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Posted on: July 17, 2010 2:45 pm

Brad Miller to Rockets

LAS VEGAS -- Brad Miller has agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal with the Rockets, deciding to join forces with Yao Ming instead of the Big Three in Miami.

In addition to the Heat, Miller also attracted interest from the Celtics, Hawks and Cavaliers, while the Bulls also tried to retain him. The third year of the deal is non-guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement.

With the addition of Miller, 34, the Rockets continued a quietly effective offseason that also has included retaining restricted free agent Kyle Lowry and signing restricted free agent Luis Scola to a five-year, $47 million deal. Miller gives coach Rick Adelman more flexibility with his front-court rotation. He is likely to come off the bench, and can play both the power forward and center spots. Miller also gives the Rockets an insurance policy in case injury-prone center Yao Ming suffers another injury. Yao, who missed last season after reconstructive foot surgery, picked up his $17.6 million player option and is expected to be ready for training camp.

Posted on: July 15, 2010 8:28 pm

Scola agrees to five-year deal with Rockets

LAS VEGAS -- The Rockets won't have to worry about anyone trying to steal Luis Scola with an offer sheet. Not that it was much of a concern, anyway.

Scola, a restricted free agent, agreed to a five-year, $47 million extension with Houston Thursday, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed to CBSSports.com.

The agreement was first reported by the Houston Chronicle .

Scola, 30, averaged 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds last season with the Rockets. The fifth year of his extension is partially guaranteed and includes performance bonuses that would bring the total value to $47 million, the person with knowledge of the deal told CBSSports.com.

The Rockets were expecting the Nets and Bobcats, among others, to tempt Scola with an offer sheet, which owner Leslie Alexander was completely committed to matching, sources said. That's now a moot point, as is the offer sheet guard Kyle Lowry signed with the Cavs, which Houston GM Daryl Morey already has announced that the team will match.

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