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WATCH: Mike D'Antoni wins 2016-17 Coach of the Year Award

http://www.clutchfans.net Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni wins 2016-17 Coach of the Year Award at the NBA Awards Show on 6/26/2017.
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2017 NBA Awards: Rockets’ coach Mike D’Antoni wins NBA Coach of the Year

The first-year coach of the Rockets takes home Coach of the Year Award. The Houston Rockets coaching position couldn’t have been in worse shape entering the 2016-17. Veteran Kevin McHale was fired early last year and rookie coach J. B. Bickerstaff took a back seat to the over-bearing personalities of James Harden and Dwight Howard. Enter 12-year veteran head coach Mike D'Antoni...
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9 hours ago

Mike D’Antoni cracks Knicks joke after winning Coach of the Year

Leave it to Mike D’Antoni to show a sense of humor upon winning NBA’s Coach of the Year award.D’Antoni was announced as the winner of NBA’s Coach of the Year award Monday during the league’s awards show in New York on TNT. When he began his acceptance speech, D’Antoni started out with a joke about his Knicks tenure. “I never thought I would be in New York and have to...
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2017 NBA Awards: Rockets’ Patrick Beverley Wins NBA Hustle Award

Rockets guard take home the inaugural award. ‘The National Basketball League added a number of honors for the inaugural 2017 NBA Awards. One of those honors was the NBA Hustle Award. And it could not have been given to a more perfect player in its first year, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley. Beverley, 28, was selected off a series of hustle stats kept by the NBA. Players...
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10 hours ago

On the matter of the Houston Rockets’ pursuit of Chris Paul

I said a couple of weeks ago that I didn’t want the Rockets to sign Chris Paul and then a lot of you laughed at me and said I was an idiot and now I’ve changed my mind and am only posting this to show my open-mindedness. In seriousness, I’ve thought about the matter and I want them to sign Paul.  I fully grasp the absurdity in proffering that statement as something profound...
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10 hours ago

2017 NBA Awards: Rockets guard Eric Gordon wins Sixth Man of the Year

Two Rockets could have easily won this award, the NBA picked Gordon. The Houston Rockets had two players in the hunt for the 2017 Sixth Man of the Year Award, guard Eric Gordon and guard Lou Williams. Both were explosive options off the bench for the Rockets in their first year with the team. But the NBA Awards voters passed over Williams and Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala...
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10 hours ago

Former Hoosier Eric Gordon named NBA's Sixth Man of the Year

The North Central alum averaged 16.2 points per game this season for the Houston Rockets.                

Eric Gordon wins NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award

The former Hoosier takes home the hardware after a stellar season with the Houston Rockets. At tonight’s NBA Awards, Eric Gordon was named the Sixth Man of the Year over fellow finalists Lou Williams and Andre Iguodala. Gordon was a key player this year for the Houston Rockets, as he added a scoring punch off the bench by averaging just over 16 points per game. Gordon made his...
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The Latest: Rockets' Eric Gordon voted Sixth Man of the Year

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2017 Offseason Preview: Houston Rockets

After going to the conference finals in 2015, the Houston Rockets fell apart, amid infighting and injuries, and barely made the playoffs in 2016 with a .500 record. The 2017 season brought a new cast of characters under a new coach and a rejuvenated superstar had an MVP-caliber year. Houston began the makeover process immediately during the offseason. They renounced the free agent...
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Report: Rockets have 'serious chance' at landing Chris Paul

ESPN NBA Insider Chris Haynes appeared on SportsCenter Saturday night and said there is a “serious chance” the Houston Rockets could land Chris Paul in free agency. Haynes is one of the most plugged-in NBA reporters out there, so when he says there’s a serious chance of something happening, that means it’s probably a real possibility. We had previously heard the Rockets were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Houston Rockets draft impacts their future

The Houston Rockets entered the NBA Draft with two second-round picks and a goal to not add any cap space to their roster. With the Rockets planning big moves this offseason, they did not want to add a rookie contract to their salary cap. The Rockets used the No. 43 pick to draft Isaiah Hartenstein, a 7-0 lefty power forward from Germany. It has already been reported that Hartenstein...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets select Isaiah Hartenstein with 43rd pick of 2017 NBA Draft

http://www.clutchfans.net The Houston Rockets select Isaiah Hartenstein with the 43rd pick of the 2017 NBA Draft on 6/22/2017. Hartenstein is a 19-year old seven-footer from Germany who plays ball in Lithuania.
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Houston Rockets clearing cap space to pursue Chris Paul, Blake Griffin

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey indicated last week that the team had “something up its sleeve,” and now we’re starting to see exactly what their strategy may entail. In an effort to clear cap space, the Rockets are making pretty much everyone aside from James Harden expendable, including Patrick Beverley, which is a surprise. Obviously, this could set up for a potential...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets looking to trade veterans, add elite free agents

Reports came out Tuesday indicating that the Houston Rockets had Patrick Beverley on the trade block. That in and of itself wasn’t necessarily a surprise. Though, there’s a whole lot more to those rumors than Houston potentially shipping off the defensive stud. Houston is now looking at also flipping both Lou Williams and Ryan Anderson in efforts to land a top-end free agent...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets actively shopping PG Patrick Beverley

On a team that boasts an offense-first mindset with as many as five three-point shooters on the court, the Houston Rockets never seemed to be a tremendous fit for Patrick Beverley. Despite this, Beverley excelled in  Mike D’Antoni’s first season as the team’s head coach. He averaged 9.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting at a 38 percent mark from distance...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets plan to offer Harden extension this summer

James Harden is still under contract with the Houston Rockets for at least two more seasons, but the team is already looking to sign the star guard to an extension.Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Rockets are planning to offer Harden a contract extension this summer that would tack an additional four years onto his current deal. Since Harden was a unanimous...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Houston Rockets afford to sign Chris Paul?

The Houston Rockets took a huge step in their first year with Mike D’Antoni as the head coach, going 55-21 and finishing third in a loaded Western Conference. However, there was never a time where the Rockets were seen as true title contenders. Rumors have been swirling that Rockets GM Daryl Morey is planning to make a big splash in free agency this offseason, and we are now hearing...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Harden, Travis Scott collaborate in new ‘ Way Back’ music video

Musicians are now beginning to have athletes star in their music videos, and it’s kind of weird. The end result is the videos can last up to approximately seven or eight minutes — which is way too long — and the content in them just seems forced and awkward.That was certainly the case in Rob Gronkowski’s collaboration with 3LAU in a recent video, and now we have another instance...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nene wants to be back with Rockets next season

As the Houston Rockets look to pick up the pieces from their devastating Game 6 loss against the San Antonio Spurs, they already face a difficult decision entering the offseason: Should they re-sign Nene?On paper, the answer is a no-brainer. The Rockets got incredible production out of Nene this year, especially during the postseason in which he averaged 10.0 points and 4.7 rebounds...
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May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith rips James Harden, says he looked “drugged” during awful Game 6

Russell Westbrook will probably win the MVP anyway, but it’s a good thing for James Harden that voting takes place before the playoffs. While Harden’s Rockets bested Westbrook’s Thunder in the first round, Harden generally had an underwhelming playoff performance this spring, ending Thursday with a putrid showing on his home floor against the Spurs. Harden did not even attempt...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Rockets center Clint Capela blocked Dejounte Murray’s shot volleyball style

Rockets center Clint Capela is averaging close to three blocks per game this postseason, but none were as good as his first rejection of Game 6 on Thursday, at least when you add in the comedy factor. Spurs rookie Dejounte Murray drove to the hoop late in the first quarter, and Capela rotated over to block his layup … with two hands. Capela saved two points there, but the Rockets...
Via The Comeback
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Rockets coach John Lucas on marijuana: ‘It can kill you’

Houston Rockets assistant coach John Lucas is someone we should listen to when it comes to substance abuse issues in the professional sports world.A former No. 1 overall pick of the Rockets back in 1976, Lucas dealt with cocaine and alcohol addiction during his playing career.Cocaine itself was a major issue in the United States at the time, directly impacting several teammates of...
Via Sportsnaut
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss
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