ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Lakers looking to trade Nick Young for 2nd-round pick

Magic Johnson is wasting no time putting his stamp on the Los Angeles Lakers.The same day he was named the team’s President of Basketball Operations, Magic traded Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a pick. Now the latest reports say Magic is not done dealing.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Lakers are seeking a second-round pick for Nick Young.Young is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans game preview

Full disclosure: I am writing this game preview at 7pm local time on Wednesday night. The trade deadline is in 19 hours. Things can change, but if I’m talking about James Harden and you’re thinking, “AK, the Rockets traded Harden to the Monstars for Pound,” this explains why I am not mentioning it. Actually, I like that the trade deadline occurs before anyone plays a game...
Via The Dream Shake
4 hours ago

Rockets’ Ryan Anderson engaged three years after reality star girlfriend's tragic death

Houston Rockets sharpshooter Ryan Anderson has found success on the court and now happiness off it. The 28-year-old power forward proposed to his girlfriend Kari Klinkenborg over the All-Star break during a surprise trip to Mexico. For any NBA player, this would be a joyous occasion, but it must be an especially emotional time for Anderson. In 2013, he tragically lost his then-girlfriend...
Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

The Red94 2017 Houston Rockets Trade Deadline Diary – Part 2

Check out Part 1 if you have time to kill where I discuss everything from Pat Beverley’s role on the team to my evolving appraisal of Clint Capela.  When I started writing, Corey Brewer was still a Rocket. I’ve been racking my brain all afternoon in attempts to discern who the Rockets could be targeting in light of the news they hoped to acquire a player in the $10million...
Via Red94
8 hours ago

Fired Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak issues statement on his time with the team

Despite his unceremonious firing as general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Mitch Kupchak still has faith in his former team.The former Lakers executive, who joined the team as a player nearly 36 years ago, issued a statement Wednesday thanking the Buss family and wishing the franchise luck moving forward."I would like to thank the Buss family for 36 incredible years...
Via FOX Sports
16 hours ago

Report: Rockets ‘expressed interest’ in trading with Cavs for Shumpert

The Houston Rockets are looking at every possible way to improve their roster before the NBA trade deadline. This includes possibly landing Iman Shumpert in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, per ESPN’s Marc Stein. This isn’t all that surprising. After all, Houston has been trying to upgrade its roster for a few weeks and was one of the teams interested in acquiring Serge...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden rumored to be dating Ashanti

James Harden has compiled a dating roster over the years that is very Hollywood, and there are rumors swirling that the Houston Rockets star has added a well-known R&B singer to the list.Her name is Ashanti.Those who follow Ashanti on Instagram may have noticed that the singer-songwriter has been spending a lot of time in Houston and has attended a Rockets game or two. Ashanti...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets fleece Lakers in Lou Williams trade

Daryl Morey does it again by stealing Lou Williams from Los Angeles Hours before the WojBomb, I brainstormed some potential players the Rockets could be targeting with the trade deadline fast-approaching. After looking at the names I scribbled down — Wilson Chandler, Bojan Bogdanovic, PJ Tucker — I scratched the elegant word, “nah” next to “Lou Will.” I assumed the price...
Via The Dream Shake
1 day ago

Rockets bolster bench for playoffs with acquisition of Lou Williams

It took new Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson just a few hours before pulling the trigger on a major trade. It was reported Tuesday evening (by Woj, of course) that the Lakers are sending Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for a first-round pick and Corey Brewer. This move appears to be an attempt by the Rockets to add another scorer to the bench...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lakers trading Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer

The Los Angeles Lakers have swung their first deal of the Magic Johnson Era, agreeing to send Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a future draft pick. Brewer's agent Wallace Prather confirmed the terms of the trade, which were first reported Tuesday by Yahoo Sports. Neither team immediately revealed the trade publicly. Williams announced he was leaving Los...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets acquire Lou Williams from Lakers

The Rockets have made a move! The Rockets have made their first move on the deadline, acquiring sharpshooter Lou Williams from the Lakers in exchange for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical. Williams, 30, was enjoying a career season with the Lakers, who have had quite a momentous day, hiring Magic Johnson as President of Basketball...
Via The Dream Shake
1 day ago

The Red94 2017 Houston Rockets Trade Deadline Diary

My fingers are literally shaking as I type this, in fear that its contents will be obsolete prior to my hitting publish.  That usually is the case this time of year and prior to free agency.  This year, things seem even crazier, with several stars (‘Melo, Paul George, Drummond) and impact players (Wilson Chandler, Galinari, Lou Williams) reportedly in play, and the league...
Via Red94
1 day ago

Lou Williams traded to Rockets for Corey Brewer, pick

Lou Williams is heading to Houston.The Lakers agreed to trade Williams to the Rockets for Corey Brewer and a first-round pick, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.Reports leading up to the Thursday’s NBA trade deadline said the Lakers were looking to deal Williams. The Charlotte Hornets were also in pursuit of him, but the new Magic Johnson-led front office dealt the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Let's pay homage to the college years of Steve Francis

I had heard of the legendary Len Bias. Joe Smith somehow went No. 1 in the NBA Draft. But the first person I’d ever cared about in college basketball from the Maryland Terrapins was Steven D’Shawn Francis.The Life and Times of Steve Francis is a roller coaster ride filled with incredible highs and scary lows, and on his 40th birthday it feels necessary to remind myself how I...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: ‘For sure’ I’m the best player in the world

Playing the best basketball of his life for the Houston Rockets this season, James Harden is quite confident in his abilities on the court. So confident, in fact, that he believes he’s the best basketball player in the world right now.Speaking with TIME magazine, Harden listed off the reasons why he believes nobody can touch him in this regard in response to the question, “Are...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celebrities and athletes take three pointers to raise $500k for the Sager Strong Foundation

Most All-Star experiences in sports are lackluster. Whether it is the way the weekend is set up or the lack of athlete enthusiasm, most of them stink. The NBA is the one exception to this rule.The three-point contest and the dunk competition are both fun, while at the same time showing off the player’s skills. Each year, they try to add something different to make it exciting.With...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden roasts Stephen A. Smith for missing shots, tweets “stick to your day job”

While “You never played the game” typically isn’t a good criticism of journalists, there’s a big difference between the athletic skills of a professional athlete and those of most journalists. Houston Rockets’ guard James Harden proved that Tuesday, tweeting a video of him passing to ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith and Smith trying in vain to make open three-pointers...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson injures himself by taking out the garbage

Occasionally, a pro athlete is in the news for getting injured because they did something so inane that everyone does thousands of times without even thinking they could get hurt. For Rockets power forward Ryan Anderson, he got hurt by taking out the garbage.Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle tweeted that Anderson “lopped off” skin as he pushed down the trash in his trash...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden has his way, Rockets blow out shorthanded Suns

HOUSTON -- After not reaching 40 wins until April 11 last year, the Houston Rockets feel pretty good about where they're at this season after picking up their 40th victory Saturday night. However, they still have plenty of work to do to get to where they want to be. James Harden scored 40 points in three quarters and the Rockets never trailed in a 133-102 victory over the short-handed...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rockets pay tribute to Hakeem Olajuwon

http://www.clutchfans.net The Houston Rockets honor Hakeem Olajuwon with this tribute video played after the third quarter of the Rockets 128-104 win over the Orlando Magic on 2/7/2017. Houston fans gave Olajuwon a long and loud standing ovation.
Via ClutchFans
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yao Ming Introduction Video - Houston Rockets Jersey Retirement Ceremony

http://www.clutchfans.net The intro video put together by the Houston Rockets to honor Yao Ming and open up the jersey retirement ceremony on 2/3/2017.
Via ClutchFans
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Tim Hardaway Jr flushes Rockets with huge dunk in comeback win

Tim Hardaway Jr led the Atlanta Hawks back in the 4th quarter on Thursday night against Houston as he caught fire and scored 23 of his career high 33 in the fourth quarter. The Hawks and Hardaway were down by as many as 20 points late in the game before Hardaway took over. Check out this slam as Hardaway throws it down in traffic….. Dwight Howard added 24 points and 23 rebounds...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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