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  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • D’Antoni shares plans for how he will use Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the pressing questions about the Houston Rockets is how coach Mike D’Antoni intends to fit Carmelo Anthony into the team’s lineup. On Friday, D’Antoni offered a clue. He said that Anthony and P.J. Tucker likely wouldn’t share much time together, with..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Brandon Knight Out 'Some Time' After Surgery on Knee Injury

    Bleacher Report "The Houston Rockets' backcourt depth has taken a temporary hit, as Brandon Knight recently underwent surgery on his left knee. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported the news Wednesday, noting the surgery was a "clean up" that will cost Knight..." September 20

  • Jazz’s Justin Zanik, Rockets’ Gersson Rosas get second interview for 76ers’ GM job

    Pro Basketball Talk "The 76ers effectively completed their offseason without a general manager. But they’re still trudging toward a hire. Zanik and Rosas are two of the more-renowned executives who haven’t already run a front office. " September 17

  • Rockets associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik to retire

    Houston Chronicle "Jeff Bzdelik, the Rockets’ associate head coach who oversaw the dramatic improvement in the team’s defense, will announce his retirement on Monday. “Great to work with. We’ll miss him,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He had an unbelievable..." September 17

  • Scottsdale prosecutor reviewing incident involving NBA star James Harden

    Arizona Central "Scottsdale police said Thursday that an investigation involving National Basketball Association star James Harden is under review by the city prosecutor after a woman claimed he took her cellphone and threw it up onto a nightclub's roof last month. A..." September 14

  • Daryl Morey thinks Marquese Chriss could thrive in Houston with Mike D’Antoni

    Pro Basketball Talk "Fit matters. Style of play matters. A lot. For the vast majority of NBA players, being in the right situation for their talents and personalities are crucial. If we’re talking LeBron James/Anthony Davis/James Harden and the other elite players in the league then the rules..." September 12

  • Rockets no closer to Warriors after unspectacular offseason

    The Score "Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey spent last season obsessing over one thing: dethroning the Golden State Warriors. Houston nearly pulled off the impossible, pushing Golden State to the brink in the Western Conference finals. And while Clutch City only produced an avalanche of..." September 12

  • Rockets in position to make another move?

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets set a franchise record for most wins in a season with 65 victories last year. The team didn’t take home a coveted NBA championship but GM Daryl Morey believes no matter what pinnacles a franchise reaches, there’s always room to improve. “When you’re..." September 11

  • Daryl Morey teases news involving former Rocket Corey Brewer

    USA Today "Houston GM Daryl Morey posted an Instagram photo of himself with former Rockets forward Corey Brewer on Monday, captioned “Brewing something up with @cbrewcrew3.” The photo does not necessarily indicate an imminent signing, although Brewer is presently an unrestricted free agent. A..." September 11

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • James Harden cuts Nike logo off his socks, but that has nothing to do with Colin Kaepernick

    Houston Chronicle "Some folks got really upset when Nike published an advertisement starring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has become a polarizing figure ever since he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism. Videos of people..." September 05

  • Clint Capela: ‘For Sure I’ll Be An All-Star’ This Season

    SLAM Online "Rockets center Clint Capela has improved every single season of his four-year career, averaging 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game in 2017-18. With a new five-year, $90 million deal in place, Capela, 24, is ready to take yet another leap and make his first..." September 05

  • Brandon Knight may not be ready for training camp due to ‘minor cleanup’ on knee

    Clutch Points "Brandon Knight’s future completely changed in the dead of the night when the Phoenix Suns traded Knight and Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Ryan Anderson and De’Anthony Melton. Knight goes from one of the weaker teams in..." August 31

  • Ryan Anderson Agreed To Reduce 2019/20 Guarantee

    Hoops Rumors "As part of the trade that will send him to the Suns, Ryan Anderson has agreed to reduce the guaranteed portion of his 2019/20 salary, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Anderson has agreed to reduce the guarantee on his..." August 31

  • Rockets trade Ryan Anderson to Suns in 4-player deal

    Houston Chronicle "With the addition of Carmelo Anthony taking forward Ryan Anderson a step further removed from the Rockets' rotation, the Rockets agreed to deal the veteran forward to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday for young forward Marquese Chriss and point guard Brandon Knight, a person with..." August 31

  • Suns could consider trading Ryan Anderson by end of season

    Clutch Points "The Phoenix Suns will have until July 10, 2019 to decide whether they will guarantee the full amount for Ryan Anderson’s final season of his contract, or waive him and owe him the $15.6 million remaining, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Ryan..." August 31

  • Eric Gordon says he would like to retire in Houston

    Clutch Points "Eric Gordon, the sharpshooting guard of the Houston Rockets has a long way to go before he hangs up his sneakers for good. But he already knows that he wants to retire as a Rocket. Via Twitter, Gordon called for a question and answer portion from his followers. One fan asked..." August 31

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Bruno Caboclo Is Getting A Fresh Start With The Houston Rockets

    Uproxx "It was, at the same time, remarkably accurate and an unprecedented way for the basketball world to be introduced to a teenager. “He’s two years away from being two years away,” Fran Fraschilla famously said on the night of the 2014 NBA Draft, right after the Toronto..." August 24

  • James Harden Believes Carmelo Anthony Will Have An ‘Easy’ Transition To The Rockets

    Dime Magazine "The Houston Rockets had the best record in the NBA during the 2017-18 season and, if not for an ill-timed injury to Chris Paul and remarkably poor three-point shooting in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, the team could have claimed the Larry O’Brien Trophy. However, the Rockets..." August 24

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • PJ Tucker: Carmelo Anthony to ‘Fit Right in’ Houston

    SLAM Online "PJ Tucker expects new teammate Carmelo Anthony to “fit right in” with the Rockets. Tucker says Anthony won’t have to worry about scoring as much as he has in the past. August 23

  • Rockets could consider bringing back Trevor Ariza in case of a buyout

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets received a large blow to start their offseason when Trevor Ariza chose to sign with the Phoenix Suns for a one-year, $15 million deal. According to Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post, Houston could try to walk back that..." August 22

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Alessandro Gentile To Join Rockets For Camp

    Hoops Rumors "Alessandro Gentile tells Italian website BasketNet he will be in training camp with the Rockets next month. Houston owns the rights to the 25-year-old swingman after acquiring them in a draft night trade in 2014. Gentile was selected by the Timberwolves with the 53rd pick that..." August 19

  • Anderson may not be a viable trade for Heat

    Yardbarker "The Heat aren’t particularly interested in acquiring Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. A rumored trade that would involve the Houston power forward and a draft pick in exchange for either Tyler Johnson or James Johnson doesn’t appeal to..." August 18

  • Carmelo Anthony cursed out hater on Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "As Carmelo Anthony joins the Houston Rockets, he may very well be entering his “get off my lawn” phase. On Friday, an Instagram fan account by the name of “rocketstoday” posted a Photoshopped image of LeBron James in a Rockets jersey and asked his followers who..." August 18

  • Rockets Waive Guard R.J. Hunter

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets have waived guard R.J. Hunter, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports tweets. That opens up a two-way contract slot for Houston, since Hunter was signed in January under one of those agreements. The 6’5” Hunter appeared in five games with the Rockets, including a..." August 17

  • Rockets To Sign Bruno Caboclo

    Sportsnet "Bruno Caboclo has reached a deal with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. An Exhibit 10 deal is an NBA contract worth a minimum salary and no bonuses, but gives a team the flexibility to convert the contract into a two-way contract, which would then tie..." August 17

  • Nene Believes Carmelo Anthony Is Still a Top 10 Player

    Complex "Carmelo Anthony did not have a season befitting a star in 2017-18. His lone run with the Oklahoma City Thunder was tumultuous. He averaged career-worsts of 16.2 points and 1.3 assists per game, and this summer Melo and the Thunder decided to go their separate ways. Earlier this week,..." August 16

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey: LeBron James is best player ever by ‘big margin’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey believes that when it comes to the debate over who’s the best basketball player of all-time, it’s LeBron James without question … at least when it comes from the perspective of analytics, one of Morey’s favorite..." August 15

  • Mike D'Antoni explains why Knicks failed with Carmelo Anthony

    247 Sports "Mike D'Antoni has immediately squashed any potential beef that he and Carmelo Anthony previously had. As D'Antoni and Anthony prepare for Act II of their relationship, the Houston Rockets head coach was forced to answer questions relating to when he coached Anthony with the..." August 15

  • Carmelo Anthony on his role with Rockets: “Let’s just let it play out”

    TMZ "Carmelo Anthony wants all the talk of him coming off the bench for the Houston Rockets to slooooow down ... with the NBA superstar telling TMZ Sports, "Let's just let it play out!" FYI ... Melo is one of TWO NBA players to have never started a game on the bench in their..." August 14

  • D'Antoni on Melo coming off bench: 'Nothing's been decided'

    247 Sports "When he was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Carmelo Anthony absolutely detested the idea of coming off the bench and flat out refused to be a reserve. "Yeah, I'm not sacrificing no bench role," Anthony told reporters during his exit interviews..." August 14

  • Carmelo writes thank-you note to Oklahoma City: ‘I wanted nothing more than to make it work here’

    Pro Basketball Talk "After last season, Carmelo Anthony summed up his time with the Thunder: “It wasn’t no strategy to me being here.” He waived his no-trade clause to facilitate a trade to and buyout from the Hawks, allowing him to join the Rockets – his preferred destination ever since his..." August 14

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Rockets coach: Warriors lose if Chris Paul doesn't get injured

    247 Sports "Irv Roland says the Houston Rockets were a Chris Paul injury away from advancing to the NBA Finals. According to the Rockets assistant coach during an appearance on Scoop B Robinson's podcast, Houston would have defeated the Golden State Warriors in the Western..." August 14

  • Rockets GM reveals how long team has pursued Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony officially joined the Houston Rockets on Monday, and it was apparently the culmination of four years of effort. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey showed off artwork done by Deadpool creator Robert Liefield — at Morey’s request — of Anthony in a..." August 13

  • D'Antoni: Melo can fit with Rockets 'if everybody is committed'

    USA Today "Houston coach Mike D’Antoni, who walked away from the New York Knicks post because of Carmelo Anthony, now will welcome him onto his Rockets team that needs their sordid past to be, well, just that.  No more hard feelings over their infamous split in March 2012,..." August 13

  • James Harden Named In Police Report After Alleged Nightclub Fight

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has learned ... James Harden has been named in a police report filed by a woman who claims she was roughed up by the NBA star at a Scottsdale nightclub -- and she has video. The woman claims she was partying at Mint nightclub on Saturday morning when she claims a member of..." August 13

  • Carmelo Anthony to come off bench with Rockets?

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is in the process of finalizing a contract with the Rockets, and many have wondered how there will be enough shots to go around for him, James Harden and Chris Paul. As it turns out, Houston may have a surprising plan for Carmelo. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski..." August 13

  • Report: Carmelo Anthony to sign with Rockets on Monday

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony has verbally committed to signing with the Houston Rockets, and it sounds like he will finally be putting pen to paper on Monday. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowki, Anthony has traveled to Houston for a physical and will sign his veteran’s minimum..." August 13

  • Rockets assistant coach says Carmelo Anthony will ‘operate easier’

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets have their sights set on their first NBA Finals appearance since 1995. After falling just short of the NBA’s biggest dance last campaign in controversial and unfortunate circumstances, the Rockets have tinkered with their roster this off-season in the hopes..." August 13

  • Chris Paul Wasn’t Worried About Losing Clint Capela

    Hoops Rumors "Even though it took nearly a month for the Rockets to re-sign Clint Capela, teammate Chris Paul said he was never concerned about losing the team’s starting center, relays Ashish Mathur of AmicoHoops. Paul made the remarks in a recent interview on NBA TV, saying that although..." August 12