The Washington Post is very down on James Harden and the Rockets

The Washington Post, one of the most storied newspapers in America decided to make enemies out of any of their Houston sports readers. Today, the Post released its top 100 NBA player rankings, James Harden was ranked at No. 13. Karl-Anthony Towns, Klay Thompson, Demarcus Cousins and Jimmy Butler are just some of the few rated higher than Harden in their eyes. Here is what the...
Via The Dream Shake
10 hours ago

Clint Capela is awesome, he might not start and that’s OK

If the Swiss Roll improves, so, too, will the Rockets Okay, another year, another time where I write about how good Clint Capela could and should be. What can I say? The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. By now, if you’re reading this, you probably already know the basics about Capela. You know he played 12 regular season games his rookie year before...
Via The Dream Shake
13 hours ago

With a lighter load, Trevor Ariza will be more effective

The Rockets have ran Ariza into the ground the last two seasons. Expect that to change for the better this year. Since coming back to Houston, Trevor Ariza has been the second option offensively for the Rockets. And while he’s a fine player and has an effective role to play on a potentially contending squad, therein lies the issue with his second stint in H-town (much like it was...
Via The Dream Shake
17 hours ago

Kyle Wiltjer: Looking good for the Rockets

With one preseason game left, has Kyle Wiltjer done enough to make the Rockets opening night roster Kyle Wiltjer just may be earning himself a roster spot on the Houston Rockets. In 5 preseason games, he’s shooting an impressive 52.6% (10 for 19) from three and a solid 52.9% from the field (18 for 34). His 9.6 ppg is currently 5th on the team. He’s also had 14 rebounds in...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
20 hours ago

NBA Southwest Division Preview: Houston Rockets

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the West, we head to the Southwest. Projected Conference Finish: 6th Best Offseason Move: How on Earth did they get Nenê for the bi-annual exception? On a one-year deal Nenê might be worth five bi-annual exceptions. He’s still a useful NBA center. I’d honestly rather have him on my team than Timofey...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden And Houston's Rehabilitation Project

For all the reported locker room dislike between James Harden and Dwight Howard, the two have recently had one thing very much in common: both have been reliable sponges for public vitriol, soaking up the very worst of the NBA's internet-comment fandom. This, in fact, has become something like a defining feature for the Houston Rockets franchise: being disliked. Daryl Morey knows...
Via RealGM - NBA
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ty Lawson missed team flight to preseason game

Ty Lawson is starting off his tenure with the Sacramento Kings in hot water. According to a report, the Sacramento Kings guard missed a couple of major team events Friday, including a flight to a preseason game. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports the news: Story posting now: League sources say Ty Lawson must explain himself to Kings officials after missing the team's Friday flight...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sam Dekker after Rockets 2OT loss to Memphis Sam Dekker talks after the Houston Rockets lost in double overtime to the Memphis Grizzlies in a preseason game on 10/15/2016. Dekker scored 16 points.
Via ClutchFans
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike D'Antoni after Rockets 2OT preseason loss to Memphis Mike D'Antoni talks after the Houston Rockets lost in double overtime to the Memphis Grizzlies in a preseason game on 10/15/2016.
Via ClutchFans
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next? The Rockets break in their point beard

In the summer before the 2005-06 season, the Atlanta Hawks signed Joe Johnson to a five-year, $70 million contract as part of a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Suns. Johnson’s size, skill and playmaking ability made him a valuable asset to Atlanta. He also agreed to be the team’s point guard, not just the primary scorer of the offense. This gave the Hawks, who had the No...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Brown ripped for putting “graffiti” on the Great Wall of China

Cultural differences can be a tough topic to breach. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, it is a tough pill to swallow. Getting adjusted can be hard to do, but blatant disrespect won’t just anger some people – it can anger an entire nation. Houston Rockets player Bobby Brown found this out the hard way when he visited China. During the Rockets’ trip to...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Houston Rockets

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets...  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors… Houston...
Via Razzball Basketball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden And The Issues Of Context, Perception

James Harden's combination of handles, strength, shooting and court vision has made him a player that has singlehandedly carried Houston's uninspired offense from the very moment he was traded by the Thunder in 2012. But Harden's game can be unbecoming to those who prefer the pace-and-space stylistic shift that has become so popular in the NBA. Unfortunately, perception can trump...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks, Rockets interlock with one another during anthem

Many players have decided to show unity by interlocking arms with their teammates during the national anthem in recent months, but the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets took things a step on Tuesday night. Players from both teams decided before their preseason game that they would interlock with one another — not just their own teammates. Knicks/Rockets stand together in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike D'Antoni before coaching his first Houston Rockets game Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni talks to the media before the team faces the Shanghai Sharks on 10/2/2016 to open the 2016-17 preseason. This is D'Antoni's first game as coach of the Rockets.
Via ClutchFans
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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 —...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Comeback
28 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...
Via The Comeback
29 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 20, 2016  |  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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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