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adidas Offering James Harden a $200M Contract

A photo posted by jharden13 (@jharden13) on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:37am PST Houston Rockets All-NBA swingman James Harden is a sneaker free agent and adidas is hot on his trail with a huge $200 million offer. More from ESPN: “The company has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Houston Rockets guard James Harden, sources told ESPN.com. Nike, whose deal with...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gersson Rosas Hired By USA Basketball

Gersson Rosas has been named International Player Personnel Scout for USA Basketball. Rosas has been VP of basketball operations for the Houston Rockets.
Via RealGM
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets reportedly not waiving Kostas Papanikolaou… yet

  Ah, the Internet. It’s a funny place. It’s also a really scary place. And for the Denver Nuggets and Kostas Papanikolaou, it’s been a very unreliable place as of late. Two days ago international basketball reporter David Pick reported the Nuggets would waive Papanikolaou along with Joey Dorsey, both of whom were acquired from the Houston Rockets via the Ty Lawson trade....
Via BSN Denver
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets should be thankful for Josh Smith's tenure

The Houston Rockets would never have made the Western Conference finals if not for Josh Smith. Had he selected a different team after getting waived by the Detroit Pistons (potentially someone Houston would have to play in the postseason, like the Los Angeles Clippers), Houston's frontcourt would've further been decimated.Smith was a plus, and according to SB Nation's Rockets blog...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adidas offers James Harden $200 million to leave Nike

Houston Rockets guard James Harden's contract with Nike recently expired, and the top "sneaker" free agent of the summer is about to get paid in a major way. According to ESPN, Harden has been offered yacht money by Adidas. Here's what that officially means:"The company has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Houston Rockets guard James Harden, sources told ESPN...
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adidas dangles $200M in front of James Harden

In a report by ESPN, adidas strutted its feathers for James Harden by offering the soon-to-be free agent in footwear sponsorship $200 million over 13 years, if Nike declines to renew Harden’s contract by the end of next week. After signing an extension in 2012 with the Houston Rockets worth $80 million, a ‘yes’ from Harden would make him more valuable to adidas than the organization...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Report: James Harden received $200 million offer to join Adidas

James Harden is undoubtedly one of the NBA’s leading men, and Adidas is reportedly seeking to give him the kind of endorsement deal reserved only for those at the top of the food chain. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the sportswear company has offered Harden $200 million to leave Nike and represent Adidas for the next 13 years. For those of us who aren’t math nerds, that...
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Nuggets To Waive Kostas Papanikolaou

The Denver Nuggets will waive Kostas Papanikolaou. Papanikolaou's deal worth $4.7 million is non-guaranteed. Papanikolaou was acquired from the Houston Rockets in the Ty Lawson trade.
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Denver Nuggets waive Kostas Papanikolaou, Joey Dorsey

  Several of the proverbial chips have fallen with regards to the Denver Nuggets’ final 15-man roster. According to David Pick the Nuggets have officially waived Kostas Papanikolaou and Joey Dorsey, both of whom were acquired from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Ty Lawson. Denver Nuggets will waive Kostas Papanikolaou, source said. His $4.7 million deal is non-guaranteed...
Via BSN Denver
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Nuggets will reportedly waive Kostas Papanikolaou

Kostas Papanikolaou was part of the grab bag of players the Rockets sent to the Nuggets in the trade for Ty Lawson, but he won't be playing for Denver next season.The Nuggets will waive Papanikolaou, according to a report from David Pick. His contract worth almost $4.8 million for next season is non-guaranteed, and it appears as though Denver would rather have the cap space to...
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WATCH: Houston Rockets Legend Hakeem Olajuwon With the Dream Shake During Game in Africa

Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. There isn't a Houston Rockets that watched him during his day that doesn't remember the time he walked to the podium after getting off the plane and uttered one word in the thick accent he had at the time that made the crowd go wild, "Unbeatable."The 52-year old legend was back in action for the Team World vs....
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Dwight Howard, Chris Paul Plan To Attend Team USA Minicamp

Dwight Howard and Chris Paul are planning to attend Team USA's upcoming minicamp in Las Vegas, according to sources. Howard was Team USA's starting center on the 2008 gold medal team.
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Dwight Howard to attend Team USA mini-camp after all

Earlier this week, reports circulated that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was not interested in attending Team USA's August mini-camp in Las Vegas. The cost of failing to show would likely be a roster spot for the Olympics next summer. But it turns out those reports weren't true, according to ESPN's Marc Stein:"Sources told ESPN.com that Howard, who had to withdraw from the...
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Houston Rockets Offseason: Love It/Like It/Hate It

(March 6, 2015 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Houston Rockets made their first Conference finals since the Hakeem era this season, only to be eliminated in five by the eventual champions the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets had a relatively quiet offseason, bringing just four new names to the club, two of...
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Report: Dwight Howard not interested in Team USA?

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is still arguably the best center in the entire world. But that doesn't mean he'll participate in next summer's Olympic games. Those are still obviously pretty far away, next summer in Brazil, but Howard's commitment to Team USA is still in the air; not the best sign he'll show up at August's mini-camp:If Howard isn't in Las Vegas in a couple...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How can the Houston Rockets use K.J. McDaniels next season?

K.J. McDaniels could be a huge player for the Houston Rockets over the next few seasons. The second-year wing has elite defensive potential and surreal athleticism. His main problem, right now, is a lacking jumper. But if that gets fixed and a few other areas of his game take off, McDaniels could become a monster. Here's more, courtesy of Bleacher Report's Kelly Scaletta:"Working...
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Houston Rockets sign Chuck Hayes, still interested in Jason Terry

The Houston Rockets need two things: frontcourt depth and veteran leadership. This week they killed two birds with one stone, officially bringing old pal Chuck Hayes back into the mix on a one-year deal, per ESPN."The Houston Rockets bolstered their bench by agreeing to terms on a one-year, partially guaranteed veterans minimum contract with power forward Chuck Hayes on Wednesday...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated...Read More The post Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chuck Hayes has signed with the Houston Rockets

Chuck Hayes, a player from Kentucky that went undrafted, is getting set to sign with the Houston Rockets to start his 12th NBA season. Hayes signed today with the Houston Rockets for the veteran’s minimum, breaking the Rockets to the necessary 13 guaranteed contracts for the start of a season.  Hayes spent the first 6 […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Agree To Deal With Chuck Hayes

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum with Chucky Hayes. Hayes played for the Rockets between 2006 and 2011. Hayes was most recently with the Toronto Raptors.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

It's time for the Houston Rockets to start thinking about Dwight Howard's free agency

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has a player option that he will opt out of next summer, making him an unrestricted free agent for the second time in four seasons. This isn't talked about as often as it should. Howard is still the best center in the NBA, and even at 30 years old, will still command a ton of attention and money on the open market next July. As Sports on Earth...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Houston Rockets a legitimate contender?

The Houston Rockets finished last season with the second-best record in the loaded Western Conference. They made it all the way to the conference finals with a banged up roster then essentially swapped Josh Smith for Ty Lawson this summer. But are they legitimate championship contenders? Here's CBS Sports with a closer look at the other teams Houston will compete against next season...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets are interested in Carlos Boozer

The Houston Rockets have had a typically busy summer, but they may not be finished filling out their roster. One spot that could use a bit more depth is power forward, where the team may still look to replace Josh Smith despite Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas already being on board. Is Carlos Boozer the answer?Boozer is an atrocious defender but can still stretch defenses...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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