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2017 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Southwest
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48mIan Begley and Micah Adams

How a blockbuster trade could unleash 'Team USA' Melo

If the Knicks and Rockets reached a deal, Carmelo Anthony would instantly become the second or third option in Houston -- a move that could turn Melo into the best version of himself.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Troy Williams signing now has Houston with 13 guaranteed contracts. The Rockets have $115M in guaranteed money and are $4M below the luxury tax and $10M below the hard cap. The Rockets also have five players on partial/non-guaranteed contracts.

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Warriors just the latest in a long line of superteams (1:38)
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Doc Rivers throwing shade at CP3? (1:22)
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Rockets owner puts team up for sale (1:53)
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Jalen not buying CP3, Harden as best duo ever (2:14)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is reportedly putting the franchise up for sale after 24 years of ownership. Alexander bought the franchise for $85 million in 1993 and now, according to the most recent valuations from Forbes (February 2017), the franchise is valued at $1.7 BILLION, the eighth-most valuable franchise in the NBA.

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NBA comparisons to Game of Thrones (1:29)
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5dChris Haynes

Rockets, Mbah a Moute reach deal, sources say

Luc Mbah a Moute became the latest free-agent addition by the Rockets, who agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran forward Sunday.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Free agent Luc Mbah a Moute has reached an agreement with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN.

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6dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Melo still counting on deal to Rockets

Carmelo Anthony expects the Knicks to resume trade talks soon, and league sources told ESPN he's counting on the team to trade him to the Rockets.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden, joking: "He doesn't even really have to coach. You can just sit there and look good, Mike."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden on pairing with Chris Paul: "It's going to be fun. There's no point guard or shooting guard. We just go out there and make plays and make our team better."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden: "I know where home is. I know where I want to be. I know where I want to win a championship. Everything is here in Houston."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

"He's got a few more years with us," Daryl Morey says of James Harden with a big smile.

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Behind the scenes with Zhou Qi (3:18)
ESPN Stats & Info

Whose backcourt?

James Harden had the ball in his hands more than any other player last season. He'll now be forced to share the rock with new teammate Chris Paul, one of the most productive floor generals in NBA history.

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Harden says contract is 'credit to my work ethic' (1:35)
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CP3 on Harden: 'We can help each other' (3:31)

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.32nd
Rebounds Per Game44.48th
Assists Per Game25.23rd
Points Allowed109.626th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659
2012-134537.549