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Gersson Rosas Hired By USA Basketball

Gersson Rosas has been named International Player Personnel Scout for USA Basketball. Rosas has been VP of basketball operations for the Houston Rockets.
Via RealGM
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets should be thankful for Josh Smith's tenure

The Houston Rockets would never have made the Western Conference finals if not for Josh Smith. Had he selected a different team after getting waived by the Detroit Pistons (potentially someone Houston would have to play in the postseason, like the Los Angeles Clippers), Houston's frontcourt would've further been decimated.Smith was a plus, and according to SB Nation's Rockets blog...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: James Harden received $200 million offer to join Adidas

James Harden is undoubtedly one of the NBA’s leading men, and Adidas is reportedly seeking to give him the kind of endorsement deal reserved only for those at the top of the food chain. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the sportswear company has offered Harden $200 million to leave Nike and represent Adidas for the next 13 years. For those of us who aren’t math nerds, that...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets To Waive Kostas Papanikolaou

The Denver Nuggets will waive Kostas Papanikolaou. Papanikolaou's deal worth $4.7 million is non-guaranteed. Papanikolaou was acquired from the Houston Rockets in the Ty Lawson trade.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Legend Hakeem Olajuwon With the Dream Shake During Game in Africa

Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. There isn't a Houston Rockets that watched him during his day that doesn't remember the time he walked to the podium after getting off the plane and uttered one word in the thick accent he had at the time that made the crowd go wild, "Unbeatable."The 52-year old legend was back in action for the Team World vs....
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Offseason: Love It/Like It/Hate It

(March 6, 2015 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Houston Rockets made their first Conference finals since the Hakeem era this season, only to be eliminated in five by the eventual champions the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets had a relatively quiet offseason, bringing just four new names to the club, two of...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated...Read More The post Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chuck Hayes has signed with the Houston Rockets

Chuck Hayes, a player from Kentucky that went undrafted, is getting set to sign with the Houston Rockets to start his 12th NBA season. Hayes signed today with the Houston Rockets for the veteran’s minimum, breaking the Rockets to the necessary 13 guaranteed contracts for the start of a season.  Hayes spent the first 6 […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It's time for the Houston Rockets to start thinking about Dwight Howard's free agency

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has a player option that he will opt out of next summer, making him an unrestricted free agent for the second time in four seasons. This isn't talked about as often as it should. Howard is still the best center in the NBA, and even at 30 years old, will still command a ton of attention and money on the open market next July. As Sports on Earth...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Houston Rockets a legitimate contender?

The Houston Rockets finished last season with the second-best record in the loaded Western Conference. They made it all the way to the conference finals with a banged up roster then essentially swapped Josh Smith for Ty Lawson this summer. But are they legitimate championship contenders? Here's CBS Sports with a closer look at the other teams Houston will compete against next season...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: KJ McDaniels Contract Grade

  (Feb. 5, 2015 – Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Houston Rockets continued to put the final touches on their rotation by re-signing rookie standout KJ McDaniels to a three-year, $10 million contract. McDaniels was a frontrunner for rookie of the year during the first half of the season with his stint in...
Via HoopStuff
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM will go 'Temecula' on Harden-as-MVP dissenters

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dominated the NBA MVP voting back in May, and deservedly so. He received 100 first place votes, which was 75 more than second-place finisher James Harden. Not surprisingly, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey believes the runner-up got the shaft. And anyone who doesn’t agree can feel free to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can Ty Lawson Bring To The Houston Rockets?

Let's get one thing straight before we dive into what this trade means for the Houston Rockets: the idea of what Ty Lawson could bring to Houston is of course fascinating to think about, but first, we need to take a step back.This is a troubled young man, in a serious situation. DUI's are no joke - too many people are killed every year, and the fact that he's in rehab is a testament...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson’s agent doesn’t know much about his client

  After being traded to the Houston Rockets last night, Ty Lawson’s agent Happy Walters spoke to Fox 26 news in Houston about his clients future. “He’s excited,” Walters said. “I spoke to him once about it. He’s close with James (Harden), tight with Corey (Brewer), knows Trevor (Ariza) and Dwight (Howard) and is real excited. “It’s an opportunity for him. He’s...
Via BSN Denver
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson in, Josh Smith out: The Rockets' mysterious ways

After two DUI arrests in six months, Ty Lawson watched his level of value plummet. So, the Houston Rockets decided to get him for a relatively cheap price… at least in terms of raw numbers. A common refrain from many analysts and pundits on Sunday night after news of the Lawson deal broke was this: “It’s cheap and therefore low-risk, so why not?” This is a line of argumentation...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets trade disgruntled Ty Lawson to Rockets

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a trade with the Houston Rockets centered around star point guard Ty Lawson.
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Should lack of offseason moves worry you?

Daryl Morey Daryl Morey is a beloved general manager for any Houston Rockets fan because ever since he became the general manager for the Rockets in 2007, the franchise recorded winning seasons every year. The Houston Rockets consistently improved their records each year and went all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season. While the expectation from the Rockets fans...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Heads to Comic-Con in Predator Costume

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard—never afraid to get his nerd on—is doing just that at the annual Comic-Con convention in San Diego this weekend. By getting his nerd on, we mean that Howard actually showed up to the annual show of weirdness in full Predator attire: Comic con. Love life you only live once.@fandango @movieclips A photo posted by Dwight Howard (@dwighthoward...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard attends Comic-Con dressed as Predator (Photos)

Dwight Howard got his cosplay game on this weekend by attending Comic-Con in San Diego dressed as Predator. Comic con. Love life you only live once.@fandango @movieclips A photo posted by Dwight Howard (@dwighthoward) on Jul 10, 2015 at 3:50pm PDT Despite the obvious height difference between himself and most of the fans, the Houston Rockets center fit right in.H/T FanSided. ...
Via Holdout Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Instagram: Houston Rockets Star Dwight Howard Enjoying Comic-Con With His Dog Chopper

Comic-con looks like it is one of those things that everyone should enjoy once. It's like Halloween blown up minus the candy, but with some of your favorite movies and television stars thrown in. It's a chance for everyone's inner nerd to geek out and love life. If you're lucky you could even run in to some of your other favorite stars letting their inner geek out.Some, like Houston...
Via FatManWriting
23 days ago  |  Discuss

43-year-old sends Rockets letter telling them not to draft him

Now that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has to scratch this one middle-aged man off his draft list, the team’s plans to dethrone the Golden State Warriors as NBA champions have taken a severe hit. And I thought we were a destination franchise… pic.twitter.com/j4pUkr2NY8 — Daryl Morey (@dmorey) June 19, 2015   The hits really keep coming for a franchise...
Via Sportsnaut
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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