The Nuggets have come to agreement on a trade that would send point guard Ty Lawson to the Rockets, according to a report by Yahoo, citing league sources. Lawson averaged 15.2 points and 9.6 assists last season. He was arrested for DUI in the offseason. The Rockets will send Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Nick Johnson and Joey Dorsey to Denver, as well as a protected 2016 first-round pick to Denver. Denver is including a 2017 second-round pick
The Rockets have listed three players as probable for Saturday's game against the Raptors. PG Patrick Beverley is probable with a right-lower-leg contusion. He's averaging 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists. PF Terrence Jones is probable with a right-knee contusion. He's averaging 9.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. C Joey Dorsey is probable with a mild right ankle sprain. He's averaging 2.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. The Rockets are 2.5 point favorites at home against the Raptors
The Rockets will be without forward Terrence Jones and guard Alexey Shved for Tuesday's game at Phoenix, the team announced. An illness will keep Jones out of the game, while Shved returned to Houston for personal reasons. Forward Joey Dorsey could be in line for more minutes with Jones sidelined. The Rockets are 2 1/2-point underdogs.
Rockets center Dwight Howard is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Lakers, reports the Houston Chronicle. Howard sprained his ankle during Friday's win over the Suns and left the arena in a walking boot. In 32 games, Howard is averaging 16.3 points and 11.0 rebounds. Forward Joey Dorsey could see his role increase if Howard is unable to play. The Rockets are 7 1/2-point favorites.
The Rockets are shopping players from the bottom third of their roster Wednesday to clear a spot for small forward Josh Smith, ESPN reports. Smith committed to joining the Rockets early Wednesday and passed through waivers later in the day, but now the team needs to make some room on the roster to bring him in. The candidates to move include Clint Capela, Isaiah Canaan, Tarik Black, Nick Johnson and Joey Dorsey. Smith is expected to join the starting lineup once he's ready to roll. He averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals in 28 game with the Pistons.
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