The Houston Rockets made qualifying offers to restricted free agents Patrick Beverley and K.J. McDaniels on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.com.
Beverley among most undervalued
Patrick Beverley "might be the premier defensive player at his position," writes Amin Elhassan. He's a perfect complement to James Harden in the Rockets' backcourt. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)
The 4-time All-Star is going to visit 7 teams as he seeks a free agent deal. Check out how his strengths align with the needs of his potential teams.
LaMarcus Aldridge a hot commodity
Want to talk with the free agent? You better get in line.
The Houston Rockets are always looking to add a top free agent when July comes around each year and that won't change in 2015. While they will talk with a bunch of agents, Houston may have to settle for a bottom-tier free agent.
L.A. is Aldridge's meeting ground
The Lakers and Rockets will get first shot at LaMarcus Aldridge, with meetings in Los Angeles as free agency begins Tuesday night. Aldridge will also meet with the Spurs, Mavs, Suns, Raptors and Knicks later in the week, sources tell ESPN. Blazers' return 'very unlikely'
The Lakers and Rockets will get the first opportunities to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge shortly after the free-agency period officially begins at 9:01 p.m. PT Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Staring center Dwight Howard has been active in the Houston community since he signed with the Houston Rockets two years ago in July of 2013. Sunday, he found a new way to give back via his charity.
Rockets do well in adding depth
With two picks in Thursday's draft, Houston walked away with a shooter in Sam Dekker and a physical presence in Montrezl Harrell. Both players figure to help the team off the bench, earning the Rockets a thumbs-up from ESPN's Calvin Watkins. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down
Rockets add value with both draft picks
Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell will have to battle for playing time early, but Chad Ford loves the value the Rockets added with both picks. Ford's 16th and 17th rated prospects went at No. 18 and No. 32 respectively, earning Houston an A-minus. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)
The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.
The Rockets added frontcourt depth by selecting power forward Montrezl Harrell with their second-round pick.
Rockets: PF Montrezl Harrell selected with No. 32 overall pick in NBA Draft; Jay Bilas says "explosive player"
NBA Prospect: Montrezl Harrell
Chad Ford breaks down Montrezl Harrell's skill set as Harrell gets set to enter the NBA.
Insider profile: Montrezl Harrell
Harrell brings explosive athleticism and a terrific motor. He isn’t afraid of contact, getting to the line almost 200 times this season. Harrell averaged 15.7 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks a game last season. Lacks elite size for position
Harrell picked 32 overall by Houston
The Rockets select Montrezl Harrell (Louisville) in the 2015 NBA Draft.
The forward from Wisconsin is a surprise pick considering the Rockets were interested in drafting a guard and most mock drafts had them selecting one.
Dekker can handle the rock for Houston
Jalen Rose: "Josh Smith was picked up during the season by the Rockets. And he was second in usage on that basketball team. They need more playmaking."
NBA Prospect: Sam Dekker
Chad Ford breaks down Sam Dekker's skill set as Dekker gets set to enter the NBA.
Insider profile: Sam Dekker
Dekker helped his draft stock with an impressive NCAA tournament, but he made just 34.8 percent of 3-point attempts in his college career. Dekker averaged 13.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game last season. 50 percent shooting during tourney
Dekker picked 18 overall by Houston
The Rockets select Sam Dekker (Wisconsin) in the 2015 NBA Draft.
On the clock: Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets finished tied for the third-best record in the league this past season. They pick at 18 after acquiring the spot from New Orleans in a deal for Omer Asik in 2014.