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VIDEO: Ed Davis stops Joey Dorsey with big rejection

Yep, Ed Davis definitely needs more playing time. Last night against the Houston Rockets, Davis recorded 6 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in just 19 minutes of play. While the big man’s single block was below his season average of 1.5 per game, it was still a beauty. As Joey Dorsey went up for the seemingly wide open score, Davis came over and blocked the shot against...
Via Lakerholicz.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Gary Payton Says Dwight Howard Disliked By Many Players

Retired All-Star guard, Gary Payton holds nothing back when asked about the Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard. “I think he’s disliked by a lot of players now, they’re starting to dislike him a lot” says Payton. “Because what Dwight Howard does, you know, you see all the smiles and the antics, that’s getting on peoples’ nerves.” […]
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Powell Joins Rockets' Coaching Staff

Josh Powell has officially joined the Houston Rockets' coaching staff. Powell has been working with the Rockets in a coaching role since October. Powell spent part of last season with the Rockets and has played eight NBA seasons.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant pushes both James Harden and Francisco Garcia during box out

Kobe Bryant has been in the league for 19 years so he’s picked up tons of tricks in the NBA. During the Los Angeles Lakers’ win over the Houston Rockets, Kobe was able to clear out BOTH James Harden and Francisco Garcia during a free throw box out. Look at Kobe throw both Rockets out silly: Kobe would’ve gotten a rebound had the ball bounced his way. But watching Harden and...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets leading race to get Corey Brewer

The Houston Rockets may be the leader in the race to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Brewer, a rangy, athletic wing defender, has been rumored to be the apple of the Cavaliers’ eye, but Stein says that the Rockets are ready to act now while the Cavs are debating whether to acquire a wing player or a big man. Rockets GM Daryl...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Enters The Arena In A Very Interesting Shirt (Picture)

Oh hi, James Harden pic.twitter.com/BQnfwYETd9 — Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) November 20, 2014   James Harden is doing what he does best, challenging men’s fashion trends with a very vibrant high-end crewneck sweatshirt.   The post James Harden Enters The Arena In A Very Interesting Shirt (Picture) appeared first on Basketball Bicker by Gary Altenor.
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant dishes on trash talk with Dwight Howard

To say that Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had an acrimonious relationship when the two were Los Angeles Lakers teammates wouldn’t do justice to the rumored schism between the NBA stars. The perceived animosity that pervaded their tenure together seemed to have carried over once Howard left the team and then came to a head...Read More The post Kobe Bryant, unlike Kevin Durant,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Forget his beard, James Harden’s hippy-dippy shirt is thing to be feared (video)

Other than his spectacularly silky-smooth offensive game, James Harden is primarily known for his unique facial hair. But after the whacked-out shirt he was spotted sporting prior to Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, he may soon be better known for his propensity for fashion fails. Seriously, get a look at that tripped-out top...Read More The post Forget his beard...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Express Interest In 10-12 Players For Trade Exception

The Houston Rockets are actively seeking to deal the $8.34 million trade exception that they acquired in the Jeremy Lin trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Rockets have talked to teams about 10 to 12 players. The Rockets had been expected to wait until more players were eligible to be traded, either after Dec. 15 when players signed in the off-season can be dealt or more likely...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Rumors: Houston keen on making a deal to bolster roster

The Houston Rockets are off to one of their best starts in recent memory, sitting at 9-2. Surprisingly, it seems that the Rockets would like to make a trade to bolster the roster now, rather than later. Building depth is the likely desire in any trade they make, as they already possess a very strong starting five.Image by Raj Mehta, via USA TodayJonathan Feigen of Ultimate Rockets...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did Dwight Howard’s 7-Year-Old Son Celebrate His Birthday At Hooters?

While Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is fighting child abuse charges he has another issue to deal with regarding his son. According to TMZ sports, former “Basketball Wives” star Royce Reed, also Dwight Howard’s ex allegedly gave their seven year old son a birthday party at Hooters! The former Orlando Magic player who is also seeking full custody of his son was not pleased...
Via Basketball Bicker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden wears ridiculous shirt; Twitter reacts

I guess DA BEARD was tired of Russell Westbrook getting all the attention. What the hell is @JHarden13 wearing? pic.twitter.com/SUY12TjxKd — Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 20, 2014   Oh hi, James Harden pic.twitter.com/BQnfwYETd9 — Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) November 20, 2014   James Harden’s … shirt (??) is, um, interesting: pic.twitter.com...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden stars in latest This is SportsCenter commercial

A new This is SportsCenter commercial has been released by ESPN, and it stars James Harden of the Houston Rockets. There’s also a cameo from Astros mascot Orbit, which is pretty awesome. Kenny Mayne showing up at the beginning makes me all sorts of happy. Kudos to ESPN for not shoehorning in the awful, completely beaten to death “Houston, we have a problem” line. The post...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard’s attorney sounds off on child abuse allegations

            Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is being investigated by Cobb County police for allegations that he abused his 7-year-old child. According to USA Today Sports, Cobb County police were asked to investigate the allegations by Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families. “We are aware of the allegations concerning Dwight Howard and...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Injury Update: Terrence Jones could miss another month

The Houston Rockets head into tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers coming off a 119-93 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. The Rockets were lead by Trevor Ariza, who had 16 points in 32 minuts. Even with the loss, the Rockets sit 9-2 on the season, second in the Southwest Division. The Rockets continue to play without Terrence Jones, who reportedly could miss another...
Via NBA Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Police re-open Dwight Howard child abuse investigation

            Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Cobb County Police in Georgia have re-opened an investigation into Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard’s alleged child abuse, reports Pro Basketball Talk. According to the report, new information on the case has emerged in the last 48 hours that caused the Cobb County Police to re-open the case.  The...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gary Payton calls out Dwight Howard, calls him 'fake'

Post by FOX Sports 1. Dwight Howard can’t help but catch the ire of NBA players and personalities. Earlier this year, people didn’t blink much when he and Kobe Bryant got into a spat because no one expected that meeting to go particularly well. But then Kevin Durant got into the act of calling out Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Doctor determined Dwight Howard abused his son

              Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was investigated for whipping his 6-year-old son with a belt, but he has been cleared of all charges, reports TMZ. As TMZ Sports previously reported … Howard was investigated in Florida for hitting 6-year-old Braylon with a belt. Howard admitted to authorities he...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Rockets have a defense?

While Kevin Durant was yelling obscenities at Dwight Howard, the Thunder and the Rockets were engaged in an intriguing and ugly game of basketball. A 69-65 win for the Rockets does not quite fit the Rockets’ storyline. This is a team with tons of offensive potential and little in the way of defense. The story on Houston is that James Harden cares only about offense and Dwight...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Root Sports Southwest Debuts Today

After a prolonged legal fight in the courts, Houston viewers who had been without the Astros and Rockets for the last two years will have them back starting today. Comcast SportsNet Houston was dissolved earlier this year and that means a new regional sports network co-owned by AT&T and DirecTV will take its place. Root Sports Southwest has taken over the rights to the two teams...
Via Fang's Bites
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Houston Rockets Keep it Up?

Remember how the Houston Rockets were supposed to fall apart without Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin, and Omer Asik? Yeah, that hasn’t happened. The Rockets are 8–1 and leading the league in point differential. Both James Harden and Dwight Howard are getting MVP buzz, Daryl Morey is a genius again, and Kevin McHale is in a rare state of non-horribleness. But the Rockets got objectively...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hinkie-palooza: Covington To Be Added

Sam Hinkie’s roster turnstile continues this morning as multiple online reports  – we believe Marc Stein Tweeted it first — are stating that the 76ers general manager is about to sign / call up Robert Covington of the D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive.  The 76ers roster already has 15 players on it, so someone who dressed for Sunday night’s debacle in Toronto is about...
Via Philadunkia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Injury Update: Patrick Beverley, Terrence Jones will not play in tonight's game

The Houston Rockets, who are off to an impressive 6-0 start to the season, will be without both point guard Patrick Beverley and power forward Terrence Jones tonight. Beverley is battling a hamstring injury, while Jones has a leg contusion.The two will be out for at least a week.In three games played, Beverley has averaged 10.3 points, 2.7 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game. And...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Rockets are 6-0

Defensive intensity has a lot to do with the Rockets fast start to the season The Houston Rockets have begun the season on fire, and have a 6-0 record to show for that. Every aspect of the team is clicking on all cylinders, including the offense, but more importantly the defense. Defense has been the missing link for this team the past few seasons, but through six games thus far...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets are proving everyone wrong

It was not a nice summer for the Houston Rockets, and their celebrity general manager Daryl Morey. After Chris Bosh spurned ongoing talks with...
Via Athlon Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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