2009–10 Houston Rockets season

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2009–10 Houston Rockets season
Head coach Rick Adelman
General manager Daryl Morey
Owner(s) Leslie Alexander
Arena Toyota Center
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television My Network TV Houston, FSN Houston
Radio Sports Radio 610
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

The 2009–10 Houston Rockets season was the 43rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates[edit]

Summary[edit]

NBA Draft 2009[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft

Free agency[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 32 Jermaine Taylor SG  United States Central Florida
2 34 Sergio Llull PG  Spain Real Madrid (Spain)

Roster[edit]

Houston Rockets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 13 Australia Andersen, David Injured 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Australia
G/F 1 United States Ariza, Trevor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UCLA
G/F 31 United States Battier, Shane Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
G 0 United States Brooks, Aaron 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 161 lb (73 kg) Oregon
G/F 10 United States Budinger, Chase 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Arizona
F 33 United States Harris, Mike 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Rice
F/C 44 United States Hayes, Chuck 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Kentucky
F/C 27 United States Hill, Jordan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arizona
F 20 United States Jeffries, Jared 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Indiana
F 30 United States Johnson, Alexander 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Florida State
G 7 United States Lowry, Kyle 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Villanova
G 12 United States Martin, Kevin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Western Carolina
F/C 4 Argentina Scola, Luis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Argentina
G 8 United States Taylor, Jermaine 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Central Florida
C 11 China Yao Ming Injured (C) 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 310 lb (141 kg) People's Republic of China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Pre-season[edit]

2009 Pre-season Game Log: 0–0–0 (Home: 0–0–0 ; Road: 0–0–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Recap
1 October 7 (in Hidalgo, TX) Boston Celtics Houston Rockets

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Dallas Mavericks 55 27 .671 28–13 27–14 10–6
x-San Antonio Spurs 50 32 .610 5 29–12 21–20 9–7
Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 13 23–18 19–22 9–7
Memphis Grizzlies 40 42 .488 15 23–18 17–24 5–11
New Orleans Hornets 37 45 .451 18 24–17 13–28 7–9
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695
2 y-Dallas Mavericks 55 27 .671 2
3 x-Phoenix Suns 54 28 .659 3
4 y-Denver Nuggets 53 29 .646 4
5 x-Utah Jazz 53 29 .646 4
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 7
7 x-San Antonio Spurs 50 32 .610 7
8 x-Oklahoma City Thunder 50 32 .610 7
9 Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 15
10 Memphis Grizzlies 40 42 .488 17
11 New Orleans Hornets 37 45 .451 20
12 Los Angeles Clippers 29 53 .354 28
13 Golden State Warriors 26 56 .317 31
14 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 32
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 42


Game log[edit]

2009–10 game log
2009–10 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Season[edit]

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

  • Yao Ming missed the entire season with a stress fracture in his left ankle.[2]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 25, 2009
To Houston Rockets
To Washington Wizards
  • Cash considerations
June 25, 2009
To Houston Rockets
To Denver Nuggets
  • Cash considerations
June 25, 2009
To Houston Rockets
To Detroit Pistons
  • Future second round pick
  • Cash considerations
July 14, 2009
To Houston Rockets
To Atlanta Hawks
  • Future second round pick
  • Cash and future considerations
September 22, 2009
To Houston Rockets
To Denver Nuggets
February 18, 2010 To Sacramento Kings
Larry Hughes (From New York)
Carl Landry (From Houston)
Joey Dorsey (From Houston)
To New York Knicks
Tracy McGrady (from Houston)
Sergio Rodriguez (from Sacramento)
To Houston Rockets
Kevin Martin (from Sacramento)
Jared Jeffries (from New York)
Jordan Hill (From New York)
Hilton Armstrong (From Sacramento)
2012 protected first-round pick (from New York)
Rights to exchange 2011 first-round picks with New York

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Trevor Ariza July 8 Los Angeles Lakers
Pops Mensah-Bonsu September 3 Toronto Raptors
Mike Harris December 22 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Will Conroy January 28 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Subtractions
Player Date signed New Team
Ron Artest July 8 Los Angeles Lakers
Pops Mensah-Bonsu November 16 Toronto Raptors

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aaron Brooks named NBA's Most Improved Player". Houston Rockets.com. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Yao Ming out for season with stress fracture in ankle". espn.go.com. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 

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