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  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    For all the changes to the Rockets since last season, with the departure of head coach Mike D’Antoni and GM Daryl Morey, owner Tilman Fertitta said on Tuesday that the stars of his roster will remain.

    “This is still our window, the next couple years,” Fertitta said. “James and Russell are in their early 30s. We’re not blowing up anything. We plan on contending.” The Rockets have almost 90 percent of their salary tied to Harden, Westbrook and Eric Gordon, giving them very little flexibility on what they can do this offseason. Newly appointed GM Rafael Stone will be busy trying to add pieces to a roster full of veterans but the main question seems to be which coach the Rockets hire and what style of basketball they are gong to play moving forward.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Adrian Wojnarowski and Jonathan Feigen have both reported that GM Daryl Morey will be stepping down from his role with the Houston Rockets.

    This comes as a slight surprise, but Morey was already on the hot seat after sending a "Free Hong Kong" tweet in the preseason. Coupled with the lack of success this season and the fact that owner Tilman Fertitta is far too hands on, Morey has decided to step down from his duties. The Rockets are promoting Executive VP of Basketball Operations, Rafael Stone as their next GM. Stone played a part in the Rockets' team building throughout the years, but with this news, anything is on the table with the Rockets.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports Jeff Van Gundy met with the Rockets on Wednesday to discuss the team's head coaching position.

    Woj reported the two parties will have further conversations regarding the position on Thursday. The Rockets seem to be considering a wide swath of candidates for the job and it's unclear if any currently have the upper hand. The multi-day interview they are affording Van Gundy can certainly be seen as a positive sign for his prospects.

    Source: Woj on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets will reportedly interview former coach Jeff Van Gundy this week in the continuing search to fill their head coaching vacancy.

    Van Gundy previously served as the Rockets' head coach from 2003 to 2007. His name is often thrown around when teams are in search of a new coach, but it seems he's being given a legitimate shot at returning to the profession. The Rockets are also expected to interview Tyronn Lue today as well.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen for The Houston Chronicle

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets' player development coach John Lucas has emerged as a candidate to take over the team's head coaching vacancy, per Marc Stein.

    Lucas has been with the Rockets for four years and has a strong working relationship with both James Harden and Russell Westbrook according to Stein. He played in the league from 1976 to 1990, playing his final season in Houston. Several big coaching names still remain on the market, but the Rockets may make the technocratic choice and promote Lucas from within.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets and Pelicans will be among the teams to speak with Ty Lue about their head coaching vacancies, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Rockets have already spoken to Wolves assistant David Vanterpool, whose name has been in the rumor mill over the last couple of seasons. Lue is one of the hottest names on the coaching market right now but may not have to house-hunt, as the current Clippers assistant is said to be a prominent player in their search to replace Doc Rivers. The Rockets may be the most interesting coaching situation out there, as they have a roster that's been built to play in a specific way; a way that many coaches don't have experience with.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Rockets have gotten permission to interview some assistant coaches for their opening at head coach including Denver's Wes Unseld Jr. and Dallas' Stephen Silas.

    The Rockets are looking for a new coach after the team parted ways with Mike D'Antoni. There have been other names floated out there including Doc Rivers, who recently parted ways with the Clippers. Stay tuned as the coaching carousel continues.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • James Harden
    Team, Houston Rockets

    According to a report, the Rockets have interest in Doc Rivers as they continue their search for a head coach.

    Mike D'Antoni will not be back next year, and rumors have swirled around candidates such as Jeff Van Gundy. However, Rivers could be a possibility now that he will not return to the Clippers. Rivers held a regular season record of 356-208 during his tenure with the Clippers.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Dončić joined LeBron James, Anthony Davis, James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo on the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team.

    Luka became the youngest player to be selected to the First Team since Tim Duncan, an impressive feat by the Slovenian phenom. The Greek Freak gets his second nod at First Team while Harden achieved this for the sixth time. The list is rounded out by two Lakers, LeBron and Davis, who earned their 13th and fourth selections to the First-Team respectively. The Lakers' forwards also become the first duo on the same team to be on the First-Team since Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire in 2006-07.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Mike D'Antoni has informed the Rockets he won't be returning next season.

    D'Antoni is a coaching free agent who turned down extension offers prior to this season, and that situation had been quietly looming over the Houston campaign that ended on Saturday. Multiple outlets have reported that the Pacers would have interest in D'Antoni, while Woj connects him to the Sixers and Kevin O'Connor has linked him to the Pelicans. As for the Rockets, they have perhaps the most unique roster in the entire league and management has a specific vision for how they should play. Assuming they don't deviate too far from that, it's a coaching job that will require most mainstream candidates to embrace a different style of play than they've practiced elsewhere. Yahoo's Chris Haynes has already mentioned Tyronn Lue as a potential option for Houston.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Sam Amick of The Athletic reports that Mike D'Antoni has not ruled out a return to the Rockets next season, though it is most likely that he heads elsewhere.

    D'Antoni wants to coach somewhere next season whether that's Houston or another team, but him leaving after a disappointing playoff exit isn't the lock it once was. He reportedly has the support of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, but D'Antoni's relationship with the organization is under question after contract negotiations in 2019 broke down and never really picked up again. Amick adds that the Pacers have some interest in D'Antoni, and that Jeff Van Gundy would be a "serious candidate" for any vacancy in Houston.

    Source: The Athletc

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden was the only Rocket who had his boosters attached on right on Saturday, leading his team with 30 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 at the line in a 96-119 loss to the Lakers in Game 5.

    The Rockets' playoff hopes have now been doused, but not for a lack of effort from the Beard, who gave it his all in every game. Tonight, he added six rebounds, two 3s, five assists, one steal and one block, rounding out yet another impressive last stat line for the 2019-20 season.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook played hard and fought to keep the Rockets in Game 4 on Thursday, but his 25 points, three triples, three assists and three steals wasn't enough to finish a late rally as the Rockets lost.

    Westbrook has made some boneheaded decisions late in games this postseason, but we can't ever fault his effort. While his co-star James Harden seems to defer in these moments, Westbrook seems to involve himself too much. Westbrook will need to do this again and get some help from Harden to keep the Rockets alive.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden really struggled with his shot on Thursday, going 2-of-11 from the floor but 16-of-20 at the free throw line, scoring 21 points to go along with four boards, 10 assists, two steals, three blocked shots and five turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Harden has shown a tendency to struggle in critical games and this contest was no different. The Rockets needed a big game from him to stay alive in this series and this performance from just wasn't it. The 21 points did come primarily at the charity stripe, but this shooting performance just isn't good enough for the Rockets to make this series a contest.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden finished with 33 points (11-of-23 FG, 7-of-7 FT), 9 rebounds, 9 assists and four triples in 38 minutes as the Rockets lost Game 3 vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    The Lakers seem to be doubling Harden whenever he touches the ball so the fact that he even scored 33 on semi-efficient shooting shows how good he is. He nearly double-doubled tonight, but just wasn't able to will the Rockets to a win although his partner in crime, Russell Westbrook, had a much better game tonight than he did in Game 2. Coach Mike D'Antoni needs to figure out a way to counter the Lakers defense heading into what will be a must-win Game 4 on Thursday.