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ROCKETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chuck Hayes won't sign with Rockets after all

About a month ago, word was that Chuck Hayes would return to the Houston Rockets and sign with the team. Hayes began his career in 2005 with the Rockets, so the reunion seemed to make sense.But according to his agent Calvin Andrews, Hayes will remain a free agent and will be looking to play basketball elsewhere this upcoming season.Here's what Andrews told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chuck Hayes Won't Sign With Rockets, Pursuing Other Teams

Chuck Hayes will not sign with the Houston Rockets for the 15-16 season as expected. "Due to limited roster flexibility and other financial considerations, Chuck Hayes will not be signing with the Rockets as previously announced," wrote Calvin Andrews to Yahoo. "Chuck is very interested in continuing his playing career although he has received multiple offers to accept NBA coaching...
Via RealGM
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden photobombs Kanye West while celebrating birthday

The Houston Rockets guard, who finished second behind Stephen Curry in last season’s NBA MVP voting, reportedly has started dating reality television star Khloe Kardashian, which means he’s been rubbing elbows with plenty of celebrities. Wednesday night certainly was no exception, as he celebrated the special day with the Kardashian clan in Los Angeles and seized an opportunity...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden celebrates birthday with Kanye and the Kardashians

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden turned 26 on Wednesday, and he celebrated alongside his girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, and her family. Kim Kardashian posted a picture of her husband, Kanye West, and mother, Kris Jenner, snoozing while Harden put bunny ears on the two. Rager!!!! pic.twitter.com/cYpPz6S43S — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 26, 2015 ...
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden and the wrong kind of rockets

Haven’t the Rockets tormented the Clippers enough? Well, this wasn’t a collection of basketball Rockets which angered Angelinos in the midnight hour last night. Oh, there were rockets in the greater Los Angeles area last night, but as was the case in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, James Harden was sitting there and watching: So this is happening in venice...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets face tough decision with rookie Montrezl Harrell

The Houston Rockets are in a tough spot financially this offseason after re-signing Jason Terry to a one-year deal.  The Rockets still have a decision to make on second-round pick Montrezl Harrell, who could leave the team hard-capped if he's signed. Here's Chuck Myron at Hoops Rumors with more:  "That leaves Houston with wiggle room to sign No. 32 overall pick Montrezl Harrell...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets re-sign point guard Jason Terry

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets have re-signed point guard Jason Terry. The 16-year veteran averaged 7 points, 1.9 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 77 games for the Rockets last season. He joined the starting lineup late in the season after a season-ending injury to Patrick Beverley and appeared in each playoff game for the Rockets, averaging 9.2 points, 2.8 assists and 1.9 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Jason Terry Signing Grade

(May 18, 2015 – Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Houston Rockets managed to re-sign veteran two-guard Jason Terry, despite a tempting offer from the New Orleans Pelicans that would have given the 37-year-old a notable pay raise over the minimum deal he signed in Clutch City. Terry isn’t the player he once was...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A picture a day to keep the summer doldrums away- 8/20/15

Kevin McHale was just an awesome basketball player.  He excelled at almost every facet of it.  The best post-up moves the league has ever seen (only Hakeem Olajuwon can argue this).  An amazing shot-blocker.  The ability to defend the quick forwards (this is you Dominique Wilkins, Bernard King) to centers (Kareem included).  Later in his career he even began shooting and hitting...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s in a Tweet? Post from LeBron James worth $140,000

Celebrities occasionally agree to post a sponsored tweet, one in which they are compensated for advertising a particular company or product. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, a 140-character message from Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is worth $140,000. That figure came from Opendorse, which Rovell calls “a company that specializes in executing and monetizing digital...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry likely to leave Houston for New Orleans

Jason Terry of the Houston Rockets is likely to be leaving for the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans offered Terry a contract to sign with them for two years earlier this month. The Rockets reportedly offered him a veteran’s minimum contract. Terry refused their offer, saying the offer was “insufficient”. Additionally, the Pelicans offered $600,000 more per year than what...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden signs $200 million deal with Adidas

Adidas has won the bidding war to sponsor Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden and his magnificent beard. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Adidas lured Harden away from Nike with a 13-year, $200 million contract—an average of $15.4 million per season. Per Spotrac, only 34 NBA players earn more than the value of Harden’s sponsorship. James Harden will earn almost...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Fantasy Basketball Preview

There have been a few promising changes to the Rockets lineup this offseason. Josh Smith took his “talents” elsewhere, Marcus Thornton was bought in to spark some second team offence, the Rockets secured the services of star point guard Ty Lawson, KJ McDaniels returned for another stint and the Rockets drafted rookies Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell. The good news from a Rockets...
Via Rockets Social
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(May 24, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *This is an analysis of who should be the starting five in Houston, not a prediction of what it will be. The Houston Rockets had a great run last season which ultimately ended in disappointment. After a 56-26 regular season the team made it to the Western Conference...
Via HoopStuff
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard went Dwayne Johnson on Waffle House food

Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could go to Waffle House, pig out on some incredible food, and not gain thirty pounds from one sitting? NBA star Dwight Howard has that luxury and he just proved it with his amazing morning breakfast. USA TODAY’s For the Win shared some crazy photos of what the Houston Rockets center had for breakfast Tuesday morning and it is absolutely the kind...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Legend Hakeem Olajuwon With the Dream Shake During Game in Africa

Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. There isn't a Houston Rockets that watched him during his day that doesn't remember the time he walked to the podium after getting off the plane and uttered one word in the thick accent he had at the time that made the crowd go wild, "Unbeatable."The 52-year old legend was back in action for the Team World vs....
Via FatManWriting
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated...Read More The post Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can Ty Lawson Bring To The Houston Rockets?

Let's get one thing straight before we dive into what this trade means for the Houston Rockets: the idea of what Ty Lawson could bring to Houston is of course fascinating to think about, but first, we need to take a step back.This is a troubled young man, in a serious situation. DUI's are no joke - too many people are killed every year, and the fact that he's in rehab is a testament...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson in, Josh Smith out: The Rockets' mysterious ways

After two DUI arrests in six months, Ty Lawson watched his level of value plummet. So, the Houston Rockets decided to get him for a relatively cheap price… at least in terms of raw numbers. A common refrain from many analysts and pundits on Sunday night after news of the Lawson deal broke was this: “It’s cheap and therefore low-risk, so why not?” This is a line of argumentation...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets trade disgruntled Ty Lawson to Rockets

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a trade with the Houston Rockets centered around star point guard Ty Lawson.
Via Gamedayr
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Should lack of offseason moves worry you?

Daryl Morey Daryl Morey is a beloved general manager for any Houston Rockets fan because ever since he became the general manager for the Rockets in 2007, the franchise recorded winning seasons every year. The Houston Rockets consistently improved their records each year and went all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season. While the expectation from the Rockets fans...
Via isportsweb.com
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Instagram: Houston Rockets Star Dwight Howard Enjoying Comic-Con With His Dog Chopper

Comic-con looks like it is one of those things that everyone should enjoy once. It's like Halloween blown up minus the candy, but with some of your favorite movies and television stars thrown in. It's a chance for everyone's inner nerd to geek out and love life. If you're lucky you could even run in to some of your other favorite stars letting their inner geek out.Some, like Houston...
Via FatManWriting
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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