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How Will Ty Lawson Change The Houston Rockets?

A lot has been made over Ty Lawson’s move to Houston over the past months. The trade seems great on paper, since the Rockets’ primary point guard Patrick Beverley is more of a defensive stopper than he is an offensive facilitator. The Rockets also bought low on Lawson, giving up relatively little to get him (four bench warmers and two future draft picks). But what changes can...
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2015-2016 Shooting Guard Rankings

James Harden – HOU   27.4/5.7/7.0 James Harden could have been the MVP last year, and rewarded fantasy owners with excellent numbers across the board. Harden wants to play off the ball more with Ty Lawson joining the Rockets. If this is true, Harden’s league high 824 free throw attempts will decline. His 824 free throw […]
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Dwight Howard: I have a good 10 years left before I retire

Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard is entering his 12th season in the NBA. Howard has a lot of miles under his belt, and a few injury issues to boot, but he's still just 29 and has zero plans of retiring anytime soon.Actually, he has no plans of retiring for the next decade.Howard recently told Calvin Watkins of that despite the team monitoring his workload in training...
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James Harden liked Beyonce wearing his jersey on stage

There are few greater honors for an athlete than having a true superstar like Beyonce wear your jersey and number on stage. James Harden recognizes that. Earlier this month, Beyonce wore a customized version of Harden’s Houston Rockets jersey made into a bathing suit for a performance. Harden commented about it on Instagram, giving his approval. “Bey got too much swagger in...
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Josh Smith: 'There's no airspace for B.S.' with Clippers

Josh Smith was surprised. He didn't see it coming. The Los Angeles Clippers, the team his Houston Rockets knocked out of the postseason in one of the most shocking comebacks in NBA playoff history, were the first team to contact him when free agency began, not the Rockets."They were the first people to call when free agency hit," Smith told the Los Angeles Times at the Clippers'...
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James Harden, Craig Sager share hug at Rockets Media Day

Media day is a busy and frantic day in the NBA, but one NBA superstar was able to put aside a minute for one of sports media's most beloved figures.In the midst of Houston Rockets media day, star guard James Harden took a minute to say hello and give TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager a hug.Sager, who is know best by NBA fans for his colorful tastes with suit, was originally diagnosed...
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McHale: Rockets will monitor Howard's minutes

Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard may not be playing all the minutes he's used to seeing this upcoming season.  During Houston's media day, head coach Kevin McHale implied that he'll take a cautious approach with Howard's minutes this upcoming season. Here's what he told Calvin Watkins of  "Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Monday the team will monitor the workload...
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Daryl Morey: Rockets Already Have Makings Of Championship Team

Daryl Morey is confident in the Houston Rockets' title chances this season after keeping most of their core in tact and adding Ty Lawson. "If you look historically, championship teams have two or three elite-level players, and they're usually together for a bit," Morey said. "I expect this group to be together for a while. "If this year we don't make it as far as we want, which is...
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Rockets To Pick Up 16-17 Option On Clint Capela

The Houston Rockets will pick up their option on a third season of Clint Capela's rookie contract. The Rockets are conscious of their cap space in the 2016 offseason. Capela was the 25th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.
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Rockets GM cites Warriors as evidence Houston can win title

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is feeling bullish about his team’s chances to contend for an NBA title this season, and he cited the reigning champions as a reason why. Morey wants to use the Golden State Warriors’ run to the title as a blueprint for this year’s Rockets team, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: “You go back a year and look...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(March 20, 2015 – Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Houston Rockets were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals after six games with the Warriors, and all throughout the series it felt like too much pressure was piled on James Harden. If they are to truly challenge for the title then they need to use the rotation...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden must stop wearing Nike shoes on Oct. 1

James Harden signed a $200 million endorsement deal with Adidas that officially begins on Oct. 1, at which time the Houston Rockets shooting guard must stop wearing his Nike shoes. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell notes Mark King, president of Adidas North America, said “that’s part of the deal.” “The difference between football and basketball is that a guy like Aaron...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Montrezl Harrell & The Houston Rockets Closing In On 3-Year Deal

Just a day after the story of Montrezl Harrell pulling a motorist from a burning vehicle went viral, the former Cardinal has
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Ex-Louisville F Harrell saved woman from burning car

Former Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell was back on campus Monday night, and at least one person is very thankful for that. According to Senior Associate AD Kenny Klein, Harrell helped get a driver out of a burning car near the school’s campus. According to Klein, Harrell “kicked in” the window to help the woman out, then ran to get a fire extinguisher at a nearby business...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Howard brought loaded gun to airport, won’t be charged

    Many a center today draws inspiration from the great Bill Russell, one of the most dominant big men in National Basketball Association history. However, that inspiration should probably only apply to on-court greatness. You know, rebounding, outlet passes, rim protection, jump hooks, unselfishness, intangibles, winning team basketball. And the like. It definitely shouldn’t...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas blocks Trevor Ariza in exhibition

If you’ve ever seen Isaiah Thomas play, you know not to be fooled by his diminutive stature. Apparently Trevor Ariza has yet to get that memo. Thomas laced them up for the Seattle Pro-Am squad in an exhibition game against the Drew League on Friday night, and it didn’t take long for him to provide one of the highlights of the summer. Ariza drove baseline and elevated for...
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated...Read More The post Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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