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41-41, 4th in Southwest

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Donatas Motiejunas, a restricted free agent, told ESPN he's willing to return to the Rockets. Houston is the first team he plans to meet with on July 1.

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Howard isn't worth max money

Dwight Howard seeks another max deal. Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi note that Superman's production has been declining for years and, at age 30, should continue to drop. Most overrated FAs (Insider)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Rocket John Lucas is joining the coaching staff in charge of player development according to a source. Lucas was around the team last season helping guard Ty Lawson.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Oddsmakers evidently like the idea of Dwight Howard in Boston (via @BovadaLV):

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1dChris Broussard and Marc Stein

Sources: Hawks, Celtics secure Howard meetings

Dwight Howard, who became a free agent when he declined his player option with the Rockets, has granted meetings to the Hawks and Celtics, sources say.

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1dZach Lowe

In search of the next DeMarre Carroll

It's time for NBA executives to dive deep into the league rosters to figure out which players are the next free-agent steals.

Harden completely fakes out kid (0:35)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

According to a source the Houston Rockets are looking at the following high-level free agents: Al Horford, Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside and Ryan Anderson. The team's search to upgrading the roster will be wide and not just strictly with these four players.

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Howard rated No. 11 free agent

Dwight Howard's three seasons with the Rockets have produced one surprise trip to the conference finals and some unwanted drama. But Kevin Pelton cites numbers that indicate Howard could be in demand. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

Will a team be willing to pay Howard max money? (0:53)
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5dCalvin Watkins

The offseason of James Harden begins today

After a difficult season, Rockets star James Harden is determined to rebuild a winner in Houston -- no matter what (and who) it takes.

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Houston signs undrafted free agents

Undrafted free agents Kyle Wiltjer, from Gonzaga, and Gary Payton II, from Oregon State, have reportedly signed with the Rockets. Wiltjer confirmed the news with a tweet. KGW News

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5dKevin Pelton

Best, worst draft picks: Lakers, Celtics, more

Six teams found very good value in the draft, including the Warriors and Lakers. Other teams reached too far. Kevin Pelton has the facts on the best and worst decisions in the draft.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Count Rockets guard James Harden as someone who thinks President Barack Obama would be a great NBA owner. "He's basketball savvy," Harden said. "He loves the game of basketball so I'm sure he'll do very well." According to press secretaryJosh Earnest, President Obama expressed an interest in becoming an NBA owner and talked about being part of an ownership group for a NBA team.

Rockets’ final draft grade: C+

Check out why Chad Ford had a tepid reaction to Houston's draft night, which didn't include a first-round pick due to last year's Ty Lawson trade. Draft grades (Insider)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Houston Rockets will sign Oregon State point guard Gary Payton II as an undrafted free agent according to a source. Payton II, the son of NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton, was a two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Payton II averaged 16 points, five assists and 7.8 rebounds in his senior season for Oregon State. Payton II, 6-3, 184 pounds, is expected to sign a three-year contract.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets GM Daryl Morey on the draft.

Team Stats

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

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