Thabo Sefolosha, a 13-year veteran who has averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds during his career, has agreed to sign with the Rockets, where he'll rejoin former teammates James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
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New Jersey's governor signed a bill that will allow Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta's casino in Atlantic City to accept bets on most NBA games.
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon has agreed to a three-year, $54.5 million contract extension that will take him through the 2022-23 season, league sources told ESPN
Rockets star James Harden said he's working on incorporating a one-legged, step-back 3-pointer into his repertoire.
Tom Nissalke, who was the first coach of the Utah Jazz and also coached in the NBA in Seattle, Houston and Cleveland, has died at age 87. He also was the ABA Coach of the Year with Dallas.
P.J. Tucker said he twisted his left ankle twice during Team USA practices, and the Rockets forward thought it best to withdraw from consideration for the World Cup roster.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey has always championed his players, and he has gone to a new extreme in praising James Harden, saying his star guard is a better scorer than Michael Jordan.
The Clippers and Lakers will play at Staples Center on Dec. 25, sources told ESPN. Other Christmas Day games include Bucks at 76ers and Celtics at Raptors, sources said.
Carmelo Anthony, after doubting himself following his release from the Rockets after 10 games last season, said he's "in the gym every single day" and wants to play in the NBA.
After spending his first 11 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Westbrook officially embarked on his new chapter Friday. "I only care about one team," he said, "and that's the Houston Rockets."