Rockets Rumors & News

  • Blazers beat Rockets in playoff opener with record-setting performances from LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard

    Oregonian "A few hours before Game 1, Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts was surrounded by a horde of reporters at the team’s morning shootaround, spouting off a few clichés and cracking a sly joke here and there without revealing a care in the world. Just before the brief question-and-answer session was..." April 21

  • Rockets making moves to sign Carmelo Anthony

    Fansided "This summer will be filled with plenty of NBA playoff drama, but an undercurrent to the cause for a title will be the story of where Carmelo Anthony will end up in 2014-15 and if another team can wrestle him away from the New York Knicks. The thought at the moment is that Melo will be back in New..." April 20

  • Portland’s Thomas Robinson says he’s not focused on revenge against Rockets

    Fansided "Although Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson was never given much of a chance to shine during his brief stint with the Houston Rockets last season, he says he harbors no hard feelings towards his former team (and upcoming playoff opponent), telling reporters he’s more focused on helping..." April 19

  • The Howard-Asik combo could return vs. Portland

    Houston Chronicle "Way back in 2013, when Dwight Howard was the new guy and the Rockets were trying to get to know one another, the Rockets tried an experiment they did not expect to work. It didn’t. Last season’s center, Omer Asik, started with this season’s center, Howard, and the Rockets were very good at..." April 19

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 NBA Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Here we are in April, where we as fans get to see some familiar and not so familiar faces showcase what they’ve been working towards for 82 games. Big names will strive to add to their legacy, while rising stars will be looking to make their first big splash. April 19

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    The Rockets have recalled Robert Covington (@Holla_At_Rob33) & Isaiah Canaan (@SiP03) from @nbadleague affiliate @RGVVipers.

  • Pelicans end season with a 105-100 win against the Rockets

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It was a meaningless game in yet another lost season. In a 6 ½-month span of basketball that was ravaged by injuries and, at times, dumbfounding lapses, the squad the New Orleans Pelicans ran out on the court for their season finale Wednesday night vaguely resembled the unit that opened the..." April 17

  • Treating ankle in Houston, Harden to sit out season-finale

    Houston Chronicle "With the start of the playoffs just days away, Rockets guard James Harden remained in Houston for treatment on his sore right ankle. He has been dealing with soreness in the ankle throughout much of the season and it is not considered a reason for concern, but Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he..." April 16

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    RT @ca_rockets: Here are the Rockets that won't play tonight: Harden, Parsons, Lin, Asik...Garcia is 'iffy' per Kevin McHale

  • Rockets seeing Howard return to form just in time for playoffs

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets wanted – and needed – a win, and Dwight Howard was no different. Except he needed more. Just as time was running out on the Rockets’ pursuit of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, he was down to his final opportunities to return to postseason speed. His first..." April 16

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    New #Rockets center Josh Powell passed his physical, signed his contract and is joining the team in New Orleans.

  • Rockets To Sign Josh Powell

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets will sign Josh Powell to a multi-year contract, league sources told RealGM. Powell's contract for next season will be non-guaranteed, which sets up the possibility of a trade. The six-year veteran will be eligible for the postseason." April 15

  • Rockets secure home-court advantage with season sweep of Spurs

    Houston Chronicle "When the Rockets first got together this season, gathering the night before training camp to share large steaks and greater ambitions, the first goal they agreed upon was simply to earn home-court advantage. Other goals would follow. Many were mentioned that night. But the top of the to-do list..." April 15

  • Blazers win 'best game of the year in the NBA' vs. Golden State Warriors to lock playoff date with Houston Rockets

    Oregonian "Forget, for a moment, about the playoffs. Ignore the looming matchup with the Houston Rockets and stop wondering if the Trail Blazers can slow James Harden, stop Dwight Howard, and end their first-round postseason drought. Instead, take a little bit of time to savor the Blazers’ 119-117..." April 14

  • Rockets to release Dexter Pittman

    Fansided "In a bit of a surprising move, the Houston Rockets are going to release center Dexter Pittman, according Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. The move is surprising because the Rockets just released big man Greg Smith to sign Pittman. Smith has been a solid contributor for the Rockets in..." April 13

  • Rockets take Pelicans down in 4th quarter

    Houston Chronicle "After two straight losses on the road, the Rockets were looking for a bounce back win when they hosted New Orleans on Saturday night. That wouldn’t come easily, however, as the Rockets required late-game heroics to pull out a 111-104 win at Toyota Center. A couple of Pat Beverley 3-pointers,..." April 13

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Chandler Parsons will be out with a sore wrist and hip tonight and Francisco Garcia is out with a sore back.

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley will play tonight.

  • Timberwolves: Corey Brewer scores record-tying 51 in win over Rockets

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Corey Brewer said he "was messing around" when he predicted he'd score 30 points before Friday night's game against Houston. The Timberwolves forward is averaging 11.7 points per game, and that total would have topped his career high by one point. Then he banked in a halfcourt shot to beat..." April 12

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    McHale says Beverley and Howard will not play tonight. Unsure about their status for tomorrow night.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets recall Troy Daniels and Robert Covington from RGV. Both will be in Denver tonight. Guessing McHale might rest a regular or two.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Rockets signing Pittman for rest of this season and next with next season non-guaranteed, source said.

  • Nuggets defeat Houston to secure winning record at home

    Denver Post "Late in the season, the Nuggets have taken this learning and improving and not checking out thing to heart. Their 123-116 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center was the latest example. "We got casual in the end," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "But we got off to such a..." April 10

  • McHale considering resting key starters as regular season concludes

    Houston Chronicle "If the Rockets’ remaining regular-season games are not already solely about playoff readiness, they soon will be. The team has all but clinched the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference and the home-court advantage in the first round that comes with it. With no major chance to move up or down in..." April 09

  • Rockets run wild in rout of Lakers

    Houston Chronicle "The Lakers celebrated Steve Nash’s career, about all that was left to celebrate in their long, lost season. The Rockets just celebrated. Nash moved to third in NBA history for career assists. The Rockets spent nearly every minute that followed pouring it on, scoring more points than any team..." April 09

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Dwight Howard's return from an ankle problem is drawing near, but sources say his comeback will not be Tuesday night in L.A. against Lakers

  • Rockets come through in clutch to knock off Nuggets in OT

    Houston Chronicle "By the time the Rockets noticed that Denver was blowing them off the floor, the mystery was not how the Nuggets did it. The Nuggets were playing harder, much harder. The question was how the Rockets managed not to pick up on that before there were just three minutes left and they had sleep-walked..." April 07

  • McHale: Howard and Beverley won’t play Sunday

    Houston Chronicle "Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley will not play on Sunday when the Rockets host Denver at 6 p.m., coach Kevin McHale said after practice on Saturday. “They will play when they are ready and I don’t know when that will be, but I know it won’t be tomorrow,” McHale said. Howard, who has missed the..." April 06

  • Rockets secure playoff spot with thrilling win over Thunder

    Houston Chronicle "To the Rockets, there could have been few better ways to clinch their playoff spot. With the game on the line against the team that had befuddled them in every meeting this season and eliminated them from the playoffs last season, the Rockets took control down the stretch to hold off the..." April 05

  • Thunder could give Rockets a challenging tonic to recent woes

    Houston Chronicle "With a three-game losing streak and six-consecutive losses to teams that currently have winning records, a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder would not seem to be a likely cure. But with the Rockets citing a lack of consistent intensity while struggling in the three games since the injuries to..." April 04

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Raptors shoot down Rockets, 107-103

    Toronto Sun "The grind of the NBA’s season eventually takes its toll on every team, no matter pedigree or market size. No one, in other words, is immune to it. For most of this improbable season in Raptorland, a season that once evoked images of tank-nation, everything has gone right when so much was..." April 03

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    University of Houston is nearing an agreement with Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson to become head coach, sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Houston Rockets taunted server with anti-gay slurs: suit

    New York Post "A gay Barclays Center food server claims that Houston Rockets basketball players pelted him with homophobic slurs in a locker room before a 2013 game against the Nets — and that he was coldly canned by his catering company after he complained about the abuse, according to a Brooklyn federal..." April 02

  • Kelvin Sampson agrees to be next Houston Cougars head coach "Houston has found its next head coach, and it's a name college hoops fans are very familiar with. A source confirmed to on Wednesday that Kelvin Sampson has agreed to become the Cougars coach. Sampson, 58, was fired from Indiana in 2008 after an NCAA investigation into improper..." April 02

  • Howard won’t rush return

    Houston Chronicle "Aiming to be 100 percent by the playoffs, center Dwight Howard said Tuesday he had fluid drained from his left ankle for a second time but that he is “not worried at all” that the issue will linger through the remainder of the Rockets’ regular-season schedule. “There was more fluid in there the..." April 02

  • Nets clinch playoffs with 105-96 defeat of Rockets

    New York Post "Back during the dark days of November and December, there were plenty of people who wondered whether the Nets would ever be able to turn things around this season — including some of the Nets themselves. But three months after their season appeared to be spiraling toward disaster, the Nets..." April 02

  • Sources: Patrick Beverley to return to Rockets this season

    Yahoo! Sports "After suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley will not undergo surgery and is expected to return this season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Beverley will be considered "week to week" on his return to the Rockets' lineup, a source said on Monday..." March 31

  • Patrick Beverley says torn meniscus may not require surgery, timetable could be 10 days to four weeks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Patrick Beverley of the Rockets reportedly suffered a torn meniscus injury that could put his ability to contribute in the postseason in jeopardy. But speaking to reporters on Saturday, Beverley seemed a bit more optimistic. From Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: “No one was..." March 30

  • Clippers beat Houston, 118-107, despite the pain and yelling

    Los Angeles Times "Losing All-Star power forward Blake Griffin with back spasms had already put the Clippers in a tough predicament, but it got more difficult when Coach Doc Rivers grew so upset at Glen Davis that he had the backup forward escorted from the game. The Clippers just pressed on, walloping the..." March 30

  • Damian Lillard sends best wishes to injured Patrick Beverley

    Fansided "Although the two have had their differences on the court, any mutual animosity did not stop Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard from sending his best wishes to injured Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley upon learning about the latter’s torn meniscus Friday. Per Oregon Live:..." March 29

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Dwight out. First clue: attended shootaround in slippers. Second: he said so.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Houston guard Patrick Beverley has suffered a torn meniscus in his knee, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Timetable for return unclear.

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Beverley was long gone by time locker room was open, but he told others expects to wear a sleeve on knee and play on Saturday. MRI tomorrow.

  • Dwight Howard could rest because of nagging ankle issue "This time of year for a sure-thing playoff team includes two goals: 1) Do your best to either maintain your current seed, or possibly improve upon it if possible and 2) get healthy for the postseason. The Rockets currently sit fourth in the West, a game behind the Clippers for third. So while..." March 28

  • Harden’s triple double secures Rockets win, 76ers record-tying 26th straight loss

    Houston Chronicle "Barely able to recognize the Rockets team that back in 2013 lost to team like the Philadelphia 76ers, including the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Rockets knew they had grown out of that. The clues were ample, from the 25-game losing streak the Sixers brought to town to the Rockets’..." March 28

  • Howard exits practice after banging knee

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard sat out most of Wednesday’s practice after he bumped knees with Terrence Jones, but the move to sit out the rest of the day was considered precautionary." March 27

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Pat Beverley is doubtful to return with a sprained right knee. Worth pointing out, Chris Paul due here on Saturday.

  • Clutch shooting helps Rockets put away Bobcats

    Houston Chronicle "When the shots weren’t falling Monday night, the Rockets didn’t lose control. They didn’t cough up a big lead, and they didn’t give up a win. Despite a five-minute field-goal drought in the fourth quarter, the Rockets held on to defeat the Bobcats 100-89 to extend their winning streak to..." March 25

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    Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

    .@DwightHoward (ankle) remains a game-time decision tonight, but Coach McHale says he is optimistic.