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Donatas Motiejunas signs 4-year, $37 million offer sheet with Nets

Tick-tock. It's finally happened. The day we thought would never come is here. Donatas Motiejunas will be playing basketball again, one way or another. Late Friday night, reports are out that the 7-foot Lithuanian has signed the Brooklyn Nets’ offer sheet worth a reported $37 million over four years. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the deal will come with...
Via The Dream Shake
12 hours ago

Rockets show they mean business with win over Golden State

We learned about the Rockets in last night’s win. We learned a little about Golden State too. The Rockets will always have their doubters. There is just something inherent about the Beard bias, even as he is square in the midst of a second consecutive historic season. That dislike extends out to the Rockets as a whole, and it’s just a fact of life as a member of Red Nation. ...
Via The Dream Shake
20 hours ago

James Harden has improved his game and it is a delight to watch

In today's Rocket Fuel: James Harden has improved his game and it is simply a delight to watch, while the Rockets defense is still working on making significant progress. I have two pieces of good news: one: the weekend is here! Two: the Rockets play again tonight! Start your weekend off right by making sure you're caught up on the latest Rockets news with today's Rocket Fuel! James...
Via The Dream Shake
1 day ago

Montrezl Harrell Put Up A Double-Double & Dunked All Over The Warriors

In his second season in the NBA, former Louisville Cardinal Montrezl Harrell is starting to find his stride with the Houston Rockets. Harrell spent a lot of his rookie season with the Rockets NBDL affiliate, but so far this season he’s seen an increased role. Throughout the Rockets first 19 games Harrell hasn’t gotten a […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago

WATCH: Montrezl Harrell's crushing slam over James Michael McAdoo

http://www.clutchfans.net Montrezl Harrell takes the feed from Patrick Beverley and throws down the vicious poster slam over James Michael McAdoo in the Houston Rockets game against the Golden State Warriors on 12/1/2016.
Via ClutchFans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden, Zaza Pachulia get into it

James Harden has been known to get under his opponents’ skin from time to time, and that’s what happened in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Harden drove the lane and was challenged at the hoop by Kevin Durant. The Rockets star appeared to use his elbow to push his way to the hoop, which helped him score. Durant’s teammate Zaza...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets likely to sign Motiejunas to offer sheet

In desperate need of talent anywhere they can get it, the Brooklyn Nets appear to be rolling the dice on Donatas Motiejunas. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Thursday, the Nets are likely to sign Motiejunas to an offer sheet as early as Friday. The Houston Rockets still hold Motiejunas’ rights, so they would have three days to match any offer. The 26-year-old Lithuanian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon As The Rockets' Diet Harden

The Houston Rockets signed Eric Gordon for two fundamental reasons: 1) to create space for James Harden, 2) to prevent their high-powered offense from melting down whenever Harden needs rest. ICYMI: Just about every personnel decision Houston made last summer revolved around their franchise player. He's a bonfire, and acquiring players who accentuate that bonfire's devastation is...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden has 38 in Rockets' 130-114 win over the Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) James Harden had 38 points and 10 assists for his seventh consecutive double-double, and the Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 130-114 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 26 points including six 3-pointers for the Rockets, who have made at least 10 3-pointers in 16 straight games to match the NBA record set by the Warriors and Cavaliers last season...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets take NBA-record 50 3s in 117-104 win over Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) James Harden had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Houston Rockets set an NBA record with 50 3-point attempts in a 117-104 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. The Rockets went 21 of 50 from beyond the arc and came within two makes of matching the single-game record they already share...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Warrant out for Steve Francis’ arrest after run-ins with the law

Former Houston Rockets point guard Steve Francis is in some legal trouble after police issued a warrant for his arrest Monday. Francis was arrested back in June after he stole more than $7,000 worth of goods and cash from a parked BMW. According to TMZ, Francis asked a bartender for a flashlight and proceeded to break into the car and steal random items, from a gold diamond band...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Tribute Video: Vernon Maxwell

http://www.clutchfans.net Honoring Vernon Maxwell -- the Houston Rockets tribute video to Mad Max on 11/19/2016 when the Rockets played the Utah Jazz.
Via ClutchFans
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden is making his point, but why are people surprised?

James Harden is a man of many talents, but oftentimes, his ability gets placed in a box. He scores when he wants, but it doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing he can do. I’m sure that many know this, but it should be served as a reminder. You’ve seen the Euro-step and the all the rest, but a known facet of his game that has been consistent over the years is finally getting...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson says nobody takes Kings’ shootarounds serious

The Sacramento Kings are 4-8 and players have already given interviews joking about shootarounds. Let the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors begin in earnest. The culprit is Ty Lawson, who spoke with Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 in Sacramento: Ty Lawson on Kings' shootarounds: "We don't take them serious, nobody takes them serious" — Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) November 17...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sam Dekker after Houston's win over Philly

http://www.clutchfans.net Sam Dekker talks to the media after the Houston Rockets beat the Philadelphia Sixers on 11/14/2016.
Via ClutchFans
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Beverley could make season debut Thursday

Somebody on the Houston Rockets needs to put the “D” in head coach Mike D’Antoni’s name, and it looks like they’re getting some good news there. D’Antoni said on Monday that guard Patrick Beverley will return to the starting lineup when he makes his season debut, which could come on Thursday against the Portland Trail Blazers, per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: I’m the best player in the NBA

James Harden is off to a phenomenal start this year with the Houston Rockets, and he is playing somewhat of a new role under head coach Mike D’Antoni. Averaging a whopping 12.7 assists per game, Harden has turned into a scoring point guard. How good has he been, exactly? Let’s ask him. As part a recent feature about Harden’s early-season success with D’Antoni, the four...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden is putting up historic offensive numbers, but at what cost?

We thought it could happen when the Houston Rockets hired Mike D’Antoni as head coach. We knew it would happen when D’Antoni announced in September that James Harden would become a full-time point guard for the 2016-17 season. And when incumbent starter Patrick Beverley went down with a knee injury the week before the regular season, we knew it would happen earlier than we could...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving shakes Eric Gordon with sick handles (VIDEO)

No one has dribbles like Kyrie Irving, and he showed that during Tuesday night’s game against the Rockets. With the game tied at 92-92, in need of a bucket, Irving put on a dribbling clinic and took Eric Gordon to school. Of cours he used that nasty crossover as his, but also busted out a nice spin move, which made Gordon look lost. He then casually banked a jumper off the glass...
Via The Sports Daily
November 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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