ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike D'Antoni is creating a lot of positional confusion

In today's Rocket Fuel: just how much of a change is putting James Harden at point guard? Plus, Nene has received nothing but praise so far from teammates and coaches, so just how close is the battle for starting center? With training camp in full swing, we are all subject to massive amounts of optimism. You hear it from the players, the coaches, and other fans. Let's just hope...
Via The Dream Shake
3 hours ago

Who wears short shorts? James Harden wears short shorts (pic)

James Harden turned contemporary NBA on-court style on its head by showing up to Houston Rockets practice rocking a pair of mighty short shorts. Harden. #Rockets pic.twitter.com/WLLlipuDVS — Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) September 27, 2016   Whether Harden’s decision to go retro with the short-shorts look — which certainly appears to be an uncomfortable one —...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The significance in naming James Harden as the Rockets’ starting point guard

Mike D’Antoni announced earlier in the week that James Harden would be the team’s point guard this season.  In the follow-up, with commentators pointing out that nothing had changed, and that Harden already had been the team’s point guard, one key point was lost.  In fact, I wrote about this back in July when speculation first began to mount about putting the ball directly...
Via Red94
3 hours ago

The Rockets have lost weight, added muscle, and are in the best shape of their lives

Gotta love training camp The time in between Media Day and the first preseason game is magical. Players, coaches and executives give their first interviews in months, optimism is high and nothing can possibly bring people down. That’s especially true when it comes to the spin of offseason conditioning. Players don’t have their weight changed on their official NBA profiles, they...
Via The Dream Shake
19 hours ago

WATCH: Sam Dekker before Houston Rockets practice

http://www.clutchfans.net Sam Dekker talks before the start of Houston Rockets practice on 9/27/2016.
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eric Gordon on playing with James Harden

http://www.clutchfans.net Eric Gordon talks before the start of Houston Rockets practice on 9/27/2016.
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

#PointBeard is a full go: James Harden is the Rockets’ starting point guard

Mike D’Antoni listens to the bloggers. James Harden has been the Houston Rockets’ "point guard" for years... But he's listed as the team's shooting... It doesn't matter what you are listed as (In my Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson voice). During practice Monday, head coach Mike D'Antoni told the world what they already knew. "Don't camouflage him, might as well just give it to him...
Via The Dream Shake
1 day ago

Previewing the Houston Rockets’ 2016-2017 season on the Dunc’d On podcast

I joined Nate Duncan on his Dunc’d On podcast in an interview published Sunday night.  The call was recorded earlier in the month, hence the long discussion over the potential contributions of now former Rocket Michael Beasley.We discussed a variety of topics, from the offseason additions of Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson, to the team’s potential strengths and weaknesses.  I...
Via Red94
1 day ago

WATCH: Ryan Anderson after Houston Rockets practice

http://www.clutchfans.net New Rocket Ryan Anderson talks after practice on 9/26/2016, Day 3 of Houston Rockets training camp.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harden focused on helping Rockets improve after tough season

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden was second in the NBA with 29 points per game last season and his 7.5 rebounds were a career high. Still, it was a disappointing year for Harden and the Houston Rockets, who were ousted in the first round of the playoffs by Golden State, and the star knew he had to adjust things to take the team farther this year. ''Last year was frustrating, numbers...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks trade for Michael Beasley in effort to replace Khris Middleton

With Khris Middleton’s return to the court unknown after tearing his hamstring on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Bucks are looking to find a way to replace the production of the Bucks’ 2015-16 leading scorer. The mission to fill Middleton’s void was started Thursday. Milwaukee traded point guard Tyler Ennis to the Houston Rockets for forward Michael Beasley, according to Woj and...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden: Rockets have never been on same page since I got here

James Harden is still the face of the Houston Rockets, despite a tumultuous last season which saw his team tumbled from second to eight in the Western Conference, overwhelmed by the storyline of behind-the-scenes grumbling and discontent in the locker room. Of course, the firing of Kevin McHale didn’t help, but as the first few practices of the new season have begun, Harden has...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden hopes to unite Rockets after last season's struggles

James Harden bemoaned how disharmony last season completely derailed the Houston Rockets’ 2015-16 campaign. Worse yet, the superstar hinted that the team has never been on the same page in the four seasons he has been in Houston. The superstar did say recently, though, that he is heading into the 2016-17 NBA season optimistic that’s all in the past. Citing how Rockets players...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson says he is being extorted by computer hackers

Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson claims he is the victim of cyber hacking, and the culprits are trying to extort him. Martin Kaufman, Lawson’s attorney, told TMZ over the weekend that the hackers managed to obtain some “very sensitive and private material” and are likely shopping it around to various media outlets. The hackers have apparently found a way to get in touch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick of the Houston Rockets since 1983

The Houston Rockets had back-to-back first overall picks in the NBA draft in 1983 and 1984. They drafted the "Twin Towers" - composing one of the tallest front-courts in NBA history - leading to an NBA Finals appearance in 1986. The Rockets directly benefited from Michael Jordan's brief retirement, winning back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995. The Rockets landed the first...
23 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
August 25, 2016  |  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
August 23, 2016  |  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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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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