Houston Chronicle "By the time James Harden took off for the rim and reached his left arm far back as if he was wielding a mallet at the State Fair, he had already begun to roll past the Pacers and his career-long demons against them. He wanted, desperately wanted, more. Harden had taken a steal to a 3-pointer as..." March 08
Houston Chronicle "Chandler Parsons had 15 points in the second quarter, but just four the rest of the night. He still found a way to fill the stat sheet, finishing with six rebounds and a game-high seven assists in his return to his hometown. “I have been rusty offensively and just have to stick with it,” said..." March 06
Houston Chronicle "As measuring sticks go, nights against the Miami Heat and the other contenders that crowd the Rockets schedule this month might offer more meaningful insight. The Rockets, however, knew better. They learned that the hard way. There was a time this season that the Rockets lost games perilously..." March 06
Houston Chronicle "For all the Rockets did along the way, they had to do more. They had to do it with the game on the line down the stretch, against the team with a pair of enormous, fresh championship rings earned by winning in the final, crucial minutes. The Rockets moved the ball and made shots and built leads..." March 05
Fansided "Adding the game’s best big man, Dwight Howard, to a playoff team that already had a superstar in guard James Harden didn’t automatically make the Houston Rockets a title contender, but it certainly could. That’s why Harden went with the Rockets when they went to talk to Howard in the..." March 02
Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard Pat Beverley fouled out of his third game this season on Wednesday against the Clippers. It was his second foul out of the Rockets recent road trip. Despite that, before the Rockets hosted Detroit on Saturday, Beverley said he wasn’t going to stop playing defense his way. “I..." March 02
Houston Chronicle "In their first appearance at Toyota Center since Feb. 12, the Rockets gave their largest crowd of the season quite a show. A dominating first half, some late-game drama, the end of Terrence Jones’ slump and the home debut of forward Jordan Hamilton added up to the Rockets’ 118-110 win over the..." March 02
Pro Basketball Talk "One of new commissioner Adam Silver’s goals is get the NBA’s age limit raised to 20. He works for the owners and that is something they wanted out of the new collective bargaining agreement but put the issue aside in favor of getting a last minute deal done. Silver has a new ally on this front..." March 02
Chandler Parsons just left the arena ill and won't play tonight. Jordan Hamilton will start in his place.
Pat Beverley, who was hit in the face yesterday at practice, is also good to go tonight.
Pro Basketball Talk "Rockets general manager Daryl Morey appeared on a panel with Warriors general manager Bob Myers on Friday, as part of a negotiation discussion at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The two GMs were extremely open in detailing their perceived shortcomings and missteps in their..." March 01
Fox Sports Southwest "The NBA's method of selecting draft order via a weighted lottery seemingly always sparks controversy, and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says it is time for an overhaul. "We have to get rid of the marginal incentive to lose," Morey told ESPN on Friday. Accusations of..." February 28
Pro Basketball Talk "Rockets big man Greg Smith hasn’t seen a lot of court time in Houston this season. Even with Omer Asik out injured (or whatever was going on) Smith has gotten on the court for just 11 games. And it will stay at that number — Smith had knee surgery and is done for the season, as reported by the..." February 28
Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Greg Smith, unable to overcome the knee issues that have given him trouble since November, will have arthroscopic knee surgery to address the problem, a person with knowledge of the decision said on Thursday. Smith has played in just 11 games, missing some while healthy as a..." February 28
Houston Chronicle "Though Rockets forward Chandler Parsons still thinks of Doc Rivers’ Celtics as one of the teams that passed on him in the draft, Rivers has been proud to have seen Parsons’ potential long before most others, going back to Lake Howell High School near Rivers’ Orlando, Fla. home. Still, Rivers..." February 27
Clips Nation "In the all important Western Conference standings, this was the biggest game of the night. You had the Los Angeles Clippers, leaders of the Pacific division, facing off against the Houston Rockets, who sat just one-and-a-half back in the Southwest Division, meeting up. Even looking beyond that,..." February 27
USA Today "When Dwight Howard made the decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and sign with the Houston Rockets as a free agent last summer, he was bucking the same league-wide trend that he had followed not long before. The power play he pulled on the Orlando Magic to get to the Los Angeles Lakers in..." February 26
USA Today "The Sacramento Kings recently worked out 22-year-old forward and mental health advocate Royce White and are likely to sign him to a 10-day contract, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because no deal had yet been..." February 26
Houston Chronicle "After a few minutes of James Harden dominating and the fast break flying, the Rockets only real concern became how much damage DeMarcus Cousins might inflict. He bumped knees with Dwight Howard in the first quarter, sending Howard to the training room. But Howard soon returned, showing no signs..." February 26
USA Today "Once upon a time in NBA lore, Antoine Walker was asked why he shot so many three-pointers and replied, “There are no fours.” Now, the idea of a four-point shot is not only not outrageous but an actual possibility. In an ESPN interview, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn and VP of..." February 26
Houston Chronicle "For most of the night, Goran Dragic could not be stopped. The point guard the Rockets had let get away tormented them, carrying the Suns back from and 18-point deficit and guiding them to an 11-point lead. With the game on the line, however, the point guard that replaced the point guard that..." February 24
With James Harden (elbow) good to go and this week's roster changes, no Rockets player is out with an injury for first time this season.
Fansided "For a team like the Houston Rockets who uses the NBA’s D-League with regularity, it isn’t always noteworthy when they assign or recall a player from their affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. However, their latest addition to the “big club” could be one that has an impact in the short..." February 22
Harden says he hyperextended right elbow. Says he couldn't really dribble with right hand. Says it's throbbing. Will get MRI tomorrow.
James Harden's hyper extended right elbow has improved greatly today. Might not do MRI, which only would show extent of damage, after all.
Rockets have waived Ronnie Brewer and signed Troy Daniels, per source. Daniels high-scoring shooter with RGV.
Oakland Tribune "This time at Oracle Arena, it was the Warriors who made plays in the clutch. Leave it to wily veteran Jermaine O'Neal to deliver the biggest moment, meeting young Chandler Parsons at the rim to block the potential go-ahead dunk and help preserve the Warriors' 102-99 overtime win against Houston..." February 21
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Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets have traded guard Aaron Brooks to the Denver Nuggets for guard Jordan Hamilton, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Hamilton, a 6-foot-7 wing player, gives the Rockets the athletic perimeter player they've been seeking for their bench. Hamilton, 23, has averaged 6.8 points..." February 20
Houston Chronicle "If Dwight Howard had this much fun in Staples Center last season, he might never have left. Howard smiled and sang. He posed for pictures and traded trash talk with fans. He danced and dunked and dominated what is left of the defection-, injury- and trade-depleted Lakers in his first game..." February 20
Fansided "Houston Rockets‘ center Omer Asik became very upset with his role after the team signed Dwight Howard as a free agent in the summer. Although he started some games alongside Howard, the Rockets eventually all but shut Asik down for a while. He has appeared in just 20 games this season. Although..." February 19
Sources familiar w/Rockets' thinking say HOU has absolute interest in trading for Rajon Rondo. But that alone doesn't mean we'll see a deal
SB Nation "The New York Knicks are desperate to make an upgrade at point guard, and they apparently have interest in bringing back Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin, according to ESPN's Chad Ford on Grantland's Bill Simmons' podcast. The Rockets are actively shopping Lin, according to Yahoo! Sports'..." February 19
Philly.com "nce again, there's talk that the 76ers could be the next destination for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik. CBSSports.com reported Tuesday that the Sixers could be a landing spot for the disgruntled player. Reports in December said that Asik might be traded for Sixers power forward Thaddeus..." February 19
CBSSports.com "The Rockets have renewed efforts to trade disgruntled center Omer Asik, with the Philadelphia 76ers emerging once again as a potential landing spot, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. The two teams engaged in serious discussions on an Asik deal in December, when the Rockets were..." February 18
Pro Basketball Talk "John Wall‘s final dunk of the night won the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest for the team representing the Eastern Conference, but the drastic format changes to the event, and not any of its dunks, are what will be remembered most from this year’s All-Star Saturday showcase. “I think it was cool,” Wall..." February 16
Pro Basketball Talk "In the first year of the new 3-point contest format, the 27-year old Marco Belinelli emerged victorious, holding off Sophomore Bradley Beal with a contest-high 24-point performance in the tiebreaker round to beat Beal’s 18-point performance. The first format change, which pitted the conferences..." February 16
Pro Basketball Talk "Damian Lillard’s busy All-Star Saturday night started out pretty darn well — with a repeat win. Lillard will be in all three major events on the evening and first out of the gate he and Trey Burke teamed up to win the NBA All-Star Saturday Skills Challenge — by just one tenth of a second over..." February 16
NBA.com "Miami's Chris Bosh hit a half-court shot to give Team Bosh the victory in the Shooting Stars contest that opened up NBA All-Star Saturday night. Bosh and teammates Dominique Wilkins and WNBA player Swin Cash had a final-round time of 31.4 seconds. Each team must hit shots from 10 feet from a..." February 16
CBSSports.com "This is the first time in 26 years that three All-Stars are competing in the slam-dunk contest at All-Star weekend. But since those All-Stars are not named LeBron James, Blake Griffin and Dwight Howard, there's a tendency to want more. Howard participated in three slam-dunk contests, winning it..." February 15
SB Nation "Andre Drummond scored 30 points, grabbed 25 rebounds and was selected the Rising Stars MVP as he led Team Hill over Team Webber, 142-136. The second-year big man got most of his work done early; he scored 17 points and collected 11 rebounds in the first half. Kevin Love recognized. Anthony..." February 15
ESPN.com "By next season, the NBA is planning to create and use a centralized replay center to help referees and speed up games. "What we're in the process of doing is we're going to create a central location where we'll have people there who will be watching every game," NBA president of basketball..." February 15
College Basketball Talk "With the shift in leadership from David Stern to Adam Silver, the NBA has begun a new era with Silver taking over as commissioner. Last week it was discussed that one area in which Silver would like to make changes is the NBA’s age limit, which would be raised from 19 to 20 years old if Silver..." February 14
Yahoo! Sports "Injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will be replaced as a Western Conference All-Star starter by Houston Rockets guard James Harden, a source told Yahoo Sports. Bryant (988,884) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (1,047,281) earned the right to start in the NBA All-Star Game..." February 14
Direct Elect selections 4 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame: Sweetwater Clifton, Guy Rodgers, Slick Leonard, Sarunas Marciulionis, David Stern.
Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Dwight Howard set a goal before the season to shoot at least 70 percent from the free throw line. In the last five games leading up to Wednesday night’s, he was shooting 73.5 percent from the line. In the five prior to that, he averaged 47.5 percent from the foul line. Howard..." February 13
The Dream Shake "The Houston Rockets narrowly escaped the Washington Wizards fury in a 113-112 win in Toyota Center, extending their league best streak to 7 in a row. The Washington Wizards came to Houston and were treated to a nailbiter by the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. After the final whistle the score..." February 13
Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Omer Asik has been back for two games, and his teammates say he is getting better each day. Asik played just over 10 minutes in the Rockets’ wins over the Bucks and the Timberwolves. Against Milwaukee, he had five rebounds and against Minnesota, he had three points and six..." February 12
McHale says he does not expect Beverley to play tonight due to an abdominal strain.
Pro Basketball Talk "At times, I wonder why every draft pick celebrates getting selected. Of course, I understand why first-rounders who get picked higher than expected celebrate. They’re going to make more money. And I get why players chosen late in draft celebrate. There was no guarantee they’d be picked at..." February 12