Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

2015-2016 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality Free Agent Info
1 Trevor Ariza SF 6-8 220 11 UCLA 2004 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States UFA-2018
15 Clint Capela PF 6-10 245 1 Chalon-Sur-Saone (France) 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 25 Switzerland TO-2016; TO-2017; RFA-2018
8 Joey Dorsey F 6-9 275 4 Memphis 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States UFA-2016
13 James Harden SG 6-5 220 6 Arizona State 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States UFA-2018
12 Dwight Howard C 6-11 265 11 Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Georgia) 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States PO-2016; UFA-2017
3 Nick Johnson SG 6-3 200 1 Arizona 2014 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States RFA-2017
6 Terrence Jones PF 6-9 252 3 Kentucky 2012 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States RFA-2016
20 Donatas Motiejunas C 7-0 222 3 De'Longhi Treviso (Italy) 2011 Rnd 1 Pick 20 Lithuania RFA-2016
16 Kostas Papanikolaou PF 6-8 225 1 Olympiacos (Greece) 2012 Rnd 2 Pick 18 Greece RFA-2016
9 Pablo Prigioni G 6-3 185 3 Real Madrid (Spain) 1999 NBA Draft, Undrafted Argentina UFA-2016

2015-2016 Rockets Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters P. Prigioni J. Harden T. Ariza D. Motiejunas D. Howard
Rotation       T. Jones J. Dorsey
Rotation       K. Papanikolaou  
Lim PT   N. Johnson     C. Capela

Rockets Draft Rights Retained

Name Pos Draft Status Nationality
Sam Dekker SF 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States
Montrezl Harrell F 2015 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Alessandro Gentile SF 2014 Rnd 2 Pick 23 Italy
Marko Todorovic C 2013 Rnd 2 Pick 15 Montenegro
Jon Diebler SF 2011 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States
Sergio Llull G 2009 Rnd 2 Pick 4 Spain
Maarty Leunen F 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 24 United States
Brad Newley SF 2007 Rnd 2 Pick 24 Australia
Axel Hervelle F 2005 Rnd 2 Pick 22 Belgium
Venson Hamilton F 1999 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States / Spain

Rockets Free Agent Rights Retained

Name Pos FA Status Nationality
Patrick Beverley PG (R) Bird United States
Corey Brewer GF (U) Early Bird United States
K.J. McDaniels GF (R) Non-Bird United States
Josh Smith PF (U) Non-Bird United States
Jason Terry G (U) Bird United States

Houston Rockets Future Free Agent Details

2016 2017 2018
Dwight Howard (PO)
Joey Dorsey (UFA)
Donatas Motiejunas (RFA)
Pablo Prigioni (UFA)
Terrence Jones (RFA)
Kostas Papanikolaou (RFA)
Clint Capela (TO)
Nick Johnson (RFA)
Clint Capela (TO)
Trevor Ariza (UFA)
James Harden (UFA)
Clint Capela (RFA)

Houston Rockets Future Draft Pick Summary

Year First Round Second Round
2016Own31-45 Own; 46-60 to MIN; NYK (via POR to SAC then removal of protection from NYK)
2017OwnTo NYK; POR
2018OwnOwn
2019OwnTo NYK
2020OwnOwn
2021OwnOwn
2022OwnOwn

Houston Rockets Future Traded Pick Details

Credits Debits

2015 first round draft pick from New Orleans
New Orleans' 2015 1st round pick to Houston [Houston-New Orleans-Washington, 7/15/2014]

2015 second round draft pick from New York
New York's 2015 2nd round pick to Houston [Houston-New York, 7/11/2012]

2016 second round draft pick from New York
New York's 2016 2nd round pick to Houston (via Portland to Sacramento then removal of protection from New York) [New York-Portland, 7/15/2012; New Orleans-Portland-Sacramento, 7/10/2013; New York-Sacramento, 8/6/2014; Houston-Sacramento, 9/17/2014]

2017 second round draft pick from Portland
Portland's 2017 2nd round pick to Houston [Houston-Portland, 7/10/2013]

2015 first round draft pick to L.A. Lakers
Houston's 2015 1st round pick to the L.A. Lakers [Houston-L.A. Lakers, 7/13/2014]

2015 second round draft pick to Philadelphia
Houston's 2015 2nd round pick to Philadelphia [Houston-Minnesota-Philadelphia, 12/19/2014]

2016 second round draft pick to Minnesota
Houston's 2016 2nd round pick to Minnesota protected for selections 31-45 (if this pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyed, then Houston's obligation to Minnesota will be extinguished) [Houston-Minnesota-Philadelphia, 12/19/2014]

2017 second round draft pick to New York
Houston's 2017 2nd round pick to New York [Houston-New York, 2/19/2015]

2019 second round draft pick to New York
Houston's 2019 2nd round pick to New York [Houston-New York, 2/19/2015]

2015-2016 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Clint Capela was selected as the #25 pick in the First Round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Clint Capela signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 23, 2014.

Nick Johnson was selected as the #12 pick in the Second Round of the 2014 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Nick Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 25, 2014.

Terrence Jones was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Terrence Jones signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2012.

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to Donatas Motiejunas, the #20 pick in the First Round of the 2011 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Minnesota Timberwolves on June 23, 2011. Donatas Motiejunas signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 3, 2012.

Draft Rights to Kostas Papanikolaou, the #18 pick in the Second Round of the 2012 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Portland Trail Blazers on July 10, 2013. Kostas Papanikolaou signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on September 29, 2014.

Acquired via Trade

Trevor Ariza was acquired in a sign and trade by the Houston Rockets from the Washington Wizards on July 14, 2014.

James Harden was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 27, 2012. James Harden signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on October 31, 2012.

Pablo Prigioni was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the New York Knicks on February 19, 2015.

Acquired via Free Agency

Joey Dorsey signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 18, 2014.

Dwight Howard signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 13, 2013.

2015-2016 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Leslie Alexander Owner 1993-1994 N/A
Thad Brown Chief Executive Officer 2006-2007 Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Houston Rockets, 2002 to 2006)
Marcus Jolibois Chief Financial Officer 1994-1995 N/A
Scott Andrews Chief Strategy Officer, VP 2012-2013 N/A
John Croley VP of Corporate Development 2012-2013 Vice President of Business Development (Oklahoma City Thunder, 1998 to 2012)
Kevin McHale Head Coach 2011-2012 Head Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2008 to 2009)
Chris Finch Assistant Coach 2011-2012 Head Coach (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2009 to 2011)
Greg Buckner Assistant Coach 2011-2012 N/A
J.B. Bickerstaff Assistant Coach 2011-2012 Assistant Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2007 to 2011)
Josh Powell Assistant Coach 2014-2015 N/A
T.R. Dunn Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2011 to 2014)
Keith Jones Senior VP of Basketball Operations 2007-2008 Head Athletic Trainer (Houston Rockets, 1996 to 2014)
Eli Witus VP of Basketball Operations 2013-2014 Basketball Operations Analyst (Houston Rockets, 2008 to 2013)
Gianluca Pascucci Director of Player Personnel 2013-2014 Assistant General Manager (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2012 to 2013)
Monte McNair Director of Basketball Operations 2013-2014 Director of Basketball Operations (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2012 to 2012)
Anthony Nila Director of International Scouting 1992-1993 N/A
Daryl Morey General Manager, Managing Director of Basketball Operations 2007-2008 Assistant General Manager (Houston Rockets, 2005 to 2007)
John Cho Video Coordinator 2008-2009 N/A
Brent Johnson Personnel Scout 1994-1995 N/A
Jim Paulis Personnel Scout 2012-2013 Personnel Scout (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2011 to 2012)
Jason Staudt Advance Scout 2012-2013 Video Coordinator (Milwaukee Bucks, 2005 to 2013)
Jesse Mermuys Director of Player Development 2012-2013 Advance Scout (Denver Nuggets, 2009 to 2012)
Derrick Alston Player Development Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Bill Worrell TV Broadcaster 1983-1984 N/A
Clyde Drexler TV Broadcaster 2005-2006 Assistant Coach (Denver Nuggets, 2001 to 2002)
Matt Bullard TV Broadcaster 2005-2006 N/A
Joel Blank Radio Broadcaster 2003-2004 N/A
Craig Ackerman Radio Broadcaster 2008-2009 N/A
John Paul Stevenson Public Address Announcer 2006-2007 Public Address Announcer (Memphis Grizzlies, 2001 to 2006)