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Game thread: Rockets vs. Sixers

Game thread: Rockets vs. Sixers

The Rockets head to Philly for an MLK showdown. Houston Rockets (26-19) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (30-17), Jan. 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. CDT Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA TV: TNT Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App Online: Rockets App Sixers SBNation Blog: Liberty Ballers Projected Starting Lineups Houston: Austin Rivers, James Harden, Eric Gordon, James Ennis III, P.J. Tucker Philadelphia: Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Jimmy Butler, Wilson Chandler, Joel Embiid After a huge comeback win at home on Saturday against the Lakers,...
5 hours ago
Rockets trade Carmelo Anthony to Bulls

Rockets trade Carmelo Anthony to Bulls

The Melo era in Houston has ended. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets have dealt Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Bulls. The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 21, 2019 Melo’s Houston run has officially come to an end after he left the Rockets in November. He played just ten games and left the squad. The Rockets have looked for a trade partner for a while but it has not surfaced until the Bulls came calling. The need for a trade intensified when the...
5 hours ago
Rockets Roster Moves: Kenneth Faried officially signed, James Nunnally waived

Rockets Roster Moves: Kenneth Faried officially signed, James Nunnally waived

The move is now official. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Rockets have officially signed former Nuggets and Nets big man Kenneth Faried after reports of a signing came about Friday evening. The Houston Rockets are waiving guard James Nunnally to create roster space for Kenneth Faried, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 21, 2019 With the signing of Faried, the Rockets needed to free up a roster spot. In their corresponding move, the Rockets released James Nunnally, who appeared in two games on his ten-day...
6 hours ago
Surprise! James Harden named Western Conference Player of the Week

Surprise! James Harden named Western Conference Player of the Week

And by surprise, I mean no surprise at all. James Harden has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from January 14 to January 20. James Harden was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from 1/14-1/20; it his third time receiving the honor this season; for the week, Harden averaged 54.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.33 steals while shooting 48.5% from the floor.— Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) January 21, 2019 For Harden, it is his third WCPOTW award this season, and it is perhaps his most impressive. Despite losing to the...
10 hours ago
New Faces from Old Places: Kenneth Faried

New Faces from Old Places: Kenneth Faried

Brendan Vogt and Eric Spyropoulos give us some insight in the newest Rocket. In the most recent installment of our “New Faces” series, we take a look at the newest Rocket, Kenneth Faried. Faried completed his buyout with the Nets over the weekend and is slated to sign a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal with the Rockets as soon as today. To get a better understanding of what the Manimal has to offer, we asked some of the people who know him best. I spoke with Brendan Vogt of our sister site, Denver Stiffs, and former TDS staffer Eric Spyropoulos, who currently covers the Nets on...
10 hours ago
New Faces in New Places: Kenneth Faried

New Faces in New Places: Kenneth Faried

Brendan Vogt and Eric Spyropoulos give us some insight in the newest Rocket. In the most recent installment of our “New Faces” series, we take a look at the newest Rocket, Kenneth Faried. Faried completed his buyout with the Nets over the weekend and is slated to sign a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal with the Rockets as soon as today. To get a better understanding of what the Manimal has to offer, we asked some of the people who know him best. I spoke with Brendan Vogt of our sister site, Denver Stiffs, and former TDS staffer Eric Spyropoulos, who currently covers the Nets on...
14 hours ago
Harden My Take Episode 4: The Current State of Affairs

Harden My Take Episode 4: The Current State of Affairs

Jeremy, Max and Christian discuss the past week of Rockets basketball, the Kenneth Faried signing, and potential trades for the deadline. Hosts: Jeremy Brener, Max Croes, Xian E The Rockets’ week without Clint Capela Kenneth Faried to Houston, Danuel House Jr. to RGV Potential future trades The Dream Shake Podcast is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com. Please leave any request to add the RSS feed to any other podcast another site...
21 hours ago
Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers game preview

If you thought Ivica Zubac was annoying, just wait until tonight when Houston runs into a team of Zubacs. The Rockets had no answer for the Lakers’ young Croatian center, and there’s likely not going to be any answers for Joel Embiid, who’s one of the most skilled centers to ever play basketball and a force on defense. Add to that the fact that Houston already had no answer for Ben Simmons even when Trevor Ariza was a Rocket, and then factor in Jimmy Butler, who’s a stud. Oh, and J.J. Redick always murders the Rockets. Always. Philadelphia is 30-17 overall and 19-5 at home. I...
Jan 20, 2019
Rockets looking for trade partner for Carmelo Anthony to complete deal with Kenneth Faried

Rockets looking for trade partner for Carmelo Anthony to complete deal with Kenneth Faried

According to ESPN reports, the Houston Rockets are aggressively trying to trade Carmelo Anthony to create a roster spot for newly required forward, Kenneth Faried.    Late Friday night, the Houston Rockets made waves with the agreement to sign big man Kenneth Faried. Faried, 29, is expected to join the Rockets following a buyout agreement with the Brooklyn Nets. Known as the “Manimal” during his days with the Denver Nuggets, Faried’s arrival in Houston could not come at a better time for the Rockets. After news broke that Clint Capela will miss six weeks due to surgery on his...
Jan 19, 2019
Rockets rally to beat Lakers in overtime 138-134

Rockets rally to beat Lakers in overtime 138-134

The Rockets never led in regulation. The Rockets trailed by 18 at halftime, faced a deficit as large as 21, and never lead in regulation, but by the end of the night, the Rockets found themselves on top, beating the Lakers 138-134 in overtime. Houston looked dead in the water to begin the game. The team looked a step slower than the Lakers, as the visitors placed 39 points on the scoreboard in the game’s first 12 minutes. With LeBron James missing his 13th consecutive game with a groin injury, Kyle Kuzma emerged as the team’s strongest scoring threat. Kuzma dropped 20 in the first...
Jan 19, 2019
Game thread: Lakers vs. Rockets

Game thread: Lakers vs. Rockets

Lakers-Rockets Part III tonight features many missing cast members. Los Angeles Lakers (25-21) vs. Houston Rockets (25-19), Jan. 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m. CDT Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX TV: ABC Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App Online: Rockets App Lakers SBNation Blog: Silver Screen and Roll Projected Starting Lineups Los Angeles: Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Tyson Chandler Houston: Austin Rivers, James Harden, Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker, Nene Just one game separates these teams from one...
Jan 19, 2019
Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game preview

We’re reaching a point in the season where I don’t know what the hope for anymore. Do the Rockets really have what it takes to challenge Golden State this year, even if Chris Paul and the other injured Rockets come back completely healthy? I’m just not sure. Should we just appreciate James Harden’s regular season, knowing full well that it will probably come back to haunt him and Houston in the playoffs when he inevitably runs out of gas? Should Houston look to next year, when the Warriors could lose two of their five All-NBA players? Anyway, a team with an equally interesting...
Jan 18, 2019
Rockets to sign Kenneth Faried after buyout with Nets

Rockets to sign Kenneth Faried after buyout with Nets

The Rockets have solved(?) their size problem. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets are lining up to sign Nets forward Kenneth Faried after he completes his buyout with the team. Brooklyn's Kenneth Faried has agreed to a contract buyout with the Brooklyn Nets, clearing the way for him to sign a free agent deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN. Faried expected to be waived on Saturday and clear on Monday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 19, 2019 The Rockets are in desperate need for size after Clint Capela went down with a thumb injury on...
Jan 18, 2019
James Harden on pace to crush Michael Jordan’s points per 100 possessions record

James Harden on pace to crush Michael Jordan’s points per 100 possessions record

James Harden is putting up points at a historic level. James Harden is dominating the league, and he has been for some time now. At this point, there’s very little he can do to surprise you. Just a couple of days ago he went for 55 points in back-to-back games. That’s not surprising. Then you see stats like this, and you gain some real perspective: James Harden is on pace to shatter Michael Jordan's record for Points Per 100 Possessions in a season per @bball_ref (as far back as 1973-74 when possessions can most reliably be estimated): https://t.co/dj1XQDdp4i...
Jan 17, 2019
Rockets Breaking Point?

Rockets Breaking Point?

How Many Injuries Can The Rockets Sustain? Last night the Rockets lost a game to the Brooklyn Nets despite James Harden scoring 58, catching ten rebounds and handing out six assists. That’s a tough one. Anyone would expect a win in such a situation. But this isn’t such a situation. This is some sort of Spartans (and Thespians, don’t ever forget the Thespians) at Thermopylae thing, with James Harden in the role of King Leonidas. Despite the King of the NBA laying waste to all around him, the Rockets remain desperately shorthanded. The battles are glorious, but the outcome looks...