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  • James Harden: ‘I've Been Feeling Like I’m the Best’

    Complex "If there are two things the 2018-19 NBA season has taught us it’s that Lance Stephenson is a hall of fame level air guitarist and James Harden is offense. In his 10th year of pro ball, the Beard has effectively turned what ought to be the most difficult shot in..." March 20

  • James Harden Passes Stephen Curry for Most 3-Point Shot Attempts in a Season

    Bleacher Report "Houston Rockets guard James Harden passed Golden State Warriorspoint guard Stephen Curry on Tuesday for the most single-season three-point attempts, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Harden, who scored 31 points in a 121-105 road win against..." March 20

  • Rockets’ Morey says he would sign Ray Allen to 10-day contract

    Amico Hoops "He got game… still, according to Daryl Morey. Ray Allen is 43 years old and retired as a player in 2016, though his name has continued to come up in regard to him potentially making comeback. Three year’s after Allen officially retired, nothing’s..." March 18

  • Rockets’ Danuel House takes rotation spot off bench with return of Chris Paul

    Houston Chronicle "With Chris Paul back in the starting lineup, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Danuel House Jr., who started on Friday just two days after returning from the G League, would come off the Rockets bench on Sunday. That could change if James Harden has to sit out with a strained neck...." March 18

  • James Harden says Houston needs to demand more stops

    Clutch Points "A game against the Phoenix Suns should be easy pickings for a legitimate title contender like the Houston Rockets. However, last year’s Western Conference Finalists had some trouble taking down the lowly Suns on Friday night. Following the game, Rockets superstar James Harden..." March 16

  • James Harden wants to play in FIBA World Cup this summer

    Clutch Points "As the Houston Rockets prepare for the playoffs, James Harden tells reporters that he wants to play in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup this summer. The tournament takes place from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 in China. Harden—along with Rockets teammates Chris Paul and Eric..." March 16

  • James Harden questionable (cervical strain) vs. Timberwolves

    Sporting News "James Harden might not play against the Timberwolves. The Rockets star is suffering from a cervical strain and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game. Harden missed a game against the Warriors on Feb. 23 due to the neck pain from the injury, and apparently it has..." March 16

  • Daryl Morey: I want Mike D’Antoni to coach Rockets as long as he wants

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets and general manager Daryl Morey have agreed on a five-year contract extension, a deal that came together during the Rockets’ surge back to contender status but began with talks during the Rockets rocky start of the season. Tilman Fertitta, in his second season owning..." March 15

  • Harden shrugs off loss; D'Antoni warns of trouble

    ESPN "After watching the Golden State Warriors snap the Houston Rockets' nine-game winning streak, James Harden wanted people to know what the 106-104 loss meant. "It's OK," Harden said when answering a question that started with how the Rockets were on a roll. "Yeah...." March 14

  • Rockets Not Re-Signing Terrence Jones

    Hoops Rumors "Terrence Jones‘ second 10-day contract with the Rockets expired overnight on Wednesday, and the team won’t re-sign him at this point, tweets Mark Berman of FOX26 Houston. Berman writes that Jones’ time with the club “has ended,” which suggests that he won’t..." March 14

  • Patrick Beverley 'Pissed' at Rockets, Calls Lakers' Lonzo Ball 'Easy'

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers' season took another hit Wednesday when Patrick Beverley took a shot at Lonzo Ball. During an interview with Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter, the Los Angeles Clippers point guard said "easy" when asked what immediately..." March 14

  • Rockets owner Fertitta refutes report he instructed team to slash costs

    The Score "From Jeanie Buss dismissing trade rumors about her Los Angeles Lakers as "fake news" at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, to James Dolan issuing a lifetime ban to a New York Knicks fan who yelled "sell the team" at a recent game, NBA owners have been demonstrating..." March 13

  • Rockets general manager Daryl Morey agrees to five-year contract extension

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets and general manager Daryl Morey have agreed on a five-year contract extension, a deal that came together during the Rockets’ surge back to contender status but began with talks during the Rockets rocky start of the season. Tilman Fertitta, in his second season owning..." March 13

  • Eric Gordon: No Other Team But Rockets Have A Chance Against Warriors

    Real GM Basketball "After a slow start to the season, the Houston Rockets have emerged again as a legitimate challenger to the Golden State Warriors' hegemony.  Eric Gordon was asked if he believes the Warriors see the Rockets as their foremost challenger. “They have to,”..." March 13

  • Rockets Converting Danuel House To Standard Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets will fill one of the openings on their 15-man roster by converting Danuel House‘s two-way contract to a standard NBA deal, according to Shams Charania and Kelly Iko of The Athletic (Twitter link). The move will ensure Houston gets back up to 14 players, the..." March 12

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Clint Capela trashes Curry for calling Rockets a 'statement game'

    247 Sports "The Golden State Warriors need a boost after losing six of their past nine games. Things have reached a new low in the team's 2018-19 season following their 115-111 loss to the Phoenix Suns, the worst team in the Western Conference. While the Warriors have been going through their..." March 12

  • Roster Moves Required Soon For Raptors, Heat, Rockets

    Hoops Rumors "When the Thunder signed Deonte Burton on Sunday, the move ensured that the team got back to the NBA-mandated roster minimum of 14 players (not including two-way contracts). Teams are permitted to dip below 14 for up to two weeks at a time, and Oklahoma City had been at 13 since February 24, so..." March 11

  • CP3, Lowry are healthy and lurking - and might just swing the NBA playoffs

    The Score "About four hours before Chris Paul appeared out of nowhere for a game-saving block in Dallas that extended the Houston Rockets' league-leading winning streak to eight, Kyle Lowry was putting the finishing touches on a 24-point, 10-assist, seven-rebound performance in a resounding Toronto..." March 11

  • P.J. Tucker’s unsung defense earns praise he does not want

    Houston Chronicle "LeBron James. Kevin Durant. Kawhi Leonard. Ben Simmons. Jayson Tatum. James’ All-Star starting five next season? It could be, but that’s not it. Coming up next on “The Shop”? James could do worse. They are the five players Rockets forward..." March 11

  • Rockets' James Harden expected to play against Mavericks after X-rays negative

    Sporting News "The Rockets had a scare when star guard James Harden went down with an apparent wrist injury in Friday's game against the 76ers. However, he is expected to play Sunday against the Mavericks, according to a report from ESPN. Harden, who recorded a double-double in the..." March 09

  • Jimmy Butler explains how hard it is to guard James Harden

    Larry Brown Sports "Even the NBA’s best defenders have issues dealing with James Harden, and one of those defenders explained why the Houston Rockets star is so hard to guard. Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler, regarded as an excellent perimeter defender, said Harden has a way of finding an..." March 09

  • Harden expected to play vs. Mavs after X-rays returned negative

    The Score "James Harden won't miss any time after suffering a right wrist injury in Friday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Houston Rockets star underwent precautionary X-rays that returned negative and is expected to play on Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks, a source told..." March 09

  • Rockets' Mike D'Antoni, Chris Paul relaxed over James Harden injury scare

    Sporting News "Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni and guard Chris Paul remained relaxed over an injury scare for James Harden in their victory Friday over the 76ers. Harden briefly exited Friday's game during the first half after landing heavily on his right wrist, which was already sore from..." March 09

  • Daryl Morey: Celtics should have tanked rather than make playoffs in 2004

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA draft lottery began in 1985, and for the first five years, every team that missed the playoffs received equal odds. Then, the league switched to a weighted lottery, giving worse teams better chances of higher picks. That system remains in place, though the NBA continues to tinker with..." March 08

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Rockets' Kenneth Faried (groin) out at least two games

    ESPN "Houston Rockets forward Kenneth Faried will miss at least the next two games because of an adductor strain. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters Thursday that the next time Faried, who underwent an MRI, could potentially play would be next Monday against the..." March 07

  • How do you guard a problem like James Harden?

    The Score "James Harden is having one of the greatest scoring seasons we've ever seen. In the 45-year history of Basketball Reference's possession-tracking database, no player has piled up points at the rate Harden has this season. His usage rate of 40.5 percent ranks second in recorded..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Chris Paul passes Karl Malone for No. 10 on all-time steals list

    SB Nation "Thursday night against the Miami Heat, Chris Paul entered the top 10 of the NBA’s all-time steals leaders. Paul passed Karl Malone for 10th place at 2,086 steals and became the third Houston Rocketsplayer in the top 10. He also bumped only the second big..." March 06

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Harden says Rockets in rhythm at 'perfect time'

    ESPN "Almost five months into a rocky grind of a regular season, the Houston Rockets resemble the contender-caliber team that James Harden expected them to be. "It feels really, really good to kind of have a full roster and catch a rhythm," Harden said after the Rockets'..." March 04

  • The Celtics Could Look To Sign Carmelo Anthony

    Fadeaway World "Unlike the LeBron’s of the world, Carmelo Anthony has not aged well. The 34-year-old forward has fallen off big time since his scoring title in 2013. In 10 games with Houston this year, he only averaged 13 points on a putrid 40% shooting from the field. Still, despite..." March 04

  • Rockets to re-sign forward Terrence Jones

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets will sign forward Terrence Jones to a second 10-day contract on Monday, a person with knowledge of the move said. Jones, a Rockets first-round pick in 2012, was signed to a 10-day contract on Feb. 22 to help the Rockets reach the requirement to have 14 players under..." March 04

  • Is it time to recall Isaiah Hartenstein?

    The Dream Shake "With the surging Kenneth Faried and veteran Nene both missing two of the last three games managing injuries, one can’t help but wonder when it is that the Rockets intend to recall rookie center Isaiah Hartenstein from the G-League. After all, the shorthanded..." March 01

  • Rockets' James Harden sets Heat opponent scoring record with 58 points in comeback win

    CBS Sports "It's hard to find a player who has been more dangerous throughout the 2018-19 season than Houston Rockets guard James Harden. After seeing his streak of scoring 30 or more points snapped after 32 games earlier this week, Harden came out firing on all cylinders against the Miami..." March 01

  • Dwyane Wade: James Harden 'One of the Most Unguardable Players' in NBA History

    Bleacher Report "Dwyane Wade had high praise for James Harden following the Houston Rockets' 121-118 win over the Miami Heat on Thursday. Harden finished with 58 points and 10 assists in the victory. Wade used the occasion to put the 2018 MVP's offensive..." March 01

  • Jordyn Woods Allegedly Slept With Tristan Thompson & James Harden On The Same Night

    Total Pro Sports "This story just gets wilder and wilder as the days go by. Family friend Jordyn Woods has become public enemy #1 after it was revealed that she slept with Tristan Thompson, knowing full well he was in a relationship with Khloe Kardashian. As it turns out, the Cleveland..." February 28

  • Former NBA player Royce White enters MMA, sets sights on UFC heavyweight championship

    CBS Sports "Royce White, a former NBA Draft first-round selection of the Houston Rockets in 2012, is making the career transition into mixed martial arts, and he has some lofty goals to go along with the move. The 6-foot-8 White revealed to ESPN that he's entering the fight game, and he believes he has..." February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Hawks quadruple-team James Harden to ensure his 30-point streak ends at 32

    Yahoo! Sports "The streak is over. Houston Rockets guard James Harden scored at least 30 points in 32 consecutive games played before Monday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks. Harden logged 28 points on 7-of-21 shooting in the 119-111 win. He missed all 10 of his 3-point attempts,..." February 26

  • Rockets' James Harden will be game-time decision vs. Hawks

    ESPN "With Houston Rockets star James Harden listed as probable for Monday's matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, his availability to play will be a game-time decision, as he works through recovery from a cervical strain in his neck. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni expects Harden to play..." February 25

  • NBA Rumors: Lakers Have Given Up On Signing Carmelo

    Fadeaway World "Magic Johnson got the get of a lifetime with the acquisition of LeBron James. The moment he committed to the team was the moment they regained their relevancy in a crowded Western Conference. As this season is quickly showing them, even LeBron James isn’t enough to get the job..." February 25

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Rockets' Iman Shumpert strengthening knee for return

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets forward Iman Shumpert planned to begin running to test his sore right knee after sitting out the Rockets' first two games after the All-Star break. Shumpert, who played just 14 games last season because of knee surgery, said the soreness came from ramping back up this..." February 25

  • Eric Gordon: Beating Warriors is ‘special win’ for Rockets

    Larry Brown Sports "NBA players often like to use cliches and tell you that one game is no different from the next and they’re only thinking about their next opponent. Eric Gordon feels differently. The Houston Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 118-112 on the road on Saturday night, and they..." February 24

  • Chris Paul takes jab at Andre Iguodala after Rockets beat Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets have shown this season that they are not intimidated of the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, and Chris Paul let that be known after leading his team to another win over its Western Conference rival on Saturday. Houston staved off a late comeback..." February 24

  • James Harden reportedly will be game-time decision vs. Warriors

    Sporting News "Rockets star guard James Harden is dealing with a neck injury that could force him to potentially miss some playing time. Harden is officially listed as questionable for the Rockets' road game against the Warriors on Saturday as a result of a cervical strain in his..." February 23

  • Rockets' James Harden fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating

    NBA.com "Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. " February 23