Preseason Preview Series: Houston Rockets

Lots of teams have internal trouble and dysfunction every year, but the Houston Rockets likely took the cake in 2015.Houston entered 2015-16 as one of the favorites in the West after pushing the Golden State Warriors in a hard fought six-game Western Conference Finals the year before. James Harden had a legitimate argument that he should have won the MVP that season, but responded...
Via The Sports Quotient
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Can Mike D'Antoni re-create the magic from his years in Phoenix with the Rockets?

In today's Rocket Fuel: In what is most likely his last stand as a head coach, can Mike D'Antoni re-create the magic he enjoyed in Phoenix? Plus, James Harden is a pretty creative dude. Well the season is officially here. Similar to last season, the Rockets lost their opening game to an inferior team. But let's not dwindle on the past too much, because there are still 81 games to...
Via The Dream Shake
8 hours ago

Rockets show obvious blemishes in opening night loss to Lakers

Poor defense and rebounding offset a personal best night from James Harden. The biggest concerns heading into this Houston Rockets season all reared their ugly head in tonight’s 120-114 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite James Harden’s 34 points and new career high 17 assists, the Rockets couldn’t defend, couldn’t rebound and had no one to run the offense while the Beard...
Via The Dream Shake
16 hours ago

Is Corey Brewer the Leandro Barbosa of this year’s Rockets?

Drawing more parallels to Mike D’Antoni’s best Suns team. When Mike D'Antoni was announced as the next head coach of the Houston Rockets, daydreams and fairy tales of reviving the Seven Seconds or Less offense filled the heads of everyone from management to players to fans. The easiest parallel a person could make between the old Phoenix Suns offense and the Rockets was the...
Via The Dream Shake
1 day ago

Kyle Wiltjer makes Houston Rockets opening day roster

Just like that, the Gonzaga class of 2016 has two players in the NBA. Kyle Wiltjer didn’t hear his name called on the night of the 2016 NBA Draft, but his hard work and perseverance since then has paid off, as the Gonzaga grad was named to the Houston Rockets opening day roster. Wiltjer survived the final cuts for the Rockets as they cut it down to a 15 man squad in time for the...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
2 days ago

Report: Rockets management worked to cut Howard’s minutes

Last season’s Houston Rockets did not work for a whole lot of reasons, and there’s even more evidence of that now. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, with the support of owner Leslie Alexander, pressured interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff into cutting Dwight Howard’s minutes to give Clint Capela more playing time. The stated priority was to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Beverley to undergo minor knee surgery

Patrick Beverley will undergo minor knee surgery next week and is expected to miss around three weeks, according to a report. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski shared the news on Beverley late Friday night: Sources: Houston guard Patrick Beverley will undergo a minor surgical scope on his left knee early next week. He's expected to miss 3 weeks. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days 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
8 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
11 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.
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11 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
14 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
15 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
22 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
25 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Anderson after Houston Rockets practice New Rocket Ryan Anderson talks after practice on 9/26/2016, Day 3 of Houston Rockets training camp.
Via ClutchFans
September 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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