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The Dream Shake

Christian Wood is a building block for the future with Rockets

Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Have the Rockets discovered the league’s next big star? Times have certainly changed in Houston. In what has been an emotional departure, James Harden has dumped H-Town to team up with Kevin Durant in Brooklyn. It hurts losing such a key component of the franchise, but the band aid has been ripped off and now it’s time to heal the wounds. What remains is a core of new faces. That being said, who is next in line on the Rockets hierarchy? Is it John Wall or Victor Oladipo, both 2017 All-Star guards coming off injuries? Or perhaps...

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John Wall-Victor Oladipo Rockets debut will have to wait a while longer due to injury

The Houston Rockets will not see their new-look rotation at full strength at least until next week. While the newly acquired Victor Oladipo made his debut Monday night against the Chicago Bulls, point guard John Wall remains sidelined due to knee issue. Rockets head coach Stephen Silas said he met with Wall on Wednesday, adding […] The post John Wall-Victor Oladipo Rockets debut will have to wait a while longer due to injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Dream Shake

Rockets vs. Suns game preview: Houston welcomes Chris Paul back to Toyota Center

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Two years ago, the Houston Rockets were coming off a disappointing Western Conference Finals exit. They pushed the eventual champion Golden State Warriors, but a key injury to Chris Paul and a bevy of missed three pointers (and some Scott Foster) conspired to dash Houston’s hopes of a third franchise championship. The Rockets re-signed Chris Paul to a 4-year contract for the maximum and committed to running the team back for another shot. We’ve come a long way in two years. Tonight, the Rockets will look completely different from...

The Dream Shake

New Faces from Old Places: Victor Oladipo

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports We talk about what Victor Oladipo can bring to the Rockets with Mark Schindler from Indy Cornrows. After yesterday’s four-team blockbuster deal, the Rockets said goodbye to James Harden and hello to Victor Oladipo, who now joins his fifth NBA team since 2016. Oladipo enjoyed most of his NBA success in his last 3+ seasons with the Pacers, where he was named an All-Star twice, but also suffered a horrific quadriceps injury that has limited him in the past few seasons. I reached out to Mark Schindler (@MSchindlerNBA), a contributor and...

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Lakers star Anthony Davis jammed toe, status for OKC game unclear

The Los Angeles Lakers scored an easy victory on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets, 117-100, but as it turns out, it may have come at a cost for the defending champs. Lakers superstar Anthony Davis appears to have sustained a toe injury and could now be forced to miss some time because of the same. […] The post Lakers star Anthony Davis jammed toe, status for OKC game unclear appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Canis Hoopus

10 Observations on the First 10 Games of the Timberwolves Season

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via What should we make of a rollercoaster first 10 games of the 2020-21 NBA season for the Timberwolves? Nearly 300 days after a 117-111 loss to the Rockets back on March 10, our favorite team returned in the fashion in which they left us: chaotically. After playing just one game together last season, Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell played two games this season before Towns suffered a left wrist dislocation. The injury left the Minnesota Timberwolves without its centerpiece, an identity, and the trust of a fan base that quickly...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury News: No ‘Correlation’ For Wesley Matthews’ Sore Achilles And Prior Tear

The Los Angeles Lakers held Wesley Matthews out of the Sunday's blowout win over the Houston Rockets due to...

The Dream Shake

Rockets rout short-handed Magic to end two-game losing streak

Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via The Houston Rockets end their two-game losing streak in a 132-90 win over the Orlando Magic.  Although it came at the expense of a team plagued by injuries, the Houston Rockets had their best performance of the season thus far. The Rockets ended a two-game losing streak during a 132-90 victory over the Orlando Magic, Friday night, inside the Toyota Center in Houston. With the win, the Rockets improved their record to 3-4 on the season. Christian Wood made his return to the lineup after missing the last game with a knee injury. He led...

The Dream Shake

Rockets vs. Magic Game Thread

Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via The Houston Rockets will attempt to end a two-game losing streak tonight against the 6-2 Orlando Magic.  Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic, January 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m. CDT Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX TV: AT&T SportsNet Radio: SportsTalk790 Online: Rockets App Magic SB Nation Blog: Orlando Pinstriped Post Projected Starting Lineups Rockets: John Wall, James Harden, David Nwaba, P.J. Tucker, Christian Wood Magic: Cole Anthony, Dwayne Bacon, James Ennis, Gary Clark, Nikola Vucevic Injury Report: Rockets: Chris Clemons (Out -...

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Wood scores 22 to lead Rockets to 132-90 rout of Orlando

HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Wood scored 22 points and tied a career high with 15 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 132-90 rout of the short-handed Orlando Magic on Friday night. Houston was up by 29 at halftime and had extended the lead to 81-43 after consecutive 3-pointers by John Wall and P.J. Tucker with about five minutes left in the third. The Magic looked nothing like the team that opened the season 6-2. Aaron Gordon sat out with a left hamstring injury in the team’s first game since guard Markelle Fultz sustained a season-ending knee injury in a win over Cleveland on Wednesday...

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Magic sit Aaron Gordon against Rockets for injury management

Magic forward Aaron Gordon didn’t have a setback with his left hamstring but the team is still being cautious.

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury Update: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Expected To Return For Rockets Game

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been an iron man throughout his first three seasons with...

The Dream Shake

Rockets vs. Magic game preview: Houston hopes to regain health moving forward

Photo by Tim Warner/ The Houston Rockets look to get back on track tonight when they welcome the Orlando Magic to the Toyota Center tonight. Houston is coming off two games in which the team fell behind early and spent most of their energy getting back into the game. Against Indiana, the Rockets were even able to take the lead before failing offensively down the stretch. A lot of Houston’s woes can easily be attributed to injuries. The Rockets still have not had their full complement of players in any single game this season, and tonight probably won’t be the...

The Dream Shake

Rockets vs. Pacers game preview: Houston looks to get back to .500 against red-hot Indiana

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Once again, it feels imperative that we start with the injury report. The Rockets have not played a game with 100% of their expected roster, and that trend continues tonight. Danuel House Jr. is having back issues so he will miss his second consecutive game. Ben McLemore and K.J. Martin are cleared to play, but will not travel with the team to Indiana in order to improve conditioning. That information is per Jonathan Feigen. That means more minutes for Jae’Sean Tate and David Nwaba. The Indiana Pacers are missing T.J. Warren, who is out...

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from road win over Rockets

Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from road win over Rockets Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic missed Monday’s game against the Bulls with a quad injury. His team fell in Chicago and has just two wins in their first six games. Doncic returned for the second of a back-to-back in Houston and showed no ill effects of the injury. […] Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from road win over Rockets - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Dream Shake

Rockets vs. Mavericks game preview: Southwest Division Rivals Meet in Houston

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via First, the bad news: James Harden is questionable to play tonight. He’s likely a game-time decision. Second, Luka Doncic missed Dallas’s game last night against the Chicago Bulls with a quad bruise and is also questionable to play tonight. Kristaps Porzingis is still unavailable to Dallas after getting offseason knee surgery. The most recent update was that he’s practicing with the team, but that there is no timetable for his return yet. It’s entirely possible that the matchup that fans and the league wanted to see does not come...

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James Harden, Luka Doncic to face off after they each missed a game

Houston Rockets guard James Harden missed Saturday’s win over the Sacramento Kings with an ankle issue, but “The Beard” will be available for Monday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Harden is listed as “Available” in the NBA’s latest Injury Report. Mavericks star Luka Doncic is also listed as “Probable” after missing Sunday’s loss to the […] The post James Harden, Luka Doncic to face off after they each missed a game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Wall, Rockets beat Kings 102-94; Harden sits with injury

HOUSTON (AP) — John Wall scored 28 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings 102-94 on Saturday despite playing without an injured James Harden. Harden, who sat out with a sprained right ankle, was not listed on the injury report and coach Stephen Silas did not mention his injury in his pregame availability. The team announced that he wouldn’t play about 38 minutes before the game was scheduled to begin. The Rockets scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 92-81 with about 8½ minutes left. Eric Gordon led the team in that stretch, making a...

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John Wall, Rockets beat Kings; James Harden sits with injury

John Wall scored 28 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings 102-94 on Saturday despite playing without an injured James Harden.

The Dream Shake

Harden My Take breaks down Harden injury, team defense in gutsy win over Kings

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports No Harden, no problem. Host: Jeremy Brener Jeremy Brener breaks down the Houston Rockets 102-94 win over the Sacramento Kings, including James Harden’s surprise late scratch, John Wall’s speed and the team’s defensive efforts. Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click Here to Download. Click here for the direct RSS feed. Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @JeremyBrener Follow HMT on Twitter: @HardenMyTake Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to jeremybrenerchs@gmail.com. Please leave any request to...

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John Wall’s near-foot amputation story is bonkers

Houston Rockets star John Wall had a long road back to the NBA, but it could have been much worse, as a foot amputation was once allegedly on the table. Wall’s comeback has proved to be an inspiring one. Almost out for two years due to an injury, including a ruptured Achilles, Wall is ready […] The post John Wall’s near-foot amputation story is bonkers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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RUMOR: Spencer Dinwiddie injury not ‘make or break’ on potential James Harden to Nets deal

The Brooklyn Nets and the Houston Rockets have been linked in numerous speculations especially after James Harden added the New York-based squad as one of his preferred trade destinations. Despite all the talk over the offseason, no deal ever came to fruition between the two teams up to this day. Recently, Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie […] The post RUMOR: Spencer Dinwiddie injury not ‘make or break’ on potential James Harden to Nets deal appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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James Harden’s preferred trade destination might be eliminated by injury

Of course, there still are plenty of teams interested in James Harden, who was spectacular in the Rockets' season opener.

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Preview, injury report, and how to watch details

The Portland Trail Blazers prepare to battle a Houston Rockets team with just nine available players. With storylines in abundance, here’s a look at the preview, injury report, and watch details. If recent reports hold water, the Saturday night showdown between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets could be one between teams poised to […] Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Preview, injury report, and how to watch details - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Group haircuts and a nightclub trip could leave Rockets shorthanded

The Rockets could be missing nearly half their roster due to coronavirus contact tracing and injuries.

CelticsBlog

Boston Celtics daily links 12/22/20

Paul Pierce All Star Game 2/17/2008 | Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Marcus Smart works on his shot selection NBA Eastern Conference power rankings: Milwaukee gets the nod Globe James Harden mum on future with Rockets as NBA season approaches Celtics’ Marcus Smart says he’s a great shooter ‘when I take great shots’ Evan Turner says his luck should bring Celtics ‘two or three’ titles Welcome back, NBA: Here’s 10 things to know about the season Kemba Walker injury: Celtics guard...

What Andre Iguodala's 'The Breakfast Club' interview might mean for KD, Warriors | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to Andre Iguodala's interview on "The Breakfast Club," asserting the Golden State Warriors downplayed his injury publicly during the 2018 Western Conference Finals vs. the Houston Rockets. They discuss what his claim mean

LeBron James' appearance in 'Space Jam 2', the cost of Joel Embiid's injury, more | Jalen & Jacoby

In the latest edition of "Hit the Brakes or Keep it Movin'" Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss (0:03) how Joel Embiid's injury could affect the Philadelphia 76ers' playoff positioning, (1:14) how Clint Capela's return impacts the Houston Rockets, (2:28)

Lakers Discussion: Lakers Lose to the Rockets, Lonzo Ball Ankle Injury, Kuzma 20 Pts in First

Los Angeles Lakers Lose to the Houston Rockets, Lonzo Ball Ankle Injury, Kuzma 20 Pts in First Quarter. #Lakers #LonzoBall #LakersNation