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Jul 21, 2017
Houston Rockets News: July 21, 2017

Houston Rockets News: July 21, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 21, 2017. Houston Rockets News Report: Carmelo Anthony willing to waive $8 million trade kicker for RocketsThat isn't going to solve the core problem of why this deal is not close to being done. Free-agent forward Troy Williams agrees to 3-year deal with Houston RocketsFree-agent forward Troy Williams has agreed to a three-year deal with the Rockets, sources told ESPN. NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Would Waive Trade Kicker To Join Rockets | NBA | NESN.comRumors of Carmelo Anthony wanting to...
Jul 20, 2017
Troy Williams, Bobby Brown sign with Rockets

Troy Williams, Bobby Brown sign with Rockets

The Rockets are bringing back some fan favorites! Houston’s roster took even more shape on Thursday with the signing of Troy Williams and Bobby Brown, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and David Pick, respectively. Sources: Troy Williams has agreed to a 3-year deal with Rockets, including a guaranteed first year and trigger dates for second and third.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 20, 2017 Source: Rockets agreed on deal to bring Bobby Brown back to Houston. He brought a spark on-and-off the hardwood, instant offense.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 20, 2017 Williams, 22,...
Jul 20, 2017
With free agent signings, the Rockets can now play defense too

With free agent signings, the Rockets can now play defense too

With several big offseason moves to bolster a team weakness, the Rockets have put the rest of the NBA on notice. Last season, the Rockets had a virtually unstoppable offense. They were second in the NBA in offensive rating, trailing only the historical juggernaut Golden State Warriors. They set the new NBA record for three pointers made in a season. They averaged over 115 points per contest, again second to the the Dubs in the scoring department. There’s no doubting that the Rockets could essentially score at will this past season. But where they did struggle was on the opposite side of...
Jul 20, 2017
Houston Rockets News: July 20, 2017

Houston Rockets News: July 20, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 20, 2017. Houston Rockets News J.J. Redick Says He Turned Down More Money from Rockets to Play for 76ers | Bleacher ReportPhiladelphia 76ers guard J.J. Redick discussed his free-agency experience on his new UNINTERRUPTED podcast released Wednesday, saying the Houston Rockets offered him more total money but not a role he wanted... Perfect storm could make Houston Rockets the most expensive team ever - Business InsiderThere is also a perfect storm that could make the Rockets the...
Jul 19, 2017
New Houston Rockets Jersey Appears To Have Leaked

New Houston Rockets Jersey Appears To Have Leaked

James Harden is sporting a new Rockets road jersey at NBA Live cover shoot. James Harden will be on the cover of NBA Live 2018 and the jersey he’s wearing at what’s thought to be the photo shoot is a new Houston Rockets jersey. Could this be one of the #Rockets new Nike jerseys? (H/t @breylon_reed) pic.twitter.com/lz1mC4hODe— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) July 19, 2017 Note the Nike logo replacing the Adidas logo and how the bands on the sides point downward in a bowed semi-circle instead of circling around the sleeves. Here’s Houston’s 2016 - 2017 road jersey for...
Jul 19, 2017
Rockets season in review: James Harden

Rockets season in review: James Harden

The Beard was great last season. He could be even better this year. In our final recap of our summer series taking a look back at this past season, we finally get to the straw the stirs the Rockets’ drink. And it’s easy to forget about what James Harden did this year for the Houston Rockets after the Game 6 no-show left such a bad taste in everyone’s mouth at close of the season. But now that enough time has passed for the emotions of that ugly defeat to fall by the wayside, perspective allows us to view The Beard’s 2016-2017 season for exactly what it was: One of the greatest...
Jul 19, 2017
Houston Rockets News: July 19, 2017

Houston Rockets News: July 19, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, July 19, 2017. Houston Rockets News Knicks still set on trading Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets - NY Daily NewsThe Knicks remain as committed as Carmelo Anthony to finalizing a deal that would send the All Star forward to the Houston Rockets. Report: Carmelo Anthony, uninterested in returning to Knicks, requests Rockets trade - CBSSports.comMelo is reportedly finished with New York and has asked for a trade to Houston NBA trade rumors: Carmelo Anthony wants Rockets deal, not Knicks return |...
Jul 18, 2017
The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 44: Rockets put up the 'For Sale' sign

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 44: Rockets put up the 'For Sale' sign

Ryan, Ethan, and Max talk about the potential of a new owner for the Rockets. The Dream Shake Podcast: Episode No. 44 Hosts: Ryan Dunsmore, Ethan Rothstein, and Max Croes The Houston Rockets dropped a bombshell on Monday. Owner Les Alexander announced the team was up for sale. The boys talk about it: Rockets and owner Les Alexander announce the team is up for sale. Who much will the Rockets sell for? Who could be the top choice for a buyer? What makes a good owner? Who will the team being up for sale affect the product on the court? Looking back at Les Alexander's time as...
Jul 18, 2017
The Rockets are talented, deep and ready to take on the Warriors

The Rockets are talented, deep and ready to take on the Warriors

How did Daryl Morey manage to trade for Chris Paul and get even deeper? The 2016-17 regular season was refreshing for the Houston Rockets. The 55 wins was a far cry from the 41-41 nightmare season the year before. Houston was in desperate need of some inspiration, and in came Mike D’Antoni, The Beard going to full-time point guard, and more threes taken and made than any other team in NBA history. The Rockets were fun, fast, loud and deep. Then came the second round. But we’re not here to relive that. Heading into the offseason, Daryl Morey and the front office knew they had to...
Jul 18, 2017
Houston Rockets News: July 18, 2017

Houston Rockets News: July 18, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Houston Rockets News Leslie Alexander putting Houston Rockets up for saleOwner Leslie Alexander is putting the Houston Rockets up for sale. The Rockets are up for sale. Who’s in for $20? - SBNation.comGood morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter. Surprise! The Houston Rockets are for sale. - The Washington PostLeslie Alexander has owned the franchise for 24 years. Here’s why Jeff Van Gundy is wrong about Carmelo Anthony not fitting in with the Rockets |...
Jul 18, 2017
Six Potential Buyers of The Houston Rockets

Six Potential Buyers of The Houston Rockets

Beyonce or President Obama could buy the Houston Rockets, but it’s more likely to be one of these rich people. The surprise intent to sell the Houston Rockets can’t help but bring attention to the first daughter of Houston, Beyonce Knowles. Everything she touches turns to gold, music, business, branding even some dude named Shawn Carter I hadn’t heard of until their 2008 wedding. It would be a magical pairing instantaneously turning the Rockets into the new Showtime Lakers. And it may happen on a small scale. Jay-Z’s involvement in the Brooklyn Nets was the driving force behind the...
Jul 17, 2017
Why the Rockets will sell for an NBA record price

Why the Rockets will sell for an NBA record price

The record is $2 billion for the Clippers. The Rockets are worth more. Les Alexander has decided to sell the Rockets, the first team in the NBA that will change hands since 2015 when the Atlanta Hawks, a team in turmoil with a small fanbase and no star power, sold for $850 million. Three years ago, the Los Angeles Clippers sold to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Ballmer is one of the world’s richest men, and he had the cash. But he was buying a downtrodden franchise in a city that largely hates it, one that was destined to flounder entrusted in the hands of Glenn Rivers. Los Angeles is a...
Jul 17, 2017
The Houston Rockets are for sale

The Houston Rockets are for sale

A bombshell was dropped on Monday afternoon. Houston Rockets president Tad Brown has just announced in a press conference that Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has decided to put the team up for sale. More to come shortly...
Jul 17, 2017
Houston Rockets News: July 17, 2017

Houston Rockets News: July 17, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, July 17, 2017. Houston Rockets News Houston Rockets, Luc Mbah a Moute reach dealLuc Mbah a Moute became the latest free-agent addition by the Rockets, who agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran forward Sunday. Carmelo Anthony still counting on New York Knicks trading him to Houston RocketsCarmelo Anthony expects the Knicks to resume trade talks soon, and league sources told ESPN he's counting on the team to trade him to the Rockets. James Harden intent on winning title with Houston Rockets...
Jul 17, 2017
Carmelo Anthony Needs To Attack The Knicks To Force Houston Trade

Carmelo Anthony Needs To Attack The Knicks To Force Houston Trade

Subterfuge, media leaks or a quality public tantrum may be what it takes for Carmelo to find his way to the Rockets. Trade talks between the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets for 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony stalled out on Friday after Knicks owner James Dolan finally hired a new general manager. Before the new general manager and stall in negotiations rumors had a three team trade structure built out which included Anthony, Rockets power forward Ryan Anderson and the Portland Trail Blazers. Since New York announced talks were on hold there's been several differing stories of...