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Houston Rockets' Top 25 Plays of the 2016-2017 NBA Season
Published: 2017/07/26
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Houston Rockets Top 10 Plays of the 2015-2016 Season
Houston Rockets Top 10 Plays of the 2015-2016 Season
Published: 2016/08/15
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【NBA】Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights  November 22, 2017  2017-18 NBA Season
【NBA】Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights November 22, 2017 2017-18 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/23
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Best 3-Pointers from the Rockets
Best 3-Pointers from the Rockets' Record Breaking Season | March 31, 2017
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: NBA
Houston Rockets 2017 Season Promo (Vengeance) ᴴᴰ
Houston Rockets 2017 Season Promo (Vengeance) ᴴᴰ
Published: 2016/10/17
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【NBA】Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies - Full Game Highlights  Nov 18, 2017  2017-18 NBA Season
【NBA】Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies - Full Game Highlights Nov 18, 2017 2017-18 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/19
Channel: Ximo Pierto
Houston Rockets 2016-17 Intro Video (50th Anniversary)
Houston Rockets 2016-17 Intro Video (50th Anniversary)
Published: 2016/10/31
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets Full Game Highlights / Week 4 / 2017 NBA Season
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets Full Game Highlights / Week 4 / 2017 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: MLG Highlights
Rockets Set Single Game NBA Record with 24 3-Pointers | 12.16.16
Rockets Set Single Game NBA Record with 24 3-Pointers | 12.16.16
Published: 2016/12/17
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HOUSTON ROCKETS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Full Highlights 2017-2018 Season
HOUSTON ROCKETS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Full Highlights 2017-2018 Season
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: Alcent Talacay
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors | Full Game Highlights   Dec 1, 2016   2016 17 NBA Season
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors | Full Game Highlights Dec 1, 2016 2016 17 NBA Season
Published: 2016/12/02
Channel: Ron Revog Sports
Houston Rockets 2017 Playoff Intro Video and Player Introductions
Houston Rockets 2017 Playoff Intro Video and Player Introductions
Published: 2017/04/17
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Houston Rockets | 2016-17 NBA Preview (Rank #16)
Houston Rockets | 2016-17 NBA Preview (Rank #16)
Published: 2016/08/30
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【NBA】Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Full Game Highlights  Nov 16 2017-18 NBA Season
【NBA】Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns Full Game Highlights Nov 16 2017-18 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: Ximo Pierto
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | Nov 9, 2017 | 2017-18 NBA Season
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | Nov 9, 2017 | 2017-18 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/10
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Houston Rockets vs LA Lakers  | Full Game Highlight | 26.10.2016 | NBA Season
Houston Rockets vs LA Lakers | Full Game Highlight | 26.10.2016 | NBA Season
Published: 2016/10/27
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Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors - Full Game Highlights  Oct 17, 2017  2017-18 NBA season
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors - Full Game Highlights Oct 17, 2017 2017-18 NBA season
Published: 2017/10/18
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Houston Rockets shooting around after their first practice of 2016-17 season
Houston Rockets shooting around after their first practice of 2016-17 season
Published: 2016/09/24
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets Full Game Highlights / Week 2 / 2017 NBA Season
Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets Full Game Highlights / Week 2 / 2017 NBA Season
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: MLG Highlights
Houston Rockets New 2016-17 Player Intro Video - Midseason Release
Houston Rockets New 2016-17 Player Intro Video - Midseason Release
Published: 2017/03/05
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San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights  October 13, 2017  2017 NBA Preseason
San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights October 13, 2017 2017 NBA Preseason
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: Ximo Pierto
Houston Rockets 2016-2017 Defense Observations
Houston Rockets 2016-2017 Defense Observations
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: Coach Daniel
Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights  November 14, 2017  2017-18 NBA Season
Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights November 14, 2017 2017-18 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Ximo Pierto
Houston Rockets 2017: Run as One (NBA Season Promo) ᴴᴰ
Houston Rockets 2017: Run as One (NBA Season Promo) ᴴᴰ
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: visionary.
Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards   Full Game Highlights   November 7, 2016   2016 17 NBA Season
Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards Full Game Highlights November 7, 2016 2016 17 NBA Season
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: Bang Luu
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets 1st Half Highlights / Week 4 / 2017 NBA Season
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets 1st Half Highlights / Week 4 / 2017 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: MLG Highlights
Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Full Game Highlights / Week 3 / 2017 NBA Season
Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs Full Game Highlights / Week 3 / 2017 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: MLG Highlights
Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets   Full Game Highlights   March 20, 2017   2016 17 NBA Season
Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Full Game Highlights March 20, 2017 2016 17 NBA Season
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: NBA Condensed Highlights
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets 1st Qtr Highlights / Week 4 / 2017 NBA Season
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets 1st Qtr Highlights / Week 4 / 2017 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: MLG Highlights
Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 1st Half Highlights / Week 5 / 2017 NBA Season
Houston Rockets vs Phoenix Suns 1st Half Highlights / Week 5 / 2017 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: MLG Highlights
Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets | February 3, 2017 | NBA 2016-17 Season
Chicago Bulls vs Houston Rockets | February 3, 2017 | NBA 2016-17 Season
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Allen Wang
【NBA】Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers - Full Game Highlights  November 12, 2017  2017-18 NBA Season
【NBA】Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers - Full Game Highlights November 12, 2017 2017-18 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Ximo Pierto
Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic | January 6, 2017 | NBA 2016-17 Season
Houston Rockets vs Orlando Magic | January 6, 2017 | NBA 2016-17 Season
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Allen Wang
2016-17 Houston Rockets Pick-and-Roll Playbook
2016-17 Houston Rockets Pick-and-Roll Playbook
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: John Zall
2017 Houston rockets playoff intro video
2017 Houston rockets playoff intro video
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: Yung-Hsiang Chang
New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets   Full Game Highlights  December 31, 2016  2016 17 NBA Season
New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets Full Game Highlights December 31, 2016 2016 17 NBA Season
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: NBA Dunks
Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | October 23, 2017 | 2017-18 NBA season
Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets - Full Game Highlights | October 23, 2017 | 2017-18 NBA season
Published: 2017/10/24
Channel: Ximo Pierto
Nene - Houston Rockets Media Day 2016-17
Nene - Houston Rockets Media Day 2016-17
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: clutchfansDOTnet
2017 ROCKETS VS 2017 WARRIORS BEST OF 7 SERIES SIMULATION on NBA2K17!
2017 ROCKETS VS 2017 WARRIORS BEST OF 7 SERIES SIMULATION on NBA2K17!
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: Halftime Productions
Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers 1st Half Highlights / Week 4 / 2017 NBA Season
Houston Rockets vs Indiana Pacers 1st Half Highlights / Week 4 / 2017 NBA Season
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: MLG Highlights
James Harden - Houston Rockets Media Day 2016-17
James Harden - Houston Rockets Media Day 2016-17
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: clutchfansDOTnet
Houston Rockets 2017-18 Season Preview
Houston Rockets 2017-18 Season Preview
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Josh Lloyd
Ryan Anderson - Houston Rockets Media Day 2016-17
Ryan Anderson - Houston Rockets Media Day 2016-17
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: clutchfansDOTnet
【NBA】Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia Sixers - Full Game Highlights Oct 25, 2017 2017-18 NBA season
【NBA】Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia Sixers - Full Game Highlights Oct 25, 2017 2017-18 NBA season
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: Ximo Pierto
Daryl Morey Houston Rockets 2016 Post-Season Press Conference
Daryl Morey Houston Rockets 2016 Post-Season Press Conference
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: clutchfansDOTnet
Houston Rockets Double Stagger vs OKC | January 5, 2017 | 2016-17 NBA Season
Houston Rockets Double Stagger vs OKC | January 5, 2017 | 2016-17 NBA Season
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: BIGJT
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets | Full Highlight | 01.11.2016 | NBA Season
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Houston Rockets | Full Highlight | 01.11.2016 | NBA Season
Published: 2016/11/02
Channel: NBA Season Highlights
HOUSTON ROCKETS 2017 DRAFT PROSPECT ZHOU QI DOMINATING CBA PLAYOFFS
HOUSTON ROCKETS 2017 DRAFT PROSPECT ZHOU QI DOMINATING CBA PLAYOFFS
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: SPORTS WITHDRAW TV
Houston Rockets vs GS Warriors   Full Game Highlights   October 17, 2017   NBA Season 2017 18
Houston Rockets vs GS Warriors Full Game Highlights October 17, 2017 NBA Season 2017 18
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: NBA Condensed Highlights
Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks | October 28, 2016 | NBA 2016-17 Season
Houston Rockets vs Dallas Mavericks | October 28, 2016 | NBA 2016-17 Season
Published: 2016/10/29
Channel: Allen Wang
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2016–17 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Mike D'Antoni
General manager Daryl Morey
Owner(s) Leslie Alexander
Arena Toyota Center
Results
Record 55–27 (.671)
Place Division: 2nd (Southwest)
Conference: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Spurs 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Root Sports Southwest
Radio Sportstalk 790
< 2015–16 2017–18 >

The 2016–17 Houston Rockets season was the 50th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their 46th in the Houston area.[1] On June 1, 2016, the Rockets named Mike D'Antoni as their new head coach.[2] The Rockets retired the number 11 of former center Yao Ming in February 2017.

The Rockets finished the regular season with a 55–27 record, securing the 3rd seed. In the playoffs, the Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the First Round, advancing to the Conference Semifinals, where they lost in six games to the San Antonio Spurs.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
2 37 Chinanu Onuaku PF/C  United States Louisville
2 43 Zhou Qi C  China Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China)

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Houston Rockets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PF 3 Anderson, Ryan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988-05-06 UC Berkeley
SF 1 Ariza, Trevor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1985-06-30 UCLA
PG 2 Beverley, Patrick 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1988-07-12 Arkansas
PG 8 Brown, Bobby 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1984-09-24 Cal State Fullerton
C 15 Capela, Clint 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1994-05-18 INSEP (FRA)
SF 7 Dekker, Sam 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1994-05-06 Wisconsin
SG 10 Gordon, Eric 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1988-12-25 Indiana
SG 13 Harden, James (C) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989-08-26 Arizona State
PF 5 Harrell, Montrezl 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1994-01-26 Louisville
C 42 Nenê 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1982-09-13 Brazil
PF 21 Onuaku, Chinanu 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1996-11-01 Louisville
PG 17 Taylor, Isaiah 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1994-07-11 Texas
SG 12 Williams, Lou 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1986-10-27 South Gwinnett HS (GA)
SF 14 Williams, Troy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994-12-30 Indiana
PF 30 Wiltjer, Kyle 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1992-10-20 Gonzaga
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
ySan Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744 0.0 31–10 30–11 11–5 82
xHouston Rockets 55 27 .671 6.0 30–11 25–16 10–6 82
xMemphis Grizzlies 43 39 .524 18.0 24–17 19–22 8–8 82
New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 27.0 21–20 13–28 6–10 82
Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 28.0 21–20 12–29 5–11 82


Conference[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zGolden State Warriors * 67 15 .817 82
2 ySan Antonio Spurs * 61 21 .744 6.0 82
3 xHouston Rockets 55 27 .671 12.0 82
4 xLos Angeles Clippers 51 31 .622 16.0 82
5 yUtah Jazz * 51 31 .622 16.0 82
6 xOklahoma City Thunder 47 35 .573 20.0 82
7 xMemphis Grizzlies 43 39 .524 24.0 82
8 xPortland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 26.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 27.0 82
10 New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 33.0 82
11 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 34.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 32 50 .390 35.0 82
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 36.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 26 56 .317 41.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 24 58 .293 43.0 82

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2016 pre-season game log
Total: 5–2 (Home: 3–1; Road: 2–1)
2016–17 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2016–17 game log
Total: 55–27 (Home: 30–11; Road: 25–16)
2016–17 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

2017 playoff game log
Total: 6–5 (Home: 4–2; Road: 2–3)
2017 playoff schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ryan Anderson 72 72 29.4 .418 .403 .860 4.6 .9 .4 .2 13.6
Trevor Ariza 80 80 34.7 .409 .344 .738 5.7 2.2 1.8 .3 11.7
Patrick Beverley 67 67 30.7 .420 .382 .768 5.9 4.2 1.5 .4 9.5
Corey Brewer 58 8 15.9 .414 .234 .727 2.0 1.1 .6 .2 4.2
Bobby Brown 25 0 4.9 .383 .400 1.000 .2 .6 .0 .0 2.5
Clint Capela 65 59 23.9 .643 .531 8.1 1.0 .5 1.2 12.6
Sam Dekker 77 2 18.4 .473 .321 .559 3.7 1.0 .5 .3 6.5
Tyler Ennis 31 0 6.3 .391 .375 .667 .6 1.1 .2 .0 1.9
Eric Gordon 75 15 31.0 .406 .372 .840 2.7 2.5 .6 .5 16.2
James Harden 81 81 36.4 .440 .347 .847 8.1 11.2 1.5 .5 29.1
Montrezl Harrell 58 14 18.3 .652 .143 .628 3.8 1.1 .3 .7 9.1
K. J. McDaniels 29 0 7.3 .456 .333 .900 1.0 .1 .2 .3 2.8
Nenê 67 8 17.9 .617 .333 .589 4.2 1.0 .8 .6 9.1
Chinanu Onuaku 5 1 10.4 .714 1.000 2.0 .6 .6 .2 2.8
Isaiah Taylor 4 0 13.0 .143 .000 .500 .8 .8 .3 .3 .8
Lou Williams 23 0 25.7 .386 .318 .867 3.0 2.4 .7 .4 14.9
Troy Williams 6 3 23.2 .500 .381 .857 4.0 1.0 .5 .2 9.7
Kyle Wiltjer 14 0 3.1 .286 .308 .500 .7 .1 .2 .1 .9

Traded mid-season

Postseason[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ryan Anderson 11 9 30.5 .391 .283 .875 5.2 .6 .4 .2 9.4
Trevor Ariza 11 11 37.5 .423 .377 .929 5.1 2.1 1.3 .2 10.7
Patrick Beverley 11 11 29.5 .413 .404 .786 5.5 3.0 1.5 .2 11.1
Bobby Brown 5 0 4.4 .500 .455 .4 .2 .0 .0 5.0
Clint Capela 11 11 26.0 .561 .000 .615 8.7 1.1 .7 2.5 10.5
Sam Dekker 4 0 7.8 .250 .500 2.5 .3 .3 .3 2.3
Eric Gordon 11 2 32.5 .421 .386 .722 3.9 2.0 .7 .5 12.9
James Harden 11 11 37.0 .413 .278 .878 5.5 8.5 1.9 .5 28.5
Montrezl Harrell 5 0 4.2 .333 .500 1.2 .4 .0 .0 1.0
Nenê 9 0 17.9 .706 .000 .581 4.7 .6 .7 .4 10.0
Isaiah Taylor 3 0 3.3 .000 .000 .7 .3 .0 .0 .0
Lou Williams 11 0 24.7 .424 .308 .897 2.7 1.3 .6 .1 12.5
Troy Williams 5 0 3.8 .000 .000 .500 1.4 .2 .0 .0 .2
Kyle Wiltjer 1 0 5.0 1.000 1.000 .0 .0 .0 .0 3.0

Injuries[edit]

Player Duration Injury type Games missed
Start End
Beverley, PatrickPatrick Beverley October 2, 2016 November 17, 2016 Left knee surgery 11
Harrell, MontrezlMontrezl Harrell November 18, 2016 November 20, 2016 Left calf contusion 1
Capela, ClintClint Capela December 17, 2016 January 17, 2017 Fractured fibula 15
Beverley, PatrickPatrick Beverley December 26, 2016 December 29, 2016 Thigh bruise 1
Beverley, PatrickPatrick Beverley December 31, 2016 January 5, 2017 Sprained right wrist 2
Gordon, EricEric Gordon January 8, 2017 January 13, 2017 Sprained left big toe 2
Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson January 17, 2017 January 23, 2017 Illness (Flu) 3
Gordon, EricEric Gordon January 25, 2017 January 29, 2017 Lower back tightness 2
, NenêNenê February 3, 2017 February 8, 2017 Sore groin 1
Gordon, EricEric Gordon February 9, 2017 February 15, 2017 Lower back soreness 2
Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson March 6, 2017 March 10, 2017 Lower back tightness 1
Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson March 24, 2017 April 7, 2017 Sprained right ankle 6
Harden, JamesJames Harden April 2, 2017 April 5, 2017 Illness (Flu) 1
Dekker, SamSam Dekker April 2, 2017 May 1, 2017 Fractured left hand 10
, NenêNenê May 7, 2017 Rest of season Torn left adductor muscle 2

Source: [3]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

September 22, 2016[4] To Houston Rockets
Tyler Ennis
To Milwaukee Bucks
Michael Beasley
February 21, 2017[5] To Houston Rockets
Lou Williams
To Los Angeles Lakers
Corey Brewer
First round draft pick (2017)
February 23, 2017[6] To Houston Rockets
Cash considerations
To Brooklyn Nets
K. J. McDaniels
February 23, 2017[6] To Houston Rockets
Marcelo Huertas
To Los Angeles Lakers
Tyler Ennis

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed
Player Signed Contract Ref.
Harden, JamesJames Harden July 9, 2016 4 years, $118 million [7]
Additions
Player Signed Contract Former team Ref.
D'Antoni, MikeMike D'Antoni (head coach) May 26, 2016 4 years, $17 million Philadelphia 76ers (associate coach) [2]
Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson July 9, 2016 4 years, $80 million New Orleans Pelicans [8]
Gordon, EricEric Gordon July 9, 2016 4 years, $53 million New Orleans Pelicans [8]
, NenêNenê July 19, 2016 1 year, $2.9 million Washington Wizards [9]
Prigioni, PabloPablo Prigioni July 28, 2016 2 year, $2.2 million Los Angeles Clippers [10]
Brown, BobbyBobby Brown September 23, 2016 1 year, $980,000 Turkey Beşiktaş Sompo Japan [11]
Wiltjer, KyleKyle Wiltjer September 23, 2016 2 year, $1.4 million Gonzaga Bulldogs (NCAA) [12]
Taylor, IsaiahIsaiah Taylor February 27, 2017 3 year, $3.1 million Rio Grande Valley Vipers [13]
Williams, TroyTroy Williams March 10, 2017 10-day contract Iowa Energy [14]
Subtractions
Player Reason left Date New Team Ref.
Goudelock, AndrewAndrew Goudelock Waived July 9, 2016 Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv [15]
Jones, TerrenceTerrence Jones Free Agency July 9, 2016 New Orleans Pelicans [16]
Terry, JasonJason Terry Free Agency July 9, 2016 Milwaukee Bucks [17]
Smith, JoshJosh Smith Free Agency July 9, 2016 China Sichuan Blue Whales [18]
Howard, DwightDwight Howard Free Agency July 12, 2016 Atlanta Hawks [19]
Prigioni, PabloPablo Prigioni Waived October 24, 2016 Spain Saski Baskonia [20]
Motiejūnas, DonatasDonatas Motiejūnas Free Agency December 15, 2016 New Orleans Pelicans [21]
Huertas, MarceloMarcelo Huertas Waived February 25, 2017 None [22]

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Player Award Date awarded Ref.
Harden, JamesJames Harden Western Conference Player of the Week November 14, 2016 [23]
Harden, JamesJames Harden Western Conference Player of the Week December 19, 2016 [24]
Harden, JamesJames Harden Western Conference Player of the Week January 2, 2017 [25]
Harden, JamesJames Harden Western Conference Player of the Month (December) January 3, 2017 [26]
D'Antoni, MikeMike D'Antoni Western Conference Coach of the Month (December) January 4, 2017 [27]
Harden, JamesJames Harden Western Conference All-Star January 19, 2017 [28]
Gordon, EricEric Gordon NBA Three-Point Contest Champion February 18, 2017 [29]
Harden, JamesJames Harden Western Conference Player of the Week March 27, 2017 [30]
Harden, JamesJames Harden All-NBA First Team May 18, 2017 [31]

Records[edit]

  • On November 12, James Harden became the first player in NBA history to record at least 24 points & 12 assists in six consecutive games.
  • On November 14, James Harden became the first player in NBA history to record 300+ points and 120+ assists in their team's first 10 games.
  • On November 25, the Rockets attempted 50 three-pointers in a win against the Kings, setting an NBA record for most 3-pointers attempted in a game, breaking the previous record of 49 set by Dallas in 1996.
  • On November 29, the Rockets hit 10+ three-pointers in their 17th consecutive game, setting an NBA record. The streak would last until December 20, ending at 27 straight games.
  • On December 7, Eric Gordon made eight 3-pointers in a 134–95 wing against the Los Angeles Lakers, the most 3's made by a player coming off the bench in franchise history.
  • On December 16, the Rockets made 24 three-pointers on 61 attempts in a win against the Pelicans, both setting an NBA record.
  • On December 31, James Harden recorded 53 points along with 16 rebounds and 17 assists, becoming the first player to record a 50–15–15 game in NBA history, and tying Wilt Chamberlain for most points scored in a triple-double. It was a new career high in points for Harden as well as tying his career high in assists. The 53 points scored by Harden set a new record for the most points scored on New Year's Eve in NBA history.
  • The Rockets went 15–2 in the month of December, tying their franchise record for most wins in a calendar month (November 1996).
  • The Rockets made 279 three-pointers in December, shattering the old NBA record of 227 for most 3's made in a single month.
  • The Rockets became the first team since the Golden State Warriors in March 1992 to score 2,000 points in a single calendar month.
  • On January 2, James Harden became the first Rocket to record three straight triple-doubles.
  • On January 6, James Harden's streak of 53 straight games of making a three-pointer came to an end against the Magic, a franchise record for most consecutive games with a 3-pointer.
  • On January 10, James Harden became just the fourth player in NBA history record a 40-point triple-double in consecutive games.
  • On January 27, James Harden recorded a 51-point, 13 rebound, 13 assist triple-double, becoming the first player in NBA history to record two 50-point triple-doubles in the same season, and tying Oscar Robertson for the most 40-point triple-doubles in a single season with five.
  • On March 1, the Rockets scored 100+ points in their 48th consecutive game, setting a franchise record.
  • On March 4, Eric Gordon made his 180th three-pointer this season as a reserve, setting an NBA record for most three-pointers made by a player off the bench in a season.

Milestones[edit]

  • On November 9, James Harden passed Vernon Maxwell for most 3-point attempts in Rockets history with 2,242.
  • On November 19, James Harden passed Robert Reid for 7th on the Rockets' all-time scoring list.
  • On December 2, James Harden became the first Rocket to make a 3-pointer in each of the first 20 games of the season.
  • On December 10, Trevor Ariza passed Shane Battier for 4th all-time in Rockets' history in 3-pointers made with 780.
  • On December 14, James Harden recorded his 14th career triple-double as a Rocket, tying Hakeem Olajuwon for most in franchise history. Harden would pass Olajuwon by recording his 15th in his very next game against the Pelicans.
  • On December 20, James Harden passed Yao Ming for 6th on the Rockets' all-time scoring list with 9,248 points.
  • On December 26, James Harden passed Kenny Smith for 5th all-time in franchise history for assists with 2,459.
  • On January 15, James Harden passed Mike Newlin for 4th place all-time in Rockets' history in assists with 2,582.
  • On January 27, James Harden passed Steve Francis for 5th all-time in franchise history in steals with 920.
  • On February 3, James Harden scored his 10,000th career point as a Rocket, becoming just the sixth Rocket ever to reach that milestone for the franchise.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Houston Rockets Franchise Index
  2. ^ a b "Rockets Name Mike D'Antoni Head Coach". NBA.com/rockets. May 26, 2016. Retrieved June 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Injury Report". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rockets Complete Trade with Milwaukee". NBA.com/rockets. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Rockets Acquire Lou Williams". NBA.com/rockets. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Rockets Complete Two Trades". NBA.com/rockets. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
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