Rockets Rumors & News

  • Bearcats' Gary Clark signs two-way deal with Houston Rockets

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Houston has a problem - the Problem, as he's known to UC Bearcats fans. University of Cincinnati forward Gary Clark, the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year in his final season at UC, wasn't drafted on Thursday night, but signed a two-way deal with the..." June 22

  • Report: Chris Paul, Rockets Have Tension On Contract Situation

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Paul orchestrated an opt-in-and-trade to the Houston Rockets last offseason to delay his free agency by one season. Paul had an excellent season but injury issues plagued him. Since then, the Rockets were also sold to Tilman Fertitta, which could complicate contract discussions..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Chris Paul passionately chimes in on immigration issue

    Sportsnaut "As most Americans are likely aware, the policy of this current administration right now is to separate children from parents who are seeking asylum in the United States by illegally crossing our borders. It’s an issue that has sparked emotional responses from people who view it..." June 20

  • Rockets fans try to sabotage Ayesha Curry's new Houston restaurant on Yelp before it even opens

    CBS Sports "If you visit the Yelp page for Ayesha Curry's new restaurant in Houston, you'll notice it has several one-star reviews. Those reviews are clearly not based on a dissatisfaction with the food, the service, or any experience at the restaurant ... because it hasn't even opened..." June 20

  • Chris Paul reportedly ‘focused on recruiting’ LeBron to Rockets

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Paul is set to join a loaded class of free agents on July 1, but most of the reports we have heard about his offseason plans indicate the star point guard plans to remain with the Houston Rockets. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Monday night that Paul has been committed to..." June 19

  • Report: Chris Paul is telling people LeBron wants to be in LA

    Larry Brown Sports "The chatter about LeBron James potentially heading to the Los Angeles Lakers continues. On his radio show Monday, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith reported that Chris Paul is telling people that LeBron wants to go to LA. June 19

  • Rockets to Offer Trevor Ariza $20 Million Less Than What He is Looking for in Free Agency

    Black Sports Online "If Ariza sticks to his guns he won’t be in Houston next year. He is finally trying to cash out before his career is over, it seems like he has been around forever. Throughout his career, Ariza has signed relatively team-friendly deals, never earning more than $8.5..." June 16

  • LeBron James looks at schools in Houston

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James appears to be doing his due diligence when it comes to potential free agent destinations. There was chatter on Twitter Friday that LeBron was in Houston looking at some private schools. Writer Ross Bolen, who is from Houston, said he was told that James was looking at..." June 15

  • Ohio Reporter Said She Heard LeBron Say That He Doesn't Like Houston 'as a City'

    12 Up "LeBron's decision will be a big one no matter where he ends up. With so many suitors begging for his talent, he'll have plenty of time to pick and choose his next home if he decides to move.  However, it's hard to stay neutral if you already have preconceptions about..." June 12

  • Report: Rockets ‘Aggressively Pursuing’ Ryan Anderson Trade

    SLAM Online "Rockets GM Daryl Morey is “aggressively pursuing” trades involving Ryan Anderson, reports USA Today’s Kelly Iko. Anderson, 30, has two years and $41.7 million left on his deal. He played in just 11 playoff games for the Rockets, averaging 8.6..." June 11

  • LeBron Could Try To Bring Chris Paul With Him To Lakers

    The Big Lead "LeBron James and Chris Paul are two of the closest friends in the NBA. How important is that going to be when LeBron makes Decision 3.0? Important. According to longtime NBA reporter Marc Stein, of the New York Times, his guess is if Paul remains with Houston, they should be the..." June 09

  • Report: LeBron James Could Try To Bring Chris Paul With Him To Lakers

    The Big Lead "LeBron James and Chris Paul are two of the closest friends in the NBA. How important is that going to be when LeBron makes Decision 3.0? Important. According to longtime NBA reporter Marc Stein, of the New York Times, his guess is if Paul remains with Houston, they..." June 08

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Report: Jordan wants to play for Rockets

    The Score "DeAndre Jordan sees a future for himself suiting up for his hometown franchise. The Los Angeles Clippers center is reportedly focused on becoming a member of the Houston Rockets, league sources told USA Today's Kelly Iko. Jordan apparently..." June 08

  • NBA Rumors: Trevor Ariza could consider pay cut to join Golden State Warriors

    Clutch Points "Will Trevor Ariza pull a Kevin Durant? Speaking with Tim Kawakami of The Athleticduring an episode of The TK Show, Chris Haynes of ESPN (h/t Scott Polacek of Bleacher Report) said that current Houston Rockets swingman Trevor Ariza could be looking to take a pay cut..." June 07

  • Four potential Trevor Ariza landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "A 14-year veteran with loads of playoff experience who plays one of the most important modern-day positional archetypes, Trevor Arizais set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer for the first time since 2014. Since joining the Houston Rockets four seasons ago, the 6-foot-8..." June 07

  • Report: Rockets will aggressively pursue George this summer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets came within just one win of the NBA Finals this season, and their hunger may only be intensifying from here. During ESPN’s “NBA Draft: On the Clock” special on Tuesday, star basketball reporter Adrian Wojnarowski spoke on Paul George’s..." June 06

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey Doesn’t Understand Why Every Team Isn’t ‘Obsessed’ With Beating The Warriors

    Dime Magazine "The Houston Rockets weren’t exactly shy about their stated goal of beating the Golden State Warriors this season. Perhaps the Rockets would have achieved that goal in the Western Conference Finals had Chris Paul not gotten hurt, but unfortunately for the fine folks in Houston, they fell..." June 06

  • How can the Rockets land LeBron James or Paul George this summer?

    Clutch Points "After a franchise-best 65-win regular season and a seven-game slugfest against the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets are headed into a momentous offseason. Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza, Luc Mbah a Moute and Gerald Green will all be unrestricted free agents on July 1, while Clint Capela..." June 05

  • Report: Chris Paul to Demand Max Contract

    SLAM Online "After reaching the Conference Finals for the first time in his career, Chris Paul wants to secure a pay raise in what could be his last NBA contract. The 33-year-old isn’t looking to sign for anything less than a max contract in July despite wanting to stay..." June 05

  • It Sounds Like The Rockets Need to be Crossed off LeBron's List

    The Big Lead "After yet another NBA Finals game where LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers teammates failed to show up, there is now more reason than ever for James to look elsewhere this summer. One of the teams expected to be in the running for his talents are the Houston Rockets. But in order for that..." June 05

  • How LeBron can join the Rockets, according to salary cap expert C.J. McCollum

    USA Today "The NBA Finals are still at least two games from being over, so now’s probably not the time to start speculating on where LeBron James is going (don’t worry, there’s so much time later this month to do that). That didn’t stop Jamal Crawford, Jared Dudley and..." June 04

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • Gersson Rosas Withdraws From Consideration For Pistons GM Job

    Hoops Rumors "Rockets executive Gersson Rosas has withdrawn from consideration for the Pistons‘ general manager/senior basketball leadership position, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Rossas has spent more than a decade with the Rockets and is currently the executive vice president of..." June 02

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Paul George Rumors: Rockets High on Star, Lakers Still Favorites

    Bleacher Report "If the Houston Rockets don't land LeBron James, they may already have another target in mind. Kelly Iko of Rockets Wire reported Wednesday that Houston has interest in signing Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George in free agency. Rockets..." May 31

  • Report: Houston to Go After Paul George if They Can't Add LeBron

    12 Up "The entire NBA could be experiencing a meteoric reshuffling this offseason, turning also-rans into contenders with a flick of the wrist. Once again, of course, we're approaching a summer where ​LeBron James may choose to relocate, with franchises tripping all over..." May 31

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey: Chris Paul took loss to Warriors especially hard

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and coach Mike D'Antoni had their meetings with star guard Chris Paul and came away speaking of Paul's free agent plans as if he had already reached his decision. During the season, Paul had said, "That's what happened when the trade..." May 31

  • Rockets have to make decisions on Paul, Capela

    Yardbarker "Having assumed control of the Rockets last fall, new owner Tilman Fertitta is entering his first offseason with the franchise, and predictably identified re-signing free agents Chris Paul and Clint Capela as his club’s top priorities, as Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston relays (video..." May 30

  • NBA Rumors: LeBron James Being Recruited to Rockets by Chris Paul

    Bleacher Report "Chris Paul is reportedly already recruiting LeBron James to the Houston Rockets following the team's Game 7 loss against the Golden State Warriors, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.  " May 30

  • Four potential Clint Capela landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "Whether you want to believe it was due to the circumstances around him or his own personal improvement, one thing is for certain: Clint Capela had a monstrous 2017-18 campaign, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Swiss big man put up career marks in nightly..." May 30

  • PJ Tucker Had 3 Root Canals Before Game 7 vs. Warriors, Didn't Tell Teammates

    Bleacher Report "Houston Rockets small forward PJ Tucker played Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors after undergoing three root canals. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported Tucker didn't inform his Rockets teammates about it before Monday's..." May 30

  • Morey, D’Antoni have Rockets on right path

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets’ bench only scored three points in a season-ending Game 7, with the NBA Finals on the line.   Ryan Anderson barely made a dent in the playoffs, despite being paid almost $20 million a year. Seeing trade-deadline acquisition Joe Johnson on the court in..." May 29

  • Tillman Fertitta: Rockets Gotta Sign Chris Paul, Want To Keep Clint Capela

    Real GM Basketball "Tillman Fertitta is expecting the Houston Rockets' roster to look similar next season. Chris Paul and Clint Capela are the Rockets' top free agents. Capela will be a restricted free agent. " May 29

  • Joe Johnson Intends To Continue Playing Career

    Hoops Rumors "Joe Johnson‘s 17th NBA season came to an end on Monday night, and his current contract will expire in a little over a month. However, Johnson told ESPN’s Tim MacMahonthat he has no doubts about wanting to continue his playing career next season. “Hell yeah, I..." May 29

  • Report: Chris Paul has Grade 2 hamstring strain, usually 3-4 week injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rockets point guard Chris Paul missed Games 6 and 7 of the Western Conference Finals with a strained hamstring. If the Rockets advance to the NBA Finals, he may not be able to play then, either. From Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. May 29

  • Rockets Must Clear Hurdles, Consequences Before Joining LeBron Sweepstakes

    Bleacher Report "Chris Paul couldn't help the Houston Rockets get to the NBA Finals, but he will be vital in determining whether they should keep their crew intact after it nearly knocked off the Golden State Warriors without him, or if they should spend all their money on tickets..." May 29

  • Eric Gordon: Rockets Would Be in Finals With Healthy Chris Paul

    SLAM Online "Had Chris Paul not be been ruled out with a hamstring injury, the Houston Rockets would be in the NBA Finals, according to teammate Eric Gordon.

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  • James Harden sets record for most 3-pointers missed in a NBA playoff series

    Clutch Points "Live by the three, and die by the three. That seems to be the mantra of the Houston Rockets. A look at the series stat sheet reveals that James Harden, the leading candidate for the MVP award, was the one who was most affected by the Rockets’ playstyle. As observed by..." May 29

  • Rockets go on record cold shooting streak during Game 7

    Larry Brown Sports "A historically bad shooting night crushed the Houston Rockets’ bid to beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night. The Rockets missed a playoff record 27 straight 3-point shot attempts during Game 7. They were 7-for-44 (15.9 percent)..." May 29

  • Kevin Durant Took A Shot At James Harden After Game 7 Win

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant went after James Harden during post-game comments on ESPN Radio after Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Durant’s Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 101-92, and KD said his team knew how it would play out the entire..." May 29

  • Chris Paul out for Game 7 against the Warriors

    ESPN "The Rockets' Chris Paul is out for Monday's Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors with his hamstring injury, coach Mike D'Antoni said Monday. "There was just no way," D'Antoni said. Paul missed the Rockets' Game 6 loss to the Warriors because..." May 28

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