How James Harden and Mike D'Antoni can revitalize their careers together

In today's Rocket Fuel: how can James Harden and Mike D'Antoni help each other revitalize their careers this season? Plus, what are the expectations for Clint Capela as he takes over for Dwight Howard? The weekend is here! Rockets preseason basketball begins this Sunday! Things are happening! Make sure you are caught up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! James...
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Rockets sign P.J. Hairston to a camp contract

Houston is kicking the tires on the former first-round draft pick with a non-guaranteed camp deal. The Rockets added to their training camp roster yesterday by signing free agent swingman P.J. Hairston to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets will also have Hairston’s D-League rights. Sources: Free agent PJ Hairston is joining the Houston...
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10 hours ago

Sorry coach, Nene is not a top five center

Nene was a good signing for the Rockets, but Mike D’Antoni might be going a bit overboard. It’s never a bad thing to have faith in your players. Most guys feed off that confidence, and it usually allows them to play free and loose, without looking over their shoulder. Guys love playing for coaches that trust their players and their abilities. But there can be a fine line between...
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1 day ago

WATCH: Mike D'Antoni on his rotation philosophy for Rockets Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni talks before training camp practice on 9/28/2016, the second practice of the day.
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Who wears short shorts? James Harden wears short shorts (pic)

James Harden turned contemporary NBA on-court style on its head by showing up to Houston Rockets practice rocking a pair of mighty short shorts. Harden. #Rockets — Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) September 27, 2016   Whether Harden’s decision to go retro with the short-shorts look — which certainly appears to be an uncomfortable one —...
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WATCH: Sam Dekker before Houston Rockets practice Sam Dekker talks before the start of Houston Rockets practice on 9/27/2016.
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WATCH: Ryan Anderson after Houston Rockets practice New Rocket Ryan Anderson talks after practice on 9/26/2016, Day 3 of Houston Rockets training camp.
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Harden focused on helping Rockets improve after tough season

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden was second in the NBA with 29 points per game last season and his 7.5 rebounds were a career high. Still, it was a disappointing year for Harden and the Houston Rockets, who were ousted in the first round of the playoffs by Golden State, and the star knew he had to adjust things to take the team farther this year. ''Last year was frustrating, numbers...
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Bucks trade for Michael Beasley in effort to replace Khris Middleton

With Khris Middleton’s return to the court unknown after tearing his hamstring on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Bucks are looking to find a way to replace the production of the Bucks’ 2015-16 leading scorer. The mission to fill Middleton’s void was started Thursday. Milwaukee traded point guard Tyler Ennis to the Houston Rockets for forward Michael Beasley, according to Woj and...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: Rockets have never been on same page since I got here

James Harden is still the face of the Houston Rockets, despite a tumultuous last season which saw his team tumbled from second to eight in the Western Conference, overwhelmed by the storyline of behind-the-scenes grumbling and discontent in the locker room. Of course, the firing of Kevin McHale didn’t help, but as the first few practices of the new season have begun, Harden has...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden hopes to unite Rockets after last season's struggles

James Harden bemoaned how disharmony last season completely derailed the Houston Rockets’ 2015-16 campaign. Worse yet, the superstar hinted that the team has never been on the same page in the four seasons he has been in Houston. The superstar did say recently, though, that he is heading into the 2016-17 NBA season optimistic that’s all in the past. Citing how Rockets players...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson says he is being extorted by computer hackers

Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson claims he is the victim of cyber hacking, and the culprits are trying to extort him. Martin Kaufman, Lawson’s attorney, told TMZ over the weekend that the hackers managed to obtain some “very sensitive and private material” and are likely shopping it around to various media outlets. The hackers have apparently found a way to get in touch...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden organizing players-only minicamp with Rockets

For the second consecutive year, James Harden is looking to get a jump on preparing for the upcoming season with a players-only minicamp. According to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, Harden has rounded up his Houston Rockets teammates for some pre-camp workouts beginning next week. Corey Brewer says Harden has been responsible for all the planning and organization. “James is...
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August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

James Harden signature adidas shoes get mocked

  James Harden is finally getting his own signature shoe from adidas. That’s the good news. The bad news is the shoes are getting roasted by folks online worse than the Steph Curry shoes from Under Armour. Sneaker Watch posted photos Monday of the all new adidas Harden 1 in “triple black,” and the reviews based on aesthetics are not positive. Here’s a look at them:...
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August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Terry on the history of Pro-Ams in the Pacific NW

The Pacific Northwest has a rich history of basketball, and few have a better understanding of it than Jason Terry. Jet pays homage to Seattle legends like Doug Christie and Jamal Crawford and their impact while reminiscing on battling against Portland stars like Terrell Brandon and Damon Stoudamire while bumping E-40 down the I-5.
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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