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2008-09 Houston Rockets Transactions

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Record: 53-29, Finished 2nd in NBA Southwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rick Adelman (53-29)

PTS/G: 98.4 (17th of 30) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 94.4 (7th of 30)
SRS: 3.73 (6th of 30) ▪ Pace: 90.2 (19th of 30)
Off Rtg: 108.4 (14th of 30) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.0 (4th of 30)
Expected W-L: 53-29 (6th of 30)

Arena: Toyota Center ▪ Attendance: 717,669 (16th of 30)

NBA 2009 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (4-2) versus Portland Trail Blazers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009.
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Date Type Transaction
July 10, 2008 Signing

Signed Brent Barry as a free agent.

July 15, 2008 Waiver

Waived Loren Woods.

August 6, 2008 Trade

Traded Steve Novak to the Los Angeles Clippers. Houston had the option to swap 2nd round draft picks in 2011 but did not do so.

August 14, 2008 Trade

Traded Donte Greene, Bobby Jackson and a 2009 1st round draft pick (Omri Casspi was later selected) to the Sacramento Kings for Metta World Peace, Patrick Ewing and Sean Singletary.

August 25, 2008 Trade

Traded Sean Singletary to the Phoenix Suns for D.J. Strawberry.

August 29, 2008 Trade

Traded Patrick Ewing to the New York Knicks for Frederic Weis.

September 29, 2008 Signing

Signed Von Wafer as a free agent.

October 22, 2008 Waiver

Waived Mike Harris.

December 23, 2008 Trade

Traded Steve Francis, cash and a 2009 2nd round draft pick (Sam Young was later selected) to the Memphis Grizzlies for a 2011 2nd round draft pick. Houston did not receive the 2nd round draft pick because it was top 55 protected.

December 26, 2008 D-Lg

Assigned Joey Dorsey to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.

January 9, 2009 D-Lg

Recalled Joey Dorsey from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.

February 19, 2009 Trade

As part of a 3-team trade, the Houston Rockets traded Rafer Alston to the Orlando Magic; the Memphis Grizzlies traded Kyle Lowry to the Houston Rockets; the Orlando Magic traded Brian Cook to the Houston Rockets; and the Orlando Magic traded Adonal Foyle, Mike Wilks and a 2009 1st round draft pick (DeMarre Carroll was later selected) to the Memphis Grizzlies.

February 28, 2009 Waiver

Waived Luther Head.

March 3, 2009 Signing

Signed James White to two 10-day contracts, then signed to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 25, 2009 Sale

Purchased Jermaine Taylor from the Washington Wizards.

June 25, 2009 Trade

Traded cash and a 2012 2nd round draft pick (Kim English was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for Chase Budinger.

June 25, 2009 Sale

Purchased Sergio Llull from the Denver Nuggets.