ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Donatas Motiejunas, B.J. Armstrong, Rockets are officially in a stalemate

What should be a cut-and-dry scenario has suddenly gotten very messy, and the blame lies squarely on one side. Just when we thought the long, strange saga of Donatas Motiejunas had finally come to an end, D-Mo and agent/certified loon B.J. Armstrong got the bright idea of trying to play hardball with the Rockets organization and GM Daryl Morey. Motiejunas skipped his scheduled...
Via The Dream Shake
3 hours ago

Patrick Beverley says he’ll stay friends with D-Mo, ‘We can't control what goes on upstairs’

When thinking about the Houston Rockets and Donatas Motiejunas drama, some thoughts that come to mind for fans: rage, annoyance and confusion, plus plenty more. While fans may think since Donuts has refused to rejoin the team, it's his way of turning his back on them. But head coach Mike D'Antoni says if and when this is all over, it will just be water under the bridge. ...
Via The Dream Shake
4 hours ago

Westbrook hopes for more triple-double fun against Rockets

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Of the three categories that Russell Westbrook is averaging double figures in, the one that most believed would be the hardest for him was rebounds. At just 6-foot-3 and playing point guard, it didn't seem possible in today's game that he could pile up the boards. Yet, entering Friday night's game against the Houston Rockets, Westbrook is averaging 10.9 rebounds...
Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Mike D'Antoni is a serious Coach of the Year candidate

In today's Rocket Fuel: James Harden is loving the new system he's playing in, and the Rockets' success has Mike D'Antoni on the list of serious Coach of the Year candidates. Another day, another Rockets victory! After a blowout win over the Lakers, the Rockets face a tough test in Oklahoma City tomorrow night. But that's not until tomorrow! Today, make sure you're caught up on...
Via The Dream Shake
10 hours ago

Hot-shooting Eric Gordon leads Rockets past Lakers, 134-95

HOUSTON (AP) Eric Gordon made a career-high eight 3-points and scored 26 points to help the Houston Rockets cruise to a 134-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. James Harden added 25 points in three quarters for the Rockets. They scored a season high and extended their winning streak to a season-best four games. The Rockets were up by 12 in the third quarter...
Via Associated Press
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike D'Antoni raves about Eric Gordon, Pat Beverley

http://www.clutchfans.net Mike D'Antoni praises the play of Eric Gordon and Patrick Beverley after the Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 134-95 on 12/7/2016.
Via ClutchFans
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Mike D'Antoni is a great fit for Rockets

With James Harden running the show, Houston is high-powered offensively           

Donatas Motiejunas refuses to report to Rockets after they match RFA offer sheet

The Donatas Motiejunas saga has taken another strange turn. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Motiejunas was a no-show for his scheduled physical on Tuesday with the Rockets, who are now said to be weighing their options. Donatas Motiejunas was a no show for his physical this morning, source said. Rockets weighing options. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Harden on Rockets win, Motiejunas signing

http://www.clutchfans.net James Harden talks after the Houston Rockets narrowly edged the Boston Celtics 107-106 on 12/5/2016. Harden also spoke about the team matching the offer sheet of Donatas Motiejunas and what he can bring to the team.
Via ClutchFans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden's 37 helps Rockets over Celtics 107-106

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 37 points and Al Horford missed a shot just before the buzzer to allow the Houston Rockets to hold on for a 107-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. The game was tied before Harden scored five straight points to make it 107-102 with less than a minute remaining. Avery Bradley made a jump shot and Harden received a flagrant 1 foul...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike D'Antoni on Rockets bringing back Donatas Motiejunas

http://www.clutchfans.net Mike D'Antoni talks before the Houston Rockets game against the Boston Celtics on 12/5/2016 after the Rockets matched the Nets' offer sheet to restricted free agent Donatas Motiejunas.
Via ClutchFans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green defends himself again after kicking Harden

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green lost control of his limbs again on Thursday and accidentally kicked Houston’s James Harden in the head. His defense this time is that people just don’t understand how his limbs operate. On Saturday, Green questioned the NBA’s increased emphasis on “unnatural acts” such as his kicking, even trying to link them to a tactic Harden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden, Zaza Pachulia get into it

James Harden has been known to get under his opponents’ skin from time to time, and that’s what happened in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Harden drove the lane and was challenged at the hoop by Kevin Durant. The Rockets star appeared to use his elbow to push his way to the hoop, which helped him score. Durant’s teammate Zaza...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon As The Rockets' Diet Harden

The Houston Rockets signed Eric Gordon for two fundamental reasons: 1) to create space for James Harden, 2) to prevent their high-powered offense from melting down whenever Harden needs rest. ICYMI: Just about every personnel decision Houston made last summer revolved around their franchise player. He's a bonfire, and acquiring players who accentuate that bonfire's devastation is...
Via RealGM - NBA
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Warrant out for Steve Francis’ arrest after run-ins with the law

Former Houston Rockets point guard Steve Francis is in some legal trouble after police issued a warrant for his arrest Monday. Francis was arrested back in June after he stole more than $7,000 worth of goods and cash from a parked BMW. According to TMZ, Francis asked a bartender for a flashlight and proceeded to break into the car and steal random items, from a gold diamond band...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden is making his point, but why are people surprised?

James Harden is a man of many talents, but oftentimes, his ability gets placed in a box. He scores when he wants, but it doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing he can do. I’m sure that many know this, but it should be served as a reminder. You’ve seen the Euro-step and the all the rest, but a known facet of his game that has been consistent over the years is finally getting...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson says nobody takes Kings’ shootarounds serious

The Sacramento Kings are 4-8 and players have already given interviews joking about shootarounds. Let the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors begin in earnest. The culprit is Ty Lawson, who spoke with Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 in Sacramento: Ty Lawson on Kings' shootarounds: "We don't take them serious, nobody takes them serious" — Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) November 17...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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