Player News - Rockets

Date: Team: Pos:

Bobby Brown has signed a training camp deal with the Houston Rockets.

Brown has had stints with the Wolves, Kings, Pelicans and Clippers, but he has been playing in China for a few years and spent last season in Turkey with Besiktas. The Rockets only have Patrick Beverley and Pablo Prigioni at point guard right now, so Brown has a slight chance to make the final roster.
Jul 24 - 9:22 AM

Jason Terry confirmed that he will not re-sign with the Rockets.

It sounds as though Houston wasn't interested in the 39-year-old free agent, though Terry said that he won't retire this summer. He'd prefer to join a contender, but added that he'd be fine serving as a veteran mentor. "My body feels great," he said in June. "My mind is still sharp." So far we haven't heard about any teams pursing Terry in free agency.
Jul 20 - 8:44 PM

The Rockets have signed Chinanu Onuaku to a three-year deal.

Onuaku will help backup the center position in Houston with Nene, which isn't an ideal situation from a fantasy perspective. Unless your league rewards underhanded free throw attempts, Onuaku won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Jul 20 - 11:33 AM

James Harden said that some of his game was influenced by the playing style of Steve Nash.

"I got a little bit of Nash in me," Harden said. "He had his own pace to the game; that's what I took out of that. You could never speed him up, you could never make him do anything he didn't want to do." Harden may possess a bit of Nash's passing abilities, but he certainly departs from Nash in his willingness to dish the rock. With Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry on the same team, Harden and Russell Westbrook will likely be competing for the No. 1 and 2 spots in the fantasy rankings.
Source: ESPN
Jul 20 - 10:39 AM

Donatas Motiejunas said that he's been "working out," and his back has not been giving him any problems.

Motiejunas spent most of the 2015-16 season recovering from back surgery, but he's now reportedly 100 percent healthy and pursuing his next contract. "I talked to my agent today, in the morning, and he told me that he's been talking with the Rockets the last couple of days," Motiejunas said. "Both sides are talking and trying to get an agreement." Motiejunas said that his preference would be to return to Houston, but a larger contract from another team could change his mind.
Jul 20 - 9:56 AM

Rockets C Chinanu Onuaku doesn't intend to change his underhand free throw style, which helped him shoot 58.9 percent from the line with Louisville last season.

That's up from 46.7 percent with a regular shooting motion as a freshman, and Onuaku dismissed all the attention that his 'granny shot' has received. "I really don’t care what people think," Onuaku said. "As long as I get a bucket, I’m fine." The Rockets are thin in the middle, which could open up playing time for Onuaku, but the 19-year-old big man won't be helping standard-league owners this season.
Source: SI.com
Jul 18 - 9:51 AM

Andrew Goudelock has received an offer from Galatasaray of Turkey, according to David Pick.

The 27-year-old appeared in just eight games with the Rockets last season and will likely need to head overseas to find a job. While he could resurface in the NBA, Goudelock is off the fantasy radar.
Jul 14 - 9:21 AM

K.J. McDaniels filled it up vs. the Warriors with 25 points (8-of-12 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), nine rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers, three steals and two blocks in 34 minutes of action.

McDaniels abused would-be defenders like Patrick McCaw all night long, and the only real blotch on his performance was a terrible turnover that may have cost Houston the (meaningless) game. He doesn't have a clear path to minutes while James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Corey Brewer and Eric Gordon are healthy, but he's at least improved his stock with a very strong showing in Vegas.
Jul 14 - 12:23 AM

The Rockets and free agent Pablo Prigioni have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal.

The second year is a team option. Prigioni is 39 years old and he'll fill a minor role backing up Patrick Beverley at point guard, especially since James Harden and Eric Gordon are capable of running the offense. Prigioni, who spent time with the Rockets in 2014-15, finished last season with averages of 2.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
Jul 13 - 11:39 PM

Rockets GM Daryl Morey referred to Eric Gordon as a "super sub off the bench" during Wednesday's telecast.

There was never much doubt that Gordon would come off the bench, but this cinches it. Morey said that Gordon should be a Sixth-Man of the Year candidate, and if nothing else he should get plenty of 3-point looks playing alongside James Harden in the Rockets' sped-up offense. Given his injury history and lack of across-the-board appeal, however, most owners shouldn't take Gordon before the late rounds.
Jul 13 - 11:09 PM

Sam Dekker is now fully healthy after his back injury and subsequent surgery last season.

"All gone," Dekker said. "I don't have a back issue; I had a back issue." While Dekker said he needs to get his jumper to be "a little more consistent," that work is likely going to have to come in practice because his path to playing time is all but blocked on a remade Houston team.
Jul 11 - 2:09 PM

Eric Gordon disputed the idea that he's injury-prone.

"Most of them been fluke injuries," Gordon said. "From the first one where I just banged knees and this past year I was on my way to playing 82 games and then end up having a freakish breaking the finger (injury). They were little fluke injuries that I can easily overcome, but my plan every year 82 games plus more." Gordon has never played 82 regular season games, and he hasn't eclipsed 64 since the 2013-14 regular season.
Jul 11 - 1:48 PM

Gary Payton II will miss the rest of Summer League due to a sports hernia.

It's a tough break for Payton, and it remains to be seen whether this affects the Rockets' reported plan to sign him to a three-year deal. Houston has minimal depth at PG, so barring a free-agent signing they could still roll the dice on Payton in the hopes that he's ready for training camp.
Jul 10 - 11:57 PM

K.J. McDaniels shot 3-of-11 from the field on Sunday, but chipped in elsewhere with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer.

With Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza and Corey Brewer available on the wings for Houston, it'll be hard for McDaniels to demand a reliable spot in the rotation this year. In case injuries open up more playing time, deep-league owners should still be aware of his sneaky per-36 minutes averages -- 13.1 points, 1.1 threes, 5.5 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.7 blocks.
Jul 10 - 8:32 PM

Rockets waive G Andrew Goudelock.

The team opted not to pick up their option, so this is really just a formality. Expect Goudelock to get a camp invite for another team., assuming he doesn't go overseas.
Jul 9 - 5:46 PM


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