Posted December 21, 2011 on AP on Fox
It was a deal designed to propel the Houston Rockets toward the top of the Western Conference. The Rockets were willing to deal away top scorers Kevin Martin and Luis Scola and backup point guard Goran Dragic to land Pau Gasol. Instead, the NBA killed the three-team deal and the Rockets were forced to prepare for the 2011-12 season with much of the same team that missed the playoffs last year with a 43-39 record. Point guard Kyle Lowry and swing forward Chase Budinger will rejoin Martin and Scola in the starting lineup. Jordan Hill or Patrick Patterson are the likely candidates to fill the forward spot vacated when the team couldn't re-sign Chuck Hayes. The Rockets open the season Monday on the road against Orlando.

Rockets reserves giving team spark

The directive was clear and, given the talents of Rockets guard Goran Dragic and swingman Terrence Williams, made sense circumstantially. Rockets coach Kevin McHale wanted the second unit to push the pace last Saturday night against the Spurs. The compressed training camp schedule left him little time to marry his newly implemented offensive scheme with the available pieces set...

Rockets reach 2-year agreement with Dalembert

The Houston Rockets reportedly have agreed to a two-year contract with free-agent center Samuel Salembert. ESPN reported the agreement moments after the Sacramento Kings announced they had withdrawn their contract offer for Dalembert. The 6-11 Dalembert averaged 8.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks with Sacramento last season. The 30-year-old center spent his first eight seasons...

2011-12 Houston Rockets Preview

Houston planned on remaking its roster by getting involved in a three-way Chris Paul-fueled blockbuster with the LA Lakers and New Orleans Hornets, a deal that would have brought All-Star power forward Pau Gasol to South Texas and sent Kevin Martin and Luis Scola packing to the Big Easy.

The final tune-up: Spurs-Rockets preseason preview

After falling to the Houston Rockets on Saturday in their first preseason game without two members of the “Big 3,” the San Antonio Spurs are expected to have Tim Duncan and Tony Parker back in the lineup as they conclude their final preseason game in San Antonio tonight. Though it’s just another preseason game, the Spurs and Rockets will both be looking to improve in key areas...

Sources: Dalembert agrees with Rockets

The Houston Rockets have reached terms on a new contract with free-agent center Samuel Dalembert, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told that Dalembert has agreed to a two-year deal. The value of the contract was not immediately known. Fox Sports Florida reported Tuesday night that Dalembert was on the verge of re-signing with the Sacramento Kings, but...

Houston Rockets Sign Samuel Dalembert to 2-Year, $13.7 Million Deal

The Houston Rockets were blocked at the rim when they tried to acquire Pau Gasol as part of the Chris Paul trade/fiasco, so they’ll have to settle for the next best thing … Sammy Dalembert? I guess. ESPN reports: “The Houston Rockets have reached terms on a new contract with free-agent center Samuel Dalembert, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN...

Samuel Dalembert reportedly signs with Houston Rockets

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Rockets agree to terms with C Dalembert (AP)

A person with knowledge of the deal says free-agent center Samuel Dalembert has agreed to terms with the Houston Rockets. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. first reported that Dalembert had reached terms with Houston, a two-year deal worth $13.7 million that included a team option for the second year.
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