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Rockets Release Francisco Garcia

The Houston Rockets will release Francisco Garcia.

Garcia will make way with the Rockets acquiring Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rockets Acquire Corey Brewer From Wolves For Troy Daniels

The Houston Rockets have acquired Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves for Troy Daniels.

Ronny Turiaf will also be included from the Wolves, but sent to the Philadelphia 76ers with a second round pick.

The 76ers will send Alexey Shved to the Rockets.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rajon Rondo 'Open' To Re-Signing With Mavs, Rockets

Rajon Rondo is open to re-signing with either the Dallas Mavericks or Houston Rockets should he be traded to one of those two teams, according to a source.

Given Rondo's looming unrestricted free agency, any deal would have to come with assurances that he'd be willing to re-sign with his new team.

Rondo is not actively seeking a trade from the Boston Celtics.

The Rockets will use their $8.4 million trade exception from the Jeremy Lin trade with the Lakers this past summer to acquire a player before Dec. 19 -- the deadline for acquiring players who can be dealt again on Feb. 19 under league rules. 


Via Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Mavericks Emerge As Favorites For Rajon Rondo, Rockets 'Still Fighting'

The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets have engaged with the Boston Celtics on Rajon Rondo trade talks.

The Celtics have engaged on several fronts on Rondo with the Mavericks showing an increased interest. The Mavericks have a clear need at point guard.

Rondo is scheduled to be a free agent this offseason.

As of Thursday afternoon, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Mavericks have emerged as the frontrunner to trade for Rondo. Marc J. Spears reports that the Rockets are "still fighting" to acquire Rondo.

The Mavericks are offering Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and a first round pick for Rondo.

Wojnarowski also reports that the Celtics have reached a point of no return on a Rondo trade.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Corey Brewer Placed On Trade Block Again By Wolves

Corey Brewer has been placed back on the trading block by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers, sources said, remain the most interested suitors for Brewer, but have also been joined by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Flip Saunders, after calling Brewer "too valuable to trade" on Nov. 20, publicly acknowledged last week that the Wolves' many injuries and subsequent struggles to compete in the difficult West have forced Minnesota to concede that the team is shifting from a "retool" mode to a "rebuild."

Via Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Rockets Assign Clint Capela To Rio Grande Valley

The Houston Rockets have assigned assigned center Clint Capela to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner in Rio Grande Valley.

Capela (6-10, 245, France), has appeared in four games for the Rockets and recorded six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a block in 12 total minutes of playing time.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Dwight Howard Optimistic On Not Missing More Games Due To Knee Injury

Dwight Howard went through the Houston Rockets' voluntary practice on Monday one day after playing in his first game in nearly a month.

“I just think my body has to get used to playing and then recovering,” Howard said. “When you don’t play for a while, the recovery process after the game slows down. Once my body gets used to the wear and tear of playing, getting up and down the floor, I’ll be fine. I’ll play on Wednesday. No doubt. Shouldn’t be a problem.”

Howard had missed 11 games with a strained right knee.

“I wanted to be out there on the floor,” Howard said. “The guys knew how hard I was working every day to get my body right so I could play. Just watching gives you an appreciation for something, especially when you get a chance to get back out there and play.”

Via Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

John Wall, James Harden Named Players Of The Week

John Wall and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for games played between Dec. 8 and Dec. 14.

Wall averaged 18.3 points, 11.8 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting .542 from the field and .500 from three-point range in leading the Wizards to a 4-0 record during the week.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Dwight Howard Aims To Return Saturday

Dwight Howard hopes to return to the Houston Rockets' lineup on Saturday.

Howard has missed the past nine games due to a strained knee.

Howard averaged 18.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game before the time off.

Via Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

James Harden Dealing With Back Spasms

James Harden is questionable for the Houston Rockets game on Wednesday at the Golden State Warriors as he deals with back spasms.

Harden did go through most of Tuesday's practice.

Via Jenny Dial Creech/Houston Chronicle

Houston Rockets Archives

Dwight Howard Could Be Closer To Return, Participates In Workout

Dwight Howard hasn't played since Nov. 17 and is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

Dwight Howard Not Close To Return From Knee Strain

Dwight Howard has been out since Nov. 19.

Rockets Won't Sign Al Harrington

Al Harrington was released by his Chinese team recently.

Carmelo Had 'Great Dialogue' With Dwight About Joining Rockets

Carmelo Anthony isn't playing the what-if game with the Rockets and Mavericks playing well.

Dwight Howard Undergoes PRP Treatment On Knee, No Timetable For Return

Dwight Howard was not in the Rockets' lineup on Saturday and Kevin McHale said there is no timetable for when he will return.

Harden: Rockets Lacked Ariza's Leadership, Defense, Shot-Making Last Season

Chandler Parsons has said he does not pay attention to Trevor Ariza's play.

Josh Powell Joins Rockets' Coaching Staff

Josh Powell has been working with the Rockets in a coaching role since October.

Rockets Express Interest In 10-12 Players For Trade Exception

The Rockets are actively seeking to deal the $8.34 million trade exception that they acquired in the Jeremy Lin trade to the Lakers.

Kobe Walks Back Negative Things He's Called Dwight

Kobe Bryant called Dwight Howard "soft" repeatedly in their game on opening night this season.

Goran Dragic Plans On Testing Open Market In Free Agency

Sources say the Rockets and Lakers will be options for Goran Dragic.

Dwight Howard Under Investigation For Hitting Six-Year-Old Son With Belt

Dwight Howard reportedly admitted to hitting his son with the buckle of his belt, leaving bruises and abrasions on his legs.

Nick Johnson Assigned By Rockets To Rio Grande Valley

Nick Johnson has appeared in three games with the Rockets so far this season, totaling two points and a rebound in 11 minutes of playing time.

Bosh Didn't Want 'Pressure' Of Joining Another Big 3 With Rockets

Chris Bosh had just spent the past four seasons perceived as the third best player in a Big 3 behind LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Timberwolves Discussing Corey Brewer Trade With Cavs, Rockets

The Cavaliers and Rockets view Corey Brewer as a notable boost for their wing depth.

Rockets Assign Clint Capela To D-League

The Rockets assigned Clint Capela to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley on Monday.

Dwight Howard Considering Wearing Knee Pads

Dwight Howard is considering wearing knee pads after banging knee early this season has him already battling a minor injury.

Lakers Among Teams Interested In Quincy Miller

The Rockets and Pacers also have registered varying levels of intrigue in Quincy Miller, sources said.

Exec: Meeting With Rich Paul On LeBron Was For Them To Publicize Their Business

LeBron James empowered his agent Rich Paul to meet with several teams to Klutch’s offices in Cleveland for free-agent presentations without him present.

Kobe Calls Dwight 'Soft' During Scuffle, 'Teddy Bear' After

A Lakers source said Kobe Bryant repeatedly called Dwight Howard "soft" during their altercation.

Dwight Left Lakers 'For Myself', Not For Fear Of Kobe

Ahead ofthe Rockets' opening night game at the Lakers, Dwight Howard said his free agency decision in 2013 had nothing to do with Kobe Bryant.
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