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James Harden, while admitting he’s a bad defender: ‘I’m a pretty good defender’ (video)

One of the more amusing running jokes from the 2013-14 NBA season was how horribly James Harden can play on the defensive end of the court. So poorly did the Houston Rockets star perform defensively that a video was compiled at season’s end that documented Harden’s atrocious defensive shortcomings. The video was 11-and-a-half minutes long, […] The post James Harden, while...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets to hire T.R. Dunn

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported T.R. Dunn was close to joining the Rockets coaching staff. Rockets announce hiring of assistant coach T.R. Dunn. He is here in time for the first practice. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) September 30, 2014 The move to acquire Dunn has come after the Rockets fired Assistant Coach Dean Cooper upon the completion of the 2013...
Via Rockets Social
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Unveil New Chinese Alternate Sleeved Jerseys

Still very popular in Asia since the days of Yao Ming. This season the Houston Rockets will wear an alternate sleeved jersey with Mandarin characters on the front replacing the word “Rockets” to celebrate Chinese New Year. Here is your first look at the Chinese jersey the #Rockets will wear this season. http://t.co/kLlrxk166H pic.twitter.com/RTAIVm6R7o — ClutchFans (@clutchfans...
Via Hooped Up
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets Will Wear A Sleeved Chinese Jersey For The Lunar New Year

Here is your first look at the Chinese jersey the #Rockets will wear this season.... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Unveil Chinese Jerseys (Photos)

Jeremy Lin is no longer in Houston, but that isn’t stopping the Rockets from wearing Chinese uniforms this year. The Houston Rockets will wear Chinese jeresys this season: http://t.co/OWZ0d3l8eP pic.twitter.com/NaQe6B5RZT — Complex (@ComplexMag) September 30, 2014 Yao Ming affect?
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets To Wear Chinese Jeresys This Season (Photo)

In what can only be a tribute to Yao Ming, the Rockets reportedly have plans to wear Chinese themed jerseys at some point this season. Here is your first look at the Chinese jersey the #Rockets will wear this season. http://t.co/kLlrxk166H pic.twitter.com/RTAIVm6R7o — ClutchFans (@clutchfans) September 29, 2014 ClutchFans.net has more details on the alternate jersey: The Rockets...
Via Thacover2
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harden, Rockets focus on defensive improvement

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden was the target of plenty of criticism for his defense after the Houston Rockets were bounced from the playoffs in the first round last season on a last-second shot by Portland's Damian Lillard. Harden finished fifth in the league in scoring with 25.4 points a game, but was chided for his defense. There was even a YouTube video devoted to his subpar...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM fires back at Mark Cuban

Jason Whitney The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks dislike for each other is quickly escalating. Cuban hasn’t been shy about his feelings on Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey and finally it has elicited a response. Via Yahoo Sports/Adrian Wojnarowski “I think [Cuban's] pissed that we went after Dirk [Nowitzki] in free agency, however unsuccessful it was,” Morey...
Via Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden Says His Defense Was Pretty Bad……”At Times”

If at times means most of the times, then I agree with this quote. James Harden: "At times, my defense was pretty bad." Excited to try and fix that. #Rockets — Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) September 29, 2014 In Harden’s defense, admitting you have a problem is the first step to finding a solution. Harden says that he just needs to be more focused on the defensive side...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry on Rockets: ‘I see us going all the way’

The Houston Rockets have quite a bit of talent heading into the 2014-15 season, but they did lose one of their key pieces from last year. Chandler Parsons signed with the in-state rival Dallas Mavericks this past season, and Houston took a step back by replacing him with Trevor Ariza. Jason Terry is another new addition after the Rockets acquired him from the Sacramento Kings, and...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets GM Daryl Morey fires back at Mark Cuban

TweetAfter signing Chandler Parsons out from under Houston this summer, Dallas Mavericks outspoken owner Mark Cuban voiced some interesting comments about the Rockets. Cuban has taken shots at the Rockets stability under GM Daryl Morey, and openly questioned center Dwight Howard’s decision to choose Houston over Dallas in 2013. Now Morey has finally responded. “I think [Cuban...
Via Los That Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Daryl Morey Fires Back at Mark Cuban

As franchises, the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks don’t like each other. It’s partly because of the fact they share the same state and play in the same division, but it’s also because members of their upper brass are not afraid to take shots at each other through the media. Mavs owner Mark Cuban was irritated last year when Rockets GM Daryl Morey called about the potential...
Via Standing O Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Kings should stop taking Daryl Morey's calls

Last week, the terms of a trade between the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets were released: the Rockets are sending Alonzo Gee, Scotty Hopson, and a trade exception to the Kings, in exchange for Jason Terry and two second-round picks. No, it’s not a blockbuster. It’s an uninspiring trade in that it looks to be motivated a lot more by adjusting each team’s overall financial...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ironic James Harden defense lines included in 2K15

That’s rich. Let’s just say the words “James Harden” and “play good defense” should never be part of the same sentence. Well, unless the sentence is, “James Harden has never had one iota of inclination to ever play good defense, ever.” Then it would be alright. That is what makes the juxtaposition of the creators […] The post ‘NBA 2K15′ had James Harden talk...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard has license suspended, ran 10 red lights

Dwight Howard’s wallet got a little bit lighter this week after his license was revoked in Orange County (Fla.) for running ten red lights during a two-and-a-half-year period starting in 2012. TMZ reports that Howard only has to pay $285 to get it reinstated, which, along with being a screaming deal, is basically “couch money” for a guy who’s starting Year 2 of a 4-year,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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