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Jul 5, 2022

Amid big NBA news, Rockets quietly making their own moves

Houston locked up Jae'Sean Tate to a longer deal and ditched a big contract.
Jul 1, 2022

Day 2 of free agency: LaVine, Nurkic decide to stay put

Zach LaVine is staying in Chicago. Same goes for Jusuf Nurkic in Portland. Day 2 of NBA free agency on Friday brought another max deal — this time, going to LaVine, who secured the richest contract in Bulls history when he agreed to a $215 million, five-year contract. LaVine technically was a free agent, for about 18 hours. Klutch Sports, which represents LaVine, made the announcement of the max agreement, with the Bulls able to offer the Olympic gold medalist and two-time All-Star $56 million more than any other club could this summer. Nurkic got by far the biggest payday of his career,...
Jun 30, 2022

Jokic, Beal cash in quickly as NBA free agency begins

The NBA generated more basketball related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic and Bradley Beal both quickly agreed to deals that will be worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars by the time they expire, highlighting the moves made Thursday when the NBA’s annual free-agent negotiating window opened. Jokic agreed to a supermax extension to remain with the Denver Nuggets, the two-time reigning MVP guaranteeing himself at least $264 million over five...
Jun 30, 2022

In huge boost for Rockets, Kevin Durant requests trade from Nets

The Rockets have a lot of Brooklyn's first-round picks coming their way.
Jun 30, 2022

Forget this offseason, here are the top NBA free agents available in 2023

The Rockets will have lots of cap space next offseason to spend on free agents.
Jun 29, 2022

NBA free agency opens Thursday, starting deal-making season

Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract. Some deals will be struck quickly, others not for weeks, and in almost all circumstances those new contracts won’t be able to be signed until July 6 at the earliest. Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook have already made their decisions; both could have been free agents this summer and found a combined 84 million reasons not to hit the open market — $47 million for Westbrook to opt-in for...
Jun 28, 2022

Draymond Green on Rockets: ‘That team was never going to beat us’

The Warriors star has a faulty memory when it comes to the 2018 Western Conference finals.
Jun 28, 2022

John Wall accepts buyout from Rockets, will sign with Clippers

Houston owed the the five-time All-Star $47.4 million for next season.
Jun 27, 2022

AP sources: Wall to be bought out, intends to join Clippers

John Wall and the Houston Rockets have agreed that his contract will be bought out, a move that will free him to sign with any team of his choosing, two people with knowledge of the situation said Monday night. Wall’s preference will be to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to one of the people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the five-time All-Star guard had not announced his intentions publicly. Wall will receive roughly $41 million from Houston, according to the other person who spoke with AP. Wall was scheduled to make $47.4 million this...
Jun 27, 2022

Why Rockets' top pick Jabari Smith is the perfect fit in Houston

The Auburn big man's skills are exactly what the young Rockets need.
Jun 24, 2022

Three players Rockets, other teams could aim for in 2023 NBA draft

The 7-foot-2 French teenager looks like a franchise-changer and a sure-fire No. 1 pick.
Jun 24, 2022

Rockets' NBA draft picks: How the experts think Houston did

Even Bill Simmons thinks the Rockets did well on draft night.
Jun 23, 2022

Rockets' top pick Jabari Smith: Everything you need to know

Some say Smith was the best shooting big man in college basketball since Kevin Durant.
Jun 23, 2022

In shocking twist, Rockets land Jabari Smith with No. 3 pick in NBA draft

The Auburn big man with a smooth shooting stroke was expected to be the first overall pick.
Jun 23, 2022

Houston takes Auburn's Jabari Smith with third overall pick

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets selected Auburn freshman Jabari Smith Jr. with the third overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, adding a skilled player to join last year’s second pick Jalen Green as the team continues its rebuild. Smith was one of three first-round picks the Rockets had in this year’s draft. Houston also had the 17th pick, which the team received as part of the trade for James Harden, and the 26th pick but whoever is drafted in that slot will go to the Dallas Mavericks once the trade for center Christian Wood is official. The Rockets have finished with the...