ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rockets Could Interview 10-15 Head Coaching Candidates

The Houston Rockets have already met with Sam Cassell and Chris Finch about their head coaching vacancy. Cassell is one of the Rockets' most popular former players and owner Les Alexander has a strong fondness for him. Cassell has been an assistant in the NBA over the past seven seasons. Jeff Van Gundy also remains high on the Rockets' list. Jeff Hornacek and Stephen Silas are also...
Via RealGM
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Patrick Beverley demolishes child in pickup basketball

Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley is unfamiliar with the sensation of remorse.He is, by all regards, one of the most reliably crazy human beings to suit up in an NBA uniform in the 21st century. And that part doesn't turn off when some kid steps up at the local park talking about "Let's play one-on-one."Rest assured: Patrick Beverley doesn't become not Patrick Beverley...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.B. Bickerstaff Withdraws Candidacy For Rockets' Job

J.B. Bickerstaff has withdrawn his candidacy to remain head coach of the Houston Rockets. Bickerstaff met with ownership and the front office on Monday. Bickerstaff has received interest from rival teams about lead assistant coaching positions. After the Rockets fired Kevin McHale in November, Bickerstaff was elevated to interim head coach.
Via RealGM
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015-2016 Rockets season recaps: Corey Brewer was... not good

We had to suffer through 87 games of Corey Brewer running the court like a chicken with its head cut off. We didn't deserve that. Coming in to the season, Rockets fans had high hopes for Corey Brewer and the rest of the Rockets bench. I mean, after all the bench duo of Brewer and Josh Smith saved the Rockets season against the Clippers and was actually able to contribute to meaningful...
Via The Dream Shake
13 hours ago

2015-2016 Rockets season recaps: Montrezl Harrell ready for a shot

Despite some occasional inspired play, Montrezl Harrell's season wasn't without its blemishes. But he may have an opportunity to improve on an up-and-down rookie year in the coming season. Rookie power forward Montrezl Harrell, like his fellow rookie Sam Dekker, was covered a short while back in our NBA Rookie Week series. And also like Dekker, very little has changed for Trez since...
Via The Dream Shake
16 hours ago

What went wrong for the Houston Rockets in 2016? – Part 3

Discussing what I felt were the keys to the Rockets’ then-upcoming season, I wrote back in July of 2015: Ariza, Jones, and Brewer (thank God) are all back, but Josh Smith now resides with the Clippers, the team he tormented in guiding Houston to the Final Four.  In Smith’s place are free agent pickup Marcus Thornton, and 6’6 sophomore K.J. McDaniels whose rights Houston secured...
Via Red94
1 day ago

Former Rockets star Robert Reid: ‘Harden looks after Harden’

Former Houston Rockets star Robert Reid sounded off this week and blasted James Harden by essentially calling the superstar a selfish player. Reid, who starred for the Rockets for 10 seasons during his 14-year NBA career, believes the team’s struggles start and end with Harden. “Harden is a tremendous player, but he’s not bringing it for the team,” Reid told Houston...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Party King Illustration

The Houston Rockets season has been over for about a week, and now it’s time for Party King James Harden to spread his wings and pop bottles on the party circuit. Art by Hyperthree Ye from China. The post James Harden Party King Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza told fan he was ‘on the way’ to fight him

The Houston Rockets are out of the NBA playoffs, and forward Trevor Ariza could be a reason why after he averaged just 6.6 points on 25.5 percent shooting in the team’s first-round loss to the Golden State Warriors. For some reason or another,Ariza got into a Twitter war with an angry fan, going so far as to say “I’m on my way” when the fan challenged him to a fight in a...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Daryl Morey Post-Season Press Conference 2016

http://www.clutchfans.net Daryl Morey speaks to the Houston media after the Houston Rockets were eliminated in the 2016 NBA playoffs.
Via ClutchFans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Daryl Morey Houston Rockets 2016 Post-Season Press Conference

http://www.clutchfans.net Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey speaks to the Houston media after the Rockets 2015-16 season was over, eliminated in the first round of the 2016 NBA playoffs. Morey spoke about the Rockets coaching search which is about to get underway, Dwight Howard's free agency and many other issues facing the team.
Via ClutchFans
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Curry hoping to return before May 9

In further proof that he might actually be a Jedi Knight, Warriors megastar guard Stephen Curry is apparently working to master the art of Force Heal. According to a report by Monte Pool of Comcast SportsNet on Friday, Curry will try return to action before May 9, the date he was given as a part of his original two-week timetable for a Grade 1 sprain of the MCL in his right knee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden reportedly will play role in picking next Rockets coach

The Houston Rockets on Wednesday night saw an extremely disappointing season come to an end courtesy of a 114-81 playoff elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors. One of the biggest issues facing the Rockets, a team that went from appearing in the Western Conference Finals last season to barely sneaking into the playoffs this year, is determining the organization’s future...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Dwight Howard?

With their first round defeat at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets disappointing season has come to an end. The end of Houston’s season also likely marks the end of the team’s relationship with center Dwight Howard, who will surely opt out of the last year of his contract with the Rockets. So, what’s next for Dwight Howard? Where will he go? Truthfully...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets' playoff exit should mark the end of Moreyball in Houston

The Houston Rockets, the NBA's biggest mess, were excused from the playoffs Wednesday night by the Golden State Warriors, who, even without league MVP Stephen Curry, ran roughshod over James Harden and company in a 114-81 win.It was an embarrassing performance by the Rockets, and one that should make the organization question its overall direction —€” if it has one. Last season...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard, James Harden relationship is ‘cordially bad’

The Houston Rockets’ season could very well end Wednesday night, bringing to a close a season marked by dysfunction and underachievement from a team that went to the Western Conference Finals in 2015. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins details how things went downhill, particularly the tension between the team’s two stars, James Harden and Dwight Howard. According to Watkins, the duo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley apologizes to Rockets’ owner, CEO, and GM—but not the team

TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley has long been known for his strong opinions on people in sports, and he let some of those fly Sunday night after the Houston Rockets’ Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors, blasting CEO Tad Brown (“Toad Smith”) and GM Daryl Morey (“Daryl Moronic”) for their tweets as well as owner Leslie Alexander. Barkley walked that back on Tuesday...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets’ Jason Terry guarantees Game 5 victory over Warriors

Despite being down 3-1 in the series and heading into the House of Pain that is Oracle Arena for Wednesday’s Game 5, Houston Rockets veteran guard Jason Terry is guaranteeing a victory for his squad over the Golden State Warriors. “I’m guaranteeing it,” he said, via ESPN’s Calvin Watkins. “If I don’t, then what? It’s a loss, right. I guarantee victory — that’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley apologizes to Rockets executives

Charles Barkley ended his playing career with the Houston Rockets, and the Hall of Famer has been nothing but critical of his former team in recent years. Perhaps Sir Charles realizes he has gone too far. During TNT’s “Inside the NBA” broadcast on Tuesday, Barkley took a moment to apologize to the Rockets’ front office for some things he has said over the past year. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets 2016 NBA Playoff Intro Video

http://www.clutchfans.net The new 2016 Houston Rockets in-arena playoff intro video and player introductions run before Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors on 4/24/2016.
Via ClutchFans
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard doesn't want negative fans traveling to GS

Down 3-1 and heading into a place that’s been a veritable House of Horrors for them recently, the Houston Rockets certainly have their backs against the wall. Still, Dwight Howard doesn’t want to hear anyone’s pessimism, and he doesn’t even want any pessimistic people traveling with the team. Dwight Howard on #rockets Game 5 in Oakland: "If you don’t believe you can...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets’ bench was not very excited about James Harden’s game-winner

It’s been a rough season for the Rockets, one in which they were expected to be one of the Western Conference’s better teams but instead slipped all the way down to .500 and came within a game of missing the playoffs. Along the way, this Houston team hasn’t exactly gotten a reputation for loving each other. Well Thursday night, with Steph Curry out for the Warriors, James...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

TNT threw some major, major shade at the Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are the Rodney Dangerfield of the NBA Playoffs – no respect, no respect at all.  And no regard either. Even their own fans gave them a 0% chance to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.  Now TNT is giving them a 0% chance to even win a single game. No chill, @NBAonTNT. #NotNecessary pic.twitter.com/X3pJjpqBYA — Bleacher Report...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Iguodala: Playoff game vs. Rockets like practice scrimmage

The Golden State Warriors are undoubtedly the best team in the NBA, and arguably the greatest team in regular-season NBA history with their 73-9 mark for the 2015-16 season. Monday night, the Warriors were without Steph Curry, the soon-to-be two-time reigning league MVP. Despite his absence, it never seemed that the Warriors were ever in danger of dropping Game 2 of their first...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden sets NBA record for turnovers in season

James Harden turned the ball over four times on Sunday when the Houston Rockets best the Los Angeles Lakers, 130-110. This brought his season total up to 370, meaning Harden now has been responsible for more turnovers (by four) this year than any other player in the history of the Association. James Harden has set the record for most turnovers in a season: 370. pic.twitter.com...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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