Houston Rockets Game 29 of 2015-16 saw the squad tipping off versus the Charlotte Hornets.
Continuing SCS series of all 82 games from last season next up is the Houston Rockets Game 29 of 2015-16 versus the Charlotte Hornets.
Dec 21, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (6) and guard Patrick Beverley (2) celebrate after a play during the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Hornets 102-95. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Rockets added draft picks and signed free agents to improve upon an especially mediocre 41-41 campaign. Big man Dwight Howard left for Atlanta while free agents Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Nene Hilario and Pablo Prigioni joined Houston in free agency.
Hopes are these additions and the growth of existing assets will translate into a season similar to 2014-15. While fans wait for opening night on October 26th versus the Lakers hopefully this series will appease your cravings.
To that end, this series showcases the Rockets 82 games noting the pregame analysis, post game grades, and relevant video. Furthermore, SCS will highlight significant changes made by their opponents this summer. So, here it is – – enjoy all 82 posts as SCS takes you back over the 2015-16 season.
Game 29 – Charlotte Hornets
Entering the game versus the Hornets the pregame analysis pointed to the need to control rebounding, pace, and lowering turnovers. Furthermore the speed and versatility of Charlotte required the Rockets to block the paint to stop drives.
Post Game Analysis:
Andre Cantalogo offered player grades and the post game review.
Terrence Jones and Kemba Walker earned the top player grades.
NBA.com provides full box score which can be viewed via this link.
Rockets Games vs Hornets in 2016-17
- January 10th at home
- February 9th in Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena
Draft Picks and Free Agents
Charlotte earmarked Batum and Williams as priorities to re-sign and accomplished that goal. Several free agent additions followed though the Hornets lost key contributors Jefferson, Lin and especially Courtney Lee.
Hornets gave up their 22nd draft pick in a trade to Kings for the rights to freshman guard Malachi Richardson, in exchange for Marco Belinelli
Incoming Free Agents/trade:
- Marco Belinelli (trade)
- Roy Hibbert 1-year, $5M
- Ramon Sessions 2-years, $12.5M
- Brian Roberts 1 year minimum contract exits Portland
- Christian Wood on a 2-year minimum
- Treveon Graham and Mike Tobey to 2-year minimum deals ($1.4M) with $75k guaranteed in training camp invites.
Exiting Free Agents/traded:
- Al Jefferson 3-years, $30M to Pacers
- Courtney Lee 4-years, $50M to Knicks
- Jeremy Lin 3-years, $36M to Nets
- Troy Daniels 3-years, $10M deal in a sign and trade deal with Grizzlies
RFA Qualifying Offer:
- Daniels moves to exiting
- Tyler Hansbrough
- Jorge Gutierrez
More Free Agent News
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