Dominant Dallas Keuchel helps Astros climb atop the AL West

HOUSTON (AP) Dallas Keuchel had scarcely more than a five o'clock shadow when he made his major league debut in 2012. Houston's ace has since turned his beard into one of the more recognizable in sports, rivaling that of Houston Rockets star James Harden in an unusual one-two punch for this city. Like his beard, Keuchel's popularity has grown, too, as he has helped the long-suffering...
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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey loves watching highlights of James Harden

There's a distinct possibility that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey wouldn't still have his job if he never landed James Harden.Harden was and is the star Houston needs. Without him they wouldn't have signed Dwight Howard, and they certainly wouldn't have made the Western Conference finals a few months ago.It's completely understandable for Morey to love the guy, even...
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Is the Houston Rockets’ James Harden a Top-Five Player in the NBA?

HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 28: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates a late basket against the Dallas Mavericks during Game Five in the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) If it wasn’t for Steph Curry’s magical season on the 67-win...
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James Harden ‘Most Valuable Beard’ Illustration

Artist Kurei Poe aka Adopecreation from Hamilton, New Zealand captures the intensity of Players MVP and Houston Rockets superstar James Harden in this unique piece. The post James Harden ‘Most Valuable Beard’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
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How has Daryl Morey evolved since taking over as Houston's GM?

Daryl Morey is one of the league's savviest general managers, and the Houston Rockets are extremely glad to have him. In four years, he took a team with zero superstars and no high draft picks from the middle of the pack to the top, trading for James Harden and signing Dwight Howard. It was the work of a genius. Courtesy of FanSided's House of Houston blog, here's one writer's...
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The Missing Rings: The 2011 Oklahoma City Thunder

Background: After reaching the Western Conference Finals in 2010 (lost 4 games to 1 against Dallas) many expected the young and hungry Oklahoma City Thunder to contend for an NBA Championship in 2011. The young and talented nucleus of players that GM Sam Presti had built in the Draft and Head Coach Scott Brooks had built up were ready for a championship. OKC went 47-19 (earned the...
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Challenging The Golden Throne: the Warriors’ competitors

The Golden State Warriors had a simply magical season this past year to the likes of which could have been akin to the plot of an inspirational sports film. A struggling team with a record of 23-43 back in 2011-2012 has progressed considerably within the span of a few short years and were great enough to be crowned NBA Champions for the first time since 1975 (40 years). But now...
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Rockets officially sign Marcus Thornton

Lost in all the hype surrounding the Ty Lawson trade and key decisions to re-sign Corey Brewer, Patrick Beverley and K.J. McDaniels is Houston's one-year, veteran's minimum deal with Marcus Thornton.This is the exact type of veteran the Rockets needed last year. Someone who can come off the bench and score without James Harden holding their hand. Here's more on Thornton's official...
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Watch This Dude Impersonate James Harden

Don’t waste you time trying to find a better impersonation of Houston Rockets superstar and Players MVP James Harden on the planet. Brandon Armstrong aka @BdotAdot5 has you covered with this gem right here. The post Watch This Dude Impersonate James Harden appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Time to grade Houston's intriguing summer

Despite numerous injuries up and down their roster last year, the Houston Rockets were only a handful of games away from winning the NBA championship. How did they reload this summer? Well, aside from the monstrous acquisition of Ty Lawson, for the most part they decided to roll the same gang back next season and hope better chemistry and luck will push them towards a Finals berth...
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Hilarious Viral Video parodies James Harden

A hilarious parody of Houston Rockets player James Harden, viewed 1.5 million times of Facebook, takes aim at his signature step-back-and-shoot style as well as his controversial cooking dance. In the viral vide,o comedian BdotAdot5 takes Harden’s step back strategy to new levels, moving several steps way back from his opponent before launching the ball. In another shot, he even...
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Nuggets could smell alcohol on Ty Lawson at practice

Ty Lawson was traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Houston Rockets last week, and now the stories about the severity of his alcohol issues are coming to light. Lawson was popped for a DUI last week, making it two DUI arrests for him this year alone. He entered a 30-day rehab program that will...Read More
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Players Vote James Harden, Not Stephen Curry, MVP At First NBPA Awards

Stephen Curry was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2014-15 season, but apparently the players didn’t agree with that selection. At the league’s first annual NBPA Basketball Players Awards, which was televised Tuesday night, Houston Rockets guard James Harden was voted MVP over the Golden State Warriors guard. Curry didn’t go home empty-handed, though, as he took home...
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James Harden Named MVP at NBA Players Awards

Congrats to @JHarden13 who was voted MVP by his peers at the #PlayersAwardsBET! pic.twitter.com/Ps2WGTrxHz — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 22, 2015 The first annual Players Choice Awards kicked off last night, and Houston Rockets swingman James Harden was voted by his peers as the 2014-15 Most Valuable Player. “I want to thank God, thank my mom, my family and friends...
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James Harden, not Steph Curry, wins MVP at first NBPA Awards

Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry won the NBA MVP award a couple months back and it wasn't particularly close, with Curry taking 100 of 130 first-place votes to beat Houston Rockets guard James Harden by a wide margin. Well, now Harden has some bragging rights of his own. At the debut of the NBA Players Association Awards on Tuesday night, Harden was named MVP by his...
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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
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Ty Lawson once trolled James Harden on social media

The Denver Nuggets on Sunday night agreed to trade Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets, which means the 27-year-old point guard is now teammates with James Harden. That might be a little awkward at first. When the Dallas Cowboys lost their season opener to the San Francisco 49ers last year, a series of internet memes...Read More
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Houston Rockets: Ty Lawson Trade Grade

(March 10, 2015 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Rockets Receive: Ty Lawson, future 2nd round pick Rockets Trade: Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Nick Johnson, Joey Dorsey, 1st round pick The Houston Rockets have been searching for that third superstar to put next to James Harden and Dwight Howard...
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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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Houston's Las Vegas Summer League roster look like?

The Houston Rockets are known for putting together some of the most competitive summer league rosters every year. Their 2015 squad is no different, with incoming draft picks like Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell, and contributors to last year's squad, like Clint Capela, ready to roll.How does the rest of the team look? Here's SB Nation's Rockets blog The Dream Shake with more analysis...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Rockets do enough this summer to improve next year's team?

The Rockets did not add a third star this summer to help James Harden and Dwight Howard make a championship run next year. There's a good chance they don't need one to compete for the title, but it's the second offseason in a row that general manager Daryl Morey failed to improve the roster with an undeniably savvy move.Bleacher Report has a look at whether it could come back to...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston, we have a Kardashian? Khloe, Harden reportedly dating

The NBA free-agency period already has seen many exciting roster moves, and it appears Khloe Kardashian has gotten in on the action, too. The reality TV star reportedly has traded former Mavericks forward Lamar Odom for NBA superstar James Harden, per The Daily Beast. The move makes sense strategically, as Team Kardashian will add about 23 more points per game, although Kardashian...
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Is James Harden dating Khloe Kardashian?

James Harden sure knows how to get around. We’ve posted many gossip rumors over the past few years about who he might be dating, and the latest one will knock your socks off. Reports are suggesting that Harden is now dating Khloe Kardashian. The two were in Las Vegas together for July 4th weekend. They...Read More
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden best offense highlights from 2014-15 season

Although he finished second in the MVP voting to Stephen Curry, Houston Rockets star James Harden had another spectacular season to speak of. During the Rockets regular season, Harden averaged over twenty-seven points per game as the Rockets made it to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1996-1997 season. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video...
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Rockets, Harden selling merchandise like hot cakes

Few basketball players in the world are better than James Harden, and few teams in the NBA were more successful than the Houston Rockets last season. Add those two facts up and what you have is one of the most popular team-player combinations in the league. According to the Houston Chronicle, it also led to Harden and the Rockets jumping up the NBA's list of sold merchandise:"The...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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