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Andrew Bogut Agrees To Buyout, Set To Decide Between Cavs, Rockets, Spurs, Celtics

Feb 27, 2017 6:03 PM

Andrew Bogut has agreed upon a buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bogut has narrowed his next team down to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics. Bogut will have conversations over the next 24 hours with those teams before making his decision.

In 26 games for Dallas, Bogut averaged three points and 8.3 rebounds. 

Bogut spent five seasons with the Warriors before joining the Mavericks.

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Isaiah Taylor Signs Three-Year Deal With Rockets

Feb 27, 2017 2:06 PM

The Houston Rockets have signed Isaiah Taylor to a three-year, non-guaranteed contract.

Taylor, who was with the Rockets in training camp and summer league, has averaged 21.1 points and 6.1 assists in 12 games for the Vipers making 49.7 percent of his shots, 41.3 percent of his 3-pointers.

Taylor has played only 12 games this season because of a groin injury, but is considered to be 100 percent.

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Cavs, Spurs, Rockets, Celtics, Jazz Interested In Andrew Bogut

Feb 26, 2017 1:56 AM

Andrew Bogut is engaged in buyout talks with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bogut wants to pursue a championship and play a significant role for a veteran team.

Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston and Utah have had discussions with Bogut’s representatives over the last 24 hours.

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Tags: Andrew Bogut, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia Sixers, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Trade Marcelo Huertas To Rockets For Tyler Ennis

Feb 23, 2017 2:55 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade Marcelo Huertas to the Houston Rockets for Tyler Ennis.

The Rockets will waive Huertas to clear more cap room for the buyout market.

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Rockets Trade K.J. McDaniels To Nets

Feb 23, 2017 2:33 PM

The Houston Rockets have traded K.J. McDaniels to the Brooklyn Nets.

The Rockets will be able to use McDaniels' $3.3 million cap space on the buyout market.

For Brooklyn, the acquisition of McDaniels helps them move towards the salary cap floor.

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Cavaliers, Knicks, Bulls Interested In Trading For Patrick Beverley

Feb 22, 2017 1:30 PM

The Houston Rockets are receiving interest in Patrick Beverley from the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls.

Beverley would like to remain with the Rockets.

Beverley is on one of the NBA's best contracts as he re-signed with Houston in 2015 on a four-year, $25 million deal. Beverley is one of the NBA's best defensive guards.

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Rockets Interested In Trading For Iman Shumpert

Feb 22, 2017 12:31 PM

The Houston Rockets have expressed interest specifically in Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland has been asking for Patrick Beverley in return for Shumpert.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports the Rockets are seeking a trade for a player in the $10 million to $12 million salary range.

The Rockets are offering expiring contracts and cash savings for trade partners. Houston traded for Lou Williams on Tuesday.

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Rockets Acquire Lou Williams From Lakers For 1st Rounder, Corey Brewer

Feb 21, 2017 7:42 PM

The Houston Rockets are finalizing a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers for Lou Williams.

The Rockets will send Corey Brewer and a first round pick to the Lakers for Williams.

The deal is the first for the Lakers since they fired Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss to elevate Magic Johnson to President of Basketball Operations.

Williams signed with the Lakers in 2015 on a three-year, $21 million contract.

The Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards also pursued a trade for Williams.

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James Harden: Durant, Westbrook 'Have To Figure It Out Themselves'

Feb 19, 2017 8:24 PM

Four years before Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder via free agency, James Harden was traded by the team to the Houston Rockets.

Harden has remained close with both Durant and Russell Westbrook, who have had a famously icy rivalry in the months since Durant signed with the Warriors.

“They’re two grown men,” Harden said. “They have to figure it out themselves.”

Durant was asked how he's dealt with potential distractions.

“Sometimes it’s tough,” he said. “But when you just block it out, it’s kind of easy. Don’t look at stuff and don’t pay attention. Stuff that you guys think is important, I don’t think it’s important at all. When you look at it that way, it’s pretty easy to me.”

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Eric Gordon: Pelicans 'Always Been A Little Dysfunctional'

Feb 17, 2017 6:52 PM

Eric Gordon tried to leave the New Orleans Pelicans in 2012 when he signed an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns that was matched. When Gordon became a free agent again in 2016, he left the Pelicans to sign with the Houston Rockets and has had a bounce back season.

"Frustrated here? You know, at times. It was a little bit dysfunctional," said Gordon. "My role changed a lot. If I had the same freedom that I have here, it would have been a different result. It's always been a little dysfunctional. Not just for me, for everybody."

Gordon was asked to elaborate on what he meant about the Pelicans' dysfunction.

"Dysfunctional means -- it could mean a lot of things. Like I said, my role has changed too. That's something I wasn't expecting when I first got here, got to New Orleans. Things happen, and you move on."

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LeBron, Durant, Curry, Harden, Westbrook Comprise NBA's Top-5 In Total Earnings
LeBron James is the highest-paid player in the NBA in terms of total earnings for the third straight year at $88 million.

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Rockets Looking For Depth In Trade Market
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James Harden Overtakes Westbrook As Oddsmakers' MVP Favorite
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Kevin Durant Reflects On Time With Westbrook, Harden
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Mike D'Antoni: James Harden Is Perfect Superstar For How I Coach
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James Harden: I Was Shocked By Mike D'Antoni's Point Guard Idea
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Rockets Open To Trading K.J. McDaniels
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Donatas Motiejunas: Rockets Lost An Asset, I Lost $37M
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Donatas Motiejunas Saw 'Best Opportunity' With Pelicans After 'Frustrating' Free Agency
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Dwane Casey, Mike D'Antoni Named Coaches Of The Month
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James Harden, John Wall Named Players Of The Month For December
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Rockets Tout Character, Harmony For Turnaround
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John Wall, James Harden Named Players Of The Week
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Trevor Ariza Waits To Confront Salah Mejri Outside Mavs' Locker Room
According to a source, Salah Mejri made a derogatory comment to Trevor Ariza about Ariza's wife and children.

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Rockets Proposed Supermax Rule Of New CBA
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Russell Westbrook, James Harden Will Be Grandfathered Into Super-Max
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Clint Capela Out Four Weeks With Broken Fibula
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DeMar DeRozan, James Harden Named Players Of The Week
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Rockets To Re-Sign Bobby Brown
Bobby Brown appeared in six games for the Rockets this season before he was released.

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Rockets Renounce Rights To Donatas Motiejunas
The Rockets have renounced their rights to Donatas Motiejunas and he'll become an unrestricted free agent.

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