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The Houston Rockets picked center Zhou Qi in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General,The Draft Report by joelapinski on Sunday 26 June 2016 at 1:01 pm

The Houston Rockets selected 20-year old center Zhou Qi out of China with the #43 overall pick (2nd round) of the 2016 NBA Draft.  He is 7’2″, 218 pounds.  Qi played in 42 games (40 starts) in China last year and he averaged 34.2 minutes, 15.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.2 blocked shots per game.  He has now played in 73 games (60 starts) in his first two years in China and he is averaging 32.1 minutes, 15.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steal and 3.2 blocked shots per game.  If you are going to draft and stash a player in the second round of the NBA Draft…..why not a 7 footer?  I like this pick for the Rockets.

The Houston Rockets picked Chinanu Onuaku in the 2nd round of the 2016 NBA Draft

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General,The Draft Report by joelapinski on Sunday 26 June 2016 at 12:49 pm

The Houston Rockets selected center Chinanu Onuaku out of Louisville with the #37 overall pick (2nd round) of the 2016 NBA Draft.  Onuaku is 6’11”, 230 pounds.  He played in 31 games for Louisville last year and he averaged 24.6 minutes, 9.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 blocked shots per game.  He played in 66 games in his two years with the Cardinals and he averaged 21.0 minutes, 6.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 blocked shots per game.  He shot 61.9% from the floor in college, but only 54.7% from the free throw line.  I like this pick for the Rockets, as Onuaku is a big guy that plays the game that way.

Look for the Houston Rockets to aim big in free agency

Blogged under Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 23 June 2016 at 6:45 am

Look for the Houston Rockets to aim big in free agency this summer.  Here are the three guys I think they might target in free agency:

1. Hassan Whiteside, C – The Rockets tried to trade Dwight Howard for him at the trade deadline last year.  So it makes sense to make a run at him when it only costs money.

2. Pau Gasol, PF/C – Pau Gasol would give the Rockets a better second option offensively than Dwight Howard was.

3. Rajon Rondo, PG – Rondo is an old school, pass first point guard.  He makes everyone on his team a better offensive player.

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 Ronnie Brewer

Blogged under Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 20 August 2013 at 6:09 am

The Rockets have signed 28-year old SG/SF Ronnie Brewer to a 2-year deal.  Brewer played in 60 games (34 starts) for the Knicks and Thunder last year and he averaged 14.2 minutes, 3.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.  He only shot 35.4% from the floor, 30.3% from three point range and 41% from the free throw line last year, and those are pretty awful numbers.  Brewer has now played in 478 games (301 starts) in his first seven years in the NBA and he is averaging 23.8 minutes, 8.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game.  Brewer is a good defensive player and he will help the Rockets off the bench.

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.

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