ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Assessing the Rockets at midseason

In today's Rocket Fuel: How is each Rockets player doing at the halfway point of the season? Plus, who were the great point guards in Rockets history? The long weekend is over and it's time get back to work. That goes for the Rockets as well, who begin a tough stretch of games over the next week with a match up against the Miami Heat tonight. Make sure to start your game day off...
Via The Dream Shake
51 minutes ago

On the Houston Rockets’ path to contention – Part 2

At the time of writing, the Houston Rockets are on pace to win 61 games, a sum which would surpass the franchise record set in 1993 when the team finished 58-24 en route to their first NBA championship.  The team’s offense, ranked third overall in the NBA, is every bit as good as was expected, and the defense, now 19th, but sixth since in December, has been better than anyone...
Via Red94
2 hours ago

Clint Capela's return will provide a much needed boost for the Rockets

In today's Rocket Fuel: Clint Capela's return can provide the Rockets with a much needed boost, while Houston may be seeing another All-Star weekend in the near future. The Rockets got back to their winning ways on Sunday in a good 'ole fashioned shootout against the Nets. Now take the day off, enjoy some NBA basketball, and get ready for the Rockets' tough week ahead. Start your...
Via The Dream Shake
23 hours ago

Harden's 12th triple-double helps Rockets end 2-game skid

NEW YORK (AP) James Harden had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 12th triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets easily ended their first losing streak of the season by beating the Brooklyn Nets 137-112 on Sunday night. Held to 105 points in losses to Minnesota and Memphis, the Rockets bounced back with 104 after three quarters and handed the Nets their 10th...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trevor Ariza after Rockets home loss to Grizzlies

http://www.clutchfans.net Trevor Ariza speaks to the media after the Houston Rockets 110-105 home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on 1/13/2016.
Via ClutchFans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden after his second straight 40-point triple-double

http://www.clutchfans.net James Harden after the Houston Rockets beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on 1/10/2017. Harden finished with 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second consecutive 40-point triple-double. This was Harden's 20th career triple-double and 11th this season alone.
Via ClutchFans
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to 9th straight win

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win. The Rockets missed 10 straight shots and let an 18-point lead evaporate before coach Mike D'Antoni called a timeout with 2:26 left. Ryan Anderson made Houston's first...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden on Eric Gordon: "All-Star for sure"

http://www.clutchfans.net James Harden after the Houston Rockets came back to beat the Washington Wizards 101-91 on 1/2/2017. Harden recorded his third straight triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Harden praised Eric Gordon, who scored 31 points off the bench.
Via ClutchFans
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Donatas Motiejunas to sign with Pelicans

Free-agent big man Donatas Motiejunas has finally signed with a new team. The Vertical’s Shams Charania reports that Motiejunas will sign a one-year, $1.5 veteran’s-minimum deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. This after the Houston Rockets renounced the former first-round pick and made him an unrestricted free agent last month. Motiejunas, a restricted free agent at the time...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets interested in trading for Kosta Koufos

The Houston Rockets have a size deficiency, and the Sacramento Kings may have just the right solution to offer. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, Kings center Kosta Koufos has emerged as a “prime” trade target for the Rockets. Trade rumble: Houston has made no secret of its desire to add a big man and the Kings' Kosta Koufos, I'm told, has emerged as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets reportedly targeting Kosta Koufos

The Houston Rockets are looking for some help at center after Clint Capela suffered a broken fibula earlier this month, and they reportedly have set their sights on a player in the Western Conference. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos has emerged as a prime target for the Rockets. Trade rumble: Houston has made no secret of its desire to add...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Rockets-Mavericks the next big NBA rivalry?

The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks are at opposite ends of the Western Conference standings. The Rockets at 24-9 are third in the West while the Mavs at 9-23 are in the cellar of the West. Despite their opposite places in the standings, the two teams could be barreling toward the next big NBA rivalry. On Tuesday, the Rockets beat the Mavs in Dallas 123-107 to improve to 4...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Beverley yells at Rick Carlisle after game

Things got pretty heated between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks during and after Tuesday’s game between the teams. The Rockets beat the Mavs 123-107 in the fourth meeting of the season between the squads. There were eight technical fouls called in the contest — five on the Rockets and three on the Mavs. Trevor Ariza was ejected from the game and then confronted an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden, Rockets top Mavs 123-107 in technical-marred game

DALLAS (AP) James Harden scored 34 points and the Houston Rockets completed a four-game season sweep of Dallas, beating the Mavericks 123-107 on Tuesday night in a game marred by eight technical fouls. Harden had 24 points at halftime and finished with 11 assists without playing in the fourth quarter. The Rockets broke a 37-all tie in the second with a 16-0 run and improved to...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chinanu Onuaku brings underhanded free throw back to the NBA

The underhanded free throw made its triumphant return to the NBA Monday night thanks to Houston Rockets rookie Chinanu Onuaku. In the closing moments of the Rockets’ 131-115 victory over the Phoenix Suns, the rookie forward was fouled and given two shots at the line. No big deal right? Well, not if you’ve been paying attention to Onuaku’s journey that started back when he...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Houston Rockets For Real? (Hint: Yes)

We’ve entered the Daryl Morey Experience. After a year of disappointment, the Houston Rockets GM just watched his team rattle off 10 straight wins, only succumbing this past Wednesday to the always brilliant Spurs. Analytics gurus must be stoked: 78% of Houston’s shots are either threes, layups, or dunks – by far the highest number in the league. It’s honestly a bit ridiculous...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich only watches game tape for one ‘ridiculous’ player

Gregg Popovich has been around the block a time or two, to say the least, so he often approaches typical coaching practices a bit differently than his colleagues. In fact, the San Antonio Spurs head coach admitted this week he doesn’t really watch game tape this early during the NBA season … except when it comes to one team, who boats a player whom Pop referred to as “ridiculous...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Houston Rockets break record with 24 three pointers in single game

On Friday night the Rockets moved to 20-7 on the season with a 122-100 win over New Orleans. They also set an NBA record by hitting 24 three pointers. Here’s a look at all 24 of those three point shots….. Eric Gordon had 7, James Harden followed with 6 and Trevor Ariza nailed 5 as the Rockets rolled into the history books. The post Watch: Houston Rockets break record with 24...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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