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The Houston Rockets sign Bobby Jones

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by alleyoop on Wednesday 27 February 2008 at 6:03 pm

The Rockets have signed G/F Bobby Jones to a 10-day contract. Jones has played in 32 games (2 starts) this season for the Nuggets and Grizzlies. In those games Jones has averaged 10.8 minutes, 3.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. Jones has hit 41.1% from the floor and 83.8% from the free throw line this season. Jones has now played in 76 games (7 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 8.9 minutes, 3.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. He has hit 43.7% of his shots from the floor and 69.2% of his free throw shots in his career. Jones should help the Rockets if he gets some playing time.

Houston Rockets 94, Washington Wizards 69

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Game recaps, General by alleyoop on Wednesday 27 February 2008 at 4:36 pm

The Rockets dominated the first half of the game last night as they led 51-23! The Rockets played outstanding defense as they held the Wizards to 31.3% shooting from the floor and they outrebounded them 55-37! Luther Head led the way for the Rockets with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in only 26 minutes. Luis Scola pitched in with 14 points and 2 rebounds. Rafer Alston did a decent job of running the offense as he finished up with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The Rockets are now 37-20 on the season.

The Houston Rockets lose Yao Ming for the remainder of the season

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by alleyoop on Tuesday 26 February 2008 at 5:12 pm

Yao Ming will miss the rest of the season for the Houston Rockets after it was found that he has a stress fracture in his foot. This will really hurt the Rockets as Yao has been the best player on the team by far. He played in 55 games this season (all starts) and he averaged 37.2 minutes, 22.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game. He also shot the ball well as he hit 50.7% of his shots from the floor and 80.5% from the free throw line. The Rockets will likely either move rookie power forward Luis Scola over to center or they will start Dikembe Mutombo. Either way it’s a huge dropoff.

Yao has now played in 404 games (394 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 32.5 minutes, 19.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.8 blocked shots per game. Yao has now made 52% of his shots from the floor and 82.6% of his shots from the free throw line.

Houston Rockets 110, Chicago Bulls 97

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Game recaps, General by alleyoop on Tuesday 26 February 2008 at 12:24 am

The Rockets shot 50.6% from the floor on Sunday Night and that was just too much for the Bulls. T-Mac led the way for the Rockets with 24 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals. Luis Scola pitched in with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Bobby Jackson was solid with 14 points and 2 assists in 19 minutes off the bench. The Rockets are now 36-20 on the season.

The Houston Rockets waive Adam Haluska

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by alleyoop on Sunday 24 February 2008 at 11:38 am

The Rockets have waived Adam Haluska. Haluska was just acquired Thursday afternoon by the Rockets but they just didn’t have enough room to carry him on the roster. He might get another chance with some team either later this season or next year.

Houston Rockets 100, New Orleans Hornets 80

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Game recaps, General by alleyoop on Saturday 23 February 2008 at 2:34 am

The Rockets outrebounded the Hornets 55-38 as they dominated them last night in New Orleans. T-Mac led the way for the Rockets with 34 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists. Yao had a great game near the basket as he finished with 28 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists. Rafer Alston was only 4 of 14 shooting from the floor but he still finished with 9 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists. The Rockets are now 35-20 on the season.

Houston Rockets 112, Miami Heat 100

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Game recaps, General by alleyoop on Friday 22 February 2008 at 3:11 am

The Rockets shot a scorching 53.8% from the floor last night in a nice home victory. Tracy McGrady led the way for the Rockets with 23 points, 3 rebounds, 10 assists and 2 steals. Yao had an outstanding game as he hit 10 of 11 shots from the floor and finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Carl Landry was great off the bench as he finshed with 19 points and 5 rebounds in 25 minutes. Rafer Alston did a solid job of running the offense with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 2 steals. The Rockets are now 34-20 on the season.

Houston Rockets 93, Cleveland Cavaliers 85

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, Game recaps, General by alleyoop on Friday 22 February 2008 at 12:29 am

The Rockets played outstanding defense Tuesday Night as they held the Cavs to 38.8% shooting from the floor which was the big reason for the win. Rafer Alston led the way for the Rockets with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Tracy McGrady was only 6 of 21 from the floor and he finished with 17 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 blocked shots. Yao also had an awful shooting night (3 for 17) as he finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists. The Rockets are now 33-20 on the season.

The Houston Rockets acquire Gerald Green from the Timberwolves

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by alleyoop on Thursday 21 February 2008 at 8:50 pm

The Houston Rockets have acquired G/F Gerald Green from the T-Wolves for Kirk Snyder, a 2010 2nd round draft pick and cash. Green wasn’t get much playing time in Minnesota but that will likely change in Houston. Green played in 29 games (0 starts) this season for the T-Wolves and he averaged 12.3 minutes, 5.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. Green was only shooting 33.1% from the floor this year for the T-Wolves. Green has now played in 142 games (29 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 17.7 minutes, 8.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. Green should give the Rockets firepower off the bench.

Kirk Snyder played in 9 games (0 starts) this season for the Rockets and he averaged 9.0 minutes, 3.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.

The Houston Rockets acquire Bobby Jackson from the Hornets

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by alleyoop on Thursday 21 February 2008 at 8:44 pm

The Rockets have acquired Bobby Jackson, Adam Haluska and a 2nd round pick from the Hornets for Bonzi Wells and Mike James. The Rockets have also acquired the draft rights to Sergei Lishchuk from the Grizzlies for the draft rights to Malick Badiene. Jackson played in 46 games (0 starts) this season for the Hornets and he was averaging 19.4 minutes, 7.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. Jackson only was shooting 39.2% from the floor but 81.6% from the free throw line. Jackson has now played in 658 games (128 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 22.5 minutes, 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steal per game. Adam Haluska is a 6′5″, 210 pound guard from Iowa who has missed his whole rookie season so far due to injury.

Bonzi Wells played in 51 games (7 starts) for the Rockets this season and he averaged 22.0 minutes, 9.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steal per game. Mike James played in 33 games (1 start) this year for the Rockets and he averaged 16.3 minutes, 6.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

This trade probably hurt the Rockets bench a little bit, but they made up for it with the other trade they made today.

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