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17-55 • 15th in WESTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Stephen Silas
VENUE: Toyota Center - 1510 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77002
CAPACITY: 18,500
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Alperen Sengun
19$3,214,6806' 9"235 lbsN/A
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#33
Anthony Lamb
SF23N/A6' 6"227 lbsUNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
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#35
Christian Wood
C25$13,666,6676' 10"214 lbsUNLV
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#14
D.J. Augustin
PG33$7,000,0005' 11"183 lbsTEXAS
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#0
D.J. Wilson
PF25N/A6' 10"231 lbsMICHIGAN
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#27
Daniel Theis
C29$8,372,0936' 8"245 lbsN/A
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#1
Dante Exum
SG26$2,500,0006' 5"214 lbsN/A
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#4
Danuel House
SF28$3,894,0006' 6"220 lbsTEXAS A&M
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#2
David Nwaba
SF28$4,650,0006' 5"219 lbsCAL POLY
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#10
Eric Gordon
SG32$18,218,8186' 3"215 lbsINDIANA
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#8
Jae'Sean Tate
SF25$1,517,9816' 4"230 lbsOHIO STATE
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Jalen Green
19$8,992,2006' 6"178 lbsN/A
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#1
John Wall
PG31$44,310,8406' 3"210 lbsKENTUCKY
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Josh Christopher
19$2,259,2406' 5"215 lbsARIZONA STATE
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#6
Kenyon Martin
SF20$1,517,9816' 6"215 lbsN/A
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#3
Kevin Porter
SG21$2,130,2406' 4"203 lbsUSC
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#20
Khyri Thomas
SG25$1,762,7966' 3"210 lbsCREIGHTON
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Usman Garuba
19$2,353,3206' 8"220 lbsN/A
TOTAL Rockets SALARY: $126,360,856
Rockets SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Rockets Roster Status

The Houston Rockets saw a dramatic transformation to their squad over the past couple of months, which culminated with former cornerstone superstar James Harden being sent over to the Brooklyn Nets. It took some time -- and a lot of drama -- but the Rockets finally got the deal done. In the process, Houston officially turned a page on their franchise as they look forward to a fresh start.

The Harden trade ended up being a four-team blockbuster deal, which involved the Nets, the Indiana Pacers, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. As part of the deal, the Rockets acquired Victor Oladipo, Rodions Kurucs, Dante Exum, four future first-round picks, and four pick swaps with Brooklyn.

Not long before the Harden deal, the Rockets also pulled a trigger on a trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards in exchange for John Wall, who himself spent the entirety of last season recovering from an Achilles injury.

Other major offseason departures for Houston include Robert Covington (traded to the Portland Trail Blazers), Jeff Green (free agent), DeMarre Carroll (free agent), Tyson Chandler (free agent), Luc Mbah a Moute (free agent), Austin Rivers (free agent), and Thabo Sefolosha (free agent).

With former head coach Mike D'Antoni out of the picture (as well as ex-GM Daryl Morey), the Rockets opted to veer away from their small-ball lineup. They added a couple of bigs to their lineup during the offseason in Christian Wood and DeMarcus Cousins.

After the whirlwind of transactions, it appears that the Rockets will now be rolling with a core of Wall, Oladipo, and Christian Wood. It goes without saying, however, that this could always change in an instant if Houston's front office decides to do a full reboot.

houston rockets Team Analysis

Who Did The Rockets Recently Sign?

Houston's last signing came in the form of 6-foot-4 combo guard Jerian Grant, who served as a substitute player for the Washington Wizards last season. The Wizards signed the 28-year-old as a substitute for Davis Bertans, who was unable to join Washington in the bubble.

However, Grant was waived before the season. The Rockets' last major free agency signing was DeMarcus Cousins.

Who Are The Rockets Targeting In Free Agency?

The Rockets brought in free agent Christian Wood to Houston in a sign-and-trade deal with the Detroit Pistons. The 6-foot-10 big man penned a three-year, $41 million deal. The Rockets' new look front office also signed veteran center DeMarcus Cousins, who is a former four-time All-Star.

Additionally, Houston also signed shooting guard Sterling Brown on a one-year deal worth $1.7 million.

Having limited cap room available, some other players who were linked to Houston during the offseason included Nerlens Noel, Marc Gasol, Aron Baynes, and Markieff Morris.

Who Did The Rockets Most Recently Trade For?

The Rockets took part in one of the biggest trades of the offseason. They sent Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards in exchange for John Wall. The Rockets also acquired a 2023 first-round pick in the deal.

Westbrook, who was clearly unhappy with his role in Houston, demanded a trade, and the Rockets actually did a good job in finding a suitable trade partner for their want-away star.

Wall is coming off a season on the sidelines due to an Achilles injury, but he appears to be back to full strength again entering the 2020-21 campaign. Houston will absorb the three years remaining on Wall's current contract, which will cost them $133 million.

What Is The Best Rockets Player Of All-Time?

The Rockets have had many great players, but Hakeem Olajuwon has got to be our pick as the greatest Rockets player of all time.

Not many will argue with this notion, considering how the Hall of Famer led the team to its only two titles in franchise history (1994 & 1995). The 7-foot big man is a 12-time All-Star, a 12-time All-NBA team member, a nine-time All-Defensive team member, and a two-time Finals MVP winner.

Olajuwon led the league in rebounds on two separate occasions, and in blocks thrice. He is also one of three players in NBA history to have won the MVP and the Defensive Player of the Year award in the same season.

Who Is The Rockets' Third Best Player Behind James Harden And John Wall?

With Russell Westbrook and Robert Covington now out of the picture, it appears that new recruit Christian Wood is likely to emerge as Houston's third best player behind James Harden and John Wall.

Wood, who arrived in Houston as part of a sign-and-trade with the Detroit Pistons in the offseason, had a tremendous debut for the Rockets in their season opener against the Portland Trail Blazers. The 6-foot-10 big man logged a huge 31-point, 13-rebound double-double to go along with three assists and a block in 44 minutes of action.

Wood could be in line for a breakout campaign with the Rockets, and he is likely going to be a key piece to Houston's championship aspirations this season.

What Is The Rockets' Salary Cap?

The Rockets parted ways with Russell Westbrook and the $41 million he is owed in 2020-21, but in return, they also took on John Wall, who is on a similar pay scale with Westbrook. Moreover, the Rockets also signed Christian Wood (via sign-and-trade) to a three-year deal, which starts with $13.0 million this season. Other big-earners this term include Eric Gordon ($16.9 million) and P.J. Tucker ($7.7 million).

Spotrac projects Houston's total cap to be at $137.5 million, which is a massive $28.4 million over the 2020-21 salary cap.

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Who Did The Rockets Recently Sign?

Houston's last signing came in the form of 6-foot-4 combo guard Jerian Grant, who served as a substitute player for the Washington Wizards last season. The Wizards signed the 28-year-old as a substitute for Davis Bertans, who was unable to join Washington in the bubble.

However, Grant was waived before the season. The Rockets' last major free agency signing was DeMarcus Cousins.

Who Are The Rockets Targeting In Free Agency?

The Rockets brought in free agent Christian Wood to Houston in a sign-and-trade deal with the Detroit Pistons. The 6-foot-10 big man penned a three-year, $41 million deal. The Rockets' new look front office also signed veteran center DeMarcus Cousins, who is a former four-time All-Star.

Additionally, Houston also signed shooting guard Sterling Brown on a one-year deal worth $1.7 million.

Having limited cap room available, some other players who were linked to Houston during the offseason included Nerlens Noel, Marc Gasol, Aron Baynes, and Markieff Morris.

Who Did The Rockets Most Recently Trade For?

The Rockets took part in one of the biggest trades of the offseason. They sent Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards in exchange for John Wall. The Rockets also acquired a 2023 first-round pick in the deal.

Westbrook, who was clearly unhappy with his role in Houston, demanded a trade, and the Rockets actually did a good job in finding a suitable trade partner for their want-away star.

Wall is coming off a season on the sidelines due to an Achilles injury, but he appears to be back to full strength again entering the 2020-21 campaign. Houston will absorb the three years remaining on Wall's current contract, which will cost them $133 million.

What Is The Best Rockets Player Of All-Time?

The Rockets have had many great players, but Hakeem Olajuwon has got to be our pick as the greatest Rockets player of all time.

Not many will argue with this notion, considering how the Hall of Famer led the team to its only two titles in franchise history (1994 & 1995). The 7-foot big man is a 12-time All-Star, a 12-time All-NBA team member, a nine-time All-Defensive team member, and a two-time Finals MVP winner.

Olajuwon led the league in rebounds on two separate occasions, and in blocks thrice. He is also one of three players in NBA history to have won the MVP and the Defensive Player of the Year award in the same season.

Who Is The Rockets' Third Best Player Behind James Harden And John Wall?

With Russell Westbrook and Robert Covington now out of the picture, it appears that new recruit Christian Wood is likely to emerge as Houston's third best player behind James Harden and John Wall.

Wood, who arrived in Houston as part of a sign-and-trade with the Detroit Pistons in the offseason, had a tremendous debut for the Rockets in their season opener against the Portland Trail Blazers. The 6-foot-10 big man logged a huge 31-point, 13-rebound double-double to go along with three assists and a block in 44 minutes of action.

Wood could be in line for a breakout campaign with the Rockets, and he is likely going to be a key piece to Houston's championship aspirations this season.

What Is The Rockets' Salary Cap?

The Rockets parted ways with Russell Westbrook and the $41 million he is owed in 2020-21, but in return, they also took on John Wall, who is on a similar pay scale with Westbrook. Moreover, the Rockets also signed Christian Wood (via sign-and-trade) to a three-year deal, which starts with $13.0 million this season. Other big-earners this term include Eric Gordon ($16.9 million) and P.J. Tucker ($7.7 million).

Spotrac projects Houston's total cap to be at $137.5 million, which is a massive $28.4 million over the 2020-21 salary cap.