Rockets Rumors & News

  • 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 "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

  • Launch codes: An inside look at the Houston Rockets' playoff operation

    USA Today "Mike D’Antoni had an announcement to make. The pre-practice prep with his Houston Rockets staff was about over, this skull session coming inside his crowded Toyota Center office just hours after their Game 2 blowout loss in the Western Conference semifinals to the San Antonio Spurs. It started..." May 11

  • Green, Ginobili guide Spurs past Rockets in OT

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- An unusual situation for San Antonio led to a series of atypical plays and unexpected strategy in the Spurs' 110-107 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal series at the AT&T Center. With Kawhi Leonard out of the game for..." May 10

  • Rockets shift Ryan Anderson to reserve center with Nene out

    ESPN "Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni confirmed that Ryan Anderson will come off the bench in Game 5 on Tuesday night, with Eric Gordon replacing him in the starting lineup. The change was made because of an injury to reserve center Nene. Anderson, the Rockets' starting power forward all season,..." May 09

  • Mike D'Antoni says he quit Knicks after Carmelo Anthony's ultimatum

    New York Daily News "Apparently it was an ultimatum from Carmelo Anthony that led to Mike D’Antoni’s resignation in New York. D’Antoni made that claim in a long profile published by ESPN, which highlighted his current successful campaign in Houston but also included the following unattributed line: "Anthony said..." May 09

  • Mike D’Antoni: I’m ‘the Forrest Gump of basketball’

    ESPN "Mike D'Antoni is sitting at his desk in his windowless office in Houston's Toyota Center, eating baked salmon and grilled vegetables an hour before a game. There is a crossword ripped from a newspaper on the desk to his right, and he alternates between his food and his puzzle, from fork to pen,..." May 09

  • Harden, bench help Rockets even series with Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- When Houston Rockets guard James Harden had a big scoring output in Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, he got little help from his teammates, and the result was a defeat. Harden often stresses his longing to get and keep his teammates involved, and when he scored and..." May 08

  • Rockets' Nene leaves Game 4 with pulled groin, gets MRI at hospital

    CBS Sports "The Rockets announced that Nene has gone to the hospital in order to undergo an MRI. The San Antonio Spurs suffered a tough injury blow earlier in their second-round series against the Houston Rockets, as Tony Parker ruptured his quad tendon during Game 2, which will keep him out for the..." May 08

  • Patrick Beverley expected to play in Rockets-Spurs Game 5

    Pro Basketball Talk "Patrick Beverley learned of his grandfather’s death shortly before Rockets-Spurs Game 4 yesterday, and he said his immediate reaction was to book the first flight home to Chicago. After the game – in which he played and played well – he spoke of being with his family. There are obviously bigger..." May 08

  • Rockets center Nene out for rest of playoffs with groin injury

    ESPN "Houston Rockets reserve center Nene will miss the remainder of the playoffs due to a torn left adductor, the team announced Monday morning. Nene suffered the injury during the first quarter of Sunday's series-tying Game 4 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. He missed the rest of the game,..." May 08

  • Rockets’ Beverley faces Spurs with heavy heart, expected to play in Game 5

    San Antonio Express-News "Houston guard Patrick Beverley played Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals on Sunday only hours after learning his grandfather had died. Beverley, 28, had tears in his eyes as he went through his normal pregame shooting routine at the Toyota Center. He stopped his warm-up at least once..." May 08

  • James Harden reportedly bought $30K gold chain for Montrezl Harrell

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden averaged 11.2 assists per game during the regular season, which is by far the highest total of his career. Apparently that generosity has spilled over into his life off the court, as well. Celebrity jeweler Boodaddy Diamonds, who describes himself on social media as the “jeweler to..." May 08

  • Ryan Anderson looks to contribute in other ways when shots not falling

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets forward Ryan Anderson took just four shots on Friday, missing all of them from the 3-point line. But Anderson said that the Spurs' defensive strategy, with guard Danny Green on him, should open spacing valuable in the Rockets offense. "I didn't have a lot of opportunities," he said...." May 07

  • Spoelstra, D’Antoni share NBCA Coach of the Year award

    Fanrag Sports "Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra have officially been selected as the co-recipients of the Michael H. Goldberg National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) Coach of the Year Award. With the tandem of veteran head coaches earning some..." May 07

  • Aldridge shines for Spurs in Game 3 win vs. Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The fits and spurts of a contentious postseason series can turn goats into heroes in the blink of an eye, or specifically in the span of two games. Forward LaMarcus Aldridge, derided for his ineffectiveness in Game 1, scored at will in the paint before the San Antonio Spurs turned..." May 06

  • Leonard leads Spurs to rout of Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard recorded 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1 and moves to..." May 04

  • Here's Why the Wizards Decided Not to Trade for James Harden in 2012

    Complex "Can you imagine what the NBA’s Eastern Conference Playoffs would look like right now if the Wizards had John Wall and James Harden on their team? As it stands, the Wizards already have a strong team that appears to be ready to take the next step and make a real run at the Eastern Conference..." May 04

  • Nene fined $15K for pushing Spurs' Dedmon

    ESPN "Houston Rockets center Nene Hilario was given a $15,000 fine by the NBA for "escalating an altercation" by pushing San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon above the shoulders, it was announced Wednesday. Nene was assessed one technical foul and ejected at the conclusion of the third quarter of..." May 03

  • Rockets blow out Spurs in series opener

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Forcing the pace and making shots in bunches is Houston's calling card this season, but few outside the Rockets' inner circle believed they could impose their will and play as well against the San Antonio Spurs as they did Monday in Game 1 of the teams' Western Conference semifinal..." May 02

  • Rockets' Onuaku suspended 2 games for pushing D-League official

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets rookie center Chinanu Onuaku was suspended for the first two games of the Rockets Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs for pushing an official in an NBA Development League game last week. Onuaku pushed an official in the final seconds of the Rio Grande Valley..." May 01

  • Can Spurs’ Parker continue offensive surge against physical Beverley?

    San Antonio Express-News "One of the burning questions the Spurs face as they enter the second round of the playoffs is whether point guard Tony Parker can continue the offensive surge he enjoyed against Memphis. After averaging 10.1 points in the regular season, Parker averaged 16.3 on 53.3 percent shooting against the..." April 30

  • Rockets to discuss potential contract with Chinese prospect Zhou Qi

    Houston Chronicle "Zhou Qi, a Rockets second-round draft pick last June, is in Houston to train with the Rockets staff and potentially begin talks he hopes could lead to a contract with the team for next season, his agent Tony Leng said on Thursday. Zhou, a 7-foot-2, 218 pound forward/center, averaged 16 points..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Why is DeMarcus Cousins wearing Rockets gear?

    Sportsnaut "The New Orleans Pelicans made a big trade for DeMarcus Cousins this season, but it appears they might have given up quite a bit just for a one-season-plus rental. Why is this? See for yourself. That’s Cousins wearing Houston Rockets shorts, for reasons that are at this point quite..." April 27

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