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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 Jeremy Lin is gone, and Chandler Parsons has been replaced by Trevor Ariza, aka a catch and shoot 3 kind of guy.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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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FatManWriting
6 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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10 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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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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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17 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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17 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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19 days ago  |  Discuss

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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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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24 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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27 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...
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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

Trevor Ariza says goodbye to Wall, Beal, Wizards

Trevor Ariza’s stay in Washington was short. It could’ve been longer, but his reasoning he decided to move on to the Houston Rockets in a four-year deal worth $32 million. Shortly after the news broke about Ariza leaving the Wizards, Ariza thanked the Wizards fans and organization. Then sent a special tweet to the Wizards’ backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal. I want to...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade

The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per's David Aldridge and USA Today's Sam Amick. Here's how it's going to shake out: Wizards get: $8.5 million trade exception, Melvin Ely's unguaranteed contract Rockets get: Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee, New Orleans' 2015 protected first-round...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets and Wizards agree on a sign and trade for Trevor Ariza

photo credit: The Houston Rockets and the Washington Wizards officially agree on a sign and trade for Trevor Ariza. The deal consists of sending Ariza to the Rockets in exchange for a trade exception and Melvin Fly’s non-guarnteed contract. The Rockets are using Ariza as their replacement for Chandler Parsons. Ariza will be able to help the Rockets immediately...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards get $8.5 million trade exception in sign-and-trade for Ariza

The Washington Wizards will get something back in return for losing Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets. Wizards will take non-guaranteed contract of Melvin Ely from NO & get $8.5M TPE for Ariza, who will do sign and trade to go to Houston. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 13, 2014 Pelicans will get Asik, Omri Casspi & 1.5M from Houston. Rockets get Ariza from Wizards...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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