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Josh Powell Waived By Rockets

Veteran forward Josh Powell has been waived by the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM.Powell had a non-guaranteed contract for 2014-15 as part of the multi-year deal he signed late last season. Despite the likelihood of his release, Powell entered training camp as one of the Rockets’ locker room voices, a close friend of Dwight Howard who trained with the All-Star center...
Via RealGM
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy NBA Basketball: Mock Keeper Draft - the Dwight Howard edition

I recently had a keeper draft in Yahoo. I really wanted one of the first three picks in the first round to have a chance at drafting the beast, Anthony Davis. But alas, the fantasy gods did not favor me that day, and I got the 8th pick. This is when I decided to go full "Dwight Howard" mode on my league.Best advice I have for your #fantasybasketball draft is this: Go...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM Daryl Morey is not thrilled with videos making fun of James Harden’s defense

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey name is bbeginningto pop up a lot lately. Whether it is his back and forth with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban or his view on what players he believes gives them the best shot to win a championship. Now Morey is trying to tackle another issue and it involves around his star player James Harden. Someone made a YouTube video of how terrible...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat Beats Houston Rockets By 5-points 90-85. (Recap)

The Miami Heat defeated the Houston Rockets during Tuesday night’s preseason game 90-85. Dwayne Wade led his team to victory scoring 26 points and Chris Bosh finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Center Dwight Howard finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the Houston Rockets. James Harden also finished with 19 points. Luol Deng kicked things off when he made the first score...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson, Clint Capela sent to D-League?

Well, Houston's bench seemed to get a little simpler over the weekend. When the Rockets were down in the RGV for their preseason game against the Warriors, Kevin McHale addressed the team's relationship with their D-League affiliate, as reported by Jonathan Feigen on the Houston Chronicle's Ultimate Rockets blog: "The Vipers have been great for us. We sent guys...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM receives letter from hopeless job applicant

Instead of a call, this Houston Rockets job applicant got publicly mocked for badly misspelling Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey's name. Tough way to learn a lesson. Unless, of course, this is part of some elaborate, developing troll job. 
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets motivated by early playoff exit

HOUSTON (AP) The shot still stings more than five months later. The Houston Rockets talk about how they've moved on from Damian Lillard's buzzer beater that knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round in May. But the shot remains with the Rockets and is one of many motivations for a team determined to do more this season. ''Our focus is getting there, and...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This Is What Yao Ming Looks Like Wearing Capris

This is Yao Ming. Wearing capris. With Mcihael Beasley and Delonte West. In China. Soak that in for a minute.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Start your day off with this picture of Michael Beasley, Delonte West, and Yao Ming straight chillin

With SO much in common, it's hard to even guess what these guys were talking about. But if I were to guess, it's this; 'how does Yao Ming keep his dress-game so casual when he's 7 foot 6.' Also, 'Are those actually capris or did Yao Ming just buy pants that were intended for a fat guy?'
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Houston Rockets

In the process of trying to land a third star, Houston saw some of its talent drift away, and they scrambled to replace them without losing a season. Morey has infamously flipped his players quickly and used them like assets, never worrying about the role players who got away. This led to a rich cache in goods, which they used to trade for Harden and they eventually stole Howard...
Via Analytics Game
3 days 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
4 days 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
4 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
6 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
9 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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