ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Moses Malone Jr. robbed at gunpoint, claims James Harden ordered it

Moses Malone, Jr., son of NBA great Moses Malone, claims he was attacked by James Harden’s entourage outside V Live Houston early Saturday morning. Malone Jr. posted on Facebook about how Harden’s basketball camp was unaffordable for inner-city kids, and believes Harden sent his entourage to assault him and steal his jewelry, which was valued at approximately $15,000, in...
Via The Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA free agency 2016: Al Horford is a perfect fit in Houston, but the Rockets face heavy competition

We kick off our series discussing NBA free agency. This series will include both players we'd like to see the Rockets go after and also the players who they are most likely to obtain. Up first is the big man from Atlanta. The Rockets now need a big man, that's no secret. They nabbed two young ones in last week's NBA draft, and while both are talented players who could contribute...
Via The Dream Shake
11 hours ago

Watch James Harden fake out a youngster with a sick move

Keep your eye on the ball, kid. A young basketball camper learned that lesson the hard way recently, as Houston Rockets guard James Harden used a savvy dribble move to fake out and embarrass the unsuspecting (and totally overmatched) defender. Watch the carnage below: Harden hit the youngster with a mesmerizing collection of between-the-leg dribbles, before tossing a behind...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ Draft Recap

If you guys were following the tournament for best Houston Rockets’ player ever that I was doing a couple of weeks ago, I apologize for not posting the outcome earlier; I’ve been really busy as of late. If you are still interested, below are the results. Now on to the actual article. I know this is a couple of days late, but I wanted to make sure I got as much information as...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What would be the Houston Rockets’ sales pitch to Kevin Durant?

Despite earlier reports that they weren’t at all even in the running, a recent Y! report listed Houston as one of several hopefuls who could still potentially get a meeting with Durant.  And James Harden says he’ll be trying.  So who knows at this point?  I still think while they didn’t break the top tier of meetings (Golden State and San Antonio), Durant gives the Rockets...
Via Red94
2 days ago

Harden has not really talked with Howard since season ended

James Harden says he has not really talked with Dwight Howard since the season ended, marking yet another sign that the center is likely to head elsewhere in the coming weeks. Howard informed the Rockets during the week of his plans to opt out of his contract and become a free agent. Houston thought the hiring of new head coach Mike D’Antoni, who coached Howard on the Lakers,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chinanu Onuaku Drafted 37th Overall By The Houston Rockets

For the second consecutive year the Houston Rockets have used one of their draft picks on a former Louisville Cardinal. Chinanu Onuaku was taken in the second round with the 37th overall pick by the Rockets. He’ll join former Cardinal Montrezl Harrell who was selected by Houston last year in the second round. “It was […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Daryl Morey after the Rockets picked in the 2016 NBA Draft

http://www.clutchfans.net Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey speaks to the media on 6/23/2016 after the 2016 NBA Draft. The Rockets picked Chinanu Onuaku with the 37th pick and Zhou Qi out of China with the 43rd pick in the second round.
Via ClutchFans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets select Onuaku and Zhou in 2nd round of NBA draft

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets added a pair of big men in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night in Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku and Chinese center Zhou Qi. The 6-foot-10 Onuaku was selected 37th overall and Zhou was selected 43rd on a night where Houston didn't have a first-round pick because of a past trade. The Rockets will need some depth at center with Dwight...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets called 76ers about Nerlens Noel trade ahead of 2016 NBA draft

If the Houston Rockets contacting the Philadelphia 76ers about a Nerlens Noel trade is any sign, the Dwight Howard era in Houston is truly over. Howard opted out of his contract and will hit free agency this summer, which isn’t much of a surprise after a trio of awkward years playing with James Harden. Oh, and Houston just hired Mike D’Antoni as head coach, the guy who drove...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets 2016 Draft Profile

After a season in which the Houston Rockets made the Western Conference Finals as the No. 2 seed in the West, there was a whole lot of excitement and optimism in H-Town surrounding the 2015-16 season. That excitement and optimism quickly turned to disgust, embarrassment, and disappointment. After a 4-7 start to the season, the organization shockingly decided to pull the plug on then...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard declines options; will become free agent

According to a report from Sharms Charania, a big name has just hit the free agency market as Dwight Howard has declined his option in Houston. Since averaging 18.3 ppg in his first year in Houston, his point totals have decreased each season.  Now in his 30s, it will be interesting to see who is in the bidding for his services….. The Vertical Sources: Houston Rockets star Dwight...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alessandro Gentile Hoping To Sign With Rockets

Alessandro Gentile, one of the Euroleague’s top wing players, is determined to sign an NBA deal this summer, preferably with the Houston Rockets. The Rockets hired Mike D'Antoni as head coach this offseason and his presence makes the team more appealing to Gentile. The Rockets own the draft rights to Gentile, a 6-foot-7 perimeter player who was the No. 53 overall pick by Minnesota...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard opts out to become NBA free agent

Dwight Howard has reportedly thrown his name into the NBA free agency hat after declining his player option with the Houston Rockets, per Shams Charania of The Vertical. The Vertical Sources: Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard has declined his $23.2 million player option for 2016-'17, enters free agency. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2016 That’s a lot of money...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets still trying to get meeting with Kevin Durant

The Houston Rockets might not be in the picture for Kevin Durant, but they’re reportedly still trying to change that. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, even though the Rockets aren’t an option now, they are still trying to get a face-to-face meeting with the star forward once free agency kicks off. PS: The Rockets, I'm told, remain hopeful they get a July face-to-face with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant is not considering joining the Rockets, James Harden reunion

The biggest offseason of Kevin Durant’s life is this summer, and any move that the forward makes in his life is going to be magnified. Whether it’s the clothes that he wears, the food that he eats, and in this instance, the people that he hangs out with. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Durant has been spending time this week with his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate and...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Rockets’ best player, Moses Malone (2) vs. Yao Ming (7)

Now there goes the first round. Nothing too crazy happened, the only upsets being James Harden over Ralph Sampson and Otis Thorpe over Charles Barkley. Olajuwon remains the favorite as he had by far the widest margin of victory. Let’s go to the second round and see if it’ll be much of the same in this quest to determine the Houston Rockets’ best player ever. Each poll will...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Rockets’ best player, Clyde Drexler (4) vs. Tracy McGrady (5)

Now there goes the first round. Nothing too crazy happened, the only upsets being James Harden over Ralph Sampson and Otis Thorpe over Charles Barkley. Olajuwon remains the favorite as he had by far the widest margin of victory. Let’s go to the second round and see if it’ll be much of the same in this quest to determine the Houston Rockets’ best player ever. Each poll will...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden wonders why he was left off All-NBA teams

James Harden is many things, but a complete NBA player is not one of them. One of the worst defenders at any position in the Association, it was no shock when he was left off the All-NBA teams at the end of the season. No shock to many of us, we should clarify, but a huge shock to Harden. Speaking with Jason Terry on SiriusXM NBA Radio’s “The Runway,” Harden expressed his...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Corey Brewer on Rockets hiring of Mike D'Antoni

http://www.clutchfans.net Corey Brewer talks with Hannah Storm on 6/2/2016 about the Rockets hiring of Mike D'Antoni, what it means for James Harden, the relationship between Harden and Dwight Howard and the 2016 NBA Finals.
Via ClutchFans
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets introduce Mike D'Antoni as their head coach

http://www.clutchfans.net The full press conference as the Houston Rockets introduce Mike D'Antoni as the 13th head coach in the history of the franchise. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander, D'Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey are at the podium.. This took place at Toyota Center on 6/1/2016.
Via ClutchFans
27 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Offseason Preview: Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets reached the playoffs on the last day of the season after a disappointing, dysfunctional year that saw Kevin McHale lose his job in November and foreshadowed an anticipated partial breakup of the roster. After a run to the Western Conference Finals in 2015, McHale seemed to lose the team almost immediately. At the very least, the Rockets lost interest on the defensive...
Via RealGM - NBA
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets are set to Mike D’Antoni as head coach, for some reason

Houston, you have a problem. For some reason, the Houston Rockets are reportedly set to hire Mike D’Antoni to be the franchise’s new head coach. If nothing else proves to you that you can be set for life as an NBA coach once you get the gig once, what will? The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, citing sources, reports the two sides are finalizing a contract, which is believed...
Via The Comeback
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Jeff Van Gundy return as the Rockets' head coach?

Once a coach, always a coach. Even after nine years since the last time Jeff Van Gundy was seen roaming the sidelines as a NBA head coach, it appears the coaching bug isn’t gone. Recent reports have indicated that the nine-year broadcasting veteran is a finalist for the Houston Rockets coaching job, and may actually be the leading contender to land the job. Source says Jeff...
Via Awful Announcing
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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