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Kendrick Perkins Drops Houston Rockets, Jamal Crawford Bombshell on Twitter Jamal Crawford to the Houston Rockets? Kendrick Perkins tells Jamal Crawford that that would be a solid move. Jamal Crawford is still a free agent and there are still teams interested in him. many teams are showing interest in the veteran shooting guard.
ESPN projection picks the Rockets to finish with the best record in the NBA ESPN's real plus-minus statistic predicts the Houston Rockets will finish not only first in the Western Conference, but also as the best team in the NBA.
Carmelo Anthony's Houston Rockets Mistake Revealed Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas explained why Carmelo Anthony with the Hosuton Rockets didn't work. Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson breaks it down.
Donovan Mitchell: 5 biggest performances from Utah Jazz star last season After a stellar rookie campaign wherein he came very close to taking Rookie of the Year honors, much was expected from Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell entering his second year in the league. The 22-year-old certainly did not disappoint, as he came out hot off the gates and would never look back.
Houston Rockets: Can Danuel House Jr. emerge as the starting small forward? House - who opened up last season as a member of the Rockets' G League affiliate - managed to successfully play his way out of a two-way deal into a full-time contract with Houston midway through the 2018-19 regular season after rising up to average 13.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per 36 minutes for the Rockets in 39 outings.
5 best NBA teams to never win a ring The upcoming season of the NBA will feature at least eight to 10 championship contenders. This is the first time in a while that the league has looked extremely competitive. Gone are the days of super teams, as we welcome the time for superstar duos and rising young cores.
Dynamo know they should be bigger in Houston As MLS has grown - expansion fees have reached $200 million; the league is eyeing 30 clubs, with Charlotte and Sacramento also aiming for teams - the Dynamo have been on the outside looking in. "All we have to do is just look around the league," said Walker, during an interview at a coffee shop across the street from the Dynamo's downtown stadium.
Gilbert Arenas Knew Carmelo Anthony Playing For Rockets Was Going To Be A 'Disaster' Former NBA All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas knew Carmelo Anthony playing for the Houston Rockets was going to be a "disaster." Anthony played in just 10 games with the Rockets last season before the franchise exiled and traded him.
Daryl Morey Seemingly Confirms Houston Is Going To Sign Terrence Jones Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has basically confirmed the franchise is going to sign power forward Terrence Jones. Jones just wrapped up his PBA stint with the TNT KaTropa in the Philippines. The lefty has played 180 games with the Rockets.
PJ Tucker withdraws from Team USA squad for FIBA World Cup Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker is the latest player to leave Team USA, doing so on Friday because of a minor left ankle sprain suffered in practice the previous day. He will return to Houston and prepare for Rockets' training camp.
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Houston Rockets: P.J. Tucker disappointed FIBA World Cup hopes dashed I'd put that lineup against any other team in this league and it's definitely going to be a winning combination.
Daryl Morey Reveals Rockets’ Plan for Terrence Jones No, it won't be the athletic Kenneth Faried or the proven 17-year veteran Nene Hilario - it'll be another familiar face in Terrence Jones, who signed two 10-day contracts with the Rockets last season and appeared in two games for the team during the 2018-19 season.
Team wants Russell Westbrook to focus on transition There has been a lot of talk lately on how new Houston Rockets recruit Russell Westbrook will fit in as the new kid in town. Well, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey himself has shed some light into this rather mysterious predicament, saying that the team will be asking the former MVP to focus on transition play.
Morey: 'Factual' Harden a better scorer than MJ Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has always championed his players, and he has gone to a new extreme in praising James Harden. "It's just factual that James Harden is a better scorer than Michael Jordan," Morey said on the "Selfmade with Nadeshot" podcast.
Houston Rockets: PJ Tucker Withdraws from Team USA Basketball The Rockets have had both James Harden and Eric Gordon opt to not play for Team USA this summer, and PJ Tucker is now following suit. Here's what I think o…
Danuel House To Throw Ceremonial First Pitch In Tuesday's Astros Game Danuel House Junior of the Houston Rockets throws the ceremonial first pitch this Tuesday when the Houston Astros face the Detroit Tigers. The native of Houston is honored with the opportunity and hopes not to embarrass himself on the mound. In the 2018-19 season, House averaged 9.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 39 games for the Rockets.
Rockets reportedly have made "no decision" on rest games for Harden, Westbrook - After listening to how defections had left Team USA weak and vulnerable, the Americans came out with a chip on their shoulder Friday night, played strong defense, showed they have plenty of athleticism and skill, and handled Spain 90-81 in a game that was not really that close.
Houston's Tucker leaves USA squad with ankle sprain Just days after injured Raptors guard Kyle Lowry withdrew from the US team, Rockets forward PJ Tucker also suffers a sprain in practice.
Terrence Jones turning attention to NBA comeback Terrence Jones is now solely focused on making his NBA comeback. The former first round pick just finished playing in the Philippines, where he suited up for the TNT KaTropa of the Philippine Basketball Association and won the Best Import award. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to lead his team to the championship, as his team lost in the Finals.
REPORT: Rockets' PJ Tucker Suggested Playing Through Ankle Injury To Remain With Team USA The Athletic's Kelly Iko reported on Friday that Tucker suggested playing through his ankle injury before ultimately deciding against it. There's absolutely nothing wrong with players electing against playing for Team USA.
Houston Rockets GM: James Harden is better scorer than Michael Jordan Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey believes superstar guard James Harden is a better scorer than Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan. In an interview published Thursday on the "Selfmade with Nadeshot" podcast, Morey said it's "factual" that Harden is better at scoring.
Rockets GM Explains Why James Harden Is A Better Scorer Than Michael Jordan Over the last few years, the Houston Rockets have been one of those teams who are always competing for a title but never seem to get over the hump and make it to the NBA Finals. This offseason, general manager Daryl Morey made some strides to fix that as he traded Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Russell Westbrook.
Houston Rockets' P.J. Tucker withdraws from Team USA Basketball Houston Rockets veteran forward P.J. Tucker withdrew from USA Basketball's roster, leaving 14 players in contention for 12 roster spots ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. USA Basketball announced Friday that Tucker withdrew from the team after he suffered a minor left ankle sprain during Thursday's practice.
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