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Daryl Morey: Even We Had Doubts About James Harden Trade

James Harden has become one of the NBA's best players since his trade to the Houston Rockets, but wasn't a clear-cut win at the time for Daryl Morey. Some believed Harden would not be able to extend his production to superstar minutes when he was 6th Man of the Year with the Oklahoma City Thunder. "The Harden trade was about 60-40 in favor of our side at the time," said Morey. "Even...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

In the MVP debate, LeBron is still the King

Every few years, the NBA media’s God complex expands to such a degree that, rather than actually voting on who the most valuable player in basketball is like other leagues do, they wave a created candidate in our face because, well, they’re the media mafia and they need us to know that this is THEIR league. We never buy it at first, you know, because it’s ridiculous that...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: McDaniels-Prigioni Trade Grades

(Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America) Houston Rockets: McDaniels-Prigioni Trade Grades By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Rockets Receive: KJ McDaniels from Philadelphia, Pablo Prigioni from New York Rockets Trade: Isaiah Caanan and a 2nd to Philadelphia, Two 2nd Rounders to New York I thought KJ McDaniels was going to be a first round pick this...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No More Bones With TJones!

So ya know, sometimes it's good to be late to the party.  Ya get to seem like you had a lot of more important shizz to do, if it's lame it won't matter as much if you dipset early...  If only that principle worked in fantasy analysis! After a fantastic weekend, the buzz to go and grab Terrence Jones was like a hot party right in its peak.  "New York's hottest new club is JELLY...
Via Razzball Basketball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden breaks Ricky Rubio's ankles (Video)

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden broke the ankles of Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio during the third quarter of Monday night's game at the Toyota Center.Harden's wicked crossover caused Rubio to slip to the floor, allowing Harden to shoot the wide open three-pointer.Harden finished with a triple-double (31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists) as the Rockets beat...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves at Rockets

A renewed focus on defense and a big night from Corey Brewer helped the Houston Rockets avert their longest losing streak in more than 10 months in the opener of a five-game homestand. They'll try to continue their success at Toyota Center in a matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have been no pushover since getting several starters back from injury. With Houston seeking...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis of McDaniels and Prigioni to the Houston Rockets

Time is up on the trade deadline, and just about 9% of all NBA players have been moved to other teams. Draft picks have been dealt, players have swapped jerseys, the second half of the season has commenced. The Houston Rockets were one of the active teams in the trade market, originally aiming to sign Goran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns to fill the empty void at their point-guard...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston’s Josh Smith denies Terrence Ross at the rim

Toronto’s Terrence Ross must have had a huge dinner because he just got stuffed! OK that was a lame attempt but Ross did have his dunk attempted rejected by Rockets’ Josh Smith (yes he did play defense) in last night’s clash. Ross seemingly had a wide-open baseline and had the ball and his arm cocked back to throw it down but Smith had other ideas in mind. The post Houston’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Rockets Josh Smith With the "Gimme My Ball Back" Block of the Night

Some people watch basketball for the dunks. Others watch it for the sweet crossovers or the deadly threes. I watch it for the blocks. I love defense no matter what the game is so when it comes to basketball the block is my favorite play.So when I see plays like the one Josh Smith made for the Houston Rockets Saturday night against the Raptors I am a happy man! Read more »
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewer scores 26 to lead Rockets in easy win over Raptors

  Corey Brewer had a season-high 26 points, James Harden scored 16 of his 20 in Houston's big third quarter, and the Rockets cruised to a 98-76 win over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night. Harden, who leads the NBA in scoring, got off to a tough start and had just four points by halftime. The Rockets led by 4 with less than four minutes left in the third before going on a 12...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets trade deadline rewind

Well, that was fun. After what seemed like an eternity of rumors and inaction, the 2015 NBA trade deadline exploded within an hour of expiration, with nearly a tenth (!!!) of the league traded in the span of a few hours. Roughly 9% of NBA players were traded today, which means phones should be off the hook at @DingmanGroup. Athlete relocation extraordinaire. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona retires Jason Terry's No. 31

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Of course, Jason Terry wore his knee high white socks. It was natural when he arrived Thursday night at McKale Center to be honored as the fifth Arizona men's basketball player to have his jersey retired. It's been a long and winding road to see it get done, 16 years after leaving Arizona in what was an All-American season for the player with the 100-watt smile....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers trade K.J. McDaniels to the Rockets

After acquiring the likes of JaVale McGee earlier today, the Sixers decided to make another trade this time involving one of their rookies. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Sixers traded guard K.J. McDaniels to the Houston Rockets for point guard Isaiah Canaan and a second-round pick. McDaniels, as a rookie for the Sixers, provided fans with many amazing dunks...
Via Total Sports Live
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets acquire K.J. McDaniels and Pablo Prigioni

The Houston Rockets have acquired rookie forward K.J. McDaniels from the Philadelphia 76ers and backup point guard Pablo Prigioni from the New York Knicks, reports Yahoo Sports. Houston traded guard Isaiah Canaan and a second-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for McDaniels In a seperate deal, the Rockets sent guard Alexey Shved and two second-round picks to the New...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Is Retiring Jason Terry’s No. 31 Tonight

Jason Terry starred at Arizona from 1995-99 before heading to the NBA. These days, Terry suits up for the Houston Rockets, but tonight he’ll be back in Tucson where he’ll have his No. 31 jersey retired at halftime of the Wildcats’ game against USC.  Take a look at how the Wildcats are setting up for the ceremony. Nice touch including the knee-high socks with “Cats” on...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets trade rumors: The case for Ty Lawson

Earlier in the week, I detailed why the Houston Rockets should be looking for an upgrade at the point guard position. In the past few days, it has become apparent that one very enticing option has become available. Phoenix Suns now on hunt for Goran Dragic trades. Goran Dragic would be a phenomenal acquisition for the Rockets, as he has the offensive creativity and firepower needed...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

16-Year NBA Veteran Jason Terry Tweets Photo Of His Degree From Arizona

Jason Terry’s stellar four-year basketball career at Arizona ended in 1999. He left Tucson to embark on a lengthy (and ongoing) NBA career, but without his bachelor’s degree. That’s changed, however. Terry continued to pursue his undergraduate coursework, even after leaving campus, and today he was rewarded with his diploma in General Studies.  God is good it’s official...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mutombo blocks Bill Clinton's view of All-Star Game

The west defeated the east 163-158 in the highest scoring all-star game in NBA history on Sunday. Russell Westbrook put on a show, taking home MVP honors. Pau and Marc Gasol became the first brothers to start against each other in the game’s history. It was a spectacle to be seen in New York City....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets think Charles Barkley is biased against them

After Charles Barkley’s silly rant about analytics and the Houston Rockets, Rockets GM Daryl Morey fired back at Barkley. But this is apparently bigger than just Barkley’s distaste of analytics – the Rockets feel that Barkley has been biased against them for years. According to the Houston Chronicle, Barkley hasn’t disputed the allegation of bias against Houston, and it all...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hey Dwight Howard, you’re grabbing the wrong balls

Houston’s Dwight Howard may be on the sidelines but it seems he may need a refresher course on playing basketball. Mainly, that basketball is played with an inflatable, leather, non-flesh ball and not the male genitalia. No really! Howard was strolling the sidelines and decided to get veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy close to one of his teammates. Dwight watch where you’re putting those...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard grabs Isaiah Canaan’s nuts (Video)

All Houston Rockets beware — Dwight Howard’s boredom may result in nut-grabbing. Howard is expected to miss up to two months with a knee injury. So what has he been doing while he can’t play basketball? Wearing ridiculous suit jackets and grabbing his teammates in inappropriate places. This is what cameras caught Howard doing to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard passing time on bench by grabbing teammate crotch (video)

Dwight Howard could be out anywhere from six to eight weeks as he deals with edema in his right knee. But that does not mean the Houston Rockets center is going to sit idly by and not try to make some kind of contribution to the team despite his spot on the bench … by...Read More The post Dwight Howard passing time on bench by grabbing teammate crotch (video) appeared first on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What the heck was Dwight Howard wearing? (Video)

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is currently sidelined for 6-8 weeks with a right knee injury, but he still managed to draw some attention during Tuesday night's game against Phoenix with the suit jacket he was wearing.Howard appeared to be tapping into his inner Walt "Clyde" Frazier or Craig Sager with a jacket design that has to be seen to be believed.  We don't even know...
Via Holdout Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley rips analytics and Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey

Best part of being at a TNT game live is it is easy to avoid Charles spewing misinformed biased vitriol disguised as entertainment — Daryl Morey (@dmorey) February 11, 2015 When Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his assessment of Charles Barkley on Tuesday night, you just knew the TNT analyst would have something to say about it. Sure enough, Barkley unleashed...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Barkley blasts 'idiot' Rockets GM Daryl Morey

Charles Barkley and Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey traded some shots on Tuesday night, and Barkley is being declared the winner via TKO. The juvenile albeit entertaining sparring session between the two began when Morey responded to Barkley dogging the Rockets’ defense. Chuck called the Rockets the worst defensive team in the league, so Morey...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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