Rockets Rumors & News

  • Eric Gordon talks losing weight, the new-look Rockets, and defending his Sixth Man of the Year award

    Fox Sports "Eric Gordon entered this off-season with a renewed vigour. The Rockets guard came off arguably the best season of his career, having been revitalised by the offensive stylings of his new head coach, Mike D’Antoni. The fast pace of the Rockets led to Gordon’s impressive offensive output..." August 22

  • Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes part of group trying to buy Rockets franchise

    Fox 26 Houston "Hall of Fame forward Elvin Hayes said he is a member of a group that is attempting to buy the Houston Rockets franchise. Hayes said he and his group met recently with Rockets CEO Tad Brown, who is handling the sale for owner Leslie Alexander. “We have met with the Rockets, and had a very..." August 22

  • Mutual Interest Between Josh Smith, Rockets?

    Hoops Rumors "Josh Smith may be ready to sign up for his third tour of duty with the Rockets, tweets Kelly Iko of EPSN 97.5 in Houston. Iko adds that the the veteran forward is “very interested” in returning to the team, and an agreement could be reached soon. Smith spent part of last season with the Sichuan..." August 20

  • Harden: Chris ‘didn’t seem happy’ at start of offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden’s intervention was vital in bringing Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets. Harden was more than happy to bring Paul in to join him in the Rockets backcourt — in fact, he reached out, sensing that the point guard was not entirely happy with his situation in Los Angeles. “I just knew..." August 19

  • Dikembe Mutombo says he is putting together a group to buy the Rockets

    USA Today "Dikembe Mutombo travels the world to evangelize about the game of basketball for the NBA. He works in the league office in New York despite living in Atlanta. He has business interests, endorsement deals and a full family. And he’s still going to the gym two hours a day, five days a..." August 18

  • Billionaire Dan Friedkin expresses interest in buying Rockets

    Fox 26 Houston "Houston billionaire Dan Friedkin, owner and CEO of Gulf States Toyota and the president and CEO of the Friedkin Group, acknowledged in a statement released to FOX 26 Sports that he is interested in buying the Houston Rockets franchise. “I’ve expressed interest in exploring the purchase of the..." August 17

  • The Warriors reportedly once tried to trade for Chris Paul before they were a superteam

    CBS Sports "The Warriors are a franchise that makes a run at the biggest stars they possibly can. Ever since Joe Lacob and Bob Meyers took over that has become what they're known for. Sure, they got Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green through a mix of development and luck. However, they've always..." August 11

  • Rockets’ draft-and-stash Sergio Llull goes down with reported ACL injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Spanish point guard Sergio Llull probably holds the mythical title of “best current player never to have played in the NBA.” The point guard for Real Madrid who led that team to a preseason win over the Thunder last year was drafted in the second round in 2009 by the Nuggets, the Rockets bought..." August 10

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Rockets, Knicks again talking Carmelo Anthony trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets are once again making a push to try and trade for Carmelo Anthony. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that Houston re-engaged the Knicks on trade talks for ‘Melo, who has a full no-trade clause. The Rockets are looking for a third team that will help them..." August 10

  • Robert Horry Threw Punches at a Youth Basketball Tournament

    The Big Lead "Robert Horry attended a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Los Angeles on Saturday where his son was playing. Apparently some dude took the opportunity to mock and shove the modern ring-getting GOAT. Horry responded by throwing punches. Horry later told TMZ that the man was trash-talking his son’s..." August 08

  • JJ Redick says Rockets changed offer from four years to three years

    Hoops Hype "Former Los Angeles Clippers guard JJ Redick signed a one-year, $23 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers this summer. He spoke with Alex Kennedy about his choice on The HoopsHype Podcast. One interesting note is that Redick said the Rockets originally offered a four-year deal, but then..." August 05

  • New Clippers guard Patrick Beverley asked Rockets for trade to seek bigger opportunity

    CBS Sports "When the Rockets traded Patrick Beverley to the Clippers so they could acquire Chris Paul, it felt like a great move for both sides. The Rockets got a superstar point guard to pair with James Harden while Los Angeles got a strong starting caliber point guard in Beverley. However, the reason..." August 03

  • Hakeem Olajuwon interested in pursuing ownership stake in Rockets

    Sportsnaut "Former Houston Rockets great Hakeem Olajuwon is reportedly being pursued by groups interested in purchasing the team and has some interest in becoming a partial owner. “Many groups now have called me and want me involved,” Olajuwon said Tuesday, per’s Mark Woods. “With two of the..." August 02

  • Beyonce interested in purchasing stake in Houston Rockets

    Bloomberg "Pop superstar Beyonce, a Houston native, is mulling an investment in the National Basketball Association’s Rockets, according to people familiar with the matter. Rockets owner Les Alexander, a former bond trader, said last month he was selling the team amid a surge in franchise values across..." August 01

  • Daryl Morey: Chris Paul, on expiring contract, ‘hopes to continue with Houston’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Paul said joining the Rockets was about winning in the present. But with Paul on an expiring contract, his future in Houston is a major question. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, via Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated: “We’ve had high-level discussions [with Paul about his..." August 01

  • Blake Griffin clowns Rockets GM over NBA awards comments

    Yardbarker "Is that the savory smell of a growing Los Angeles Clippers-Houston Rockets rivalry emitting through the air? In an interview with Ben Golliver of SI’s The Crossover that ran on Monday, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey questioned whether the NBA should ditch the practice of handing out awards..." August 01

  • Harden says he talks to Paul daily to try to 'get ahead of the game'

    SI "Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry just breezed to a title, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have lit up July with their soap opera drama, and Russell Westbrook and Paul George will be must-see TV thanks to a fearless gamble by Oklahoma City’s front office. But the NBA’s most engrossing superstar..." August 01

  • Daryl Morey after James Harden’s runner-up finishes: Maybe we shouldn’t award MVP at all

    SI "The 2017 NBA MVP race generated months of heated debate and provided perfect fodder for the league’s inaugural awards show, but it also left one prominent executive wondering whether the whole endeavor should be scrapped. In a phone interview Saturday, Rockets GM Daryl Morey raised questions..." July 31

  • Rockets duo of Chris Paul and James Harden puts on show at Drew League

    ESPN "Chris Paul and James Harden have been training together since the Houston Rockets acquired Paul from the LA Clippers in a trade last month. They made their public debut as teammates Sunday in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Los Angeles' famed Drew League. Harden finished with game highs..." July 31

  • Rockets Agree Upon Two-Way Deal With Demetrius Jackson

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets and Demetrius Jackson have agreed upon a two-way deal. Jackson was a second round pick by the Boston Celtics in 2016 and played primarily in the G-League as a rookie." July 28

  • Report: James Harden, Chris Paul to Face Russell Westbrook in the Drew League

    SLAM Online "After a few pick-up runs at UCLA this week, Rockets teammates Chris Paul and James Harden will reportedly suit up for LA Unified of the Drew League this weekend. Per ESPN, Harden and CP3 will be facing stiff competition—Russell Westbrook and the Home Town Favorites. The game will be played..." July 28

  • Harden spent so much in strip club they retired his jersey?

    Yardbarker "If James Harden continues to light it up for the Houston Rockets and can eventually lead the team on a deep playoff run or more, he just might get his jersey number retired one day. In the meantime, a strip club paying tribute to him will have to do. On rapper Joe Budden’s podcast this week,..." July 28

  • Carmelo Anthony Continues To Prioritize Trade To Rockets

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony continues to place the Houston Rockets as his top priority trade destination despite Kyrie Irving's request for a trade. The Cleveland Cavaliers presumably have a clearer path to trading for Anthony due to the Irving request, but Anthony prefers the Rockets." July 27

  • LeBron James wanted Cavs to trade Kyrie Irving for Chris Paul after 2016 title

    Larry Brown Sports "We may be moving closer towards establishing a timeline for when the Kyrie Irving-LeBron James relationship started to go sour. In an appearance Wednesday on FOX Sports 1’s “The Herd,” analyst Rob Parker made a somewhat surprising revelation about the two’s dynamic. “Kyrie found out that,..." July 26

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Report: Rockets re-sign Troy Williams to a new contract

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets are slowly filling their open roster spots, as the team announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed Troy Williams, which will give them more depth at the small forward spot. The 22-year-old Indiana product initially signed a 10-day contract with the team last March and..." July 25

  • Cavs rejected Paul George deal & lost out on Chris Paul because of Kyrie Irving

    The Sports Daily "It would be an understatement to say that Kyrie Irving has put the Cleveland Cavaliers in a tough spot. Usually in late July, when summer league is ending and the free agency frenzy has dried up, basketball typically takes a back seat to baseball and the start of football training camp...." July 23

  • Melo 'focused on' move to Rockets amid Irving trade rumors

    New York Daily News "The best news of the Knicks’ terrible offseason is that an actual All Star has included them among the teams he’d prefer to be traded to. It’s a good start. Now, this could mean that Kyrie Irving either doesn’t have cable television or perhaps news just travels slowly in the Midwest. The..." July 22

  • Yao Ming won't pursue purchase of Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "Hall of Fame center Yao Ming ended any speculation that he could be a part of a group that would seek to purchase the Rockets on Friday, issuing a statement through the Xinhua news agency saying his efforts will be devoted to his new position with the China Basketball Association. Yao was..." July 21

  • Carmelo willing to waive $8 million trade kicker for Rockets

    Pro Basketball Talk "Carmelo Anthony does not want to return to the Knicks. The Knicks want to trade Carmelo Anthony. The Houston Rockets would like to trade for Carmelo Anthony. So far all that will has not gotten a deal nearly as close to done as has been reported, I was told by sources. There are major hurdles,..." July 21

  • If Rockets land Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James could join him in 2018

    Sportsnaut "Where will LeBron James play following the 2017-18 season? For multiple reasons, the Los Angeles Lakers have received most of the attention. But speaking on CSN New England, Chris Mannix of The Vertical had a different Western Conference team in mind. Mannix did make it clear that the long..." July 20

  • Troy Williams agrees to 3-year contract with Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets reached agreement with forward Troy Williams on a three-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Thursday. The individual spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. Williams, who signed with the Rockets last season while playing..." July 20

  • Houston Rockets agree on deal to bring Bobby Brown back

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets have agreed on a deal to bring back point guard Bobby Brown, according to international reporter David Pick. Brown will likely have to fight for a roster spot at the start of training camp, battling against the likes of Isaiah Taylor and George De Paula to back up new..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Dikembe Mutombo interested in Rockets ownership

    ESPN "Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo says he wants to get into NBA ownership and is looking for partners to join a bid for the Houston Rockets. "I'm trying to convince some people about trying to buy this team," Mutombo told Houston's Fox 26 Sports. "It's one of the best franchises right..." July 20

  • How Carmelo Anthony fits with Rockets if he's dealt to Houston

    CBS Sports "Talk of a trade sending Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks to the Houston Rockets has been hot since Anthony reportedly said he would waive his no-trade clause for the Rockets or Cavaliers. A reported deal sending Melo to Houston was in the works before the Knicks stalled talks when new GM..." July 19

  • J.J. Redick says Houston offered more total money than Philadelphia

    Pro Basketball Talk "Among contracts that turned heads of casual fans this summer was the Sixers giving J.J. Redick $23 million next season. That’s not a bad deal — it’s a lot of money, but it’s just for one season preserving cap space for next summer, and it fills a position of need with one of the best shooters in..." July 19

  • Despite front office shake-up, Knicks are set on trading Melo to the Rockets

    New York Daily News "The Knicks remain as committed as Carmelo Anthony to finalizing a deal that would send the All Star forward to the Houston Rockets. According to a league source, new Knicks president Steve Mills last week informed Anthony’s representatives that the team wanted to wait until after introducing..." July 19

  • Mutombo trying to put group together to buy the Rockets

    Fox 26 Houston "Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo, who played the final five years of his career with the Houston Rockets and retired in 2009, said he is working on putting a group together that he hopes will try and buy the Rockets franchise. Owner Leslie Alexander put the Rockets on the market on..." July 19

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Fertitta interested in buying Rockets "The Houston Rockets are for sale, and KHOU 11 Sports has already identified one potential buyer. Team CEO Tad Brown confirmed the news Monday and said Alexander is committed to selling the team to someone who will keep it in Houston. Local billionaire businessman Tilman Fertitta told KHOU 11..." July 18

  • Rockets are for sale, team announces

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets are for sale, the team announced on Monday. Leslie Alexander bought the team before the 1993-94 season for $85 million. The franchise was recently valued at over $500 million by Forbes. Rockets CEO Tad Brown made the announcement. He said Alexander told him "it can wear on you..." July 17

  • Luc Richard Mbah a Moute Reportedly Agrees to Contract with Rockets

    Bleacher Report "Forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is heading to the sixth team of his NBA career after agreeing to a contract with the Houston Rockets,'s Chris Haynes reported Sunday. The veteran played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings and Philadelphia 76ers before he..." July 16

  • Jeff Van Gundy: Carmelo not ‘a natural fit’ for Rockets

    New York Post "Former Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy still lives in Houston and has a good read on that franchise. And Van Gundy, recently named a Team USA coach for the Americas Tournament and World Cup qualifiers, isn’t sure Carmelo Anthony is “a natural fit” for a Houston team trying to dethrone the..." July 16

  • James Harden says he'll be in Houston 'forever'

    ESPN "A big smile peaked behind James Harden's famously bushy beard as the Houston Rockets superstar was asked how it felt to have signed the richest contract in NBA history. "Sounds good," Harden said during a Saturday news conference to announce the four-year maximum contract extension that means..." July 15

  • James Harden says Carmelo Anthony trade is 'out of his hands'

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets have two-thirds of their own Big Three with James Harden and the newly acquired Chris Paul. The Rockets also were reportedly in the mix to acquire New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in a trade. Harden called Anthony "one of the best players that we have in this league"..." July 15

  • James Harden gushes over Chris Paul: ‘Makes you step up your game even more’

    Sportsnaut "James Harden and Chris Paul practiced together in Las Vegas with their teammates last week. And despite plenty of naysayers who wonder how they’ll coexist, the Houston Rockets guards are getting along famously already. Harden gushed with positivity about the experience, per ESPN’s John..." July 14

  • Tarik Black reaches agreement to join Rockets

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets have agreed to a deal with free agent forward Tarik Black, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports (via Twitter). Black was waived by the Lakers earlier this month before his deal for 2017/18 became guaranteed and hit unrestricted free agency after clearing waivers." July 14

  • Klay Thompson's Dad-Carmelo On The Rockets? 'Serious Threat To Warriors'

    TMZ "Klay Thompson's dad, Mychal, says the Warriors better hope the Carmelo Anthony trade is dead, 'cause if the Rockets get Melo, they'll be a legit threat to dethrone his son's team. Houston's already stacked with James Harden and CP3 ... so we asked Thompson -- a former NBA stud himself -- if..." July 14

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