Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

2017-2018 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality Free Agent Info
33 Ryan Anderson PF 6-10 240 9 California 2008 Rnd 1 Pick 21 United States UFA-2020
1 Trevor Ariza SF 6-8 215 13 UCLA 2004 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States UFA-2018
10 Tarik Black PF 6-9 250 3 Kansas 2014 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States UFA-2018
15 Clint Capela PF 6-10 240 3 Chalon-Sur-Saone (France) 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 25 Switzerland RFA-2018
10 Eric Gordon G 6-4 215 9 Indiana 2008 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States UFA-2020
13 James Harden SG 6-5 220 8 Arizona State 2009 Rnd 1 Pick 3 United States PO-2022; UFA-2023
  Shawn Long F 6-9 255 1 Louisiana-Lafayette 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2019
  Luc Mbah a Moute F 6-8 230 9 UCLA 2008 Rnd 2 Pick 7 Cameroon UFA-2018
42 Maybyner Nene C 6-11 250 15 Vasco da Gama (Brazil) 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 7 Brazil PO-2019; UFA-2020
  Cameron Oliver F 6-8 225 0 Nevada 2017 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2019
21 Chinanu Onuaku C 6-10 245 1 Louisville 2016 Rnd 2 Pick 7 United States RFA-2019
3 Chris Paul PG 6-0 175 12 Wake Forest 2005 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States UFA-2018
  Zhou Qi C 7-1 218 0 Xinjiang Guanghui (China) 2016 Rnd 2 Pick 13 China RFA-2020; TO-2020; UFA-2021
  Tim Quarterman G 6-6 190 1 LSU 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2018
17 Isaiah Taylor G 6-3 170 1 Texas 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2019
  P.J. Tucker SF 6-6 245 6 Texas 2006 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States UFA-2021
  Jarrod Uthoff F 6-10 221 1 Iowa 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2018
14 Troy Williams SF 6-7 210 1 Indiana 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States UFA-2020

2017-2018 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters C. Paul J. Harden T. Ariza R. Anderson C. Capela
Rotation I. Taylor E. Gordon P. Tucker J. Uthoff M. Nene
Rotation     L. Mbah a Moute   T. Black
Rotation     T. Williams   S. Long
Rotation         C. Onuaku
Lim PT   T. Quarterman C. Oliver   Z. Qi

Houston Draft Rights Retained

Name Pos Draft Status Nationality
Isaiah Hartenstein PF 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 13 United States / Germany
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 PG 2009 Rnd 2 Pick 4 Spain
Axel Hervelle PF 2005 Rnd 2 Pick 22 Belgium
Sergei Lishouk FC 2004 Rnd 2 Pick 20 Ukraine
Venson Hamilton F 1999 Rnd 2 Pick 21 United States / Spain

Houston Free Agent Rights Retained

Name Pos FA Status Nationality
Bobby Brown PG (U) Non-Bird United States

Houston Rockets Future Free Agent Details

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Chris Paul (UFA)
Trevor Ariza (UFA)
Luc Mbah a Moute (UFA)
Tarik Black (UFA)
Clint Capela (RFA)
Jarrod Uthoff (RFA)
Tim Quarterman (RFA)
Maybyner Nene (PO)
Shawn Long (RFA)
Chinanu Onuaku (UFA)
Isaiah Taylor (RFA)
Cameron Oliver (RFA)
Eric Gordon (UFA)
Ryan Anderson (UFA)
Troy Williams (UFA)
Zhou Qi (TO)
P.J. Tucker (UFA)
James Harden (PO)

Houston Rockets Future Draft Pick Summary

Year First Round Second Round
20181-3 Own; 4-30 to ATL (via LAC)To PHL; least favorable of CHA, MEM and MIA (via MEM)
20191-3 Own; 4-30 to ATL (via LAC) if not already settledMost favorable of HOU, ORL, CLE and POR to ORL; least favorable of HOU, ORL and CLE to NYK; second least favorable of HOU, ORL and CLE to SAC; less favorable of (i) POR and (ii) most favorable of HOU, ORL and CLE to DET (via ORL swap for CLE or HOU (via CLE and HOU to NYK); via NYK to SAC; via POR to ORL to DET)
20201-3 Own; 4-30 to ATL (via LAC) if not already settledOwn
20211-3 Own; 4-30 to ATL (via LAC) if not already settledOwn
20221-3 Own; 4-30 to ATL (via LAC) if not already settledOwn
20231-3 Own; 4-30 to ATL (via LAC) if not already settledOwn
2024To ATL (via LAC) if not already settledOwn

Houston Rockets Future Traded Pick Details

Incoming Outgoing

2018 second round draft pick from Charlotte, Memphis or Miami (least favorable)
Memphis will receive the two most favorable of its 2018 2nd round pick, Charlotte's 2018 2nd round pick and Miami's 2018 2nd round pick and Houston will receive the least favorable of these three picks (via Memphis) [Charlotte-Memphis-Miami, 2/16/2016; Houston-Memphis, 6/22/2017]

2018 first round draft pick to Atlanta
Houston's 1st round pick to Atlanta (via L.A. Clippers) protected for selections 1-3 in 2018, 1-3 in 2019, 1-3 in 2020, 1-3 in 2021, 1-3 in 2022 and 1-3 in 2023 and unprotected in 2024 [Houston-L.A. Clippers, 6/28/2017; Atlanta-Denver-L.A. Clippers, 7/6/2017]

2018 second round draft pick to Philadelphia
Houston's 2018 2nd round pick to Philadelphia [Houston-Philadelphia, 6/28/2017]

2019 second round draft pick to Orlando, New York, Sacramento or Detroit
Orlando will receive the most favorable of its 2019 2nd round pick, Cleveland's 2019 2nd round pick, Houston's 2019 2nd round pick and Portland's 2019 2nd round pick; New York will receive the least favorable of the Orlando pick, the Cleveland pick and the Houston pick and Sacramento will receive the second least favorable of these three picks; Detroit will receive the less favorable of (i) the Portland pick and (ii) the most favorable of the Orlando pick, the Cleveland pick and the Houston pick (via Orlando's right to swap for Cleveland or Houston (via Cleveland and Houston to New York); via New York to Sacramento; via Portland to Orlando to Detroit) [Cleveland-New York-Oklahoma City, 1/5/2015; Houston-New York, 2/19/2015; New York-Orlando, 7/9/2015; Orlando-Portland, 6/23/2016; Detroit-Orlando, 6/29/2016; New York-Sacramento, 7/14/2017]

2017-2018 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.

Chinanu Onuaku was selected as the #7 pick in the Second Round of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Chinanu Onuaku signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 19, 2016.

Zhou Qi was selected as the #13 pick in the Second Round of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Zhou Qi signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 6, 2017.

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. James Harden re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2016. James Harden signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2016. James Harden signed a multi-year extension with the Houston Rockets on July 7, 2017.

Shawn Long was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Philadelphia Sixers on June 28, 2017.

Chris Paul was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Los Angeles Clippers on June 28, 2017.

Tim Quarterman was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Portland Trail Blazers on June 28, 2017.

Jarrod Uthoff was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Dallas Mavericks on June 29, 2017.

Acquired via Free Agency

Ryan Anderson signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2016.

Tarik Black signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 17, 2017.

Eric Gordon signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2016.

Luc Mbah a Moute signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 19, 2017.

Maybyner Nene signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on July 19, 2016. Maybyner Nene re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 6, 2017.

Cameron Oliver signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 7, 2017.

Isaiah Taylor signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on February 27, 2017.

P.J. Tucker signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 6, 2017.

Troy Williams signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on March 10, 2017. Troy Williams re-signed to a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on March 20, 2017. Troy Williams re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 25, 2017.

2017-2018 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)
Mike D'Antoni Head Coach 2016-2017 Associate Head Coach (Philadelphia Sixers, 2015 to )
Greg Buckner Assistant Coach 2011-2012 N/A
T.R. Dunn Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2011 to 2014)
Brett Gunning Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Orlando Magic, 2012 to 2015)
Roy Rogers Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (2015 to 2016)
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)
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)
Jesse Mermuys Director of Player Development 2012-2013 Advance Scout (Denver Nuggets, 2009 to 2012)
Josh Powell Player Development Coach 2014-2015 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)