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
2 Patrick Beverley PG 6-1 185 3 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) 2009 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States UFA-2019
33 Corey Brewer GF 6-9 185 8 Florida 2007 Rnd 1 Pick 7 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
7 Sam Dekker SF 6-9 230 0 Wisconsin 2015 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States TO-2017; TO-2018; RFA-2019
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
6 Terrence Jones PF 6-9 252 3 Kentucky 2012 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States RFA-2016
  Ty Lawson PG 5-11 195 6 North Carolina 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 18 United States UFA-2017
32 K.J. McDaniels GF 6-6 200 1 Clemson 2014 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States RFA-2017; TO-2017; UFA-2018
20 Donatas Motiejunas C 7-0 222 3 Universo De'Longhi Treviso (Italy) 2011 Rnd 1 Pick 20 Lithuania RFA-2016
31 Jason Terry G 6-2 180 16 Arizona 1999 Rnd 1 Pick 10 United States UFA-2016
  Marcus Thornton SG 6-4 205 6 LSU 2009 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States UFA-2016

2015-2016 Rockets Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Lawson J. Harden T. Ariza D. Motiejunas D. Howard
Rotation P. Beverley K. McDaniels C. Brewer T. Jones  
Rotation J. Terry M. Thornton      
Lim PT     S. Dekker   C. Capela

Rockets Draft Rights Retained

Name Pos Draft Status Nationality
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

Houston Rockets Future Free Agent Details

2016 2017 2018 2019
Jason Terry (UFA)
Dwight Howard (PO)
Marcus Thornton (UFA)
Donatas Motiejunas (RFA)
Terrence Jones (RFA)
Clint Capela (TO)
Ty Lawson (UFA)
Sam Dekker (TO)
K.J. McDaniels (TO)
Clint Capela (TO)
Corey Brewer (UFA)
Trevor Ariza (UFA)
James Harden (UFA)
Clint Capela (RFA)
Sam Dekker (TO)
Patrick Beverley (UFA)
Sam Dekker (RFA)

Houston Rockets Future Draft Pick Summary

Year First Round Second Round
20161-14 Own; 15-30 to DEN31-45 Own; 46-60 to MIN; NYK (via POR to SAC then removal of protection from NYK)
2017OwnTo NYK; DEN; POR if HOU conveys 1st round pick to DEN in 2016
2018OwnOwn
2019OwnMost favorable of HOU, CLE and ORL to ORL then others to NYK (via ORL swap for CLE or HOU)
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 Denver
Denver's 2017 2nd round pick to Houston [Denver-Houston, 7/20/2015]

2017 second round draft pick from Portland
Portland's 2017 2nd round pick to Houston [Houston-Portland, 7/10/2013]; Houston may convey this pick to Denver (see Houston Debits)

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 first round draft pick to Denver
Houston's 2016 1st round pick to Denver protected for selections 1-14; if this pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyed, then Houston will instead convey Portland's 2017 2nd round pick to Denver [Houston-Portland, 7/10/2013; Denver-Houston, 7/20/2015]

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
Orlando has the right to swap its 2019 2nd round pick for Cleveland's 2019 2nd round pick or Houston's 2019 2nd round pick (via New York); if Orlando exercises this swap right, then New York will receive the Orlando pick and the less favorable of the Cleveland pick and the Houston pick; if Orlando does not exercise this swap right, then New York will receive the Cleveland pick and the Houston pick [Cleveland-New York-Oklahoma City, 1/5/2015; Houston-New York, 2/19/2015; New York-Orlando, 7/9/2015]; this pick conveyance is the same as the one described in "2019 second round draft pick from Cleveland" on New York Credits

2019 second round draft pick to Orlando
Orlando has the right to swap its 2019 2nd round pick for Cleveland's 2019 2nd round pick or Houston's 2019 2nd round pick (via New York); if Orlando exercises this swap right, then New York will receive the Orlando pick and the less favorable of the Cleveland pick and the Houston pick; if Orlando does not exercise this swap right, then New York will receive the Cleveland pick and the Houston pick [Cleveland-New York-Oklahoma City, 1/5/2015; Houston-New York, 2/19/2015; New York-Orlando, 7/9/2015]; this pick conveyance is the same as the one described in "2019 second round draft pick from Cleveland" on Orlando Credits

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.

Sam Dekker was selected as the #18 pick in the First Round of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Sam Dekker signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 20, 2015.

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.

Acquired via Trade

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

Corey Brewer was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 19, 2014. Corey Brewer re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2015.

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.

Ty Lawson was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Denver Nuggets on July 20, 2015.

K.J. McDaniels was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Philadelphia Sixers on February 19, 2015. K.J. McDaniels re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 20, 2015.

Jason Terry was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Sacramento Kings on September 17, 2014. Jason Terry re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on August 24, 2015.

Acquired via Free Agency

Patrick Beverley signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on January 7, 2013. Patrick Beverley re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2015.

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

Marcus Thornton signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 24, 2015.

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)