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  • Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns swing multi-player trade

    Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns swing multi-player trade

    There is no time to rest for NBA general managers. This became further evident when the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns completed a multi-player trade that should benefit both teams. According to ESPN, the Rockets have acquired former lottery pick Marquese Chriss and guard Brandon Knight–who is...
  • James Harden expects smooth transition with Carmelo Anthony

    James Harden expects smooth transition with Carmelo Anthony

    The Houston Rockets had an active offseason, as the team added and subtracted from their league-best 65 wins from 2017-18. The most high-profile move involves Carmelo Anthony, who spent last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. There has been considerable speculation about how Anthony will fit...
  • LeBron James receives praise from Rockets GM

    LeBron James receives praise from Rockets GM

    Even though the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets will become bigger rivals in next season’s Western Conference, Daryl Morey heaped praise on LeBron James. James, the Lakers’ key acquisition during a busy summer, was once rumored to be a possibility in Houston. Morey, the Rockets general...
  • Mike D’Antoni optimistic about Carmelo Anthony’s fit in Houston

    Mike D’Antoni optimistic about Carmelo Anthony’s fit in Houston

    It’s no secret that Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni maintained a tumultuous relationship with Carmelo Anthony when both were a part of the New York Knicks. The two have been paired together once again in Houston, and the head coach envisions better results. Anthony has officially joined the...
  • Carmelo Anthony set to join Houston Rockets

    Carmelo Anthony set to join Houston Rockets

    After significant speculation, Carmelo Anthony is on his way to the Houston Rockets. The veteran forward officially cleared waivers following a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, thus making him eligible to sign with any other team. According to ESPN, Anthony will sign a 1-year, $2.4 million deal to...
  • Houston Rockets gambling on current core

    Houston Rockets gambling on current core

    While most teams are looking to retool in order to unseat the Golden State Warriors, who have won three of the last four NBA championships, the Houston Rockets have doubled down on their core. By re-signing guard Chris Paul and center Clint Capela to long-term deals this offseason, the organization...
  • Houston Rockets re-sign burgeoning big man Clint Capela

    Houston Rockets re-sign burgeoning big man Clint Capela

    The Houston Rockets have locked up a significant part of their future, inking young center Clint Capela to a 5-year, $90 million contract. Capela was initially dismayed at not receiving a contract offer commensurate with his production and development, but Houston general manager Daryl Morey...
  • Chris Paul commits to Houston Rockets

    Chris Paul commits to Houston Rockets

    With so many moving parts to free agency, the Houston Rockets got one assurance as the period opened on July 1: Chris Paul will remain in the fold going forward. Paul, whom the Rockets acquired in a blockbuster trade during the summer of 2017, agreed to sign a 4-year, $160 million max extension. He...
  • James Harden wins NBA MVP Award

    James Harden wins NBA MVP Award

    The Houston Rockets have another MVP Award winner. James Harden, long considered the favorite to earn the distinction, officially received the honor at the NBA Awards on June 25. Harden becomes the third Rocket to win the award and the first since Hakeem Olajuwon. He was considered one of the top...
  • Houston Rockets lament loss of Chris Paul as season ends

    Houston Rockets lament loss of Chris Paul as season ends

    The Houston Rockets were in prime position to advance to the NBA Finals, but a twist of fate late in a Game 5 win will leave the organization pondering what might have been over a long offseason. Paul suffered a hamstring injury that forced him out of the final two games of the Western Conference...
  • Chris Paul’s status looms large over Western Conference Finals

    Chris Paul’s status looms large over Western Conference Finals

    The Houston Rockets find themselves one game away from advancing to the NBA Finals, but that one win could hinge on an injury status. Rockets guard Chris Paul came up lame in the final minute of regulation in a key Game 5 win over the Golden State Warriors. Paul, who is set to be re-evaluated prior...
  • Houston Rockets lift James Harden in key win

    Houston Rockets lift James Harden in key win

    The Houston Rockets’ depth was on full display in one of the organization’s biggest wins in franchise history. In a virtual must-win Game 5 at home, a slew of players helped Houston overcome the Golden State Warriors juggernaut. The Rockets are now one win away from the NBA Finals. James Harden, the...
  • Houston Rockets continue to prove defense wins in the NBA

    Houston Rockets continue to prove defense wins in the NBA

    When Mike D’Antoni won his NBA Coach of the Year Award with the Houston Rockets, he did so by turning his new team into one of the league’s great offenses. James Harden, seemingly overnight, went from All-Star to perennial MVP candidate. It was certainly fun to watch. The Rockets flamed out of the...
  • Houston Rockets look to regain form, toughness in Western Finals

    Houston Rockets look to regain form, toughness in Western Finals

    The Houston Rockets have found themselves in a precarious position against the defending champions. A game after blowing out the Golden State Warriors, the Rockets seemingly rested on their laurels before suffering the most lopsided defeat in franchise history. According to head coach Mike D’Antoni...
  • NBA announces finalists for MVP Award

    NBA announces finalists for MVP Award

    Houston Rockets guard James Harden has long been considered the favorite for the MVP Award, and he will now just need to beat out two other players to gain the distinction. The NBA unveiled its three finalists for MVP: Harden, Cleveland’s LeBron James, and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis. All three...
  • Houston Rockets return to form with statement win

    Houston Rockets return to form with statement win

    If the Houston Rockets are going to win a championship this season, they’re going to need to harness their performance from a dominant Game 2 win over the Golden State Warriors.  In the 127-105 win, the Rockets embodied everything that made them a 65-game winner during the 2017-18 regular season...
  • James Harden, Chris Paul receive new life in Western Conference Finals

    James Harden, Chris Paul receive new life in Western Conference Finals

    The Houston Rockets have a unique opportunity in their upcoming matchup with the Golden State Warriors. Many of the Rockets, including James Harden and Chris Paul, have the chance to show that they can elevate their games in high-leverage playoff situations.  Prior to this season, Paul had never...
  • NBA Conference Finals feature league’s best

    NBA Conference Finals feature league’s best

    Prior to the start of the 2017-18 NBA season, many predictions had four teams playing in the Eastern and Western Conference Finals. Six months later, those four projected teams are exactly where they were expected to be. The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors will vie for supremacy in the...
  • Rockets' Clint Capela continues breakout season in Western Conference playoffs

    Rockets' Clint Capela continues breakout season in Western Conference playoffs

    James Harden, the likely MVP winner for the Houston Rockets, will likely garner most of the headlines for his 41-point performance in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz, but Clint Capela’s monster effort is not to go unnoticed. Capela continues to emerge as the reason...
  • Houston Rockets advance to Western Conference semifinals

    Houston Rockets advance to Western Conference semifinals

    While it may not have always been pretty, the Houston Rockets surged to a 4-1 first series win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Houston overcame a sluggish offensive start to the series and found its pace in the final two games. By virtue of their win, the Rockets–who went 65-17 during the regular...
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