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Rockets News: Clint Capela signs rookie deal, will be on the roster next season

The Houston Rockets have signed their first round pick, Clint Capela, to a rookie scale deal, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears.Rookie forward Clint Capela just signed his rookie contract with the Rockets, a source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 23, 2014Clint Capela is the Rockets' 25th overall pick in this years draft. When drafted, everyone assumed...
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Former King Omri Casspi tries to make sense of Gaza conflict

Omri Casspi arrived in Sacramento with his ego bursting, his prospects for a long-term career with the Kings promising, and his tiny country of Israel riding on his shoulders, along for the ride. Five years later, he barely recognizes his life. Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, has been traded twice. He expects to be waived by the New Orleans Pelicans by Aug. 1. He...
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Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans. Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season. “My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be fun...
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Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans. Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season. “My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be fun...
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Nick Johnson to Sign With Rockets

Photo courtesy of thepanamerican via photopin.com NBA- Twenty one year-old, Nick Johnson, is expected to sign a three-year rookie contract with the Houston Rockets very soon. The 6’3″ American, played college basketball for the University of Arizona. Johnson was selected 42nd overall in the 2014 NBA draft by the Rockets. First-round pick Clint Capela is also expected to be signed...
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Nick Johnson Signs 3 Year Deal

Nick Johnson, the 42nd overall pick in June’s NBA draft, will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract with the Houston Rockets. Johnson fell to the Houston Rockets in the second round after his junior season at the University of Arizona, where he averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists. A strong, athletic guard at 6-foot-3, Johnson was one of the most dynamic...
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James Harden posts Instagram photo of Great Wall of China visit

While most of the NBA players continue their summer vacation, it appears that Houston Rockets star James Harden decided to take a trip over to China. One of the destinations that Harden visited on his trip was the Great Wall of China and the below Instagram photo shows Harden posing while stand on the steps of the Great Wall: Hope you had a good time, James! *** Harden image courtesy...
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Nick Johnson To Sign Guaranteed, Three-Year Rookie Deal With Rockets

Nick Johnson, the 42nd overall pick in June’s NBA draft, will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract with the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM. Johnson fell to the Rockets in the second round after his junior season at the University of Arizona, where he averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists. A strong, athletic guard at 6-foot-3, Johnson was...
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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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Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons go?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Ron of FantasyBasketballMoneyLeagues.com. For more NBA news and updates, visit Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues today.  Chandler Parsons will no longer be a member of the Houston Rockets. The Dallas Mavericks offered a $46 million contract with a three year length and the Rockets chose to not match the [&hellip (Visited 2 times, 3...
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Celtic great DJ's nephew, Nick Johnson, proving that he belongs

It has been a rough off season for the Houston Rockets and General Manager Daryl Morey. First there was the questionable move to not pick up Chandler Parsons option. Parsons would have made less than $1 million in 2014-15 but instead signed a three year $46 million dollar deal with the Mavericks that Houston didn’t match.Then there was the decision by Chris Bosh to stay in Miami...
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Houston Rockets: Team is Having the Worst Offseason in NBA

The NBA offseason is a time for improvement. Between the NBA Draft, free agency, and trades, it’s an opportunity for the league’s worst teams to become bad, the bad ones to become okay, the okay ones to become above average, the above average to become good, and the good to become great. Heading into this year’s offseason, the Houston Rockets were a good team trying to reach...
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Rockets Advance to Summer League Championship

Who: Houston Rockets vs. (winner of Kings/Wizards) When: Monday, July 21st at 8:00pm CST Where: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV Live Coverage: NBATV (FREE) or Summer League Live ($4.99) Rockets started off in a sluggish 0-4 start in Summer League, but are currently riding a 5-game winning streak! Thanks to the dominance of Donatas Motiejunas and Isaiah Canaan, the Rockets...
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Chandler Parsons surprised Rockets didn’t match Mavericks’ offer

In his heart of hearts, Chandler Parsons really thought he was going back to play for the Houston Rockets next season and beyond. After the Dallas Mavericks signed restricted free agent Parsons to a three-year, $46 million offer sheet, the 6-foot-9, 227-pound small forward was sure the Rockets were going to match it . But Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Parsons’ contract...
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Houston Rockets Could Target Phoenix Suns Guard Eric Bledsoe

The Houston Rockets have swung and missed on their biggest targets in NBA free agency. They managed to miss on Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony while trading away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin, leaving a huge void on their bench. However, there’s one player that could not only boost their depth, but make them a darkhorse contender in Western Conference. ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting...
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Dwight Howard on Chandler Parsons' departure: 'It won't affect us at all'

Rockets center Dwight Howard was wooed to Houston by Chandler Parsons. There were lots of texts and calls when Howard was a free agent. In his introductory press conference, he gave Parsons credit for the way he recruited him. Now, though, after the Rockets declined to match the Dallas Mavericks' offer sheet to Parsons, the team will be different. With Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik...
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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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Dwight Howard Says He’s Best C & Harden Best SG, Don’t Need Parsons

One would think if you had the best Center in the league and best shooting guard, you could make it out of the 1st round of the playoffs, but I digress. Dwight Howard doesn’t seem that overly concerned with Chandler Parsons taking his talents to Dallas. When asked how Parsons departure would affect the team here is what he had to say. “It won’t affect us at all,” Howard said...
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Rockets did not bid on Boozer, but would have chased as free agent

The Rockets did not expect to land Carlos Boozer on Thursday. This was only partly because they did not make a bid for him. The Rockets did have reason to carefully watch the bid process, won Thursday by the Los Angeles Lakers. Had Boozer, who was made an amnesty waiver by Chicago this week, not been claimed, the Rockets would have moved in to land him as a free agent. The Rockets...
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The Rockets, Trail Blazers, and a Secret of Shot Selection

Since Dean Oliver first published Basketball on Paper in 2004 (and probably before), basketball analysts have been pushing the belief that a team’s offense should be built around shooting three pointers and taking shots at the rim — the two most efficient shots in basketball by a wide margin. That philosophy has on a macro level been proven true, repeatedly, but none of more...
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Phil Jackson: Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe

Phil Jackson said Dwight Howard left because of Kobe Bryant This may not be ground-breaking news anymore as most people pegged this to be the reason for Dwight Howard’s departure from the Los Angeles Lakers, but Phil Jackson cleared up any gray area there might have been. The Zen Master, in his new book, states that Howard had no interest coming back to the Lakers once Kobe told...
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Andrew Wiggins gets chasedown block of Nick Johnson at Summer League

There are few things that I like more than chasedown blocks and during tonight’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Houston Rockets Summer League affair, Andrew Wiggins got one. In the fourth quarter of play, Houston Rockets Nick Johnson looked like he had an opportunity for a lay-up with Andrew trailing the play. Watch as Wiggins rises to get the denial at the backboard: *** Wiggins chasedown...
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Houston, We Have a Problem

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is too smart for his own good. Since the Rockets signed center Dwight Howard last year, Morey has tried to clear max-level cap space so Houston could sign a third star. Shooting guard James Harden dragged the Rockets to the postseason two years ago, where they lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games. Last year’s Harden-and-Howard...
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NBA executive calls out Rockets GM for arrogance

(Credit: outsidetheboxscore.com) 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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Ray Allen talking to Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been bringing in LeBron James’ former teammates from Miami in Mike Miller and James Jones, and they are currently looking to add one more. According to a report from Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, both the Cavaliers and Houston Rockets are talking about potential deals with Ray Allen. Allen has been seriously considering retirement...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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