The Rockets plan “to bring in a terrific free agent” and will be a “lot better” next season, owner Leslie Alexander told Mark Berman of FOX 26. Finding the space for another star won’t be easy for Houston – they already have nearly $57MM in commitments for 2014/15. More on the Rockets..
- Rockets GM Daryl Morey and head coach Kevin McHale will meet with Alexander on Wednesday in Florida to discuss plans for next season, a source tells Mark Berman of FOX 26 (via Twitter).
- Rockets forward Francisco Garcia has a player option for next season and says he hasn’t thought about his plans much yet, though he is happy in Houston, writes Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle. “I haven’t thought about it yet,” he said. “I want to relax a little bit. I like it here. It is a good home for me.” Garcia, 32, is the Rockets’ oldest player and is well-respected among his teammates
- Chandler Parsons has been one of the league’s most underpaid players over the last three seasons but he says he wants to stay put, writes Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. The forward isn’t sure if he’d be better off as a restricted free agent or to have the Rockets pick up their option on his contract.
- Forward Terrence Jones went from playing in the D-League to being central to the Rockets’ rotation in 2013/14, Creech writes.