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Houston Rockets guard Nick Johnson made quite the impression in his first game with the team when they took on the Detroit Pistons in an NBA Summer League contest in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday. Already in the midst of a strong game, the No. 42 overall pick in this year’s draft threw down a crazy dunk over 6-foot-10 center Tim Ohlbrecht. Even though it’s summer league, the posterizing dunk is still impressive. Johnson’s stat line was impressive as well, as he scored 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go along with five rebounds and three assists in Houston’s 95-89 loss.Filed under: Andrew Battifarano, Houston Rockets, NBA, Top Stories

WATCH: Houston Rockets Rookie Nick Johnson Throws Down Monster Jam Against Detroit in Summer League Play

The Houston Rockets did not have much to do in the draft, but they did manage to get one of last season's most exciting college basketball players in Arizona's Nick Johnson. Whether they will expect much of him early on remains to be seen, but from what he has shown in Summer League play he might not be a bad idea to get the rock in his hands. Loading...

Top 5 Targets in Free Agency for the Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have been looking to put together a super team ever since making a move for James Harden.  Since then, they added Dwight last year in free agency, and will look to make a splash in this year’s as well.  Find out which players they should target, by reading below.  Follow @HansOhrner 1. Carmelo Anthony The Rockets are already going after Carmelo as expected...

Jeremy Lin and the Asian Expectation

Jaime Valdez – USA TODAY Sports Lost in the shuffle of major free agent stories and trade rumors is one the fate of Jeremy Lin. According to Marc Stein of, it is reported that the Philadelphia 76ers have expressed a willingness to trade for Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin. Stein has said that the Sixers are a leading contender to trade for Lin and that Houston would...

VIDEO: Nick Johnson Dunks Over Detroit Pistons’ Tim Olbrecht During NBA Summer League Action

Tim Olbrecht may not be a member of the Detroit Pistons’ organization for long, but he just about guaranteed himself a running spot on the Nick Johnson highlight reel for years to come. Olbrecht, a 6-foot-11 center who previously played for the 76ers, was posterized by the Rockets’ 6-foot-3 guard Nick Johnson during NBA Summer League action on Saturday. Johnson was a second-round...

Dwight Howard shows off his 4th of July fireworks in Instagram video

There are few things more synonymous with 4th of July than fireworks and it appears that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard decided to buy a couple. Did I say a couple? Well, judging from the below Instagram video from Howard’s official account, Dwight shows off his sizable haul: Hopefully, Dwight has a fun and safe 4th of July! *** Howard image courtesy of Getty Images

76ers Interested in Jeremy Lin

USATSI Reports are coming out that the 76ers are interested in trading with the rockets for Jeremy Lin. This is the trade the rockets were looking for because it could free enough cap space to sign a max player like Lebron James, Chris bosh, Carmelo Anthony. Lin is due 42 million dollars the next two years. The 76ers have a lot of cap space so they could afford Lin contract. Only...

Houston Rockets targeting Chris Bosh?

The Houston Rockets are 1 superstar away from being a true NBA title contender. Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James have shown some interest in Houston, but seem like longshots. Now the Rockets appear to be going after James’ teammate Chris Bosh. According to ESPN the Rockets have a plan to go after Bosh. The Houston Rockets, if they fail to land free agent Carmelo Anthony, plan...

76ers open to Jeremy Lin trade

The Philadelphia 76ers have expressed a willingness to trade for Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin depending on what sort of assets Houston is willing to attach to the deal, according to sources close to the process. Sources told that the Sixers, who have ample room on their payroll to absorb Lin's contract, have emerged as a leading contender to take on Lin in a trade...

Rockets Nick Johnson Posterizes Tim Ohlbrecht (Video)

Nick Johnson could turn into a valuable second round selection for the Houston Rockets. The explosive shooting guard out of Arizona welcomed himself to the NBA with this filthy back-door dunk over the Pistons Tim Ohlbrecht. h/t GIFDSPORTS

Report: Sixers Interested In Trading For Jeremy Lin

It appears Sam Hinkie is interested in helping his former employer shave some salary cap space.  ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that the 76ers are interested in acquiring Jeremy Lin from the Rockets. Story going online now: ESPN sources say Sixers have expressed interest in trading for Jeremy Lin. Sources say Bucks are also exploring it — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 5,...

WATCH: Proof Dwight Howard Had An Awesome Fourth of July!

As kids we all looked over the counter at the fireworks stand and thought it would be so cool if we had the money to buy everything we saw. Well--Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard does, and the big man is definitely a kid at heart.@KHOU/TwitterSo it should come as no surprise that he bought what appears to be the stock from two fireworks stands.[Dwight Howard's Instgram] Loading...

Report: Chris Bosh Being Heavily Recruited By Houston Rockets

LeBron James isn’t the only free agent being heavily recruited to leave the Miami Heat. Sources told Monday morning that the Houston Rockets are “heavily engaged” in talks to try to convince Chris Bosh to come to Houston. Reports initially surfaced that Bosh and Heat teammate Dwyane Wade would take pay cuts to stay in Miami, but a later report claimed that Bosh was...

Houston Rockets to pursue Chris Bosh if Melo signs elsewhere

Photo: AP It’s always important to have a contingency plan in the NBA, especially when it comes to free agency. With Carmelo Anthony being courted by numerous teams, and reportedly buying what Phil Jackson is selling in New York, his other suitors may have to start looking elsewhere. The Houston Rockets, who are one of those aforementioned suitors for Anthony, have their eyes on...

NBA Trade Rumors: Rockets close to dealing Jeremy Lin to 76ers

It looks as though we have our first blockbuster trade of the offseason. With NBA free agency in full swing, the Houston Rockets are in hot pursuit of several big-name free agents, but first, they need to free up some cap space. They may be able to do just that by shipping point guard Jeremy Lin to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Sources told that...

Rockets Intensify Pursuit For Chris Bosh

The Houston Rockets have intensified their pursuit of Chris Bosh despite not receiving word from Carmelo Anthony. The Rockets realize that their chances of signing Bosh are largely dependent on LeBron James leaving the Miami Heat. Bosh has basically received no word from the Heat or James, so he's now compelled to listen to offers. Bosh could receive a four-year, $96 million...
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