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Hakeem Olajuwon says Dwight Howard is ready for MVP-type of season

With Kevin Durant going down for the earlier part of the season, the Most Valuable Player award will likely not be retained by the Oklahoma City Thunder forward. LeBron James is the favorite to win a fifth MVP award. But former Houston Rocket Hakeem Olajuwon thinks a CURRENT Houston Rocket is poised to win it. From Fran Blinebury of NBA.Com: At least one former MVP doesn’t think...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon says Dwight Howard is ready for an MVP season

Hakeem Olajuwon, who is the greatest player in the history of the Houston Rockets, is working with the team as a player development coach who specifically works with Dwight Howard. Olajuwon likes what he sees from Howard and thinks that he is ready to make a serious push for MVP. Via Fran Blinebury of NBA.com:  “He’s healthy. He’s strong. He’s ready,” said Olajuwon, who...
Via Pass The Pill
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets To Rely On D-League Growth For Clint Capela, Nick Johnson

The Houston Rockets plan to utilize the NBA Development League heavily this season for their two draft picks, Clint Capela and Nick Johnson. “The Vipers have been great for us,” Kevin McHale said. “We sent guys down here. It helped them. D-Mo was down here. Terrence came down for a while. It really helps their game a lot. I like it. Like this year, will be a huge year for Clint...
Via RealGM
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: ‘Dwight Howard Is Ready For An MVP-Type Season’

  At least one former MVP doesn’t think it should have taken a broken bone in Kevin Durant’s foot to throw the 2015 MVP race wide open. According to Hakeem Olajuwon, Dwight Howard was already prepared to kick the door down. “He’s healthy. He’s strong. He’s ready,” said Olajuwon, who won the award in 1994 when he led the Rockets to the first of their back-to...
Via Rockets Social
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon: Dwight Howard Will Have MVP-Type Season

Dwight Howard looks healthy and injury free during this training camp.  The Rockets big man has looked so good that a legend from years past believes Howard can dethrone Kevin Durant for league MVP. Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon believes Howard will have an MVP-type season. “I played at a time when were so many players that could win the MVP each year — Michael Jordan...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Houston Rockets: Rising Sideways

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2236" src="http://cdn1.bloguin.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/130/2014/03/James-Harden-celebrates-with-Houston-fans-300x200.jpg" alt=""<strong" /> (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season...
Via Hoops Manifesto
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Jones leads Rockets over Suns as banged-up Howard, Harden sit

  Terrence Jones scored 18 points and Isaiah Canaan put Houston ahead for good with a three-point play with 29 seconds left as the Rockets defeated the Phoenix Suns 95-92 on Monday night. Phoenix had a chance to tie with 12 seconds left, but Archie Goodwin's 3-pointer missed, and Kostas Papanikolaou grabbed the rebound. Houston was playing without Dwight Howard, who sat out...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Guard James Harden Videobombs Isaiah Canaan With Crazy Dance

The Houston Rockets have been looking forward to the preseason. They've been looking forward to getting started; to seeing how well the team can do in Year Two of the Dwight Howard Era. They've added a couple pieces (i.e Jason Terry. Trevor Ariza) and have high hopes the pieces are present to allow the team to make a deep run in to the post season.For now it's preseason...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Tall Is Yao Ming? Really Tall! (Photo)

  In comparison to other basketball players, Yao Ming is insanely tall.  Shaq posted this photo on his Instagram and it’s incredible to see how tall Yao Ming is in comparison to Shaq. Loading Yao says he’s 7 feet 4 I think he’s 7 foot 8 View on Instagram Yao Ming could come in handy when we need to reach for something in the kitchen cupboards. [NIS] The post How...
Via Geeks and Cleats
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Kostas Papanikolaou starting to find his comfort zone

Rockets forward Kostas Papanikolaou is getting more and more comfortable with every minute he plays in the preseason. He finished Thursday night’s win over the Grizzlies with nine points, four rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes of play. He said he still was hoping to see defensive improvement but was glad to see progress. “I had a couple of bad plays, but I know I need...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Parting With Robert Covington

The Houston Rockets have decided to release forward Robert Covington while continuing to listen on trade interest, league sources told RealGM.Covington and the Rockets will part either way, allowing the 23-year-old to play for another organization.The Rockets had been impressed with Covington’s development within the franchise a season ago, a skilled 6-foot-9 product using his...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

One Question Facing Every Rockets Starter

Patrick Beverley What will he bring to the table? Patrick Beverley has shown he has potential, but he doesn’t really excel in any stat category.  He’s a savvy defender and he brings that to the table, but I’m still wondering what he brings to the table that will help him fulfill his potential.  He can pop the three, but won’t be asked to all that often, he doesn’t excel...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is James Harden recruiting Kevin Durant to Houston?

Remember how excited everyone was for Greg Oden to enter the NBA? That was it. He was going to be the next big . . . big. He had all the tangibles. He had all the intangibles. Oden was going to enter a guard-dominated league and refresh us with a traditional presence of a true center. And then there was Kevin Durant. The talented, long-limbed Longhorn, who was voted the 2006-07...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons: Dallas Is A Nicer, Cleaner City Than Houston

Chandler Parsons is trolling the Houston Rockets and doing his part to spice up the Western Conference rivalry. The former Rockets forward hit Houston in the belt when he delivered this zinger of a line during the Mavericks media day.  the biggest difference between Dallas and Houston. “It’s cleaner here,” Parsons said. “It’s just like a nicer, cleaner city. In downtown...
Via Thacover2
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ironic James Harden defense lines included in 2K15

That’s rich. Let’s just say the words “James Harden” and “play good defense” should never be part of the same sentence. Well, unless the sentence is, “James Harden has never had one iota of inclination to ever play good defense, ever.” Then it would be alright. That is what makes the juxtaposition of the creators […] The post ‘NBA 2K15′ had James Harden talk...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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