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The 2009–10 Houston Rockets season was the 43rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The news broke in the off-season when center Yao Ming would miss the upcoming season due to foot surgery. This injury would soon be considered career-threatening. Mid-season, All-Star Tracy McGrady, who was working his way back from knee surgery that kept him out of last season, was traded to the New York Knicks. Despite losing two All-Stars, the Rockets finished 42–40, but did not clinch a playoff spot.

2009–10 Houston Rockets season
Head coachRick Adelman
General managerDaryl Morey
Owner(s)Leslie Alexander
ArenaToyota Center
Results
Record42–40 (.512)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

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

Contents

Key datesEdit

SummaryEdit

NBA Draft 2009Edit

Free agencyEdit

Draft picksEdit

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

RosterEdit

Houston Rockets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 13   Andersen, David   6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Australia
G/F 1   Ariza, Trevor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UCLA
G/F 31   Battier, Shane   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Duke
G 0   Brooks, Aaron 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 161 lb (73 kg) Oregon
G/F 10   Budinger, Chase 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Arizona
F 33   Harris, Mike 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Rice
F/C 44   Hayes, Chuck 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Kentucky
F/C 27   Hill, Jordan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Arizona
F 20   Jeffries, Jared 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Indiana
F 30   Johnson, Alexander 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Florida State
G 7   Lowry, Kyle 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Villanova
G 12   Martin, Kevin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Western Carolina
F/C 4   Scola, Luis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Argentina
G 8   Taylor, Jermaine 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Central Florida
C 11   Yao Ming   (C) 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 310 lb (141 kg) People's Republic of China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Pre-seasonEdit

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, Texas) Boston Celtics 90–96 Houston Rockets

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

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


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2009-10 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK OKC ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 4–0
Boston 0–4 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 0–3 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 4–0
Chicago 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1
Detroit 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 4–0
Golden State 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–3 2–0 0–3 0–2
Houston 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Indiana 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0
Miami 3–1 0–3 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1
Milwaukee 1–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–3 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–4 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New Jersey 0–3 1–3 2–2 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–4
New Orleans 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–3 0–3 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 3–1
Oklahoma City 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–0
Orlando 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2
Philadelphia 1–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–0
Portland 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 0–4 1–1
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–4 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 4–0 1–1 0–4 2–0
Toronto 1–3 0–4 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 0–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1
Utah 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–2 4–0 2–0 2–0
Washington 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2

Game logEdit

2009–10 game log
Total: 42–40 (Home: 23–18; Road: 19–22)
2009–10 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
David Andersen 63 0 14.1 .432 .346 .687 3.3 .7 .2 .2 5.8
Trevor Ariza 72 71 36.5 .394 .334 .649 5.6 3.8 1.8 .6 14.9
Hilton Armstrong 9 0 4.4 .294 .000 .000 .7 .3 .6 .0 1.1
Shane Battier 67 62 32.4 .398 .362 .726 4.7 .8 .8 1.1 8.0
Aaron Brooks 82 82 35.6 .432 .398 .822 2.6 5.3 .8 .2 19.6
Chase Budinger 74 4 20.1 .441 .369 .770 3.0 1.2 .5 .1 8.9
Will Conroy 5 0 7.2 .300 .300 .000 .6 1.4 .0 .0 1.2
Brian Cook 15 0 2.9 .304 .222 .714 .6 .1 .0 .1 1.4
Joey Dorsey 7 0 7.7 .455 . .500 3.6 .3 .3 .1 1.6
Mike Harris 8 0 10.3 .370 .000 .556 2.5 .4 .5 .1 3.1
Chuck Hayes 82 82 21.6 .489 . .545 5.7 1.7 .9 .5 4.4
Jordan Hill 23 0 16.2 .532 . .660 5.0 .6 .2 .5 6.4
Jared Jeffries 18 0 18.4 .429 .111 .556 3.6 1.0 .5 .7 4.9
Carl Landry 52 1 27.2 .547 . .839 5.5 .8 .5 .9 16.1
Kyle Lowry 68 0 24.3 .397 .272 .827 3.6 4.5 .9 .1 9.1
Kevin Martin 24 22 35.8 .435 .310 .924 2.9 2.3 1.0 .1 21.3
Tracy McGrady 6 0 7.7 .368 .500 .667 .8 1.0 .0 .3 3.2
Pops Mensah-Bonsu 4 0 3.3 .250 . .500 1.0 .3 .3 .3 1.3
Luis Scola 82 82 32.6 .514 .200 .779 8.6 2.1 .8 .3 16.2
Jermaine Taylor 31 4 9.8 .378 .227 .717 1.5 .5 .3 .1 4.1
Garrett Temple 9 0 13.1 .448 .250 .667 1.6 .8 .4 .4 5.0

Awards, records and milestonesEdit

AwardsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

All-StarEdit

SeasonEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Injuries and surgeriesEdit

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

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

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 Rodríguez (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 agentsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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