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RUMOR: Celtics, Rockets Have Discussed Blockbuster Trade The Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets reportedly have discussed a trade which would send center Clint Capela from Houston to Boston, according to Ian Begley of SNY.
Rockets GM Morey denies friction exists between Harden, Paul Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey denied a report that suggested there's a conflict between starting guards Chris Paul and James Harden, as relayed by Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Shaq Reacts To Reported James Harden-Chris Paul Tension NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal gave his take on the alleged tension between Houston Rockets superstars James Harden and Chris Paul. O'Neal sounded like he was not surprised at all because he thinks having such tension between two superstars is quite common.
The League-wide Sentiment On Possibly Acquiring Chris Paul The Athletic's Shams Charania says "there's not a team in the league" willing to trade for Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul even as a salary dump. Paul is owed over $125 million over the next three years.
Jimmy Butler Is Back In Houston Amid Free Agency Rumors Jimmy Butler's presence in Houston today might not be that big of a deal, considering he is from the area. However, it certainly has caught the attention of some Rockets fans. Butler is expected to decline his nearly $20 million player option for next season, making him a free agent.
Rockets' Chris Paul, Daryl Morey deny reports of rift between James Harden, CP3 Chris Paul took to Instagram to let people know what he thought of a Yahoo! Sports article that claimed the Rockets point guard demanded a trade and that Paul's relationship with James Harden is "unsalvageable." "Damn! That's news to me…" Paul replied on Bleacher Report's Instagram post about the supposed trade demand.
Was trading for Chris Paul worth it for Rockets? Add the Houston Rockets to the ever-growing list of teams who have taken gambles that have simply not worked out. After two years of trying to get the James Harden-Chris Paul experiment to work, things have fallen apart, as Paul has demanded a trade because he can't stand playing alongside of Harden anymore.
Report: Rockets' backcourt at odds; Paul requests trade The relationship between Houston Rockets guards James Harden and Chris Paul is "unsalvageable," and Paul has demanded a trade, sources told Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. Per Goodwill, Paul made his trade demand following the Rockets' loss to the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Rockets GM Explains Why There Is Tension Between James Harden, Chris Paul Rockets GM Daryl Morey is not worried about the reported tension between James Harden and Chris Paul, saying it was only a result of their competitiveness.
Daryl Morey Makes A Bold Prediction About The Rockets' Position In Western Conference Speaking on The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday, Morey downplayed reported tension between James Harden and Chris Paul and said that he feels the Rockets are the team to beat in the Western Conference next season:.
Chris Paul's 5-Word Reaction To Trade Request On Tuesday, a report from Yahoo Sports surfaced claiming Houston Rockets guards Chris Paul and James Harden's relationship is unsalvageable and Paul has requested a trade. Upon seeing the rumor on Instagram, Paul replied to the rumor with five words.
Rockets GM Reveals Real Plan For James Harden, Chris Paul Amid Alleged Rift Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says point guard Chris Paul and shooting guard James Harden are not available in trades this summer. Morey also says he wants to add a third superstar next to Paul and Harden this offseason.
Rockets GM Makes Surprising Claim About Mike D'Antoni's Future In Houston Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expects Mike D'Antoni to be back next season and be the head coach of the team for the long term.
Chris Paul, Daryl Morey Refute Reports of Turmoil Within Rockets Organization Earlier on Tuesday, the NBA world reacted to reports that Chris Paul and James Harden's infighting in Houston had gotten so bad that Paul demanded a trade and Harden told management it was "him or me." Paul later refuted this report, but since it's 2019, he didn't do so through traditional means, like a statement through his agent or some such.
3 keys to a perfect offseason for the Houston Rockets Instead of seizing the opportunity, the Rockets lost both games and lost the series, with numerous reports of tension surfacing after their season ended. Now, Houston enters a summer full of questions, and it might even trade some of its top players. Here are three keys to a perfect offseason for the Rockets.
REPORT: Why Chris Paul Would Curse Out Mike D'Antoni Whenever James Harden Checked Into Game The relationship between Chris Paul, Mike D'Antoni and James Harden broke down as the Rockets' offense became untenable.
Houston Rockets Chris Paul demands trade, James Harden tells team 'him or me' According to Yahoo, the Houston Rockets pairing of Chris Paul and James Harden can no longer work together.
What James Harden, Chris Paul Did For 2 Months During The Season That Led To 'Unsalvageable' Relationship Houston Rockets guards James Harden and Chris Paul reportedly went nearly two months without speaking to each other during the regular season, according to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. The relationship between Harden and Paul has soured very quickly.
BREAKING: Chris Paul Has Made Clear He Wants Trade From Rockets Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul reportedly wants out of Houston, as his relationship with star guard James Harden is "unsalvageable," according to Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. Paul and Harden reportedly don't see eye-to-eye in terms of how Houston's offense should run.
Daryl Morey, Chris Paul push back on trade rumors Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and Chris Paul have both pushed back against rumors that the point guard has demanded out of Houston.
Clint Capela Trade Rumors: Celtics Have 'Checked In' on Move for Rockets Star The Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets had preliminary discussions about a trade centered around Rockets center Clint Capela, according to SNY's Ian Begley. ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported May 29 that Houston was willing to entertain trades for basically its entire roster, Capela included.
The Houston Rockets might be changing up their isolation offense The Houston Rockets are looking to make some big changes this year following a disappointing loss in the playoffs to the Warriors last month. While some of the potential changes / anger from players seems to be a bit overblown, there is some level of turmoil with the team at the moment.
3 ideal NBA free agency destinations for Jonas Valanciunas Valanciunas could be the solution. He would instantly step in as the Wizards best rebounder by a large margin. Washington ranked 27th in the league in rebounding last year. Their best rebounder from last season, Bobby Portis, is an unrestricted free agent.
NBA news, Houston Rockets: Chris Paul and James Harden demand trade One of the NBA’s star pairings is headed for a divorce, with the Houston Rockets forced to decide between Chris Paul and James Harden after the duo both demanded one of them be traded.
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