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Rockets Convert Bruno Fernando To Two-Way Contract

Sep 30, 2022 6:35 PM

The Houston Rockets will convert Bruno Fernando to a Two-Way contract.

Fernando was originally signed to an Exhibit 10 deal.

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Rockets To Waive Ty Jerome

Sep 30, 2022 1:08 AM

The Houston Rockets are set to waive Ty Jerome, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

The Rockets acquired Jerome as part of a multi-player deal with the Thunder. 

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Thunder, Rockets Agree To Multi-Player Trade Involving Derrick Favors

Sep 29, 2022 9:40 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to trade Derrick Favors, Ty Jerome, Moe Harkless, Theo Maledon and a 2025 second round pick via Atlanta to the Houston Rockets for David Nwaba, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and Marquese Chriss.

The Thunder acquire two trade exceptions while also dropping $10 million under the lottery tax with the transaction.

The Rockets acquire a second round pick for taking on $1 million in salary.

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RealGM Radio: Rob Mahoney, Matt Moore On The Southwest Division (2022)

Sep 15, 2022 5:01 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Rob Mahoney of The Ringer (@RobMahoney) and Matt Moore of The Action Network (@HPBasketball) go in-depth on the NBA’s Southwest Division.

They discuss how the Rockets, Pelicans, Spurs, Mavericks and Grizzlies fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see. Also, Danny pays tribute to his friend Jonathan Tjarks.

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, RealGM Radio

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Kevin Porter Jr., Rockets Share Interest In Signing Extension

Aug 26, 2022 3:19 PM

The Houston Rockets and Kevin Porter Jr. share an interest in signing an extension this offseason. As a member of the 2019 draft class, Porter would become a restricted free agent in 2023 without an extension. 

Porter was acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2021. 

In 61 games last season with the Rockets, Porter averaged 15.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 31.3 minutes. 

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Willie Cauley-Stein Signs One-Year Deal With Rockets, Will Compete For Roster Spot

Aug 13, 2022 1:21 AM

Willie Cauley-Stein agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Cauley-Stein will compete for a roster spot in training camp. 

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Rockets Re-Sign Bruno Fernando

Jul 26, 2022 2:26 PM

The Houston Rockets have re-signed center Bruno Fernando.

The Rockets acquired Fernando as part of a trade with Boston on Feb. 10, 2022.  He appeared in 10 games over the remainder of the season for Houston while averaging 6.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game.  In a combined 30 games for the Rockets and Celtics last season, Fernando averaged 20.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per 36 minutes played.

Fernando scored in double-figures in four of his 10 games as a Rocket, while recording two double-doubles.  He shot 70.7% from the floor for Houston, including 8-of-8 in 23 minutes of play vs. Dallas on March 11.  Fernando was originally the 34th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at the University of Maryland and spent his first two seasons with Atlanta.

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Kevin Porter Jr., Rockets Have Mutual Interest In Contract Extension

Jul 25, 2022 9:13 AM

Kevin Porter Jr. has blossomed since being traded to the Houston Rockets from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, Houston and Porter have mutual interest in a contract extension.

The Rockets have very little long-term guaranteed money on their books beyond rookie scale contracts. Before an extension with Porter, Houston could have as much as $70 million cap space in the summer of 2023.

Porter was traded from the Cavaliers to the Rockets ahead of the 2021 trade deadline when it was determined he needed a fresh start. In 87 games over two seasons with Houston, Porter has averaged 15.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game.

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Rockets Made Trade Offer To Magic Once Paolo Banchero Emerged As No. 1 Pick

Jul 7, 2022 10:05 PM

The Houston Rockets reached out to the Orlando Magic about a trade up once they were convinced Paolo Banchero would be selected at No. 1, sources told ESPN. 

For weeks, Jabari Smith was mocked to go to the Magic at No. 1, followed by Chet Holmgren to the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 2, and Banchero to the Rockets at No. 3.

"We didn't know [Orlando was taking Banchero] until 10 minutes before the draft," Rockets general manager Rafael Stone said.

"I didn't hear from the Magic telling me for sure until a few minutes before," said Mike Miller, Banchero's agent.

The Rockets wouldn't have made an offer if they were certain Smith would slide to them at No. 3. Houston was concerned about having to make a decision on Holmgren without time to process his medical information.

"When [the odds] shifted, we noted it," Stone said. "If people are willing to put their money on it, especially when you see a big swing like that, it feels like maybe somebody knows something."

Houston hadn't met with Smith before the draft, though they'd done extensive scouting and research on him. 

The Magic listened to the offer from the Rockets but firmly passed. The discussion was brief and the Magic were clear a deal was highly unlikely. 

The Magic ultimately called in their selections well ahead of the five-minute time limit, which didn't give them an offer to hear any last minute offers. 

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Rockets Received Trade Offers On Eric Gordon From Sixers, Heat, Bucks, Suns

Jul 7, 2022 12:15 PM

The Houston Rockets were close to a draft night trade of Eric Gordon with the Philadelphia 76ers the presumed landing spot before talks fell apart.

The Rockets also received offers on Gordon from the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, who offered packages including first round picks. The Los Angeles Lakers have also expressed interest in Gordon.

The Sixers re-engaged the Rockets at the start of free agency, but were unable to get a deal done as Houston isn't desperate to trade Gordon. The Rockets could reevaluate offers on Gordon later in the offseason and even at the deadline.

Gordon signed a four-year, $76 million extension in 2019. Gordon has $19.6 million on his contract for 22-23 and $20.9 million for 2023-24. However, the final season is fully non-guaranteed unless Gordon's team wins the NBA Finals in 2023 or he makes the All-Star team in 2023.

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Lakers Have Recently Expressed Interest In Eric Gordon, Buddy Hield

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Rockets Hire Lionel Hollins, Mike Batiste, Mahmoud Abdelfattah As Assistant Coaches

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Rockets Sign Trevor Hudgins To Two-Way Contract

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Jae'Sean Tate, Rockets Agree To Three-Year, $22.1M Deal

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Rockets Decline Option On Jae'Sean Tate, Mutual Interest For New Deal

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John Wall Agrees To Buyout With Rockets, Plans To Sign With Clippers

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John Wall, Rockets Expected To Talk Buyout; Clippers, Lakers, Heat Interested

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Rockets To Pick Up $1.8M Team Option for Jae'Sean Tate

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Rockets Sign Trevor Hudgins To Two-Way Contract

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Sixers Trying To Trade For Eric Gordon

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Smith To Magic, Holmgren To Thunder, Banchero To Rockets 'Increasingly Firm'

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John Wall Exercises $47.4M Player Option For 2022-23 Season

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Kenyon Martin Jr. Approached Rockets About Possibility Of Trade

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Pistons Interested In Dennis Schroder As Alternative To Jalen Brunson

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Rockets Weighing Keeping Boban Marjanovic After Trade With Mavericks

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Rockets Seeking First Round Pick For Eric Gordon

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Rockets Seeking First-Round Pick For Eric Gordon

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Marquese Chriss Undergoes Knee Surgery

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