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41-41, 4th in Southwest

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets officially signed veteran guard Pablo Prigioni on Friday. Prigioni will become the backup point guard to Patrick Beverley. This is Prigoni's second stint with the Rockets. He played with the Rockets two seasons ago helping them to the West Finals.

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Will Shane Larkin find a fourth team?

Larkin has played for three teams in three years, but he's still just 23 years old with the potential to develop into a capable backup point guard. Kevin Pelton names Houston as a possible fit. Pelton: 10 best free agents (Insider)

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Donatas Motiejunas a good fit for Nets?

If healthy, Motiejunas is a capable post scorer who can also stretch the floor, notes Kevin Pelton. The Nets, particularly if they would like to move Brook Lopez, are a possible destination. Pelton: 10 best free agents (Insider)

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Harden cited in MVP conversation

Not as the most valuable player, mind you. But ESPN's Summer Forecast team included James Harden among 11 players when asked to list who will be the three best players in the NBA next season. Forecast: 2016-17 MVP projections

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The best laid plans can go awry

As DeMar DeRozan discovered Tuesday night when his dunk attempt against China failed, Corey Brewer was once thwarted -- by an inanimate object -- when glory appeared within reach.

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What will changes mean to Rockets?

Dwight Howard's out. Mike D'Antoni's in. But in ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast, our expert panel expects the same results from Houston for next season. Forecast: 2016-17 West standings

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Rockets draftee faces Team USA

Twenty-year-old Zhou Qi, the 43rd overall draftee last month, had only two points and one rebound in almost 19 minutes during China's 106-57 loss to Team USA on Sunday. Zhou, 7-foot-2, played last season for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. China and Team USA will meet again Tuesday in Oakland. Box score

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Rockets benefit from Onuaku deal

Kevin Pelton applauds Houston going against what has become the grain and signing second-round draftee Chinanu Onuaku to a minimum contract with all three seasons guaranteed. Rating latest NBA deals (Insider)

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Can the NBA fix the “hack-a” problem?

Clint Capela made only 80-of-211 (37.9 percent) from the free throw line last season. The Rockets big man's poor free throw shooting made him a target for opposing teams to intentionally foul him. Tom Haberstroh explores the "hack-a-player" epidemic going on throughout the league. Bigs at the foul line

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Donatas Motiejunas still available

The 7-footer dealt with injuries which blocked the trade that would have sent him to Detroit last season. Kevin Pelton believes Motiejunas is a capable low post scorer that can stretch the floor. The Nets could be a possibility, according to Pelton. Best available NBA free agents (Insider)

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Rockets ride free-agency roller coaster this summer

Houston struck out twice in Atlanta, lost Dwight Howard, made a cross-country dash and still found some time to lock up James Harden. Calvin Watkins chronicles the Rockets' turbulent summer.

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T. Jones to join Davis in New Orleans, sources say

Terrence Jones' decision to sign with the Pelicans was partly made because it gives him the chance to reunite with former college teammate Anthony Davis, sources said.

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A Q&A about the Rockets' second-round pick

The Rockets' 7-foot-1 draft pick Zhou Qi, currently playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, will need to adjust to the more physical NBA game.

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Howard admits rocky relationship with Harden (1:49)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets have signed veteran point guard Pablo Prigioni to a one-year contract with a team option for a second season multiple sources confirmed. The Rockets with no cap space, signed Prigioni to the veteran minimum. Prigioni played with the Rockets during the 2014-15 season participating in 24 games. He was acquired in a trade with the Knicks back in 2015.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets have signed veteran point guard Pablo Prigioni to a one-year contract with a team option for a second season. The Rockets with no cap space, signed Prigioni to the veteran minimum. Prigioni played with the Rockets during the 2014-15 season participating in 24 games. He was acquired in a trade with the Knicks back in 2015.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Warriors gave Andrew Bogut the option of choosing between Dallas and Houston as his trade destination, according to league sources. The Rockets were willing to make the same deal that the Mavs made to get the big man from Golden State. Philadelphia also showed heavy interest, but the Warriors felt they owed it to Bogut to send him to a team with realistic playoff hopes.

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Harden's letter reflects league-wide underdog mentality (1:58)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Silver is in favor of players speaking out on social issues as Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony did recently. Silver said he wishes NBA and WNBA players would adhere to the league uniform policy but noted it's a "slippery slope" to do that given the power platform the players have. Players from the Minnesota Lynx wore t-shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, five Dallas police officers killed and the two African-American men killed by police. The shirts bothered several off-duty police officers who were working a Lynx game. The officers left the game in protest.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Silver said Las Vegas is a summer home for the NBA but there are no expansion plans at this time. Silver said the NHL's decision to place a new franchise in Las Vegas doesn't affect what the NBA does.

Team Stats

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

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659
2012-134537.549
2011-123432.515

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