Rockets Blasts from the Past: He's not a cookie, he's Von Wafer

The year of the Wafer, the one hit wonder that truly delivered! Let's go back to a simpler time: 2009. The "Jersey Shore" is still a thing. GM just killed Saturn cars and gas was around $1.84 (hey's it's almost back to that!). Amazing right? Who want's to go back? I know I do. I mainly want to go back because it was a pretty fun time to be interested in Houston Rockets basketball...
Via The Dream Shake
9 hours ago

Are the Houston Rockets headed for a terrible defensive season?

We are still weeks away from the beginning of the NBA season but the challenge for the Houston Rockets is clear — figuring out how to stop the other team from scoring.Last season, the Rockets allowed 108.1 points per 100 possessions. That mark was 21st in the league, about 1.7 points per 100 possessions worse than the league average. By Box Plus-Minus (BPM), a box score based estimate...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Reflecting back on the Houston Rockets’ 1996 blockbuster trade for Charles Barkley

In this week’s episode, I looked back on one of the most controversial moves in Houston Rockets history: the 1996 trade that sent budding stars Robert Horry and Sam Cassell to Phoenix for future Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.  Many feel now that the deal was ill-advised, prematurely breaking up a team that had won consecutive NBA championships.  However, as I explain in Episode...
Via Red94
2 days ago

Report: John Wall was ‘rankled’ by James Harden’s extension

The Washington Wizards, specifically John Wall, have been in the news of late, and it’s not over anything good. Recently, Wall said that he and Bradley Beal didn’t like each other on the floor, which typically doesn’t get out in the open that easily. But for whatever reason, Wall opened that up, and it’s caused quite the stir. But something from The Ringer’s Kevin O...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden organizing players-only minicamp with Rockets

For the second consecutive year, James Harden is looking to get a jump on preparing for the upcoming season with a players-only minicamp. According to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, Harden has rounded up his Houston Rockets teammates for some pre-camp workouts beginning next week. Corey Brewer says Harden has been responsible for all the planning and organization. “James is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM Daryl Morey defends ‘polarizing’ James Harden

James Harden is the NBA’s version of an enigma wrapped in a riddle. Obviously one of the most gifted offensive players in the NBA, the Houston Rockets superstar’s renowned deficiencies on the defensive endof the court -- along with his inability to make his teammates better -- has prompted as many differing opinions about him as his impressive points-per-game average. ...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden’s’ new signature shoe looks like garbage

Houston Rockets star James Harden has been talking up his first signature shoe from Adidas, and in retrospect, that was probably a bad idea. Photos of the aforementioned Adidas Harden 1 “Triple Black” recently hit the Twitterverse, and the shoe is pretty ugly looking. To me, the shoe looks like a poorly-crafted “Lugz” boot that was soaked in a vat of mud, for a long time...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden signature adidas shoes get mocked

  James Harden is finally getting his own signature shoe from adidas. That’s the good news. The bad news is the shoes are getting roasted by folks online worse than the Steph Curry shoes from Under Armour. Sneaker Watch posted photos Monday of the all new adidas Harden 1 in “triple black,” and the reviews based on aesthetics are not positive. Here’s a look at them:...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks reportedly finalizing deal with Jason Terry

The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly set to bring in veteran guard Jason Terry. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Thursday that the 38-year-old was in “advanced talks” with Milwaukee, who are seeking veteran leadership in the locker room. Terry and coach Jason Kidd played together in Dallas as well. On Friday, Stein confirmed that the deal was close. The Bucks, league sources tell...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hakeem Olajuwon once ate 100 McDonalds McNuggets

In addition to being one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history, Houston Rockets and NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon was prolific in another area — eating Chicken McNuggets. Indeed, Greg Rajan of the Houston Chronicle shared a humorous anecdote from Olajuwon while filming a McDonald’s commercial. Great Hakeem Olajuwon story from early in his #Rockets career. pic.twitter...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Terry on the history of Pro-Ams in the Pacific NW

The Pacific Northwest has a rich history of basketball, and few have a better understanding of it than Jason Terry. Jet pays homage to Seattle legends like Doug Christie and Jamal Crawford and their impact while reminiscing on battling against Portland stars like Terrell Brandon and Damon Stoudamire while bumping E-40 down the I-5.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Terry talks about the origin of his infamous tattoo

Babe Ruth might have called his own shot, but he's got nothing on the Jason Terry, who famously got a Larry O'Brien trophy tattooed on his arm prior to the Mavericks pulling off one of the bigger upsets in NBA Finals history. Here, the Jet tells us how the idea for his ink came about.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden’s Houston Rockets are different, but not much better under Mike D’Antoni

It could be argued that no current NBA roster is built around one single player like the Houston Rockets are with James Harden. Harden led the NBA last season in minutes played, attempted field goals and free throws (both made and attempted) and will now have the Rockets’ roster even more overtly geared toward his uniquely gifted skill-set under new head coach Mike D’Antoni....
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Terry on how you make and beat a super team

Few people have a better understanding of what makes a super team in the NBA better than Jason Terry. Jet sat down with the fellas in Las Vegas and broke down the history of great teams in the NBA and what the Golden State Warriors have in front of them. How do actually beat a superteam? Jet has the answers there too. Remember 2011?
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Rockets Reshaped Their Weird Roster

One word that may best describe the Houston Rockets during Daryl Morey's tenure as general manager is, simply, "weird" - a quirky, personality-filled roster that belies the organization's data-driven, mostly levelheaded approach to team-building at the peak of the analytical era in sports. A front office whose methodology shouldn't be all that controversial (design a game plan with...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

With a frenetic summer signing period finally slowing down, we have finally have a chance to evaluate how everything has come together for teams across the league. Five franchises in particular stood out because of the collection of talent they acquired both in the draft and free agency. In this series, we'll look at not only why these teams "won" their summers, but the work that...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Yao Ming was called by the wrong name his entire NBA career

2016 Hall of Fame inductee Yao Ming is without peer -- a 7-6 giant from afar who was a large part in turning the NBA into a truly global product. While he wasn't the first NBA player from China -- that distinction goes to Wang Zhizhi -- he was the first to become a true superstar. On the court, Yao helped lead the Houston Rockets to multiple playoff berths, and he made the All-Star...
Via FOX Sports
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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