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Houston Chronicle Jul 25, 2015

Rockets make it official with Marcus Thornton

The Rockets on Friday officially signed shooting guard Marcus Thornton to a one-year, veteran minimum contract worth $1.2 million. Thornton had agreed to a deal July 12, saying he wanted a chance to play the Rockets’ up-tempo style and with a team that could be considered a contender. The Rockets have not announced that Thornton […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 23, 2015

Do Rockets have a ‘Clutch City’ uniform coming in 2015-16?

A sheet purportedly showing the uniforms that will be used during the 2015-16 NBA season has leaked online. According to it, the Rockets may have a new “Pride Uniform” next season, a short-sleeved red uniform with the team’s “Clutch City” nickname across the front with the player’s number between the words. According to the leak, […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

Mark Cuban gets crude in dissing DeAndre Jordan, Clippers

The DeAndre Cuban/Mark Cuban saga was revived Wednesday, with the Mavericks owner opening up on being jilted by the free-agent center in an interview with ESPN Radio. Cuban used a sexual reference to describe the reunion between Jordan, a Houston native, and the Clippers, the only NBA team he’s played for during his seven-year career. […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

How accurate is this impersonation of Rockets star James Harden?

Former D-League player Brandon Armstrong is known for posting impersonations of NBA stars on social media. How would you grade this impersonation of Rockets star James Harden? James Harden (@JHarden13) be like… FT: @That_Guyy23 & @JHDeuce (FULL VERSION CLICK LINK IN BIO!) pic.twitter.com/0ltwIXFrfs — B.A. (@BdotAdot5) July 22, 2015
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

Report: NBA to offer single game pay-per-view telecasts

The NBA will offer a la carte out-of-market games to fans on a pay-per-view basis next season, according to ESPN. According to the report, an official announcement will come Wednesday. For $6.99, fans will be able to buy any NBA game on television if they have a carrier that gets NBA League Pass or they […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

Recovery must come first for newest Rocket Ty Lawson

Discussion will eventually, thankfully return to how Ty Lawson’s talents help the Rockets on the court. That was why the Rockets made the deal to get him and will happily pay him $12.4 million next season. That is why he can be their answer to the other summer moves that fortified Western Conference contenders. We […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

Key players missing from first NBA Players Choice Awards

James Harden edged Steph Curry for the MVP at the NBPA players choice awards broadcast on Tuesday, but it seems likely that Curry will get over it. For that matter, it did not seem that the players were all that interested in their awards, despite the comments from the players association or those that were […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

Josh Smith didn’t fit in Rockets’ new rotation so he moved on

Josh Smith surprised many by leaving the Rockets for the Clippers, but the Rockets were not surprised at all. He left for the same reason the Rockets believe they can replace him. If they are healthy, he could not be guaranteed consistent playing time. The Rockets are determined to play Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

Pat Beverley could benefit from rotation with Ty Lawson

While much will be said about what Ty Lawson brings, there is a good chance the addition could strengthen the Rockets at point guard even when Lawson does not play. Pat Beverley returns at the incumbent starter, but whether he cedes that role to Lawson or just large portions of his playing time, Beverley could […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

Rockets looking at veterans to fill final roster spots

Josh Smith was not at the stage of his career to be the wise veteran at the end of a bench behind younger players. He is just 29 and still abundantly talented. The Rockets, however, do have openings for that job. If they can stay healthy, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas will be the Rockets’ […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 21, 2015

Rockets star James Harden gets MVP honors in voting by players

It may not be the official MVP award, but James Harden was picked as the league’s best in the first Players’ Awards, which is a collaboration between BET and the National Basketball Players Association. In voting by players, Harden was the “Top Vote Getter” as the ceremony proclaims over Stephen Curry (the league’s official MVP in […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 20, 2015

The addition of Lawson gives the Rockets another playmaking dimension

The Rockets had rolled deep into the playoffs. They had been the Southwest Division’s champion, the Western Conference’s second seed, and among the NBA’s final four teams. They knew, however, they were not where they wanted to be. They were close enough to the summit to see how far they still had to climb. They […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 20, 2015

Rockets close to deal for Chuck Hayes

The Rockets are “close to an agreement” to bring back forward/center Chuck Hayes, Hayes’ agent Calvin Andrews said. Hayes met with Rockets coach Kevin McHale and much of the Rockets’ front office during a summer league game last week in Las Vegas when he was in town to coach an AAU team. The Rockets left […]

Ty Lawson trade to Rockets draws mixed reactions

Ty Lawson was traded to the Houston Rockets on Sunday, generating varied reactions and instant analysis from players, media and fans.
Denver Post Jul 19, 2015
Ty Lawson tentatively dealt to Houston Rockets; Nuggets get first-round pick, four players

Ty Lawson tentatively dealt to Houston Rockets; Nuggets get first-round pick, four players

The Nuggets have tentatively agreed on a deal to trade point guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets, according to a league source.

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