Houston Rockets Team Salary


Quick: Over the cap and hard-capped.

Rookie Contract Options Pending: Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas


  • Mid-Level: $206,598 (Kostas Papanikolaou/Nick Johnson)
  • Bi-Annual: $2,077,000
  • Trade Exception (Jeremy Lin, expiring 7/13/15) — $8,374,636

Roster Count: 15 guaranteed, five non/partially-guaranteed

Depth Chart*:
PG: Patrick Beverley, Isaiah Canaan, Ish Smith
SG: James Harden, Jason Terry, Troy Daniels, Nick Johnson, Francisco Garcia
SF: Trevor Ariza, Kostas Papanikolaou, Robert Covington
PF: Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas, Jeff Adrien, Clint Capela, Josh Powell, Tarik Black, Akil Mitchell
C: Dwight Howard, Joey Dorsey

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


  • 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.
  • 7/25/14 — Signed Nick Johnson to a three-year, $2.3 million minimum contract.
  • 8/20/14 — Signed Francisco Garcia to a one-year, $1.3 million minimum contract — contract appears to have lapsed.
  • 8/27/14 — Signed Tarik Black to a two-year, non-guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 9/23/14 — Signed Kostas Papanikolaou to a two-year, $9.4 million contract – contract lapsed.
  • 9/25/14 — Signed Akil Mitchell to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1.4 million minimum contract.
  • 9/29/14 — Signed Kostas Papanikolaou to a two-year, non/partially-guaranteed $9.4 million contract (including $207k signing bonus).
  • 9/29/14 — Signed Francisco Garcia to a one-year, $1.3 million minimum contract.

Waived Players: None

Free Agents

  • None

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Alessandro Gentile (2014-53rd), Marko Todorovic (2013-45th), 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)

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 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 — Owed second-rounder from New York Knicks (Marcus Camby).
  • 2015 — Owed second-rounder (31-49 range) from Sacramento Kings (Jason Terry).
  • 2015 — Owed lower second-rounder from Minnesota Timberwolves or Denver Nuggets (Corey Brewer, Tanguy Ngombo, Thomas Robinson).
  • 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)
  • 2016 — Owed second-rounder from New York Knicks, (Raymond Felton, Jrue Holiday, Wayne Ellington, Jason Terry).
  • 2017 — Owed second-rounder from Portland Trail Blazers (Thomas Robinson).

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.

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(Updated on 10/10/14)