TMZ, but Cobb County Police re-opened the investigation Tuesday, according to NBC News. According..." November 19

  • Memphis hammer Houston, 119-93

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Memphis hammered Houston 119-93 on Monday night, delivering the NBA's best record to the team at FedEx Forum. Quincy Pondexter came alive, Jon Leuer dunked (oh did he ever), and even the rookies got some run. The best part? The Grizzlies' near-historic beatdown felt...normal. The Memphis..." November 18

  • Dwight Howard -- Doctor Concluded Basketball Star Abused His Child "Dwight Howard was cleared of child abuse in Florida ... but now we know the doctor who examined his child determined the boy was hit with a belt buckle, struck with excessive force and was the victim of abuse. As TMZ Sports previously reported ... Howard was investigated in Florida for hitting..." November 18

  • Report: Durant trash-talked Dwight Howard, repeatedly said, ‘You’re a p*ssy’

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Houston Rockets’ 69-65 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday was obviously an ugly affair, as the final score abundantly illustrates. Given that both teams were apparently incapable of putting the ball in the hoop, for whatever reason, it nonetheless wasn’t the prettiest display of..." November 18

  • Chris Bosh says Houston 'pressure' would've been too much "Erik Spoelstra has a new catch phrase: "Welcome to our team." It serves dual purposes, as far as I can tell. It both highlights and deflects the most obvious storyline about the 2014-15 Miami Heat, as in, the guy who is no longer there. After four consecutive Finals appearances and two..." November 18

  • Rockets Assign Nick Johnson to the Vipers "Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced that the team assigned guard Nick Johnson to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner, Rio Grande Valley." November 18

  • Rockets hang on for historically ugly win in Oklahoma City

    Houston Chronicle "Welcome back, Pat Beverley. And just to make you feel at home, here’s a game that you more than anyone must love. Ugly. Physical. Emotional. All defense all the time, only in part because there was so little offense to get in the way. Picture a one-on-one Hunger Games of a showdown. Pat..." November 17

  • 11d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Center Tarik Black, who left Saturday's practice, is good to go.

  • 11d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Kevin McHale said that Pat Beverley will come back from his hamstring injury tonight in OKC, but he will look to limit his playing time.

  • 76ers come close, but fall to Rockets

    Courier-Post "James Harden scored 35 points, including an off-balance layup with 9 seconds left, to lead the Houston Rockets to an 88-87 victory over the winless Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. The Sixers led by one point before Michael Carter-Williams bounced the ball off his foot and out of bounds to..." November 15

  • Rockets put on a show in Mexico City while dismantling Timberwolves

    Houston Chronicle "Zach LaVine jumped out of the gym. Andrew Wiggins showed glimpses of the talent that made him the first pick of the draft and the key to rebuilding the Timberwolves without Kevin Love. Both will no doubt light up New York on All Star weekend. The Rockets, however, had Kostas Papanikolaou and..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Warriors overcome miscues to beat Rockets

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors and the Rockets each entered Toyota Center with perfection stamped on their foreheads. And each exited the downtown Houston arena with its imperfections fully exposed. The Warriors, however, did not pay a price for their flaws. They remain perfect (5-0), and for that they can thank..." November 09

  • 19d
    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas said he is completely focused on defense tonight against Warriors.

  • Houston rocks Spurs sans Duncan, Manu and more

    San Antonio Express-News "So that went about as well as you’d expect. The Spurs posed little challenge without five key rotation players, with Houston leading by as many as 31 points on its way to a 98-81 victory Thursday at the Toyota Center that wasn’t that close. Tiago Splitter (calf) and Marco Belinelli (groin)..." November 07

  • 21d
    ClutchFans @clutchfans

    Beverley (strained hamstring), TJones (right leg contusion) are both out tonight, though Tarik Black (out last 2 gms) is listed as probable.

  • 21d
    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    #Rockets forward Terrence Jones, out with a leg contusion, won't play against the #Spurs tonight.

  • Ariza has no explanation for his hot shooting to start the season

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets forward Trevor Ariza had no answer for his phenomenal shooting to start the season, even after he nailed three-consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter when the Rockets put the game away on Tuesday. “I’m just not even thinking about it, man,” Ariza said. “I work on my stuff every..." November 05

  • 22d
    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Patrick Beverley told me b4 game that he recruited Bosh. What'd he say? "We need you." But added that Rockets r happy w/ who they have now.

  • Rockets knock off undefeated Heat to move to 5-0 on season

    Houston Chronicle "Questions answered. The Rockets’ rapid start is for real. There will be more and probably greater tests quickly coming, but after rolling over four-consecutive lightweights to start the season, the Rockets went to Miami, faced a fourth-quarter run from the unbeaten Heat and then treated the..." November 05

  • Rockets improve to 4-0 with road rout of 76ers

    Houston Chronicle "Tempting as it might have been for the Rockets to assume they should not have struggled at all along the way to their fourth rout to start the season, they could not help but fall into the trap of coasting a few times when that temptation became irresistible. It hardly mattered. They were..." November 04

  • 24d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight Howard will start for Rockets tonight. Pat Beverley is out. Isaiah Canaan starts.

  • Howard, Beverley questionable for Monday’s matchup with 76ers

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard and point guard Pat Beverley both went through Monday’s shootaround and are listed as questionable to play against the 76ers. Center Tarik Black, who left Saturday’s game with a bruised thigh, is out. For Howard, the latest incident in which he has banged knees..." November 03

  • Rockets get defensive against Celtics in winning home opener

    Houston Chronicle "Just another four minutes, another few more clanked Celtics 3-pointers and the Rockets would have been in the record book. They had no idea. The Rockets did not even know about the zero that lasted so long on the Celtics’ 3-point shooting column. They just disrupted the Celtics offense,..." November 02

  • 26d
    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Pat Beverley is shooting right now- no word yet on if he will play tonight.

  • 27d
    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Pat Beverley is day-to-day with strained left hamstring. He is working on the treadmill. Rockets say they'll know tomorrow about Beverley.

  • Rockets' Howard showing signs of greatness

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard did not hesitate. He posted up in the low blocks, caught his entry pass and immediately hit Utah's Enes Kanter with an explosive first step. Spin move. Dunk. Then another. And a lefthanded jump hook. And another. With the Jazz unwilling to send double-team help that Howard has..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Rockets hold off Jazz 104-93 to move to 2-0 on young season

    Houston Chronicle "When the Rockets starters were together, they rolled with relative ease. Dwight Howard was too much to handle in the low post, especially early. James Harden was happy to work as a playmaker. Trevor Ariza poured in 3s for the second-consecutive game. When the Rockets 104-93 fourth-quarter..." October 30

  • 28d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets pick up fourth year options on contracts of Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas, source said. Both signed through 15-16.

  • Dwight, Rockets get best of Kobe, Lakers in season opener

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had brushed aside the Lakers so easily, you could almost hear Kobe Bryant’s blood boiling. The Rockets had done nothing for the first six minutes of the second half and still had no difficulty pushing the lead back to 16 with James Harden dominating. With the lead up to 26,..." October 29

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