ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Is Carmelo Anthony the missing piece for the Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets had a phenomenal season under first-year head coach Mike D’Antoni, who jump started the team’s offense by inserting superstar James Harden in the point guard position. Who would have thought that a team that was the eighth seed at 41-41 would transform into a third seed that recorded a 55-27 season. It did help tremendously that the team were able to add...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets News: August 17, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 17, 2017. Houston Rockets News NBA Trade Rumors: Race to Acquire Carmelo Anthony May Be Down to the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail BlazersOnly two teams may still be in the running to acquire Carmelo Anthony. Rockets' Eric Gordon in Sydney for Bledisoe Cup 2017 | NBA...
Via The Dream Shake
15 hours ago

James Harden’s celebrity tournament is this weekend

The Beard and others are playing for charity this weekend in Houston. It’s a big weekend coming up for James Harden. His Houston-area charity, 3thehardenway, is throwing its JH Town Weekend at Tudor Fieldhouse on the Rice University campus. The highlight of weekend is Harden’s celebrity basketball tournament. The tourney features a cadre of big-name NBA stars, including fellow...
Via The Dream Shake
16 hours ago

Ten Takeaways from the Rockets Schedule

Some notable stats to know about the schedule. With the Rockets schedule released yesterday and after closely studying the dates and tendencies, I have compiled a list of ten tidbits of information that every Rockets fan should know about our schedule and what makes it unique and special. Rockets play 40 national TV games this season. (And no, that is not a typo.) Houston is second...
Via The Dream Shake
2 days ago

Report: Rockets, Knicks again talking Carmelo Anthony trade

The Houston Rockets are once again making a push to try and trade for Carmelo Anthony.ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that Houston re-engaged the Knicks on trade talks for ‘Melo, who has a full no-trade clause. The Rockets are looking for a third team that will help them facilitate a trade with New York.The two sides reportedly were closer to a deal when Phil Jackson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

JJ Redick planned to sign with Rockets before joining Sixers

J.J. Redick was very, very close to turning the Philadelphia 76ers down in free agency to join the Houston Rockets.The sharpshooter told the HoopsHype podcast that he originally made contract length his number one priority, and planned to join the Rockets when they gave him a four-year offer — but a late change in the situation gave him pause.“They offered four [years] and then...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Olajuwon interested in pursuing ownership stake in Rockets

Former Houston Rockets great Hakeem Olajuwon is reportedly being pursued by groups interested in purchasing the team and has some interest in becoming a partial owner.“Many groups now have called me and want me involved,” Olajuwon said Tuesday, per ESPN.com’s Mark Woods. “With two of the groups, I’m doing my background check to see if that is a possibility. Just an association...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Beyonce interested in purchasing stake in Rockets

Houston native and world-famous pop star Beyonce is reportedly looking into buying a stake in the Houston Rockets.Scott Shoshnick of Bloomberg reports Beyonce “is mulling an investment in the National Basketball Association’s Rockets, according to people familiar with the matter.”Not surprisingly, the Rockets, Beyonce’s publicist, her representatives at Sony Music and a spokesperson...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden spent so much in strip club it retired his jersey?

If James Harden continues to light it up for the Houston Rockets and can eventually lead the team on a deep playoff run or more, he just might get his jersey number retired one day. In the meantime, a strip club paying tribute to him will have to do.On rapper Joe Budden’s podcast this week, Budden’s friend Mal claimed “one of the more popular” gentlemen’s clubs in Houston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony: “Knows better than anyone that LeBron is leaving next July”

Will Phil Jackson end up having the last laugh in his feud with Carmelo Anthony?Well, if a report via Frank Isola is true, then it would appear that the New York Knicks would lose out on landing dazzling superstar Kyrie Irving because of Melo’s reluctance to waive his no-trade clause. Thus, Knicks fans would miss out on landing one of the game’s most exciting players who is...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Yao Ming not interested in buying the Rockets

It would seem so natural. The tallest player in Houston Rockets history and a true international icon deciding to buy the team. After all, Yao Ming has the money and worldwide respect that’s needed to make a purchase of this ilk.Unfortunately for those who were looking at a potential Yao reunion in Houston, he has completely ruled out the possibility of buying the Rockets. The...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden gets biggest extension in NBA history, will be paid $228 through 2022-23

The NBA is a star-driven league, in which one A-list player can drastically alter a team’s fortunes on the court and on the balance sheet. And finally, the league’s best players are getting paid like it.One week after Steph Curry agreed to a 5-year, $201 million deal that was the biggest contract in NBA history, James Harden has reached a comparably huge deal with the Rockets...
Via The Comeback
July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Rockets join the arms race

Just a few days before free agency started, the Houston Rockets made headlines by acquiring All-Star point guard Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers. This is a big acquisition for Houston, as the NBA has firmly transitioned into a superstars league. However, the move might look better now than it does when the Rockets have to play this out, given the style of both Paul and Houston’s...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Nene lost out on $4 million because of a strange NBA contract rule

Rockets forward Nene was all set to return to Houston on a four-year, $15 million contract. That’s already a bargain for a good role player. Unfortunately, he’s too old for that deal to work under the NBA’s standards.The Houston front office doesn’t mind Nene’s age — he’s 34 — but there’s apparently a little-known rule in the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement...
Via The Comeback
July 03, 2017  |  Discuss
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