Houston Rockets Rumors
Jake Pavorsky: Source: Houston Rockets aren’t convinced they’re out on LaMarcus Aldridge, and have talked to Philadelphia about possibly taking on players. No word on how far these talks have gotten, could possibly be exploratory. But Philly and Houston have talked about guys like Terrence Jones. Please do not take this as “ALDRIDGE TO HOUSTON”. I’m just saying, Houston has had discussions with Philly just in case.: 58 more rumors
Mark Medina: I’m told Carlos Boozer got interest from Clippers, Spurs, Blazers, Mavs, Rockets, Celtics, Wizards, Heat & Lakers bit.ly/1gbRdaL: 2 more rumors
Calvin Watkins: Just heard Rockets felt real good about their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge.: 58 more rumors
The Lakers also contended that their analytics outline would have been stronger if they had a better roster last season. The team privately expressed envy that Houston’s presentation could be boasted by stats and on-court analysis of a team with James Harden and, indeed, Dwight Howard.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Guard Sergio Llull has decided against joining the Rockets in the NBA and will stay with Real Madrid, league source tells Yahoo Sports.: 4 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Rockets have rights for Llull — one of Europe’s top guards — and had been negotiating a deal with him. Llull staying with Real Madrid.
Mike Bresnahan: Aldridge was floored in a good way by Houston’s analytics, on-court projections in their presentation. Not so with the Lakers.
Adrian Wojnarowski: So far, the Spurs most impressed Aldridge, with Houston close behind Waiting on Suns word. Aldridge met with Blazers often, fond of Olshey.
Jared Zwerling: Source close to LaMarcus Aldridge’s situation said he will not be returning to Portland. Spurs, Lakers, Mavs and Rockets are front-runners.: 58 more rumors
Green’s home state Detroit Pistons, the Atlanta Hawks and the Houston Rockets have shown interest in him, a league source told Yahoo Sports prior to the start of free agency. There are now a minimum of five teams interested in Green outside the Warriors, a source said. “The one thing I’ve been taught is to go into this thing with no expectations,” Green told Yahoo Sports this week. “When you do, that’s when it gets frustrating. That’s when it gets stressful. I just want to have fun and enjoy this process.
Royce Young: The Rockets, Pelicans and Knicks have interest in unrestricted free agent Kendrick Perkins, according to a source.: 1 more rumor
Sam Amick: And yes, the Rockets folks met with LaMarcus Aldridge tonight in LA as well. His sked, and by association our sked, continues tomorrow…: 58 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Before meeting LaMarcus Aldridge, Rockets group met w/ Corey Brewer in SoCal. No progress on deal. Brewer listening elsewhere too.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Houston free agent Corey Brewer had phone conversations with the Rockets, Celtics and Knicks tonight, league sources tell Yahoo.
The Knicks have made signing a big man (possibly Detroit’s Greg Monroe) a priority in free agency this summer. However, they will still have an issue to work out in their backcourt — they would like to be rid of Jose Calderon, and will give Langston Galloway, one of the few bright spots on the team last year, a chance to earn more playing time going forward. One potential answer for their guard woes: Rockets free agent Patrick Beverley. A source told Sporting News at the opening of free agency that the Knicks have “major interest” in Beverley, and that the interest is mutual. The Knicks contacted Beverley shortly after free agency began.: 3 more rumors
Jonathan Feigen: In addition to call from Rockets, @Patrick Beverley has gotten calls from Sacramento, Dallas and New York, source said.
Alex Kennedy: The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets were the first two teams to reach out to Patrick Beverley, per sources. #TexasRivalry: 3 more rumors
Chris Broussard: Sources: BKN, Dal, Hou, LAL, Mia, SA in Carlos Boozer: 2 more rumors
Jordan also has recently gotten a call from New York forward Carmelo Anthony, the officials said. Anthony wanted Jordan to know the Knicks want his services too. He has been hanging out with Dallas forward Chandler Parsons in Houston, the officials said. The conversations have been about Jordan joining the Mavericks, who are viewed as having the strongest chance of luring him away from the Clippers.
Chris Broussard: Sources: Sac, Wash, Hou, LAL, Mia, Phx, NYK expected to show interest in Derrick Williams
Alex Kennedy: Dallas, New York, Chicago, Cleveland and, of course, Houston are among the teams interested in Patrick Beverley (@Patrick Beverley), per sources. Patrick Beverley is a restricted free agent, so the Rockets can match any offer sheet he receives. But those are the teams showing interest.: 3 more rumors
Eric Pincus: The Houston Rockets made Patrick Beverley and KJ McDaniels restricted free agents @BBallInsiders: 3 more rumors
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets summer team: Will Cummings (Temple), Denzel Livingston (Incarnate Word), Glen Rice Jr. and Jaron Johnson (RGV), Christian Wood (UNLV), Clint Capela, Nick Johnson, Montrezl Harrell, Sam Dekker. Rockets “still working through some details” with D’Angelo Harrison, source said. Likely can add him to list soon.
David Weiner: Any idea if Papanikolaou is scheduled to play? He’s technically under contract, although he’s likely trade bait. Jonathan Feigen: He is not. He is summering with the Greek National Team.: 9 more rumors
The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets will get the first opportunities to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge shortly after the free-agency period officially begins at 9:01 p.m. PT Tuesday in Los Angeles. Aldridge also will meet with the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors on Wednesday and with the New York Knicks on Thursday, league sources told ESPN.com.
Mark Berman: Sources: Rockets Summer League roster includes Glen RiceJr & Jaron Johnson from RGV.Chris Walker from Fla gets invite tinyurl.com/onjvdlr
David Aldridge: LaMarcus Aldridge itinerary starts Tuesday at 9 PDT (midnight EDT), with the Lakers, and goes, in order: HOU, SA, PHO, DAL, TOR thru Thursday. And, sorry, the Knicks get the last at bat, after Toronto Thursday. So, LaMarcus visit order again, starting Tue at 9 PDT: LAL, HOU, SA, PHO, DAL, TOR, NYK. (No need 2 meet with POR; they’re already offered.): 58 more rumors
Marc Stein: Sources confirm report from @Shams Charania that the Raptors are now in line to get a sitdown with LaMarcus Aldridge. As for the Rockets, like we reported last week, Houston WANTS to get in the game for both Aldridge and Kevin Love. Needs to shed salary, tho: 58 more rumors
Aldridge will consider meeting with the Houston Rockets, among his other sitdowns, sources said.: 58 more rumors
Calvin Watkins: Morey didn’t mention Josh Smith because he’s a FA but remains committed to bringing him back. No word on Joey Dorsey’s return.
Alessandro Gentile signed a three-year contract extension with Olimpia Milano, as he said to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Despite the expected interest from Golden State and Detroit, Green told Yahoo Sports he would do his due diligence with all suitors when free agency arrives Wednesday. The Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets are also expected to be among the teams interested in Green, a source said. The 2015 first all-NBA defensive team selection said he is open to face-to-face team visits with any serious free-agent opportunity, too.: 14 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: Rockets free agent guard Corey Brewer, 29, is open-minded in re-signing, but his preference is to sign long-term deal, a source told Yahoo.: 1 more rumor
On Thursday, Christian Wood became one of the most worst stories of the NBA Draft: He went undrafted, despite thinking he would hear his name called, resulting in disappointment captured in a heartbreaking photo. But on Twitter on Saturday, Wood delivered some good news: His dream of going to the league is still alive with a spot on the Rockets’ summer league team. Christian Wood: Excited to be apart of @HoustonRockets cant wait to start summer league and begin to work and grind thanks @dmorey #RedNation #JustWait
UNLV forward Christian Wood – one of the highest-rated talents to go unselected in the NBA draft on Thursday – has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Wood will sign a partially guaranteed contract, sources said.
After a productive season on the competing Indiana Pacers, Rodney Stuckey has plans to sign with a contender in free agency, with the Houston Rockets expected to be among interested teams, league sources told RealGM.