NBA: 5 Bold Team Predictions for 2014-2015

courtesy: CBS Sports Rejoice basketball fans, the NBA season is just 5 days and roughly eight hours away. The NFL and college football have been holding us over until tip off, but the first regular season games feels like it’s right around the corner. By now, most teams’ rosters are filled and we have a decent picture of what they’ll look like, but it’s never to early for...
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Rockets Win After Magic Cough Up 13-Point Lead

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images The Orlando Magic are now 4-3 in preseason play after their third unit gave away a 13-point fourth quarter lead, losing to the Houston Rockets 90-89 on Wednesday night. Houston only shot 36.5 FG% and was led by Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan who each had 14 points. The Rockets were 9-for-34 from 3-point range. Orlando spread out their...
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2014-15 NBA Previews: Washington Wizards

There has been little wizardry in Washington over the past few years. The Arenas-Butler-Jamison core failed, and Arenas went into a tailspin. Washington got so bad they were granted the first pick, and finally after a few tries they made it to the post-season. After paying premium to make it there, there’s a question of what happens now with this mix of young guys and veterans...
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Houston Rockets motivated by early playoff exit

HOUSTON (AP) The shot still stings more than five months later. The Houston Rockets talk about how they've moved on from Damian Lillard's buzzer beater that knocked them out of the playoffs in the first round in May. But the shot remains with the Rockets and is one of many motivations for a team determined to do more this season. ''Our focus is getting there, and...
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Deep fantasy basketball sleepers

Oddly Prophetic, ReallyQuick and dirty, the way you like it.Point GuardsPatrick Beverly, Houston. Jeremy Lin is gone, and Chandler Parsons has been replaced by Trevor Ariza, aka a catch and shoot 3 kind of guy. Beverly is never going to be a monster provider, as he just plays too hard on defense to conserve his energy and fouls, but he's clearly got the capability to get up to...
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2014/15 Houston Rockets: Rising Sideways

<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2236" src="" alt=""<strong" /> (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports) It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season...
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WATCH: Houston Rockets Guard James Harden Videobombs Isaiah Canaan With Crazy Dance

The Houston Rockets have been looking forward to the preseason. They've been looking forward to getting started; to seeing how well the team can do in Year Two of the Dwight Howard Era. They've added a couple pieces (i.e Jason Terry. Trevor Ariza) and have high hopes the pieces are present to allow the team to make a deep run in to the post season.For now it's preseason...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

One Question Facing Every Rockets Starter

Patrick Beverley What will he bring to the table? Patrick Beverley has shown he has potential, but he doesn’t really excel in any stat category.  He’s a savvy defender and he brings that to the table, but I’m still wondering what he brings to the table that will help him fulfill his potential.  He can pop the three, but won’t be asked to all that often, he doesn’t excel...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Superman Workout

In case you’re wondering if Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard works out in a Superman t-shirt like he’s Superman. The answer is yes. Two years removed from his back surgery and shoulder injury, Howard is putting in work to regain his super form. Per Yahoo! Sports. “Trevor Ariza, who played three seasons with Howard on the Magic, walked into Rockets training camp and found...
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Trevor Ariza: ‘It Takes Time To Get Comfortable With People’(Video)

  Forward Trevor Ariza speaks following Day 4 of Training Camp.    
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

As Preseason Approaches, Rockets Must Continue To Focus On Themselves

  As the Rockets get set to begin preseason play next week, the general focus will still be the same that it’s been during this week’s training camp. For veteran Trevor Ariza, it’s that focus that’s been different in Houston than from his first time around. “What I’ve noticed here is that everybody wants to get better, everybody wants to help this team win.” Ariza...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards look for ways to replace Trevor Ariza

Two years ago, you wouldn't dare to dream up a scenario in which Paul Pierce chose to sign with the Washington Wizards in free agency. Despite overhauling an entire roster, the Wizards hadn't rid themselves of a losing culture. Under a young point guard still learning the game and an unproven head coach with a shoddy track-record, the cards were stacked against them. "...
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Media Day 2014

  Follow live as the Rockets hold their 2014 media day:     Rockets GM Daryl Morey: “The season is probably going to come down to our defense. We need it to be championship-caliber.” — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) September 29, 2014 Morey said this year’s #Rockets will learn from last year’s painful playoff loss. — Jenny Dial Creech (@jennydialcreech) September...
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Gortat Believes Ariza Left Wizards To Return West, Not For More Money

Marcin Gortat discussed Trevor Ariza's departure from the Washington Wizards to return to the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference. “In my opinion I think he was trying to get back to the West," Gortat said. "I don’t think it was about the money.” Ariza signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Rockets.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets: 12 Questions you ask before entering the season

  Given the Houston Rockets changes to their roster this off season losing key contributors to last season’s team in Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik. You are most likely filled with many questions before the season starts.   1. Can Trevor Ariza fill the void of Chandler Parsons?   2. How solid is the back up point guard position?   3. What do we expect to see from...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Finding Their 3rd All Star

Houston Rockets: Finding Their 3rd All Star By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… It isn’t a secret that Houston had just about as poor of an offseason as any NBA team. They couldn’t sign a 3rd All Star to make a Big 3 with Dwight Howard and James Harden and the only big move they made was signing Trevor Ariza, who is a 4th option on a contender, but cannot be a 3rd...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Rockets will not miss Chandler Parsons

Dwight Howard will look to lead a more defensive minded Rockets deep into the playoffs, without Chandler Parsons Besides the inability of the Rockets to sign a big name free agent this off-season, the next biggest story was the rival Dallas Mavericks snagging small forward Chandler Parsons. Parsons signed for 3 years at $46 million, much larger than his previous contract which only...
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Trevor Ariza’s Best 3 Games From Last Season

The Houston Rockets have essentially swapped their promising young forward, Chandler Parsons, for a prime 3-and-D player in Trevor Ariza this offseason, in what many believe is an upgrade at the small forward slot. Ariza shot a career high 40.7 percent from beyond the arc last season, which easily trumps Chandler Parsons’ 37 percent from deep. Moreover, Ariza’s defensive...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets; Trevor Ariza Gives Rockets A Formidable Starting 5

After failing to recruit any big-name free agents this off-season, the Houston Rockets reverted to bringing back former Rocket Trevor Ariza, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. Ariza will undoubtedly start at small forward in place of Chandler Parsons, and his presence will help salvage the Rockets’ loss of key contributors such as Jeremy Lin, Omer […] Houston Rockets; Trevor...
Via NBA Draft Blog
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Houston Rockets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Traded for Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee Signed Joey Dorsey, Jeff Adrien, Ish Smith Drafted Clint Capela, Nick Johnson Resigned Troy Daniels Strongest: Acquiring Trevor Ariza Once the decision was made not to match Chandler Parsons’ offer sheet from the...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Houston Rockets be stronger next season?

The Houston Rockets tried hard to land Carmelo Anthony this summer. And when they failed to do so, they turned their interest towards Chris Bosh. They didn’t manage to land Miami’s superstar either and on top of that, they saw the Dallas Mavericks “stealing” Chandler Parsons from them. Houston acted quickly and brought in Trevor Ariza to replace Parsons and now, the Rockets...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Offseason Isn’t Nearly As Bad As You Might Think

This is a guest post by TotalSportsBlog’s Hasib Hossain. You can check out the rest of his work for TSB by clicking here, and check out for other great sports related content. If you read most major websites that cover the NBA, they would have you think that the Houston Rockets’ offseason has gone nuclear. They traded away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in order...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Off-Season Analysis

I know this offseason isn’t quite over yet, even though it may feel like it with the majority big name players being signed to teams. I would assume the biggest issue that comes up with the Rockets moves this off-season would be losing Chandler Parsons. I could see how some can say that, but are they really missing out on much?Chandler Parsons was a good scorer who could shoot...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: Parsons' departure won’t affect Rockets

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard doesn’t think the departure of Chandler Parsons will hurt the teams title hopes next season. “It won’t affect us at all,” Howard said Friday, according to the Associated Press. Parsons, a three-year starter in Houston, signed a three-year, $45 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks. “We have myself and James,” Howard said. “We have...
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July 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

NBA executive calls out Rockets GM for arrogance

(Credit: The Houston Rockets missed out on basically everyone in free agency, and the blame seems to be coming from all directions. One anonymous front-office executive said in more or less words that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s arrogance is the reason Houston failed miserably trying to sign players. Per ESPN: Daryl wants everyone to think he...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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