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ClutchPoints Dec 6, 2019
Jimmy Butler ‘ghosted’ Rockets during 2019 free agency

Jimmy Butler ‘ghosted’ Rockets during 2019 free agency

Jimmy Butler reportedly left the Houston Rockets high and dry in free agency after the franchise was ready to commit to a four-year max deal. The Rockets were limited by the extent of their assets but had already planned to trade sixth man Eric Gordon and starting center Clint Capela to make room for him […] The post Jimmy Butler ‘ghosted’ Rockets during 2019 free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Dream Shake Dec 3, 2019
Should Ben McLemore remain in the starting lineup?

Should Ben McLemore remain in the starting lineup?

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports It might sound outlandish, but it is worth considering. In the shadow of James Harden’s 60-point performance Saturday night, Ben McLemore quietly scored a season-high 24 points and pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds. With Danuel House Jr. and Eric Gordon out early in the season, McLemore has been granted the opportunity to start alongside P.J. Tucker on the wing. To begin the season, McLemore’s role appeared uncertain. He had a partially guaranteed deal (which became guaranteed as of Sunday) and was possibly on his last NBA contract if things did...
The Dream Shake Nov 30, 2019
Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks game preview

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports The Rockets close out their 3-game homestand tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. With their next three contests against a desperate Spurs team in San Antonio, a surging Raptors squad in Toronto, and an upstart Phoenix Suns squad, tonight’s game is of vital importance. The Hawks started 2-0 with Trae Young dropped 77 points combined in those two games. Since then, they are 2-14 (and are leading the Pacers as I type this). Both Clint Capela and Danuel House Jr. are doubtful tonight with illnesses. Obviously Houston is still missing Eric Gordon (knee), who...
The Dream Shake Nov 27, 2019
Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat game preview

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Houston has a chance to exorcise some demons tonight. The first is their current three-game losing streak against other teams at the top of the Western Conference. With Eric Gordon out and Danuel House Jr. still shaky after his back injury, some losses were expected. What wasn’t expected was the 129-100 drubbing the Heat delivered to Houston earlier this season. It’s possible you saw it coming if you subscribe to the “James Harden loves to party” theory, but Harden was easily the best starter on the court that night for Houston (which isn’t...
The Dream Shake Nov 23, 2019
Clippers Push Past Rockets 122-119

Clippers Push Past Rockets 122-119

Make your layups. Stop shooting so many 3s. Please? | Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Disappointing in the short term. This is going to be a short recap, too annoyed to write a long ostensibly coherent one. Resorting to Bullet Points - The Lazy Man’s Friend(tm). This looked like a loss from the start, but the Rockets battled back against a deep and healthy Clippers team, despite missing Danuel House and Eric Gordon. Add either one and it’s probably a Rockets win. The fourth quarter was something of a travesty. If you wanted to describe a situation where the referees were...
The Dream Shake Nov 19, 2019
Eric Gordon expected back “roughly Christmas time”

Eric Gordon expected back “roughly Christmas time”

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports He’s still on track with his recovery from knee surgery. It was announced about a week ago that Eric Gordon was going to miss approximately six weeks of action after undergoing a clean-up procedure on his knee, and it appears that timeline is still accurate, as he confirmed to reporters yesterday that he still plans to be back “roughly Christmas time”. Eric Gordon confirms that coming back around “roughly Christmas time” is still the goal. #Rockets pic.twitter.com/VpsU4Jt4fe— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) November 19, 2019 Gordon had...
www.chron.com Nov 18, 2019

Rockets' Eric Gordon optimistic following knee surgery

Eric Gordon said the start of his rehab has “been really good.”
ClutchPoints Nov 18, 2019
Rockets’ Eric Gordon reveals why he didn’t get knee surgery over summer

Rockets’ Eric Gordon reveals why he didn’t get knee surgery over summer

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week after a debris was found during an MRI. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said Gordon has been dealing with knee discomfort “since the middle of last year.” The guard spoke to reporters on Monday for the first time since the […] The post Rockets’ Eric Gordon reveals why he didn’t get knee surgery over summer appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Dream Shake Nov 16, 2019
Depleted Rockets Rout Timberwolves 125-105

Depleted Rockets Rout Timberwolves 125-105

Maybe the NCAA’s 3rd all-time leading scorer can play a little, and not just BE little (in NBA terms). | Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Harden & The Bench Roll On One could have forgiven the Rockets for losing this one. After defeating an Indiana team that always plays hard, and hard-nosed, the Rockets got on a plane and flew to Minneapolis, arriving after 3am. That looks like a schedule loss right there. Add to it planned rest for Russell Westbrook, injury absences for Eric Gordon, Danuel House and Clint Capela and the Rockets were down at least three starters by any measure. That...
The Dream Shake Nov 16, 2019
Rockets vs. Timberwolves game thread

Rockets vs. Timberwolves game thread

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Seven in a row? Here we come! The Houston Rockets are looking for their seventh win in a row tonight when they head northward to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves. And Houston is still battling many injuries. Of course, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon are still out, but now Russell Westbrook will also sit tonight for load management, while Danuel House is listed as questionable and will likely be a game-time decision. P.J. Tucker has a sore hand, but he is not listed on the injury report and is expected to play. As for Minnesota, Andrew Wiggins is listed as...
The Dream Shake Nov 16, 2019
Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game preview

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via The Rockets picked up a big win last night against a fellow shorthanded team. Now, they have to fly to Minnesota and play a hungry Timberwolves squad. The Rockets will have three players available (all numbers approximate) tonight with Clint Capela (concussion), Danuel House Jr. (back), Eric Gordon (knee), and Russell Westbrook (rest) will be sitting. That only leaves James Harden and P.J. Tucker from Houston’s normal starters in the lineup. Houston will try to wring a few more minutes out of Tyson Chandler and Ben McLemore tonight. Houston will...
www.chron.com Nov 15, 2019

Harden’s 44 points lead Rockets over Pacers 111-102

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 44 points and the Houston Rockets used a big fourth quarter run to pull away and get a 111-102 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Houston has won a season-high six games in a row and Harden has scored 36 points or more in five straight games to carry the Rockets as they deal with injuries to Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and Danuel House. Indiana led by 4 on a 3-pointer by Doug McDermott before Houston used a 14-0 spurt to make it 94-88 with about five minutes left. Harden took over in that stretch, scoring the last 12 points and making two...
The Dream Shake Nov 15, 2019
Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers game preview

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via The banged up Rockets welcome the Indiana Pacers tonight at Toyota Center. Both teams are on winning streaks, with Houston winners of their last five and Indiana winners of their last four. The Pacers are without their stars Victor Oladipo (knee) and Myles Turner (ankle). They have been buoyed by Malcolm Brogdon, Domantas Sabonis, and a cast of fun players that are each capable of stepping up on any given night. That matches them up well with Houston, who will be missing Clint Capela (possible concussion), Eric Gordon (knee), and Danuel House (back). The...
www.chron.com Nov 13, 2019

Rockets rookie Chris Clemons believes he’s ready for increased role

Danuel House Jr.’s injury moved Ben McLemore into the starting lineup, but with Eric Gordon expected to miss roughly six weeks after Wednesday’s arthroscopic knee surgery, rookie guard Chris Clemons moved up to the rotation.
www.chron.com Nov 13, 2019

Houston’s Gordon expected to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss about six weeks. Gordon was injured on Monday night against New Orleans and general manager Daryl Morey announced that he had surgery on Wednesday. Gordon has appeared in nine games with two starts this season and is averaging 10.9 points and 1.9 rebounds. The Rockets have won four straight entering Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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