ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ralph Sampson to face off against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tonight on ‘Feud’

It’s a rematch of the 1986 Western Conference Finals! It’s been a little over 30 years since Ralph Sampson’s Rockets got the best of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Lakers in the 1986 Western Conference Finals. The Rockets lost the 1986 Finals in six to the Celtics, and the Lakers would win the next two titles in Kareem’s final two years in the league. But now, Kareem will finally...
Via The Dream Shake
1 hour ago

Report: Rockets have 'serious chance' at landing Chris Paul

ESPN NBA Insider Chris Haynes appeared on SportsCenter Saturday night and said there is a “serious chance” the Houston Rockets could land Chris Paul in free agency. Haynes is one of the most plugged-in NBA reporters out there, so when he says there’s a serious chance of something happening, that means it’s probably a real possibility. We had previously heard the Rockets were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

How the Houston Rockets draft impacts their future

The Houston Rockets entered the NBA Draft with two second-round picks and a goal to not add any cap space to their roster. With the Rockets planning big moves this offseason, they did not want to add a rookie contract to their salary cap. The Rockets used the No. 43 pick to draft Isaiah Hartenstein, a 7-0 lefty power forward from Germany. It has already been reported that Hartenstein...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets will still have rookies, just not from the 2017 NBA Draft

What’s up Morey’s sleeve? Oh hey, a 7-foot-2 shot-blocker who can shoot threes! In the famous words of Ray Arnold right before Raptors were released in Jurassic Park "hold on to your butts." Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, following the draft Thursday night shared that the Rockets won't be seeing Isaiah Hartenstein, whom they drafted with the 43rd overall pick...
Via The Dream Shake
2 days ago

Houston Rockets: 2017 NBA Draft grades

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Rockets season in review: Trevor Ariza

Ariza was better this postseason than last, but the Spurs still found a way to exploit his offensive shortcomings. For several seasons now, since his return to the Rockets, we here at TDS having been pushing for a reduction in Trevor Ariza’s minutes and his responsibility. The 31-year-old Ariza really started looking his age and of 13 NBA seasons last year in the playoffs against...
Via The Dream Shake
2 days ago

WATCH: Houston Rockets select Isaiah Hartenstein with 43rd pick of 2017 NBA Draft

http://www.clutchfans.net The Houston Rockets select Isaiah Hartenstein with the 43rd pick of the 2017 NBA Draft on 6/22/2017. Hartenstein is a 19-year old seven-footer from Germany who plays ball in Lithuania.
Via ClutchFans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets select Hartenstein in 2nd round of draft

Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets clearing cap space to pursue Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey indicated last week that the team had “something up its sleeve,” and now we’re starting to see exactly what their strategy may entail. In an effort to clear cap space, the Rockets are making pretty much everyone aside from James Harden expendable, including Patrick Beverley, which is a surprise. Obviously, this could set up for a potential...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets looking to trade veterans, add elite free agents

Reports came out Tuesday indicating that the Houston Rockets had Patrick Beverley on the trade block. That in and of itself wasn’t necessarily a surprise. Though, there’s a whole lot more to those rumors than Houston potentially shipping off the defensive stud. Houston is now looking at also flipping both Lou Williams and Ryan Anderson in efforts to land a top-end free agent...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets trying to clear cap space for top free agents

The Houston Rockets rewarded Daryl Morey with a four-year contract extension on Wednesday, and the general manager’s first order of business will reportedly be trying to clear cap space to pursue the best free agents on the market.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Rockets have made Ryan Anderson, Lou Williams and Patrick Beverley all available on the trade market. The goal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets actively shopping PG Patrick Beverley

On a team that boasts an offense-first mindset with as many as five three-point shooters on the court, the Houston Rockets never seemed to be a tremendous fit for Patrick Beverley. Despite this, Beverley excelled in  Mike D’Antoni’s first season as the team’s head coach. He averaged 9.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting at a 38 percent mark from distance...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets plan to offer Harden extension this summer

James Harden is still under contract with the Houston Rockets for at least two more seasons, but the team is already looking to sign the star guard to an extension.Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Rockets are planning to offer Harden a contract extension this summer that would tack an additional four years onto his current deal. Since Harden was a unanimous...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Houston Rockets afford to sign Chris Paul?

The Houston Rockets took a huge step in their first year with Mike D’Antoni as the head coach, going 55-21 and finishing third in a loaded Western Conference. However, there was never a time where the Rockets were seen as true title contenders. Rumors have been swirling that Rockets GM Daryl Morey is planning to make a big splash in free agency this offseason, and we are now hearing...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden, Travis Scott collaborate in new ‘ Way Back’ music video

Musicians are now beginning to have athletes star in their music videos, and it’s kind of weird. The end result is the videos can last up to approximately seven or eight minutes — which is way too long — and the content in them just seems forced and awkward.That was certainly the case in Rob Gronkowski’s collaboration with 3LAU in a recent video, and now we have another instance...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nene wants to be back with Rockets next season

As the Houston Rockets look to pick up the pieces from their devastating Game 6 loss against the San Antonio Spurs, they already face a difficult decision entering the offseason: Should they re-sign Nene?On paper, the answer is a no-brainer. The Rockets got incredible production out of Nene this year, especially during the postseason in which he averaged 10.0 points and 4.7 rebounds...
Via The Sports Daily
May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Lil B offers to lift curse on James Harden

Lil B took to Twitter after the Houston Rockets were eliminated from the postseason Thursday night to extend an olive branch to James Harden.The rapper has long had issues with the Rockets superstar (more on that later), but suggested perhaps it’s time to end the mostly one-sided feud in the wake of the Rockets’ embarrassing 114-75 blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs.In fact...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith rips James Harden, says he looked “drugged” during awful Game 6

Russell Westbrook will probably win the MVP anyway, but it’s a good thing for James Harden that voting takes place before the playoffs. While Harden’s Rockets bested Westbrook’s Thunder in the first round, Harden generally had an underwhelming playoff performance this spring, ending Thursday with a putrid showing on his home floor against the Spurs. Harden did not even attempt...
Via The Comeback
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Rockets center Clint Capela blocked Dejounte Murray’s shot volleyball style

Rockets center Clint Capela is averaging close to three blocks per game this postseason, but none were as good as his first rejection of Game 6 on Thursday, at least when you add in the comedy factor. Spurs rookie Dejounte Murray drove to the hoop late in the first quarter, and Capela rotated over to block his layup … with two hands. Capela saved two points there, but the Rockets...
Via The Comeback
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Rockets coach John Lucas on marijuana: ‘It can kill you’

Houston Rockets assistant coach John Lucas is someone we should listen to when it comes to substance abuse issues in the professional sports world.A former No. 1 overall pick of the Rockets back in 1976, Lucas dealt with cocaine and alcohol addiction during his playing career.Cocaine itself was a major issue in the United States at the time, directly impacting several teammates of...
Via Sportsnaut
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss
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