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2017 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Southwest
Brewer proclaims Harden will play better defense next season (1:59)
His & Hers rips Harden's new shoes (1:40)
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A slight uptick for Rockets?

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Houston winning a few more regular-season games under new head coach Mike D'Antoni. But that could greatly improve the team's standing in the West. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

With the 16th pick in draft, Rockets would ...

Chad Ford sees Xavier sophomore Edmond Sumner as a good fit in Houston. The 6-foot-5 point guard is quick for his size. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)


Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey joins Kevin Arnovitz to discuss weird science, why he's active on social media and his passion for musical theatre.

Harden confronts fan for accusing him of flopping (0:38)
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Highest paid NBA players

LeBron James' new contract with the Cavaliers makes him the highest paid NBA player for the 2016-17 season. Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will earn the second-most, followed by James Harden and Russell Westbrook, respectively.

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Atlanta's Dwight Howard makes his return to Houston on Feb. 2. Will you cheer or boo?

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Rockets open the season on the road at the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 26. Home opener is Oct. 30 against Dallas Mavericks. Rockets have 16 back-to-backs this season including Nov. 2 at the defending champ Cleveland Cavaliers and against Mike D'Antoni's former team the New York Knicks on Nov. 2.

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Nene brings great value to Clutch City

Houston brought in the Brazilian big man at a fraction of Dwight Howard's price. Nene makes his biggest impact on the boards, but he's also a better passer and has more range than Howard. Best NBA free-agent deals (Insider)

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Is Zhou Qi ready for the NBA?

A momentary rivalry with Kevin Durant sparked potentially the biggest question in Chinese basketball right now -- can Zhou Qi make it in the NBA?

On this date: Happy birthday, James Harden! (1:02)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the complete Houston Rockets preseason schedule: Sun., Oct. 2 vs. Shanghai Sharks, 6 p.m. Tues., Oct. 4 vs. New York, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 vs. New Orleans, 6:30 a.m. in Shanghai, China Wed., Oct. 12 vs. New Orleans, 6:30 a.m. in Beijing, China Sat., Oct. 15 vs. Memphis, 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 19 at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 21 at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Game time are Central Time.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Houston Rockets will open their exhibition schedule Oct. 2 against the Shanghai Sharks at the Toyota Center. The Sharks are owned by former Rocket and newly elected Hall of Famer Yao Ming. The Rockets will also play two games in China against the New Orleans Pelicans as part of the NBA Global Games China 2016 on Oct. 9 in Shanghai and Oct. 12 in Beijing.

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Summer Forecast: More chaos in Sacramento?

Which NBA franchise will hit the most turbulence during the 2016-17 season? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projection for Team Turmoil.

Kellerman: Harden is not a great player (1:17)
Durant thinks Harden is underappreciated (1:42)

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DeMarcus Cousins putting it down in Team USA practice.


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Team USA at work.

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Draymond Green said he pushed the wrong button regarding an inappropriate picture on snapchat. He apologized for the incident on Sunday morning.

Team Stats

Points Per Game106.54th
Rebounds Per Game43.120th
Assists Per Game22.216th
Points Allowed106.425th

Team History


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