2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Southwest
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D'Antoni reveals Harden will play point guard (0:19)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Bogut said he "would have asked for a buyout" if traded to a team other than the Mavs. ESPN.com reported in July that the Warriors presented the big man the option of being traded to the Mavs or Rockets. Bogut declined to specifically discuss the Houston possibility. "I like Dallas," he said

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said James Harden, who will now become the full-time point guard can be a different version of Steve Nash, who ran the up-tempo seven seconds or less offense in Phoenix. "Sometimes he will be (slower) sometimes he'll be a faster version," D'Antoni said. "Steve is not like your traditional jet. Steve had his pace and Jeremy Lin had his pace and guys had their pace and all the point guards I ever coached had their way of doing it and those are very good players. He'll have his way. I don't know if we'll time him, 'Ok, he's fast or slow. It will be fast enough to score."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets practice Day 3. James Harden and KJ McDaniels getting work in.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni discusses the adjustments players make for a new coach.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets working on defensive close-outs during Sunday's practice.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Day 2 Rockets practice.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard Pat Beverley said it was a good first practice for the team.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Some Rockets observations after first day of training camp on Saturday: Coach Mike D'Antoni said starting point guard Pat Beverley will miss the afternoon session and probably Sunday with cuts on his feet. Beverley said he's trying to lose five pounds during camp. He's currently 198 pounds. The plan is to have carbs in the morning and eat more fish and chicken afterward. Last year's first round pick, Sam Dekker, who missed the majority of last season recovering from back surgery, said "best I've ever felt in my life." Dekker has been working at small forward and shooting guard.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets celebrate 50 years with a new court. Here's part of the court.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly acquired guard Tyler Ennis didn't participate in the first practice today at Toyota Center. He's expected to practice in the second session on Saturday.

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Patrick Beverley on Anthem Protests

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley respects the athletes that are using their platform to protest and speak out on social injustices around the country, but Beverley says he'll never protest the national anthem because of the five years he was overseas.

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Beverley's unique outlook on the national anthem (0:57)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Beverley said he won't protest the national anthem because of how much he missed hearing the song while playing overseas.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni on increased expectations.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley is pretty simple in his praise for James Harden.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden said he's not sure if the Rockets will protest the national anthem but isn't against anybody doing it. He said it's everybody's right to do so.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden said he had to look in the mirror in order for him to change. "I know I can play defense and offense. Last year was a blur. We all go through it in life."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on his health: "Perfect. I've been in the lab all summer."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets guard Patrick Beverley said he has no plans to protest the national anthem. He does respect what other players are doing. Beverley, who played overseas for several years, said he appreciates hearing the national anthem.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Nene on James Harden: "Good look to whoever guards him."

Team Stats

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

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659
2012-134537.549
2011-123432.515

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