Houston Rockets Team Salary

Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped but can still climb under by up to $8.8 million.


  • Mid-Level: $5,305,000
  • Bi-Annual: $2,077,000
  • Trade Exception (Jeremy Lin, expiring 7/13/15) — $8,374,636

Roster Count: 11 guaranteed, five non/partially-guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Patrick Beverley, Isaiah Canaan, Ish Smith
SG: James Harden, Troy Daniels
SF: Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee, Robert Covington, Scotty Hopson, Jeff Adrien
PF: Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas, Clint Capela, Josh Powell
C: Dwight Howard, Joey Dorsey

*Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.

Head Coach: Kevin McHale

Basketball Executives:

  • Daryl Morey — General Manager
  • Gersson Rosas — Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations
  • Eli Witus — Vice President of Basketball Operations

Pick Swaps

  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder from New York Knicks (Marcus Camby).
  • 2015 — Owed first-rounder (top-3 and 20-30 protected through 2018, top-3 and 25-30 protected through 2020, otherwise converts to 2020 and 2021 second-rounders) from New Orleans Pelicans (Omer Asik).
  • 2015 — Owe first-rounder (lottery protected in 2015, top-10 protected in 2016 & 2017, top-5 protected in 2018 & 2019, top-3 protected in 2020, unprotected in 2021) to Los Angeles Lakers (Jeremy Lin)
  • 2015 — Owed lower second-rounder from Minnesota Timberwolves or Denver Nuggets (Corey Brewer, Tanguy Ngombo, Thomas Robinson).
  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder (top-37 protected, unprotected in 2018) from Portland Trail Blazers (Thomas Robinson).


  • 6/26/14 — Selected Clint Capela (24th) and Nick Johnson (42nd) in the 2014 NBA Draft.
  • 6/26/14 — Acquired the rights to Alessandro Gentile (2014-53rd) from the Minnesota Timberwolves for cash.
  • 6/30/14 — Declined options on the final seasons of Chandler Parsons’ and Troy Daniels’ contracts.
  • 6/30/14 — Gave qualifying offers to Chandler Parsons and Troy Daniels.
  • 7/13/14 — Traded Jeremy Lin, a protected 2015 first-rounder and a Clippers’ protected 2015 second-rounder to the Los Angeles Lakers for the rights to Sergei Lishchuk (2004-49th).
  • 7/14/14 — Signed Troy Daniels to a two-year. $1.8 million minimum contract.
  • 7/15/14 — Traded Omer Asik, Omri Casspi and $1.5 million to the New Orleans Pelicans for Alonzo Gee, Scotty Hopson and a New Orleans protected 2015 first-rounder from the Pelicans and Trevor Ariza (sign and trade for four years, $32 million) from the Washington Wizards.
  • 7/17/14 – Signed Jeff Adrien to a one-year, $915k minimum contract.
  • 7/18/14 — Signed Ish Smith to a one-year, $915k minimum contract.
  • 7/18/14 — Signed Joey Dorsey to a two-year, $2.0 million minimum contract.
  • 7/23/14 — Signed Clint Capela to a $6.1 million rookie-scale contract.

Waived Players: None

Free Agents

  • Early Bird: Francisco Garcia
  • Declined Bird: Jordan Hamilton

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Nick Johnson (2014-42nd), Alessandro Gentile (2014-53rd), Marko Todorovic (2013-45th), Kostas Papanikolaou (2012-48th), Jon Diebler (2011-51st), Sergio Llull (2009-34th), Maarty Leunen (2008-54th), Brad Newly (2007-54th), Axel Hervelle (2005-52nd), Sergei Lishchuk (2004-49th), Venson Hamilton (1999-50th)

Cash Paid ($3.3 million max): $1.5 million to New Orleans (Omer Asik)

Cash Received ($3.3 million max): $0

Amnesty: Luis Scola 2014-15 $6,172,538.


Cap Holds

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

Salary and team data changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 7/25/14)

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