Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The Houston Rockets owned by Tilman Fertitta are part of the NBA’s Southwest Division in the Western Conference. Their base is at the city’s Toyota Center where they moved ahead of the 2003 season. 

The team was established as an expansion team in 1967. They were originally based in San Diego and competed in the NBA as the San Diego Rockets. They won just 15 games in their debut season. However, in a remarkable turnaround, they made the Playoffs in the next year. 

In 1971, they moved to Houston. Here, the team did not finish with a winning record until the 1976-77 season. The Houston Rockets reached the Eastern Conference Finals that year. 

In 1981, the Houston Rockets became only the second team to reach the NBA Finals with a losing record. As of this season, only the Houston Rockets and the Minneapolis Lakers (1954-1955) have made it to the Playoffs with a losing record. 

In 1995, the Houston Rockets were seeded six in the Playoffs and became the lowest seed to lift the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. Four players have claimed the NBA MVP award while wearing the Houston Rockets Colors. They are Moses Malone (1979, 1982), Hakeem Olajuwon (1984), and James Harden (2018). 

The team is currently thriving under the leadership of Daryl Morey, who serves as the general manager. Head coach Mike D’Antoni parted ways with the Rockets after four years (2016-20) and the team is now looking to fill in his spot.

Achievements and History

Founded

1967

Conference

Western

Division 

Southwest

General Manager 

Daryl Morey

Head Coach 

Vacant

Arena 

Toyota Center

Championships (2)

(1994,1995)

Conference Titles (4)

(1981, 1986, 1994, 1995)

Division Titles (8)

(1977, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Website

www.nba.com/rockets

Houston Rockets 2021 Roster

No.

Player Pos Ht Wt

Birth Date

8 Jae’Sean Tate SF 6-4 230 October 28, 1995
0 Sterling Brown SG 6-5 219 February 10, 1995
17 P.J. Tucker PF 6-5 245 May 5, 1985
13 James Harden SG 6-5 220 August 26, 1989
35 Christian Wood C 6-10 214 September 27, 1995
2 David Nwaba SF 6-5 219 January 14, 1993
1 John Wall PG 6-3 210 September 6, 1990
10 Eric Gordon SG 6-3 215 December 25, 1988
15 DeMarcus Cousins C 6-10 270 August 13, 1990
5 Bruno Caboclo PF 6-9 218 September 21, 1995
4 Danuel House SF 6-6 220 June 7, 1993
33 Brodric Thomas  (TW) SG 6-5 185 January 28, 1997
16 Ben McLemore SG 6-3 195 February 11, 1993
6 Kenyon Martin Jr. SF 6-6 215 January 6, 2001
9 Mason Jones  (TW) SG 6-4 200 July 21, 1998
Chris Clemons SG 5-9 180 July 23, 1997