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Rockets Agree To Deal With Chuck Hayes

Jul 29, 2015 9:58 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum with Chucky Hayes.

Hayes played for the Rockets between 2006 and 2011.

Hayes was most recently with the Toronto Raptors.

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Tags: Chuck Hayes, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pablo Prigioni Waived By Nuggets

Jul 20, 2015 7:17 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived Pablo Prigioni.

Prigioni was acquired by the Nuggets in the Ty Lawson trade from the Houston Rockets.

Prigioni joined the Rockets midseason in a trade with the New York Knicks.

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Tags: Pablo Prigioni, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Ty Lawson Agrees To Make Contract Non-Guaranteed For 16-17

Jul 20, 2015 5:30 PM

Ty Lawson has agreed to make the final season of his contract with non-guaranteed as part of the Houston Rockets' trade for him.

The agreement gives the Rockets flexibility to keep Lawson for the 16-17 season at his current salary.

With Lawson in rehab for alcohol abuse, the non-guaranteed season gives the Rockets peace of mind should another issue arise.

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Tags: Ty Lawson, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rockets Agree To Sign Marcus Thornton To One-Year Deal

Jul 20, 2015 5:17 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign Marcus Thornton to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.

“The Rockets were the right choice because of their style of play – up tempo,” Thornton said. “That’s when I’m at my best. And they are a playoff team that is always competing for a title year in and year out and that’s what I want to do. Win on the biggest stage.”


Thornton has averaged 12.7 points per game in six NBA seasons on 42.9 percent shooting, making 36.2 percent of his 3-pointers. He made 40.6 percent of his 3s with Boston and Phoenix last season.


“He needs to play to sort of re-invent himself in the league and this was a perfect fit,” said agent Tony Dutt, who said Thornton turned down larger offers with other teams to sign with the Rockets. “There were some teams trying to do some things for him, but this was right. He’s very excited. This is going to be fun.”

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Marcus Thornton, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Were Only Other Team To Express Interest In Ty Lawson

Jul 20, 2015 12:48 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers were the only team beyond the Houston Rockets to express interest in trading for Ty Lawson.

The Lakers can't offer a first round pick until 2020 at the earliest and may not have even offered a future first rounder for Lawson, according to sources.

The Lakers have D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson already scheduled to play heavy backcourt minutes.

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Tags: Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rockets Acquire Ty Lawson From Nuggets

Jul 19, 2015 10:25 PM

The Houston Rockets have reached agreement with the Denver Nuggets on a trade for Ty Lawson.

Houston will send Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round draft pick to Denver.

The Nuggets will send a 2017 second-round pick to Houston along with Lawson.

After Lawson's second DUI arrest in six months, market interest for him had decreased significantly.

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Tags: Ty Lawson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Nick Johnson, Joey Dorsey, Pablo Prigioni, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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K.J. McDaniels Re-Signs With Rockets On Three-Year, $10M Deal

Jul 19, 2015 3:05 PM

K.J. McDaniels re-signed with the Houston Rockets on a three-year, $10 million deal.

The contract does not include any options.

McDaniels had been a restricted free agent.

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Lakers, Rockets, Pistons Interested In Ty Lawson

Jul 17, 2015 11:04 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons have expressed interest in Ty Lawson.

Lawson could be dealt by the Denver Nuggets before training camp.

Lawson has had multiple DUI arrests this year.

With Emmanuel Mudiay on the roster, Lawson has been made expendable by the Nuggets.

The Sacramento Kings could also get involved in trading for Lawson to reunite him with George Karl despite the presence of Rajon Rondo.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Josh Smith, Clippers Reach Agreement

Jul 16, 2015 5:07 PM

Josh Smith has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told RealGM. 

Smith and the Clippers are finalizing a deal, but the talented veteran has chosen a winning and critical role on a championship contender. Several teams pursued Smith and held discussions with his agents, Wallace Prather and Brian Dyke.

In the end, Smith landed on a legitimate championship contender that has become a leading favorite in the Western Conference by re-signing DeAndre Jordan and Smith. Despite a tremendous finish to the 2014-15 season, there was never a concrete offer for him to return to the Rockets. The Clippers' front office pushed hard for Smith over the last week, and advanced in discussions to sign him Thursday.

Smith averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 25.5 minutes per game in 55 appearances with the Rockets.

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Tags: Josh Smith, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Interested In Josh Smith

Jul 6, 2015 8:28 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have interest in Josh Smith.

The Clippers are limited in what they can offer any free agent this offseason.

Smith signed with the Houston Rockets in December after he was waived by the Detroit Pistons.

Smith averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 25.5 minutes per game with a PER of 15.2 over 55 games with the Rockets. Smith also had a PER in the playoffs of 16.5.

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Tags: Josh Smith, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Sergio Llull, Real Madrid Agree Upon New Deal With Lower Buyout
Sergio Llull's buyout will be lower than the 5 million mark in his previous deal.

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Patrick Beverley Agrees To Re-Sign With Rockets On Four-Year, $25M Deal
The Rockets brought Patrick Beverley back from Europe several years ago and has become an invaluable defensive player at point guard.

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Corey Brewer, Rockets Agree Upon Three-Year, $24M Deal
Corey Brewer was acquired this past season in a trade with the Wolves.

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Amar'e Receiving Interest From Rockets, Mavs, Clippers, Suns
Amar'e Stoudemire finished last season with the Mavericks following his release by Knicks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Sergio Llull Decides To Pass On Offer From Rockets, Remain With Real Madrid
Sergio Llull is considered one of the world's best guards not playing in the NBA.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Draymond Green Breaks Off Contract Talks With Warriors
Draymond Green is now open to meetings with other franchises immediately.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Rockets, Pelicans, Knicks Interested In Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins finished last season with the Cavaliers, but only played sparingly.

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Patrick Beverley Receives Interest From Knicks, Mavericks
The Knicks reached out to Patrick Beverley shortly after the start of free agency.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Carlos Boozer To Receive Interest From Nets, Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Spurs
Carlos Boozer spent the 14-15 season with the Lakers after being amnestied by the Bulls.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Derrick Williams To Receive Interest From Kings, Wizards, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Knicks
Derrick Williams has been with the Kings since 2013 when he was traded by the Wolves.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Exec Expects Westbrook, Harden To Join Forces With Lakers
Russell Westbrook is not eligible to become a free agent until 2016, while James Harden isn't a free agent until 2018.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Offseason Previews Of Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz, Rockets
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux preview the upcoming offseason for the Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz and Rockets.

RealGM Staff Report

LaMarcus Aldridge Sets Order Of Free Agency Meetings
LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with seven teams in free agency.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Draymond Green Open To Face-To-Face Visits; Pistons, Rockets, Hawks Expected To Show Interest
Draymond Green said he would do his due diligence with all suitors when free agency arrives Wednesday.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Rockets Agree To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Christian Wood
Christian Wood will sign a partially guaranteed contract with the Rockets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rodney Stuckey Eyes Deal With Contender
Rodney Stuckey has plans to sign with a contender in free agency, with the Rockets expected to express interest, sources told RealGM.

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Rockets To Pursue Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge
While seeking cap space to sign a max player, the Rockets will attempt to trade Terrence Jones on draft day.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Rockets Pick Up $4.8M Option On Papanikolaou
Kosta Papanikolaou's contract is fully non-guaranteed with a decision on that deal not due until October 4th, which makes him an attractive trade candidate.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Cavaliers Pursued Trade For Pablo Prigioni At Deadline
Pablo Prigioni would have given the Cavaliers more depth at point guard.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Patrick Beverley Keeps In Touch With Chandler Parsons Heading Into Free Agency
Patrick Beverley will be a restricted free agent, giving the Rockets the ability to match any offer sheet.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

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