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The Houston Rockets have five free agents heading into this summer

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 23 June 2016 at 6:40 am

The Houston Rockets have five free agents heading into this summer and it’s a very real possibility that they all leave.  Center Dwight Howard opted out of his contract this summer and he is looking to land on a team that will pay him max money.  In my opinion, I think the Rockets should just let him go and sign another center in free agency to replace him.  PF Josh Smith is likely gone too, as he might be able to find a team that likes him this summer.  Point guard Jason Terry could be leaning towards retirement.  PF Terrence Jones got into the Rockets’ Dog House last year, but they can match any offer he gets as he is a restricted free agent.  PF/C Donatas Motiejunas is also a restricted free agent that I could see leaving as the Rockets actually traded him last year to the Pistons, before the deal was rescinded due to a back problem.

Dwight Howard has opted out of his contract with the Houston Rockets

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 7:00 pm

30-year old center Dwight Howard has opted out of his contract with the Houston Rockets, making him an unrestricted free agent.  Howard was due to make $23,282,457 bucks if he opted in for the 2016-17 season with the Rockets.  I think he might not mind re-signing with the Rockets, but I think they might have other plans with that newly found salary cap space.  Howard played in 71 games (all starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 32.1 minutes, 13.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.6 blocked shots per game.  He shot an impressive 62% from the floor and a simply pathetic 48.9% from the free throw line last year.  Howard played in 183 games (all starts) in his three years with the Rockets and he averaged 32.2 minutes, 16.0 points, 11.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.6 blocked shots per game.  Howard also has played in 28 games (all starts) in the playoffs for the Rockets and he averaged 35.2 minutes, 17.9 points, 13.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.3 blocked shots per game.  Despite only playing three years with the Rockets, Howard is #10 in franchise history in blocked shots with 294 of them.  Howard has now played in 880 games (879 starts) in his first 12 years in the NBA and he is averaging 35.3 minutes, 17.8 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.1 blocked shots per game.  He could get max or near max money on the free agent market, as he is the best center available.

The Houston Rockies hire Mike D’Antoni to be their next head coach

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Coaching,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 26 May 2016 at 11:19 pm

The Houston Rockets have signed 65-year old Mike D’Antoni to a 4-year deal to be their new head coach.  He was an Associate Head Coach for the Philadelphia 76ers last year.  He has a 455-426 (51.6%) record during the regular season in his first 12 years as a NBA head coach and he is also 26-33 (44.1%) in the playoffs!  He has made it to the playoffs six times in his career which is the same amount of times that his teams have finished .500 or better.  He has two years of 60+ wins on his resume as a head coach.  D’Antoni will likely turn up the pace, which should suit the Rockets’ roster well!

The Houston Rockets sign PF/C Marcus Camby

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Sunday 28 July 2013 at 2:33 pm

The Rockets have signed 39-year old PF/C Marcus Camby to a 1-year deal.  Camby played in 24 games (4 starts) with the Knicks last year and he averaged 10.4 minutes, 1.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.  Camby has now played in 973 games (786 starts) in his first 17 years in the NBA and he is averaging 29.5 minutes, 9.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.4 blocked shots per game.  Camby is currently #12 in blocked shots (2,331) and #38 in total rebounds (9,513) in NBA history.  Camby played with the Rockets in 2011-12, appearing in 19 games (13 starts) in which he averaged 24.1 minutes, 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 blocked shots per game.  This was a good signing for the Rockets as Camby will help their defense off the bench, if he has anything left in the gas tank.

The Houston Rockets waive James Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 13 July 2013 at 6:01 pm

The Rockets have waived 24-year old SG/SF James Anderson and 24-year old center Tim Ohlbrecht.  Anderson played in 29 games (2 starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 10.6 minutes, 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.  He has now played in 116 games (6 starts) in his first three years in the NBA and he is averaging 11.1 minutes, 3.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.  Ohlbrecht played in 3 games (0 starts) as a rookie for the Rockets last year and he averaged 4.0 minutes, 1.0 point, 0.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game.  The Rockets should be o.k. moving forward without these two guys.

UPDATE:  (7/16/2013) – The 76ers have claimed James Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht off waivers.

The Houston Rockets sign Reggie Williams

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 July 2013 at 5:35 pm

The Rockets have signed 26-year old SG/SF Reggie Williams.  Williams played in 40 games (0 starts) for the Bobcats last year and he averaged 9.5 minutes, 3.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.  He has now played in 177 games (32 starts) in his first four years in the NBA and he is averaging 20.0 minutes, 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.  Williams was a nice addition to the bench as he is a pretty solid offensive player.

The Houston Rockets sign Omri Casspi

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 6 July 2013 at 1:51 pm

The Rockets have signed 25-year old small forward Omri Casspi to a 2-year deal.  Casspi played in 43 games (1 start) for the Cavaliers last year and he averaged 11.7 minutes, 4.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game.  He has now played in 256 games (94 starts) in his first four years in the NBA and he is averaging 21.4 minutes, 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.  The Rockets hope that a change of scenery can get Casspi back to being the player he was in Sacramento.

Dwight Howard is going to sign with the Houston Rockets on July 10th!

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 6 July 2013 at 5:24 am

The Houston Rockets are going to sign 27-year old center Dwight Howard to a 4-year, $88 million dollar deal on July 1oth!  Howard was the prize of the free agent market this summer.  He is the best center in the NBA, period!  Howard played in 76 games (all starts) for the Lakers last year and he averaged 35.8 minutes, 17.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.4 blocked shots per game.  Howard has now played in 697 games (696 starts) in his first 9 years in the NBA and he is averaging 36.1 minutes, 18.3 points, 12.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.2 blocked shots per game.  Howard has shot 57.7% from both the floor and the free throw line so far in his NBA career.  Howard is a three time Defensive Player of the Year and he has led the NBA in rebounds six times and blocked shots twice so far in his career.  The Rockets still have some work to do before the 2013-14 season begins.  That being said, just signing Howard makes them a championship contender.

The Houston Rockets send Royce White to the 76ers

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Saturday 6 July 2013 at 5:17 am

The Houston Rockets have dealt 22-year old forward Royce White, the draft rights to 21-year old forward Furkan Aldemir and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for future draft considerations.  White was a mess with the Rockets as a rookie.  He was a first round pick in 2012.  White was scared of flying and he never played for the Rockets as a rookie.  He spent his rookie season with the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the D-League.  He played in 16 games (8 starts) for the Vipers last year and he averaged 25.6 minutes, 11.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.  This is really not much of a loss for the Rockets, even if White turns into a player some day, as it was never going to happen in Houston.

The Houston Rockets deal Thomas Robinson to the Portland Trailblazers

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 1 July 2013 at 7:39 am

The Houston Rockets have dealt 22-year old power forward Thomas Robinson to the Portland Trailblazers for two future second round picks and the draft rights to small forward Kostas Papanikolau and 21-year old center Marko Todorovic.  Robinson played in 19 games (0 starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 13.0 minutes, 4.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.  He played in 70 games (0 starts) overall last year for the Rockets and Kings in which he averaged 15.1 minutes, 4.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game.  Papanikolau is a 22-year old,  6’9″, 209 pound small forward out of Greece.  He was the #48 overall pick (2nd round) of the New York Knicks in the 2011 NBA Draft.  Todorovic is a 21-year old, 6’11”, 240 pound center out of Spain.  He was a Blazers’ second round pick (#45 overall) of the Portland Trailblazers in the 2012 NBA Draft.  He has played in 64 games in his first two years in Spain and he is averaging 7.3 minutes, 2.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game.  This deal was all about making salary cap space to make a run at Dwight Howard or other big time free agents.

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