Former Rockets In The Playoffs

Hornets forward Carl Landry
Hornets forward Carl Landry
Landry joined the New Orleans Hornets after playing for the Sacramento Kings. Landry was drafted by the Rockets in 2007 and played for Houston for more than two seasons.
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Carl Landry
The Hornets are the seventh seed in the West and are facing the Lakers in the first round.
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Hornets forward Trevor Ariza
Ariza signed a five-year deal with the Rockets in 2009 but only played one disappointing season with them.
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Trevor Ariza
Ariza averaged 11 points per game during the regular season with the Hornets.
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Lakers forward Ron Artest
Artest played with the Rockets during the 2008 season before joining the Lakers and winning an NBA Championship in 2010.
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Ron Artest
Artest has averaged 8.5 points per game during the 2010 regular season.
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Grizzlies forward Shane Battier
After almost five complete seasons in Houston, the Rockets traded Battier to the Grizzlies, his original team, just before the trade deadline in February.
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Shane Battier
Battier sank a game-winning 3-pointer to help the eight-seed Grizzlies beat the one-seed Spurs during the first game of Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday.
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Heat forward Juwan Howard
Howard played for the Rockets for three season (2004-07).
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Juwan Howard
Howard averages a little more than 10 minutes per game with the Heat.
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Bulls point guard John Lucas Jr.
Lucas was a member of the Rockets for two games during the 2005 season before being waived. Houston signed Lucas to a three-year deadl in 2006, but he was cut in 2008.
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John Lucas, Jr.
Lucas, right, is currently on the Bulls roster.
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Bulls guard Keith Bogans
Bogans played 33 games for the Rockets during the 2005-06 season.
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Keith Bogans
Bogans started in all 82 regular season games for the top-seeded Bulls this year.
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Spurs forward Steve Novak
Novak, a threat from the 3-point line, played two seasons for the Rockets (2006-08).
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Steve Novak
Novak joined the Spurs after playing two seasons with the Clippers (2008-10) and two short stints earlier this season with the Raptors and the Mavericks.
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Celtics shooting guard Von Wafer
Von Wafer played in 63 games for the Rockets during the 2008-09 season and impressed fans with his dunks and shooting despite being a defensive liability.
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Von Wafer
Von Wafer averages less than 10 minutes per game with the Celtics.
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Grizzlies point guard Ish Smith
Smith was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Rockets last August but was later assigned to Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He was then recalled to play for the Rockets but was traded to the Grizzlies in February.
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Ish Smith
Smith has averaged 7.5 minutes during 15 games with Memphis.
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Knicks forward Jared Jeffries
Jeffries was traded to Houston in February, 2010, and played in 18 games for the Rockets earlier this season.
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Jared Jeffries
Jeffries, who played for New York for four season (2006-10), rejoined the Knicks on March 1.
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Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau
Thibodeau didn't play for the Rockets but was an assistant coach to Jeff Van Gundy in Houston during the 2003-04 season.
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Tom Thibodeau
In his first year a s ahead coach, Thibodeau has lead the Bulls to the top of the Eastern Conference and the league's best regular season record (62-20).
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Hornets center David Andersen
The Rockets aquired Andersen in 2009 and signed him to a three-year deal but traded him the following summer.
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David Andersen
Andersen has averaged 3.4 points in 40 games with the Hornets.
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Hawks forward-center Hilton Armstrong
The Rockets aquired Armstrong in February, 2010, but was waived two months later.
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Hilton Armstrong
Armstrong has played in 12 games for the Hawks this season after short stints with the Wizards and Raptors earlier this season.
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