Player News - Rockets

Date: Team: Pos:

The Mavericks have reached out to Jason Terry to gauge the veteran's interest in a potential reunion.

Dallas needs to find minimum salary players to fill out its roster after shopping on Rodeo Drive in free agency and the runway could be clearing for the JET to land one more time at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Terry makes sense so long as he's healthy and capable of playing a real role in the rotation.
Jul 6 - 10:16 AM

Rockets draft-and-stash prospect Sergio Llull has signed a contract extension with Real Madrid through the 2021 season.

The Rockets won't bring Llull stateside for at least one more season. The good news here is that Llull's buyout will be lowered from its previous amount of 5 million Euros, but a timetable to come to the NBA remains unclear.
Source: Sportando
Jul 6 - 9:53 AM

The Kings have "continued a dialogue" with free agent Josh Smith in recent days, but "nothing is close" to being agreed upon.

Rudy Gay posted a Snapchat photo of himself and Josh Smith with the text, "He a King next." Sacramento has enough cap space to lure Smoove and they're in need of a starting power forward, but for the moment the talks appear to be exploratory. The Kings may want to launch their own reality TV series if Smith is ultimately added to the combustible mix of personalities already on the roster.
Jul 5 - 2:22 PM

The Rockets plan on matching offers for restricted free agent K.J. McDaniels this summer, but they could also look to trade him.

McDaniels showed some flashes when he was in Philly last season, but he disappeared after he was acquired by Houston. With Trevor Ariza, James Harden and Corey Brewer on the books in Houston next season, McDaniels isn't going to have any fantasy value if the Rockets retain him.
Jul 5 - 10:09 AM

Patrick Beverley and the Rockets have agreed on a four-year, $25 million deal.

That's quite a payday for a guy who really can't get his own shot and isn't much of a passer, but it's not just about the offensive side for one of the best defensive guards. Beverley was believed to be in serious talks with the Kings, but once again nobody wants the Kings' money. Mr. 94 Feet made just 38.3 percent from the field last season, averaging 10.1 points, 4.2 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.1 treys. Even with the woeful shooting, he's still worth a look late in fantasy drafts. To be clear, this is a very nice deal for the Rockets.
Jul 3 - 7:05 PM

The Rockets will be re-signing Corey Brewer to a three-year, $24 million deal.

The Knicks, Celtics and Kings could've had a shot, but the Rockets make a great case. He thrives in their system and may have more opportunity next year. Brewer's inconsistency in halfcourt sets will make him tough to own in standard leagues.
Jul 3 - 6:06 PM

The Kings have significant interest in restricted free agent Patrick Beverley.

Someone has to take Vivek Ranadive's money. The Kings are likely going to pursue Rajon Rondo, so Beverley may be the backup plan because the two of them can't play next to each other.
Jul 3 - 12:27 PM

The Knicks are meeting with Corey Brewer on Friday.

The Knicks were 16th in the NBA for percentage of points scored off turnovers and were just 28th in pace, so Brewer wouldn't be a great fit with them. Of course, they could tweak their system, which might not be a bad idea after their horrific 2014-15 season.
Jul 3 - 11:57 AM

The Kings will reportedly meet with Josh Smith on Friday.

Sacramento continues to lose out on the big name free agents, despite the ability to throw plenty of money at them, so it looks like the apparent dysfunction in the Kings front office is steering some perspective free agents away. The Rockets would like to try and re-sign Smith, but that could become tricky depending on the kind of deal Patrick Beverley earns. The Kings have expressed interest in Smith before, and it'll be interesting to see if they can acquire his services via free agency.
Jul 3 - 10:11 AM

The Knicks are reportedly ramping up their pursuit of restricted free agent Patrick Beverley.

According to sources of Alex Kennedy, the two sides are "talking a lot," and the Knicks could make a big offer to Beverley after missing out on Greg Monroe and likely LaMarcus Aldridge. Beverley would likely be the starter in New York, which would push Jose Calderon to the bench, and limit rookie Jerian Grant's opportunities. However, it needs to be noted that the Rockets can match any offer Beverley receives, so they have a major advantage in being able to retain him.
Jul 2 - 2:37 PM

Sergio Llull will play with Real Madrid next season.

He is a combo guard and is under contract until 2018. Expect the Rockets to try again next summer.
Jul 1 - 5:17 PM

Unrestricted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge was "floored in a good way" with the Rockets' analytics.

A lot of folks don't quite understand what analytics exactly mean and perhaps no person is more associated with analytics to help build a team than general manager Daryl Morey. The Rockets are going to have to move some pieces around -- Terrence Jones for sure -- in order to hand LMA.
Jul 1 - 5:04 PM

Corey Brewer has already met with the Rockets and has meetings with the Celtics and Knicks on the horizon.

He is an unrestricted free agent and all three teams could use some wing depth. The Rockets have bigger fish to fry, so they probably won't be as aggressive on Brewer than the Knicks and Celtics. Still, Brewer blossomed from being more than just a transitional scorer.
Jul 1 - 2:22 AM

Unrestricted free agent Patrick Beverley is drawing a lot of interest from around the NBA, and the Rockets, Knicks, Mavericks and Cavaliers have already reached out to the guard.

The Rockets are still considered to be the frontrunners due their huge need for a point guard, but things are starting to get interesting. According to Sporting News, the Knicks have "major interest" in Beverley, and they do have the cap space to lure him to New York. The Mavericks also could use a point guard with Rajon Rondo finally off the books, but Cleveland will likely have to worry about re-signing Kevin Love and LeBron James before they do anything else.
Jul 1 - 1:30 AM

The Rockets have extended a qualifying offer to K.J. McDaniels, making him a restricted free agent.

It'll be interesting to see what kind of deal McDaniels can fetch on the open market. The Rockets will be able to match any offer he receives, although they may be forced to let him walk if another team comes in with a poison pill type offer. McDaniels is capable of putting up some low-end fantasy value in the right situation, but if he's retained by Houston, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Jun 30 - 3:25 PM


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