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  • Rockets working to sign center Isaiah Hartenstein

    Houston Chronicle "Following center Isaiah Hartenstein's strong showing in the Rockets' summer program and Summer League games in Las Vegas, the Rockets are working toward signing Hartenstein to an NBA deal with hopes they will reach agreement by the end of the week, according to a person with knowledge..." July 19

  • Sixers and Celtics--Unlike Toronto--Were Unwilling to Throw Any Top Players into Kawhi Leonard Trade

    The Big Lead "The teams with the best assets to trade for Kawhi Leonard never put those assets on the table. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers, who were initially thought to be the strongest suitors for Leonard, became almost irrelevant in the star’s..." July 18

  • Sixers Fail In Bid To Hire Daryl Morey as GM

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers failed in an attempt to lure away Daryl Morey from the Rockets and take their GM job, Marc Stein of the New York Times tweets. Philadelphia was keenly interested in Morey, which shouldn’t come as a surprise since he was recently voted the league’s..." July 16

  • Rockets still expected to re-sign Clint Capela

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets are still largely expected to re-sign their restricted free agent Clint Capela, who is yet to receive any offers from teams around the NBA, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. Capela recently turned down a four-year, $85 million deal and..." July 16

  • Chris Paul is the reason why Rockets on track to sign Carmelo Anthony

    Clutch Points "The Chris Paul’s Houston Rockets are at the top of Carmelo Anthony’s list once he devises a manner in which to part ways with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Clutch City is largely viewed as the frontrunner to land the perennial scorer after they pursued him last..." July 16

  • Rockets possibly in the mix for Rodney Hood

    Clutch Points "Despite suffering a massive dip in Rodney Hood’s stats across the board, the Houston Rockets do not appear to be scared of gambling on the lefty shooter. According to Joe Vardon of, Hood may have been in contact with the top regular season team in..." July 15

  • Carmelo holds no grudges towards Mike D’Antoni

    Larry Brown Sports "Melo and Mike 2: Electric Boogaloo may actually be coming to theaters soon. Yahoo! Sports’ Jordan Schultz reported on Friday that Houston Rockets target Carmelo Anthony holds no grudges towards Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni and is excited about playing for his former New..." July 14

  • Report: Rockets considered ‘strong frontrunners’ for Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder are still trying to figure out the best approach for parting ways with Carmelo Anthony, and the Houston Rockets appear to be the team that is most prepared to pounce when the situation is finally sorted out. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports that the..." July 13

  • De’Anthony Melton Is An Obvious Fit And Potential Steal For The Rockets

    Dime Magazine "It seemed too perfect a fit not to happen: The draft’s analytics sleeper landing with the Houston Rockets. Where OG Anunoby was the Sexy Blogger Pick a year prior, as Fran Fraschilla put it on draft night, De’Anthony Melton represented the spreadsheet darling of sorts, possessing..." July 12

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Rockets offered Clint Capela $85M-$90M over five years

    Pro Basketball Talk "According to one report, the Rockets offered Clint Capela about $53 million over four years. According to another, it was about $60 million over four years. According to a third report… That’s a lot of money, but Capela’s production might be worth even..." July 12

  • Rockets Lose Two of Their 7 Best Players, Will Have to Battle the Lakers For 2nd Best in the West

    The Big Lead "Here’s how things have gone for the Houston Rockets since Chris Paul did this in Stephen Curry’s face in the Western Conference Finals in May: An hour later, Chris Paul got hurt, and never played in the series again. The Rockets lost the final two games by double..." July 12

  • Rockets continue to have interest in Nick Young

    Clutch Points "Recent NBA champion Nick Young is enjoying his offseason despite remaining unsigned, but his continued free agency is not necessarily from a lack of interest. There are six teams interested in Young’s services, including the Houston Rockets, per Mark Berman of Fox 26..." July 11

  • Rockets, James Ennis Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets will sign free agent forward James Ennis, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that Houston and Ennis have agreed to a two-year deal. The second year will be a player option, Charania adds. " July 11

  • D'Antoni quit Knicks because of Carmelo, but wants him in Houston

    SNY TV "There was no secret that former Knicks star F Carmelo Anthony and former head coach Mike D'Antoni didn't see eye to eye in New York. D'Antoni even said Anthony was the reason he quit his head coaching post with the Knicks before the 2012 season began.  But..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Report: Rockets optimistic they'll keep Capela, initially offered $85M deal

    The Score "If Clint Capela does, in fact, want his next contract to hover around the $100-million mark over four years, it appears the Houston Rockets' initial offer was close, albeit with an extra year. When free agency got underway July 1, the Rockets offered the..." July 11

  • Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta: Luxury tax not influencing offseason

    ESPN "First-year owner Tilman Fertitta adamantly stated that the NBA's luxury tax is not influencing the Houston Rockets' offseason decisions. Re-signing point guard Chris Paul to a four-year, $160 million maximum contract virtually guaranteed that the Rockets would pay luxury tax..." July 10

  • Gerald Green gets 1-year contract from Rockets

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets re-signed free-agent swingman Gerald Green to a one-year, $2.4 million contract. Green, a native of Houston, signed a 10-day contract with the Rockets on Dec. 28 and ended up staying for the season. He averaged 12.1 points and 22.7 minutes during his 41 games with..." July 10

  • Report: Clint Capela Seeking $100M Contract, Rockets Offer in the '$60M Range'

    Bleacher Report "It does not appear as though restricted free agent Clint Capela and the Houston Rockets are anywhere close to a contract agreement.'s Tim MacMahon reported Tuesday that Houston's initial offer is in the ballpark of four years and $60..." July 10

  • Clint Capela seeking Steven Adams-type money

    Clutch Points "It’s no secret that Clint Capela is feeling undervalued by the Houston Rockets, who now find themselves in a conundrum, hoping to keep their improved center after doling out a whopping $160 million over four years to All-Star point guard Chris Paul. Th Rockets are up to the..." July 10

  • Are Rockets the Biggest FA Loser in the West?

    Bleacher Report "We're getting into the dog days of NBA free agency, but deals that'll shape the 2018-19 season are still getting done. Case in point: The Houston Rockets lost another critical piece of their small-ball, switch-heavy scheme. Luc Mbah a Moute followed Trevor..." July 10

  • Rockets reportedly ‘determined’ to sign Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets could use some depth in their front court now that they have lost both Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute in free agency, and they are reportedly aiming high to fill that need. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Rockets are “determined” to..." July 10

  • Luc Mbah a Moute Agrees to Clippers Contract After 1 Year with Rockets

    Bleacher Report "Swingman Luc Mbah a Moute helped lead the Houston Rockets to the best record in the NBA during the 2017-18 season, and the Los Angeles Clippers reportedly rewarded him with a new contract offer. On Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Mbah a Moute has agreed to a one-year..." July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers, Sixers, Spurs pursuing Luc Mbah a Moute

    Clutch Points "Unrestricted free agent forward Luc Mbah a Moute has several teams looking for his services. The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, L.A. Clippers, Washington Wizards and the Philadelphia 76ers are vying for his services, along with the Rockets,..." July 09

  • Rockets Considered Favorites To Land Carmelo Anthony?

    Hoops Rumors "Many NBA executives consider the Rockets the favorite to land Carmelo Anthony, according to Kevin O’Connor of the Ringer (Twitter link). O’Connor also predicts that Melo will sign with Houston but names the Lakers, Heat, and Sixers as other possibilities. It..." July 09

  • Chris Paul advocating for Rockets to land Melo

    The Score "Chris Paul reportedly wants to see close friend Carmelo Anthony donning Houston Rockets red alongside him next season. The All-Star point guard is advocating for Houston to land Anthony via a trade, or once he's bought out of his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a source..." July 08

  • Chris Paul Officially Re-Signs with Rockets; Clint Capela Remains a Free Agent

    Bleacher Report "The Houston Rockets and general manager Daryl Morey announced that Chris Paul re-signed with the team Sunday, per As Adrian Wojnarowski of reported on July 1, Paul re-upped with the Rockets on a four-year, $160 million max extension. Paul was one of the..." July 08

  • Rockets offered Clint Capela roughly half of salary he wants

    Larry Brown Sports "Clint Capela and the Houston Rockets do not appear to be anywhere close to agreeing on a long-term contract extension. Capela, a restricted free agent, is reportedly seeking a contract somewhere in the range of the four-year, $80 million deal fellow restricted free agent Zach LaVine..." July 08

  • Lakers, Rockets, Heat Suitors For Melo After Thunder Buyout

    Bleacher Report "Could Carmelo Anthony be a member of the Houston Rockets come the 2018-19 season? According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Rockets are "among the teams that will have interest in Anthony once he secures his free..." July 06

  • Luc Mbah A Moute Remains Interested In Re-Signing With Rockets

    Real GM Basketball "Luc Mbah a Moute has interest in re-signing with the Houston Rockets. The Rockets already lost Trevor Ariza this offseason to the Phoenix Suns. “Of course, I want to be here, yeah,” Mbah a Moute said. “I think we had a great year last year. I had a good..." July 06

  • Rockets Sign Pair, Waive Aaron Jackson

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets have signed undrafted rookie Gary Clark and second-round pick Vince Edwards, the team announced in a press release. Shortly thereafter, Mark Berman of Fox 26 tweeted that the franchise had parted ways with Aaron Jackson, whom they inked at the end of the 2017/18..." July 05

  • With adidas James Harden has plenty of room to create

    Houston Chronicle "Even if you tried, James Harden's style would be difficult to miss. On the court, he is one of the most creative players in the game -- between his step back and euro step, the reigning 2017-2018 Most Valuable Player has a seemingly endless set of moves to create space. Off the..." July 04

  • Rockets will match any offer sheet for Clint Capela

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets are slated to match any offer sheet for restricted free agent Clint Capela, who is bound to get plenty of suitors for his services as one of the NBA’s fastest-growing talents, according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports. This means Capela will return to..." July 04

  • Rockets, Michael Carter-Williams Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets have reached an agreement to sign free agent point guard Michael Carter-Williams, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter links). According to Wojnarowski, it’ll be a one-year, minimum salary contract for Carter-Williams in..." July 03

  • Clint Capela LeBron's Not A Los Angeles Legend ... Yet

    TMZ "Simply committing to the Lakers as one of the greatest basketball players of all time does NOT mean LeBron James is already an L.A. legend -- so says NBA star Clint Capela. We got the Houston Rockets center leaving Il Pastaio in Bev Hills on Sunday and just had to ask ... should LBJ..." July 02

  • Lakers Meeting With Clint Capela

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers will meet with Clint Capela on Sunday afternoon. Capela is a restricted free agent, which gives the Houston Rockets matching rights. The Rockets have widely been expected to re-sign Capela. " July 01

  • Rockets Haven’t Given Up Hope On LeBron James Pursuit

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets have not given up hope on bringing LeBron James to Houston despite the overwhelming odds against it happening, Sam Amick of USA Today hears (Twitter link). The Rockets don’t have the cap space to sign him nor the ability sign-and-trade for him without making..." July 01

  • Rockets to meet Sunday with restricted free agent Clint Capela

    USA Today "Houston is moving along in its free agency process, having already retained the services of Chris Paul and Gerald Green. Clint Capela’s future is arguably just as important as Paul’s and it seems like Daryl Morey and the front office want to open negotiations as soon as..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Phoenix Suns agree to 1-year deal with Trevor Ariza

    Arizona Central "The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a one-year, $15 million deal with Trevor Ariza, azcentral sports confirmed Saturday night.  Ariza, 33, averaged 11.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last season for the Houston Rockets. " July 01

  • Rockets, Chris Paul agree to four-year, $160M maximum contract

    ESPN "Chris Paul has reached agreement on a four-year, $160 million maximum contract to stay with the Houston Rockets, league sources told ESPN. For Paul, 33, and the Rockets, this deal sets them together on a path to try to unseat the Golden State Warriors in the..." July 01

  • Gerald Green Reportedly Agrees to Stay with Rockets on 1-Year, $2.4M Contract

    Bleacher Report "Gerald Green has reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.4 million contract to return to the Houston Rockets. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported the news early Sunday morning. Since being picked No. 18 overall in the 2005 NBA draft, the..." July 01

  • Trevor Ariza, Avery Bradley being targeted by Warriors

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors may not be hogging the headlines like the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James, and Kahwi Leonard, among others, but that doesn’t mean they’re standing pat. According to a report by Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, the Bay Area could become a..." July 01

  • Rockets Exercise Team Option On Aaron Jackson

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets have picked up their team option on Aaron Jackson, keeping him on the roster for now, tweets Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Jackson, 32, signed with the Rockets on the last day of the 2017/18 regular season and made his NBA debut in..." June 29

  • Gerald Green to Meet with Houston, Has 'Multiple Suitors'

    Bleacher Report "Unrestricted free agent Gerald Green will give the Houston Rockets an opportunity to pitch him on staying with the defending Southwest Division champions. Per ESPN's Chris Haynes, Green already has "multiple suitors" and will meet with the..." June 29

  • LeBron's decision to opt out pretty much eliminates the Rockets

    Sportsnaut "It’s already the summer of LeBron and free agency hasn’t even started. The superstar informed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday morning that he will opt out of his contract and become a free agent. The decision itself isn’t surprising. Though, James informing..." June 29

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