James Harden said on Tuesday that he hopes to play in the Olympics in 2016.
The Rockets intend to pick up their fourth-year contract option for PF/C Donatas Motiejunas.
Rockets coach Kevin McHale said that the PF position is "open for competition," citing the need for more rebounding and physical defense.
James Harden told reporters on Tuesday, "I know at times my defense is pretty bad."
When Patrick Beverley was asked if he has a chip on his shoulder heading into this season after last year's playoff loss, Beverley responded: "Mountain, [I have a] mountain on my shoulder."
Dwight Howard said that he expects James Harden to have "one of his greatest seasons."
The Rockets signed F Kostas Papanikolaou to a two-year, $4.8 million deal on Tuesday.
Bruce Bowen blamed coach Kevin McHale for James Harden's struggles on the defensive end during a recent interview.
Kostas Papanikolaou is excited to be making the jump to the NBA this season, and he's expected to officially sign sometime next week once his buyout with the Olympiakos becomes official.
Rockets acquire G Jason Terry in trade
Dwight Howard's driver's license has been suspended in Florida for a failure to pay a fine, according to court documents.
Jason Terry's pending trade to the Rockets is expected to be finalized on Wednesday, according to Jason Jones.
Coach Kevin McHale said he wants some toughness from Donatas Motiejunas.
Francisco Garcia has officially retired from international play.
James Harden is OK after falling off his Segway during an off day at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Barcelona.