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July 15, 2014 Updates

Executives from around the league have been laughing off some of the Rocket flares. The nicest thing being said is that the club is trying to get things stirred up after missing out on Chris Bosh, dealing away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin and seeing Chandler Parsons sign a free agent offer sheet with Dallas. The matter with Houston and the Celts appears to be similar to last February when the Rockets made a quick call and learned in seconds that there was no deal to be had. Boston Herald

Houston Rockets are ready to initiate negotiations in order to sign Kostas Papanikolaou, however the side of the player is waiting for the official offer of the NBA franshise which is not yet on the table. According to Eurohoops sources close to the situation, in the next few hours a meeting for this matter will take place between the management of the team and agent Marc Cornstein who is representing the Greek player in the States. EuroHoops.net

July 14, 2014 Updates

"Honestly, I was offended by the whole process," Parsons told Yahoo Sports on Monday in a phone interview. "They publicly said that they were going out looking for a third star when I thought they had one right in front of them. I guess that's just how they viewed me as a player. I don't think I've scratched the surface of where I can be as a player and I think I'm ready for that role. You can't knock them for always trying to get better. [Houston general manager] Daryl Morey is very aggressive, is a genius, a great GM and I have nothing but respect for those guys. And they are looking to make their team better. That's what they were doing. I just thought I could be that guy that could do that." Yahoo! Sports

"Throughout the whole process they pretty much told me they were going to match everything," Parsons said. "I understand it's a business. I understand they had to do what they thought was best for their organization. It definitely caught me off-guard a little bit." Yahoo! Sports

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has re-signed restricted free agent guard Troy Daniels to a multi-year deal. Daniels (6-4, 200, VCU) hit the game-winning three-pointer against the Portland Trailblazers in Game 3 of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs, averaging 7.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in that series. NBA.com

“Is it better with Ariza plus the hundreds of moves that might be able to upgrade us?” Morey said in an interview with SportsTalk 790. “That core was going to have to be the core we were going to have. If we were ever going to off and go after the other stars, it wouldn’t be possible. “We feel strongly turning down Chandler’s option gives us a better chance to win the title than picking up the option.” Houston Chronicle

Jonathan Feigen: Rockets finalizing a deal to sign guard Troy Daniels today, a source said. Daniels was a restricted free agent who excelled in the D-League before giving Rockets a needed boost in playoffs, including a game-winner. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

 

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