Houston Rockets Regular Season Rosters

2020-2021 Houston Rockets Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality Free Agent Info
23 Sterling Brown G 6-6 232 3 Southern Methodist 2017 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States UFA-2021
1 Dante Exum PG 6-5 214 6 Australian Institute of Sport (Australian Capital Territory) 2014 Rnd 1 Pick 5 Australia UFA-2021
10 Eric Gordon G 6-4 215 12 Indiana 2008 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States UFA-2024
4 Danuel House F 6-7 215 4 Texas A&M 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States UFA-2022
9 Mason Jones G 6-5 200 0 Arkansas 2020 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States RFA-2021
00 Rodions Kurucs SF 6-9 228 2 Barca (Spain) 2018 Rnd 2 Pick 10 Latvia TO-2021; UFA-2022
6 K.J. Martin F 6-7 215 0 IMG Academy (Florida) 2020 Rnd 2 Pick 22 United States TO-2023; UFA-2024
16 Ben McLemore SG 6-5 195 7 Kansas 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 7 United States UFA-2021
2 David Nwaba G 6-4 219 4 Cal Poly 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States UFA-2021
7 Victor Oladipo G 6-4 210 7 Indiana 2013 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States UFA-2021
12 Justin Patton C 7-0 241 3 Creighton 2017 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States UFA-2021
3 Kevin Porter, Jr. SF 6-4 203 1 USC 2019 Rnd 1 Pick 30 United States TO-2022; RFA-2023
8 Jae'sean Tate F 6-4 230 0 Ohio State 2018 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States TO-2022; RFA-2023
17 P.J. Tucker SF 6-6 245 9 Texas 2006 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States UFA-2021
1 John Wall PG 6-4 210 10 Kentucky 2010 Rnd 1 Pick 1 United States PO-2022; UFA-2023
35 Christian Wood PF 6-10 214 4 UNLV 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States UFA-2023
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2020-2021 Houston Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Wall V. Oladipo J. Tate P. Tucker C. Wood
Rotation M. Jones E. Gordon D. Nwaba D. House J. Patton
Rotation   B. McLemore S. Brown    
Lim PT D. Exum   K. Porter, Jr. K. Martin  
Lim PT       R. Kurucs  

Houston Draft Rights Retained

Name Pos Draft Status Nationality
Yusuf Sanon SG 2018 Rnd 2 Pick 14 Ukraine
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
DeMarre Carroll F (U) Non-Bird United States
Tyson Chandler C (U) Non-Bird United States
Michael Frazier G (U) Early Bird United States
William Howard F (U) Non-Bird France
Thabo Sefolosha GF (U) Non-Bird Switzerland
Trevon Duval PG (U) Non-Bird United States
Kenneth Faried F (U) Non-Bird United States
Tarik Black PF (U) Non-Bird United States

2020-2021 Houston Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Eric Gordon 25 29.6 18.4 2.2 2.7 0.6 0.5 1.9
John Wall 22 31.1 20.2 3.5 6.4 1.0 0.7 3.3
Christian Wood 17 31.2 22.0 10.2 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.8
Jae'sean Tate 31 27.3 9.8 5.2 1.7 0.9 0.5 1.1
David Nwaba 27 22.9 9.3 3.7 1.0 1.1 0.7 0.6
Victor Oladipo 13 31.4 18.9 4.9 4.8 1.2 0.5 2.1
DeMarcus Cousins 25 20.2 9.6 7.6 2.4 0.8 0.7 1.6
Sterling Brown 29 21.4 7.4 4.1 1.8 0.9 0.2 0.7
James Harden 8 36.3 24.8 5.1 10.4 0.9 0.8 4.2
Danuel House 20 28.4 9.6 4.0 2.1 0.8 0.6 0.9
P.J. Tucker 29 29.9 4.6 4.7 1.4 0.8 0.5 1.0
Ben McLemore 21 15.0 6.0 2.1 1.0 0.6 0.0 1.0
Mason Jones 19 11.0 5.4 2.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 1.2
K.J. Martin 7 9.8 3.3 2.7 0.6 0.3 0.7 0.7
Bruno Caboclo 6 6.1 2.8 2.3 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.7
Justin Patton 3 14.6 5.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0
Rodions Kurucs 10 6.7 1.3 1.0 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.8
Brodric Thomas 4 6.0 2.5 1.0 1.0 0.2 0.2 1.0
Raymond Spalding 2 9.4 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.5

Houston Rockets Future Free Agent Details

2021 2022 2023 2024
P.J. Tucker (UFA)
Victor Oladipo (UFA)
Ben McLemore (UFA)
Dante Exum (UFA)
Sterling Brown (UFA)
David Nwaba (UFA)
Justin Patton (UFA)
Mason Jones (RFA)
Rodions Kurucs (TO)
John Wall (PO)
Danuel House (UFA)
Kevin Porter, Jr. (TO)
Jae'sean Tate (TO)
Christian Wood (UFA)
Jae'sean Tate (RFA)
Kevin Porter, Jr. (RFA)
K.J. Martin (TO)
Eric Gordon (UFA)

Houston Rockets Future Draft Pick Summary

Year First Round Second Round
20211-4 Own; or least favorable of HOU 5-30, MIA and OKC and two most favorable to OKC (via MIA to PHX to PHL to LAC to OKC; via OKC swap of OKC or MIA for HOU) [may be swapped by HOU for BRK]; DET 17-30 [may be swapped by HOU for BRK]; POR 15-30 [may be swapped by HOU for BRK]; HOU swap of HOU, OKC, MIA, DET 17-30 or POR 15-30 for BRK in accordance with other conditionsOwn or swap for PHL
2022Own; DET 17-30 if not already settled; POR 15-30 if not already settled; BRK; MIL (via CLE)To CLE
2023Own or swap for BRK; DET 19-30 if not already settled; POR 15-30 if not already settled; WAS 15-3031-32 to IND; or more favorable of (i) HOU 33-60 and (ii) less favorable of DAL and MIA to BOS; and least favorable of HOU 33-60, DAL and MIA to IND (via MIA to DAL; via MEM swap of DAL or MIA for HOU)
20241-4 Own; 5-30 to OKC; DET 19-30 if not already settled; POR 15-30 if not already settled; WAS 13-30 if not already settled; BRKTo OKC if HOU does not convey 1st round pick to OKC in 2024; GOS 31-55 (via ATL)
20251-10 Own or swap for BRK; 11-30 Own or swap for BRK if HOU 11-30 is less favorable than LAC; or more favorable of (i) BRK and (ii) less favorable of HOU 11-30 and OKC; and more favorable of HOU 11-30 and OKC to OKC; and least favorable of HOU 11-30, OKC and BRK to BRK if HOU 11-30 is more favorable than LAC (via OKC swap for HOU 11-30 or LAC; via HOU swap of HOU or OKC for BRK); DET 14-30 if not already settled; POR 15-30 if not already settled; WAS 11-30 if not already settledTo OKC if HOU does not convey 1st round pick to OKC in 2024
20261-4 Own; 5-30 to OKC; DET 12-30 if not already settled; POR 15-30 if not already settled; WAS 9-30 if not already settled; BRKTo OKC if HOU does not convey 1st round pick to OKC in 2026; WAS if WAS has not conveyed 1st round pick to HOU by 2026
2027Own or swap for BRK; DET 10-30 if not already settled; POR 15-30 if not already settledTo DET; WAS if WAS has not conveyed 1st round pick to HOU by 2026; DET if DET has not conveyed 1st round pick to HOU by 2027; POR if POR has not conveyed 1st round pick to HOU by 2027

Houston Rockets Future Traded Pick Details

Incoming Outgoing

2021 first round draft pick from Brooklyn (swap, Houston, Oklahoma City, Miami, Detroit or Portland outgoing)
Houston has the right to swap its 2021 1st round pick, Oklahoma City's 2021 1st round pick, Miami's 2021 1st round pick (see Houston Outgoing for the latter three picks), Detroit's 2021 1st round pick or Portland's 2021 1st round pick (see Houston Incoming for the latter two picks) for Brooklyn's 2021 1st round pick [Miami-New Orleans-Phoenix, 2/19/2015; Philadelphia-Phoenix, 6/21/2018; L.A. Clippers-Philadelphia, 2/6/2019; L.A. Clippers-Oklahoma City, 7/10/2019; Houston-Oklahoma City, 7/16/2019; Detroit-Houston, 11/24/2020; Houston-Portland, 11/22/2020; Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2021 first round draft pick from Detroit
Detroit's 1st round pick to Houston protected for selections 1-16 in 2021, 1-16 in 2022, 1-18 in 2023, 1-18 in 2024, 1-13 in 2025, 1-11 in 2026 and 1-9 in 2027; if Detroit has not conveyed a 1st round pick to Detroit by 2027, then Detroit will instead convey its 2027 2nd round pick to Houston [Detroit-Houston, 11/24/2020]; Houston may convey this pick to Brooklyn in 2021 (see Houston Incoming)

2021 first round draft pick from Portland
Portland's 1st round pick to Houston protected for selections 1-14 in 2021, 1-14 in 2022, 1-14 in 2023, 1-14 in 2024, 1-14 in 2025, 1-14 in 2026 and 1-14 in 2027; if Portland has not conveyed a 1st round pick to Houston by 2027, then Portland will instead convey its 2027 2nd round pick to Houston [Houston-Portland, 11/22/2020]; Houston may convey this pick to Brooklyn in 2021 (see Houston Incoming)

2021 second round draft pick from Philadelphia (swap, Houston outgoing)
Houston has the right to swap its 2021 2nd round pick for Philadelphia's 2021 2nd round pick [Houston-Philadelphia, 2/7/2019]

2022 first round draft pick from Brooklyn
Brooklyn's 2022 1st round pick to Houston [Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2022 first round draft pick from Milwaukee
Milwaukee's 2022 1st round pick to Houston (via Cleveland) [Cleveland-Milwaukee-Washington, 12/7/2018; Cleveland-Milwaukee, 11/18/2020 (removal of protection); Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2023 first round draft pick from Brooklyn (swap, Houston outgoing)
Houston has the right to swap its 2023 1st round pick for Brooklyn's 2023 1st round pick [Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2023 first round draft pick from Washington
Washington's 1st round pick to Houston protected for selections 1-14 in 2023, 1-12 in 2024, 1-10 in 2025 and 1-8 in 2026; if Washington has not conveyed a 1st round pick to Houston by 2026, then Washington will instead convey its 2026 2nd round pick and 2027 2nd round pick to Houston [Houston-Washington, 12/2/2020]

2024 first round draft pick from Brooklyn
Brooklyn's 2024 1st round pick to Houston [Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2024 second round draft pick from Golden State
Golden State's 2024 2nd round pick to Houston (via Atlanta) protected for selections 56-60 or to Cleveland (via Atlanta to Houston) protected for selections 31-55 (Golden State's obligation to Houston or Cleveland will thereafter be extinguished) [Atlanta-Golden State, 6/20/2019; Atlanta-Denver-Houston-Minnesota, 2/5/2020; Cleveland-Houston, 1/22/2021]

2025 first round draft pick from Oklahoma City or Brooklyn (swap, Houston outgoing to Oklahoma City or Brooklyn)
Oklahoma City has the right to swap its 2025 1st round pick for Houston's 2025 1st round pick protected for selections 1-10 or the L.A. Clippers' 2025 1st round pick; Houston then has the right to swap its pick or Oklahoma City's 2025 1st round pick for Brooklyn's 2025 1st round pick; if the Houston pick falls within its protected range, then Houston's obligation to Oklahoma City will be extinguished and Houston will instead receive the more favorable of its pick and the Brooklyn pick and Brooklyn will receive the less favorable of the two [L.A. Clippers-Oklahoma City, 7/10/2019; Houston-Oklahoma City, 7/16/2019; Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2026 first round draft pick from Brooklyn
Brooklyn's 2026 1st round pick to Houston [Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2027 first round draft pick from Brooklyn (swap, Houston outgoing)
Houston has the right to swap its 2027 1st round pick for Brooklyn's 2027 1st round pick [Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2021 first round draft pick to Oklahoma City (swap, Oklahoma City or Miami incoming)
Oklahoma City will receive the two most favorable of its 2021 1st round pick, Miami's 2021 1st round pick and Houston's 2021 1st round pick protected for selections 1-4 and Houston will receive the least favorable of the three (via Miami to Phoenix to Philadelphia to L.A. Clippers to Oklahoma City; via Oklahoma City's right to swap Oklahoma City or Miami for Houston); if the Houston pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyable, then Houston's obligation to Oklahoma City will be extinguished and Oklahoma City will instead receive its pick and the Miami pick [Miami-New Orleans-Phoenix, 2/19/2015; Philadelphia-Phoenix, 6/21/2018; L.A. Clippers-Philadelphia, 2/6/2019; L.A. Clippers-Oklahoma City, 7/10/2019; Houston-Oklahoma City, 7/16/2019]; Houston may convey this pick to Brooklyn in 2021 (see Houston Incoming)

2022 second round draft pick to Cleveland
Houston's 2022 2nd round pick to Cleveland [Cleveland-Houston-Sacramento, 2/7/2019]

2023 second round draft pick to Boston or Indiana
Oklahoma City will receive the more favorable of Dallas' 2023 2nd round pick and Miami's 2023 2nd round pick; Boston will receive the more favorable of (i) Houston's 2023 2nd round pick protected for selections 31-32 and (ii) the less favorable of the Dallas pick and the Miami pick and Indiana will receive the least favorable of the three (via Miami to Dallas; via Memphis' right to swap Dallas or Miami for Houston); if the Houston pick falls within its protected range, then Houston's obligation to Boston will be extinguished and Boston will instead receive the less favorable of the Dallas pick and the Miami pick and Indiana will instead receive the Houston pick [Dallas-Miami, 7/7/2017; Dallas-Memphis, 7/8/2019; Houston-Memphis, 2/6/2020; Boston-Memphis-Portland, 11/20/2020; Dallas-Detroit-Oklahoma City, 11/27/2020; Brooklyn-Cleveland-Houston-Indiana, 1/16/2021]

2024 first round draft pick to Oklahoma City
Houston's 2024 1st round pick to Oklahoma City protected for selections 1-4; if this pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyed, then Houston will instead convey its 2024 2nd round pick and 2025 2nd round pick to Oklahoma City [Houston-Oklahoma City, 7/16/2019]

2026 first round draft pick to Oklahoma City
Houston's 2026 1st round pick to Oklahoma City protected for selections 1-4; if this pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyed, then Houston will instead convey its 2026 2nd round pick to Oklahoma City [Houston-Oklahoma City, 7/16/2019]

2027 second round draft pick to Detroit
Houston's 2027 2nd round pick to Detroit [Detroit-Houston, 11/24/2020]

2020-2021 Houston Rockets Roster Composition

Acquired via Draft Rights Trade

Draft Rights to K.J. Martin, the #22 pick in the Second Round of the 2020 NBA Draft, were acquired by the Houston Rockets from the Sacramento Kings on November 25, 2020. K.J. Martin signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on November 30, 2020.

Acquired via Trade

Dante Exum was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 16, 2021.

Rodions Kurucs was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Brooklyn Nets on January 16, 2021.

Victor Oladipo was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Indiana Pacers on January 16, 2021.

Kevin Porter, Jr. was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 22, 2021.

John Wall was acquired in a trade by the Houston Rockets from the Washington Wizards on December 2, 2020.

Christian Wood was acquired in a sign and trade by the Houston Rockets from the Detroit Pistons on November 24, 2020.

Acquired via Free Agency

Sterling Brown signed a contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on November 25, 2020.

Eric Gordon signed a multi-year contract with the Houston Rockets on July 9, 2016. Eric Gordon re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on September 3, 2019.

Danuel House signed a contract with the Houston Rockets on March 13, 2019. Danuel House re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 16, 2019.

Ben McLemore signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on July 23, 2019.

David Nwaba signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on June 23, 2020.

Jae'sean Tate signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Houston Rockets on November 25, 2020.

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

2020-2021 Houston Rockets Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tilman Fertitta Owner 2017-2018 Advisory Director (Houston Rockets, 2014 to 2017)
Thad Brown Chief Executive Officer 2006-2007 Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Houston Rockets, 2002 to 2006)
Gretchen Sheirr Chief Revenue Officer 2017-2018 Vice President of Sales and Services (Houston Rockets, 2010 to 2017)
Rafael Stone General Counsel, General Manager 2004-2005 N/A
Scott Andrews VP 2012-2013 N/A
Stephen Silas Head Coach 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (Dallas Mavericks, 2018 to 2020)
DeSagana Diop Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Player Development Coach (Texas Legends, 2014 to 2020)
Jeff Hornacek Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Head Coach (2017 to 2018)
John Lucas Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (Los Angeles Clippers, 2009 to 2010)
Rick Higgins Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Associate Coach (Orlando Magic, 2018 to 2020)
Will Weaver Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Head Coach (Sydney, 2019 to 2020)
Eli Witus Executive VP of Basketball Operations, Assistant General Manager 2018-2019 Vice President of Basketball Operations (Houston Rockets, 2013 to 2019)
Keith Jones Senior VP of Basketball Operations 2007-2008 Head Athletic Trainer (Houston Rockets, 1996 to 2014)
Anthony Nila Director of International Scouting 1992-1993 N/A
Fan-Hal Koung Basketball Operations 2017-2018 N/A
Jeremy Hassler Basketball Operations 2017-2018 N/A
Marko Radovanovic Basketball Operations 2017-2018 N/A
Ed Kupfer Basketball Operations 2019-2020 N/A
Ed Pinckney Basketball Operations 2019-2020 Head Coach (2017 to 2018)
Jason Roman Basketball Operations 2019-2020 N/A
Mahmoud Abdelfattah Basketball Operations 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2018 to 2019)
Travis Stockbridge Basketball Operations 2019-2020 N/A
Willie Cruz Basketball Operations 2019-2020 N/A
Antwan Floyd Basketball Operations 2020-2021 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach (Coastal Carolina, 2014 to 2017)
Dan Hartfield Basketball Operations 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (Houston Rockets, 2019 to 2020)
Dylan Jones Basketball Operations 2020-2021 Inside Sales (Los Angeles Clippers, 2018 to 2020)
Jim Paulis Basketball Operations 2020-2021 General Manager (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2017 to 2019)
Robbie Keck Basketball Operations 2020-2021 N/A
Scott Kneller Basketball Operations 2020-2021 N/A
Will Dunn Video Coordinator 2019-2020 N/A
Rick Liem Chief Financial Officer, Executive VP 2017-2018 N/A
Steve Scheinthal General Counsel, Executive VP 2017-2018 N/A
John Lucas III Player Development Coach 2019-2020 Head Coach (2018 to 2019)
Jason Biles Director of Athletic Performance, Head Athletic Trainer 2017-2018 Director of Performance Rehabilitation (Houston Rockets, 2010 to 2019)
Joe Rogowski Strength and Conditioning Coach 2013-2014 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach (Orlando Magic, 2006 to 2013)
Javair Gillett Trainer 2015-2016 N/A
Motoki Fujii Assistant Athletic Trainer 2013-2014 N/A
Alfred Mansour Team Doctor 2019-2020 N/A
Dr. Jason James Team Doctor 2020-2021 N/A
Dr. Rehal Bhojani Team Doctor 2020-2021 N/A
Dr. Steven Flores Team Physician 2013-2014 N/A
Dr. Walter Lowe Team Physician 2013-2014 N/A
Bill Worrell TV Broadcaster 1983-1984 N/A
Matt Bullard TV Broadcaster 2005-2006 N/A
Cayleigh Griffin TV Broadcaster 2019-2020 N/A
Craig Ackerman TV Broadcaster, Radio Broadcaster 2008-2009 N/A
Matt Thomas Radio Broadcaster 2017-2018 N/A
John Paul Stevenson Public Address Announcer 2006-2007 Public Address Announcer (Memphis Grizzlies, 2001 to 2006)