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The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 25: All-time Rockets team draft

Ryan Dunsmore and Ethan Rothstein try to make the best possible teams with only Rockets players. The Dream Shake Podcast: Episode No. 25 Hosts: Ryan Dunsmore and Ethan Rothstein The offseason can be a silly place. So when Ethan came up the idea came up with the idea for a Rockets fantasy draft, we jumped at the idea. In this week's podcast, we hold our All-Time Rockets team...
Via The Dream Shake
3 hours ago

How The Rockets Reshaped Their Weird Roster

One word that may best describe the Houston Rockets during Daryl Morey's tenure as general manager is, simply, "weird" - a quirky, personality-filled roster that belies the organization's data-driven, mostly levelheaded approach to team-building at the peak of the analytical era in sports. A front office whose methodology shouldn't be all that controversial (design a game plan with...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey dishes on the James Harden extension and more to SI

The Rockets GM talks Beard, free agents and injuries with Sports Illustrated. Rockets GM Daryl Morey talked with Sports Illustrated recently, and he had some interesting things to say in regards to the James Harden extension and to the Rockets' offseason player acquisitions. First up, is the Harden extension, which will pay The Beard $30 million plus for the 2018-2019 season (in...
Via The Dream Shake
10 hours ago

Former Rocket, University of Houston great Dwight Jones passes away

The Cougar star and NBA veteran passed away at the age of 64. We lost a Houston basketball legend yesterday, as Dwight Jones passed away, according to multiple reports. He was 64 years old. A decade before the Phi Slamma Jamma super-team that featured Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, Jones was chopping up teams for U of H and led them to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances...
Via The Dream Shake
2 days ago

Houston Rockets: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

With a frenetic summer signing period finally slowing down, we have finally have a chance to evaluate how everything has come together for teams across the league. Five franchises in particular stood out because of the collection of talent they acquired both in the draft and free agency. In this series, we'll look at not only why these teams "won" their summers, but the work that...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Houston Rockets Will Replace Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets are putting all their eggs in Clint Capela’s basket. Yes, that’s the 22-year-old Swiss center who played 19 minutes per game last season.As it stands, Capela should walk in to a starting role on day one of training camp. Having let Dwight Howard go without a fight, the Rockets failed to land top free agent centers Al Horford or Hassan Whiteside. Middle-tier...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four men charged with beating up Moses Malone Jr for criticizing James Harden

Four men are being charged with beating up and robbing Moses Malone Jr. last month outside a strip club for criticizing James Harden on social media. Malone Jr. wrote a Facebook post in June in which he criticized the cost of Harden’s basketball camp. Moses Malone Jr. (son of bball legend) told me James Harden's "people" robbed him b/c he posted this @JHarden13 pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chinanu Onuaku Signs Three Year Fully Guaranteed Deal With The Houston Rockets

Less than a month after being selected in the 2016 NBA Draft, former Louisville Cardinal big man Chinanu Onuaku has signed his first professional contract. The Houston Rockets have reportedly signed their first pick in this year’s draft to a fully guaranteed deal for three years. The Rockets didn’t have a first round pick in […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
9 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden likens himself to Steve Nash

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden doesn’t lack confidence in his ability, that’s for sure. The 26-year-old guard averaged a career-best 29 points per game last season, and that was enough to earn him a four-year, $118 million extension to remain with the team. The Rockets, under new head coach Mike D’Antoni, did their best to sign Al Horford and Kent Bazemore when the...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Yao Ming was called by the wrong name his entire NBA career

2016 Hall of Fame inductee Yao Ming is without peer -- a 7-6 giant from afar who was a large part in turning the NBA into a truly global product. While he wasn't the first NBA player from China -- that distinction goes to Wang Zhizhi -- he was the first to become a true superstar. On the court, Yao helped lead the Houston Rockets to multiple playoff berths, and he made the All-Star...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yao Ming was too shy to tell people he should be called ‘Ming’

Former Houston Rockets superstar Yao Ming will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September. While his career was shortened by a foot injury, Yao was still one of the most dominant big men in NBA history during his prime. Or, we should say, Ming was one of the most dominant big men in NBA history. In a piece he wrote for The Players' Tribune this week, Yao gave a glimpse...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden laughs as Rockets player misses dunk

NBA summer league action tends to be more entertaining than many would be lead to believe. It’s a place where young players can show off a bit and showboat here and there. But it’s also a stage for embarrassing plays, which is to be expected as the young players earn their stripes get more playing time under their belt. Rookie shooting guard Patrick McCaw was the most recent...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Takes Shot At Former Teammate Kevin Durant In Open Letter To Rockets Fans

Once upon a time, Kevin Durant and James Harden were teammates on an Oklahoma City team that reached the NBA Finals. A lot has changed in a few short years. Harden, after that run in 2011-2012, left the franchise to play for the Houston Rockets. Durant, as-of last week, is now a member of the loaded Golden State Warriors. Clearly, they aren’t on the same page when it comes to how...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden calls out ‘super-team’ strategy in letter to Rockets fans

The growing trend in the NBA seems to be building a super team if you can, as Golden State has just done in adding Kevin Durant to its already potent offense featuring Steph Curry. Superstars teaming up with each other has been a point of discussion and debate recently as a result. In an open letter to Houston Rockets fans, James Harden made it perfectly clear he is invested in building...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ desperate attempt that may work

If you haven’t heard already, the Houston Rockets extended James Harden’s contract to 3 years for $118 million. Now if you’ve read nearly all of my articles concerning the Rockets currently, you will know that I’m not a huge Harden fan for his notoriously bad defense, lack of leadership, and overreliance on his own stats. I’d link the article I wrote about trading him,...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden agrees to extension and restructures deal with Rockets

All-Star shooting guard James Harden has agreed to a four-year, $118 million contract renegotiation with the Houston Rockets, as first reported by Yahoo Sports.He had been under contract through 2018 but now is signed through 2020.Harden, 26, averaged a career-best 29.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game last season. He shot 43.9 percent from the field and 35.9 percent...
Via FOX Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets introduce Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon

http://www.clutchfans.net The Houston Rockets introduce free agent signing Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon on 7/9/2016 (two different cameras used because the battery died on my first camera halfway through)
Via ClutchFans
20 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden agrees to $118 million renegotiation with Rockets

The Houston Rockets already knew that they would get to keep All-Star guard James Harden through the 2017-18 season, but now they will have him for just a little longer. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported the news on Saturday that Harden had agreed to a new contract worth $118 million. The renegotiated contract will keep him with the team through the 2018-19 season and...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley responds to backlash from Durant criticism

The outspoken Charles Barkley has taken to the airwaves to defend his contention that Kevin Durant is trying to “cheat his way into a championship” by joining the Golden State Warriors and creating a superteam. The NBA on TNT analyst has received some blowback for his harsh criticism of Durant, mainly stemming from the conjecture that he pulled the same stunt when he joined...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard wants to deliver NBA title to hometown Atlanta

Dwight Howard is set to enjoy a homecoming by joining the Atlanta Hawks. And he says nothing would please him more than delivering an NBA title to his hometown. The veteran center — who opted out of the final year of his deal with the Houston Rockets — will sign a reported three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Hawks on Friday once a league moratorium is lifted on Thursday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets reportedly raid Pelicans for sharpshooters Ryan Anderson & Eric Gordon

The Houston Rockets are loading up on shooting for new coach Mike D'Antoni.The Rockets agreed to terms on Saturday with forward Ryan Anderson and guard Eric Gordon to add even more scoring punch around James Harden, two people with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals cannot be signed until July 7.Anderson...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Moses Malone Jr. robbed at gunpoint, claims James Harden ordered it

Moses Malone, Jr., son of NBA great Moses Malone, claims he was attacked by James Harden’s entourage outside V Live Houston early Saturday morning. Malone Jr. posted on Facebook about how Harden’s basketball camp was unaffordable for inner-city kids, and believes Harden sent his entourage to assault him and steal his jewelry, which was valued at approximately $15,000, in...
Via The Sports Daily
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Daryl Morey after the Rockets picked in the 2016 NBA Draft

http://www.clutchfans.net Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey speaks to the media on 6/23/2016 after the 2016 NBA Draft. The Rockets picked Chinanu Onuaku with the 37th pick and Zhou Qi out of China with the 43rd pick in the second round.
Via ClutchFans
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Jason Terry: Dwight Howard would put Mavericks in championship contention

One of the teams Dwight Howard might be looking at this summer in free agency is the Dallas Mavericks. Jason Terry, Howard’s teammate the past two seasons with the Houston Rockets, thinks Dallas would be a championship contender if Howard did sign on with the Mavericks. “He would look good [in a Mavericks uniform]. Anybody that has his physical stature along side of Dirk ...
Via Sportsnaut
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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