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How can the Houston Rockets use K.J. McDaniels next season?

K.J. McDaniels could be a huge player for the Houston Rockets over the next few seasons. The second-year wing has elite defensive potential and surreal athleticism. His main problem, right now, is a lacking jumper. But if that gets fixed and a few other areas of his game take off, McDaniels could become a monster. Here's more, courtesy of Bleacher Report's Kelly Scaletta:"Working...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated...Read More The post Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chuck Hayes has signed with the Houston Rockets

Chuck Hayes, a player from Kentucky that went undrafted, is getting set to sign with the Houston Rockets to start his 12th NBA season. Hayes signed today with the Houston Rockets for the veteran’s minimum, breaking the Rockets to the necessary 13 guaranteed contracts for the start of a season.  Hayes spent the first 6 […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Agree To Deal With Chuck Hayes

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum with Chucky Hayes. Hayes played for the Rockets between 2006 and 2011. Hayes was most recently with the Toronto Raptors.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It's time for the Houston Rockets to start thinking about Dwight Howard's free agency

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has a player option that he will opt out of next summer, making him an unrestricted free agent for the second time in four seasons. This isn't talked about as often as it should. Howard is still the best center in the NBA, and even at 30 years old, will still command a ton of attention and money on the open market next July. As Sports on Earth...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Houston Rockets a legitimate contender?

The Houston Rockets finished last season with the second-best record in the loaded Western Conference. They made it all the way to the conference finals with a banged up roster then essentially swapped Josh Smith for Ty Lawson this summer. But are they legitimate championship contenders? Here's CBS Sports with a closer look at the other teams Houston will compete against next season...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hilarious Viral Video parodies James Harden

A hilarious parody of Houston Rockets player James Harden, viewed 1.5 million times of Facebook, takes aim at his signature step-back-and-shoot style as well as his controversial cooking dance. In the viral vide,o comedian BdotAdot5 takes Harden’s step back strategy to new levels, moving several steps way back from his opponent before launching the ball. In another shot, he even...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets could smell alcohol on Ty Lawson at practice

Ty Lawson was traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Houston Rockets last week, and now the stories about the severity of his alcohol issues are coming to light. Lawson was popped for a DUI last week, making it two DUI arrests for him this year alone. He entered a 30-day rehab program that will...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: KJ McDaniels Contract Grade

  (Feb. 5, 2015 – Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Houston Rockets continued to put the final touches on their rotation by re-signing rookie standout KJ McDaniels to a three-year, $10 million contract. McDaniels was a frontrunner for rookie of the year during the first half of the season with his stint in...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM will go 'Temecula' on Harden-as-MVP dissenters

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dominated the NBA MVP voting back in May, and deservedly so. He received 100 first place votes, which was 75 more than second-place finisher James Harden. Not surprisingly, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey believes the runner-up got the shaft. And anyone who doesn’t agree can feel free to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can Ty Lawson Bring To The Houston Rockets?

Let's get one thing straight before we dive into what this trade means for the Houston Rockets: the idea of what Ty Lawson could bring to Houston is of course fascinating to think about, but first, we need to take a step back.This is a troubled young man, in a serious situation. DUI's are no joke - too many people are killed every year, and the fact that he's in rehab is a testament...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson Agrees To Make Contract Non-Guaranteed For 16-17

Ty Lawson has agreed to make the final season of his contract with non-guaranteed as part of the Houston Rockets' trade for him. The agreement gives the Rockets flexibility to keep Lawson for the 16-17 season at his current salary. With Lawson in rehab for alcohol abuse, the non-guaranteed season gives the Rockets peace of mind should another issue arise.
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Agree To Sign Marcus Thornton To One-Year Deal

The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign Marcus Thornton to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. “The Rockets were the right choice because of their style of play – up tempo,” Thornton said. “That’s when I’m at my best. And they are a playoff team that is always competing for a title year in and year out and that’s what I want to do. Win on the biggest stage....
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson’s agent doesn’t know much about his client

  After being traded to the Houston Rockets last night, Ty Lawson’s agent Happy Walters spoke to Fox 26 news in Houston about his clients future. “He’s excited,” Walters said. “I spoke to him once about it. He’s close with James (Harden), tight with Corey (Brewer), knows Trevor (Ariza) and Dwight (Howard) and is real excited. “It’s an opportunity for him. He’s...
Via BSN Denver
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson in, Josh Smith out: The Rockets' mysterious ways

After two DUI arrests in six months, Ty Lawson watched his level of value plummet. So, the Houston Rockets decided to get him for a relatively cheap price… at least in terms of raw numbers. A common refrain from many analysts and pundits on Sunday night after news of the Lawson deal broke was this: “It’s cheap and therefore low-risk, so why not?” This is a line of argumentation...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Ty Lawson Trade Grade

(March 10, 2015 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Rockets Receive: Ty Lawson, future 2nd round pick Rockets Trade: Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Nick Johnson, Joey Dorsey, 1st round pick The Houston Rockets have been searching for that third superstar to put next to James Harden and Dwight Howard...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets trade disgruntled Ty Lawson to Rockets

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a trade with the Houston Rockets centered around star point guard Ty Lawson.
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Should lack of offseason moves worry you?

Daryl Morey Daryl Morey is a beloved general manager for any Houston Rockets fan because ever since he became the general manager for the Rockets in 2007, the franchise recorded winning seasons every year. The Houston Rockets consistently improved their records each year and went all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season. While the expectation from the Rockets fans...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Heads to Comic-Con in Predator Costume

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard—never afraid to get his nerd on—is doing just that at the annual Comic-Con convention in San Diego this weekend. By getting his nerd on, we mean that Howard actually showed up to the annual show of weirdness in full Predator attire: Comic con. Love life you only live once.@fandango @movieclips A photo posted by Dwight Howard (@dwighthoward...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard attends Comic-Con dressed as Predator (Photos)

Dwight Howard got his cosplay game on this weekend by attending Comic-Con in San Diego dressed as Predator. Comic con. Love life you only live once.@fandango @movieclips A photo posted by Dwight Howard (@dwighthoward) on Jul 10, 2015 at 3:50pm PDT Despite the obvious height difference between himself and most of the fans, the Houston Rockets center fit right in.H/T FanSided. ...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Instagram: Houston Rockets Star Dwight Howard Enjoying Comic-Con With His Dog Chopper

Comic-con looks like it is one of those things that everyone should enjoy once. It's like Halloween blown up minus the candy, but with some of your favorite movies and television stars thrown in. It's a chance for everyone's inner nerd to geek out and love life. If you're lucky you could even run in to some of your other favorite stars letting their inner geek out.Some, like Houston...
Via FatManWriting
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is James Harden dating Khloe Kardashian?

James Harden sure knows how to get around. We’ve posted many gossip rumors over the past few years about who he might be dating, and the latest one will knock your socks off. Reports are suggesting that Harden is now dating Khloe Kardashian. The two were in Las Vegas together for July 4th weekend. They...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Unlikely to Add Top-Tier Free Agent

In what could be a complete reversal of philosophy for the Houston Rockets under general manager Daryl Morey, the team is apparently preparing to miss out on upper-echelon free agents when the market opens on Wednesday. According to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen, Morey and company are more focused on retaining their own free agents right now. Per the report: “The...
Via Sportsnaut
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets offer 18th pick, Terrence Jones in pre-draft deals

The Houston Rockets are looking to deal power forward Terrence Jones in order to shed salary and are also making the No. 18 pick in tonight’s draft available. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported the development. Indicative of Houston's plans to get off money, word is both Terrence Jones and Rockets' No. 18 pick in first round are both very available — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

43-year-old sends Rockets letter telling them not to draft him

Now that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has to scratch this one middle-aged man off his draft list, the team’s plans to dethrone the Golden State Warriors as NBA champions have taken a severe hit. And I thought we were a destination franchise… pic.twitter.com/j4pUkr2NY8 — Daryl Morey (@dmorey) June 19, 2015   The hits really keep coming for a franchise...
Via Sportsnaut
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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