TAG: Houston Rockets

Smack / Jul 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

James Harden Says Every Teammate Besides Dwight Howard Is A Role Player

LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden

The Houston Rockets came into the off-season hoping to make a splash. Instead, they lost Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in trades designed to open up cap room to acquire a max-level free agent, only to see their main target Chris Bosh return to Miami. On top of that bad luck, the Rockets turned down their option on Chandler Parsons, and he signed a near-max offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks, which the Rockets failed to match. Despite all this, James Harden doesn’t appear too worried about his team moving forward Read More »

Video / Jul 21, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Watch Nick Johnson’s Sick Reverse Alley-Oop Dunk In Summer League Finale

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson (photo. Houston Rockets twitter)

Houston Rockets guard Nick Johnson opened Orlando Summer League play with one of its most memorable poster slams. Just over two weeks later, he closed Las Vegas Summer League with a reverse alley-oop dunk in the championship game that was arguably just as impressive. Read More »

DimeTV / Jul 21, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Screen & Roll Vol. 7: Summer League Title, “Hoop Dreams” & More

Malik Monk

With the blink-and-you-missed it way basketball has infiltrated our online and television lives, it’s only fair you get some warning for what’s up next. Whether it’s a basketball game halfway around the world, the NBA Finals, a revealing interview, or a high school star’s mix tape, we’ve got you covered with our “Screen & Roll” recap of what’s coming on for the coming week.

The following selections cover July 21 – July 27. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 18, 2014 / 3:15 pm

What’s all the Fuss About Rockets GM Daryl Morey?

Daryl Morey

So often we toss around terms like genius and savant without stopping to check the accuracy of such hyperbolic qualifying nouns. We take brilliant men and women and put them on a pedestal without continuing to make sure their performance in a given field matches the effusive praise. Incidentally, the popular conception of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey as a team-builder of the highest order has only recently started to be questioned. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 14, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Rockets Will Go After Rondo & Love

Rajon Rondo

The Houston Rockets whiffed on Chris Bosh after he decided to go back to Miami for a longer max deal with larger yearly raises; they chose not to match Dallas’ sweetheart offer for Chandler Parsons, instead signing Trevor Ariza. Now comes word they’re still looking to make a splash by acquiring either Rajon Rondo or Kevin Love this summer. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 14, 2014 / 9:00 am

Parsons Joins Mavs After Rockets Fail to Match

Chandler Parsons

ESPN.com is reporting that the Rockets have declined to match the offer sheet Chandler Parsons signed with the Mavs worth $46 million over three years. This comes on the heels of the recent signing of Trevor Ariza, who will join the Rockets on a four-year deal worth $32 million. The Rockets have said that matching Parsons’ offer sheet was contingent on Chris Bosh agreeing to a max contract, but Bosh declined that offer yesterday and opted instead to stay in Miami on a reported five-year, $118 million deal. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 12, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Rockets Get Ariza For Four Years, $32 Million

Trevor Ariza

The Houston Rockets missed out on Chris Bosh, but the cap space they created to acquire him won’t be used for nothing. After a bidding war that included several teams, Trevor Ariza agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract with Houston. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 11, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Bosh Spurns Rockets, Decides To Stay With Heat

Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade

In a shocking twist to an already frenzied day of free agency, Chris Bosh re-signed with the Miami Heat. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 11, 2014 / 2:16 pm

UPDATE: Rockets, Lakers Finalizing Lin Trade

Jeremy Lin

The Houston Rockets have some work to do before they can sign Chris Bosh. Daryl Morey and company don’t have the requisite cap space to sign Bosh outright unless they move the salaries of Jeremy Lin and other players. Though it was previously reported that Lin would be headed to the Philadelphia 76ers to make room for Bosh, ESPN’s Marc Stein says that Houston has engaged the Los Angeles Lakers in trade discussions for the Asian-American star. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 11, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Rockets Believe Bosh Will Commit Soon

Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh

The NBA’s biggest free agency domino has finally fallen. Now come the many, many others. In the wake of LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Houston Rockets believe they will sign Chris Bosh. Read More »