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  • Rockets Expected To Sign Wing Via 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets are expected to sign a wing to a 10-day deal on Wednesday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports (Twitter links). It appears unlikely that the team reaches an agreement with Danuel House on a standard NBA contract today, meaning the team has..." January 16

  • Rockets Expected To Sign James Nunnally

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets are expected to fill the opening on their 15-man roster by signing veteran sharpshooter James Nunnally to a 10-day contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). A source confirms to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle (Twitter..." January 16

  • Danuel House Jr. returns to G-League after failed negotiations with Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "The ever-changing career trajectory of Danuel House Jr. – as with the Rockets season -- took another stunning turn on Tuesday with House apparently going from starting for his hometown Rockets to spending the balance of the season with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Rockets..." January 16

  • Eric Gordon to start vs. Nets in return

    USA Today "Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon will return to game action against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday after missing eight games with a right knee contusion. Coach Mike D’Antoni listed him among the starters for the contest. Gordon had been thriving as a member of the starting..." January 16

  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • James Harden's on fire, and he may only be warming up

    The Score "We need to talk about James Harden. No one's oblivious to the unbelievable tear Harden has embarked on over his last 17 games, but the reigning MVP has taken his game to a level of offensive excellence so absurd, you find yourself rambling in maniacal, verbal circles when trying..." January 15

  • James Harden Records 17th Straight Game With Over 30 Points

    Real GM Basketball "James Harden scored a season-high 57 points in the Houston Rockets' 112-94 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, his 17th straight game with over 30 points.  It is the longest streak of a player scoring over 30 points in consecutive games since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964. Chamberlain..." January 15

  • Report: Clint Capela to Miss 4-6 Weeks with a Right Thumb Injury

    SLAM Online "Houston Rockets center Clint Capela will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a right thumb injury, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. An MRI taken on Monday reportedly revealed ligament damage. " January 14

  • Rockets can't rely on 'superhuman' James Harden, Mike D'Antoni warns

    Sporting News "The Rockets can't count on James Harden being "superhuman every night," coach Mike D'Antoni said after the reigning MVP tied an NBA record for the most missed 3-pointers in a game. Although Harden tied Kobe Bryant for the most successive 30-point game..." January 14

  • James Harden breaks another NBA record, targets No. 1 seed

    Sporting News "James Harden set his sights on the Houston Rockets earning the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference after his sensational season continued with another NBA record. Playing 29 minutes, 34 seconds Friday against the Cavaliers, Harden became the first player in NBA history to score a..." January 12

  • With Danuel House Jr. running out of 2-way NBA days, Rockets open talks in standard contract

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets held forward Danuel House Jr. out of Thursday’s practice to save an NBA day with House close to completing his allotment on his two-way contract. Even if House does not practice on Saturday, he could be out of NBA days by playing against the Cavaliers on Friday and..." January 11

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Chris Paul goes through workout, still '2-3 weeks' away

    Sportsnaut "As the Houston Rockets start to turn their season around and guard James Harden plays like a man who wants another MVP, the team received some good news on Thursday about All-Star point guard Chris Paul. Paul spent some time on the court before Houston’s practice on Thursday..." January 10

  • Rockets still have interest in J.R. Smith, according to reports

    The Dream Shake "The trade deadline is less than a month a way now, and we’re all waiting to see what GM Daryl Morey, known for making deadline deals almost every year, has in store for the Houston Rocketsthis season. There’s been a ton of rumors floating around already this year..." January 10

  • Rockets' Eric Gordon making progress in comeback after slow start

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard Eric Gordon said his bruised right knee has healed more slowly than he hoped, but has begun showing progress in the past few days even if he could not yet guess when he would return. Gordon said the swelling was slow to go down and he has not yet begun running, making a..." January 08

  • Rockets' Paul (hamstring) sidelined 2-3 more weeks

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets won't be anywhere near full strength until at least the end of January. According to Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni, Chris Paul is sidelined with a hamstring injury for at least two-to-three more weeks. Meanwhile, the team's second-leading scorer --..." January 08

  • Austin Rivers is thriving in Houston

    Yardbarker "The Rockets and Austin Rivers seemed like an unlikely match, given his up-and-down history with former Clippers teammate Chris Paul. However, Rivers is thriving so far in Houston, with coach Mike D’Antoni calling him a “godsend” (via Mark Berman of FOX 26..." January 08

  • Chris Paul, Eric Gordon still out until further notice

    The Dream Shake "The Rockets have been playing shorthanded for a while now and doing it well, going 7-1 in the eight games they’ve played since Chris Paul went down with a hamstring injury back in December. They’re 3-1 with wins over Golden State and Denver since Eric..." January 08

  • Austin Rivers: 'I had to battle' to step out of Doc's shadow

    The Score "Austin Rivers has always played basketball with a chip on his shoulder. The Houston Rockets guard constantly feels like a marked man because his father is Doc Rivers, the longtime NBA player and head coach. "People have been going at my head since I was 6 years..." January 08

  • Rockets' Clint Capela on a rebounding rampage

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets center Clint Capela on Saturday had his second consecutive game with at least 20 rebounds and his fifth of the season. He had two 20-rebound games in his first four NBA seasons. Capela is averaging a career-high 12.9 rebounds per game, ranking sixth in the..." January 07

  • Bulls remain a dumping ground for bad players, acquiring Michael Carter-Williams

    Chicago Sun-Times "The ugly side of the rebuild again showed up on Monday, as the Bulls remain a dumping ground for bad contracts and failing players. A source confirmed that MarShon Brooks, who came over in the Justin Holiday trade to Memphis, will be waived today, and then the Bulls will send a..." January 07

  • Rockets' James Harden on 40-point streak ending: 'My shots were flat'

    Sporting News "James Harden came just two points shy of extending his streak of scoring at least 40 points per game during the Rockets' 110-101 loss to the Trail Blazers on Saturday.  The Rockets guard was on a historic run, scoring 40 points or more in five consecutive games, but the..." January 06

  • Warriors' Steph Curry holds up James Harden's No. 13 after getting called for travel on step-back move

    CBS Sports "There was a lot going on in the Golden State Warriors' exciting 127-123 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. The two teams combined for 41 3-pointers in the game, setting an NBA record for most threes in a game, and Steph Curry poured in 42 points to help the Warriors get..." January 06

  • Kevin Durant on missed out of bounds call: “The refs were missing a lot”

    Golden State Of Mind "The Golden State Warriors were the beneficiaries of one of the worst missed calls in recent memory on Thursday night. Tied against the Houston Rockets, with under a minute to play in overtime, Kevin Durant lost the ball out of bounds. He chased after it, taking not one, not two, but three steps..." January 05

  • Morey: Rockets “Definitely A Buyer” At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "Speaking to Sam Amick of The Athletic after Thursday night’s huge overtime win over Golden State, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey confirmed that his club will be in the market for immediate upgrades to its roster at the trade deadline this..." January 04

  • Rockets GM says argument could be made for James Harden to be called best offensive player ever

    ESPN "James Harden repeatedly flashed two fingers in the moments after he led the Houston Rockets to a come-from-behind, 135-134 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, the reigning MVP's most recent statement about his plans to claim that award..." January 04

  • Rockets’ 3 best trade options for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Clutch Points "It was a difficult first two months for the Houston Rockets but their recent 10 wins in 11 games has brought them back to playoff contention. Coupled with reigning MVP James Harden’s surge in performance in which he scored 32 points in 10 straight games, the Rockets have..." January 04

  • Rockets’ Eric Gordon hopeful to have quick turnaround from knee injury

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets guard Eric Gordon would not rule out returning from his bruised right knee in time to play against the Warriors on Thursday, but he said it is impossible to predict a timetable until the swelling shrinks. "I got to get back to strengthening and wait until the swelling..." January 02

  • Rockets' James Harden on winning another MVP: 'I need it for sure. And I'm going to get it'

    Houston Chronicle "On the best roll of his career, James Harden has returned his name to the conversations about MVP. That includes his own willingness to openly seek the honor for a second-consecutive season. Asked if he is “hungry” to win the award again, Harden said, “I need it. I..." January 02

  • Marc Stein: Carmelo Anthony has played his last game in NBA

    247 Sports "According to Marc Stein, Carmelo Anthony has played his last game in the NBA. In Stein's latest newsletter, the New York Times writer reveals that he believes that the 10-time All-Star will not play another game in the NBA due to a lack of interest in the former scoring..." January 02

  • Chris Paul uncertain about date for return from hamstring injury

    Houston Chronicle "Chris Paul suggested he does not know when he will return from his left hamstring strain. "No clue," he said at halftime of the Rockets-Grizzlies game Monday night at Toyota Center. Paul aggravated his left hamstring against Miami on Dec. 20, but it also nagged him..." January 02

  • Rockets have inquired about Bulls wing Justin Holiday

    Sporting News "The Rockets continue to look for upgrades on the perimeter. Houston has asked the Bulls about potentially dealing for wing Justin Holiday, according to a report from The Athletic. It has also inquired about Cavaliers guard JR Smith and the Lakers' Kentavious..." January 01

  • James Harden 'Doing A Kobe' During Historic Scoring Run

    Real GM Basketball "James Harden had a 43-point triple-double in a 113-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. He joined Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only players in the past three decades to score over 400 points during a 10-game span. "What he's doing is incredible. What he's doing is..." January 01

  • NBA Rumors: Six potential targets to bolster Rockets' wing depth

    Sporting News "After a rough 11-14 start to the season, the Rockets are looking more like themselves, winning nine of their last 10 games to jump out of the Western Conference basement. Houston is currently fifth in the West standings, only 3.5 games behind the first-place Nuggets. James Harden..." December 31

  • James Harden says he’s receiving “hate”. He’s right.

    The Dream Shake "Following the Rockets’ 127-113 win over the Celtics on Thursday, James Harden had plenty to say about being put in the MVP race after his eighth-straight 30-point game: “Of course I should be in the conversation. I receive a lot of hate, but it..." December 31

  • Eric Gordon Considered Day-To-Day With Knee Injury, Rockets Recall Brandon Knight

    Real GM Basketball "Eric Gordon is considered day-to-day after suffering a bruise on his right knee. He will miss at least one game. Austin Rivers will start in Gordon's place. " December 31

  • James Harden on Oscar Robertson comparisons: That's what I play for

    Clutch Points "Houston Rockets star James Harden has recently been drawing some comparisons to NBA legend Oscar Robertson, and, as one would expect, Harden is digging it. “That’s what I play for,” Harden told reporters, according to Ben Spratt of Sporting News. “That’s..." December 30

  • Rockets' Gordon to undergo MRI for right knee "Already without All-Star point guard Chris Paul, the Rockets are hoping their backcourt depth doesn't take another significant hit. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Eric Gordon will undergo an MRI on his right knee, which was bruised in the fourth quarter of..." December 30

  • Rockets' James Harden ties Michael Jordan’s 35-point streak

    USA Today "After dropping 41 points against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, Houston Rockets guard James Harden has tied Michael Jordan’s streak of seven consecutive games with 35 points or more. The streak is the fourth-longest since the NBA/ABA merger in 1976-77. Former Lakers guard..." December 30

  • Harden confident in repeat MVP bid: 'It's coming back'

    The Score "As far as James Harden is concerned, the NBA's Most Valuable Player award won't be changing owners in 2018-19. "I mean, yeah. Of course, I should be in that conversation," Harden said following the Houston Rockets' 127-113 home win over the Boston Celtics at..." December 28

  • James Harden Gives Back for the Holidays With Annual Christmas Shopping Spree

    Complex "James Harden had a lot to be grateful for heading into Christmas this year. The Houston Rockets star guard was coming off a 2017-18 campaign where he led the league in points per game (30.4), made a sixth-straight All-Star Game appearance, led his team to the Western Conference Finals, and was..." December 27

  • James Harden questionable to play vs. Celtics with bruised left calf

    Sporting News "James Harden may not be on the court Thursday. The 29-year-old star is questionable to play in the Rockets’ matchup with the Celtics because of a bruised left calf, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle. The team is already without star point guard Chris Paul, who has..." December 26

  • LeBron James: 'I Think It Would Be Great' to Have Carmelo Anthony on Lakers

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James told Rachel Nichols of ESPN that "it would be great to have Carmelo Anthony be on the Lakers" in an interview that aired Monday. The full question and answer regarding the response is below via an ESPN..." December 25

  • Austin Rivers says he has no issues with Chris Paul, worked out with him in summer

    Larry Brown Sports "Austin Rivers is dispelling the notion of an awkward reunion between him and Chris Paul in Houston. Speaking with reporters on Monday, the newly-signed Rockets guard said that he had no issues with Paul and that the two worked out together over the summer, per Jonathan Feigen of the..." December 25

  • NBA Rumors: Wizards not interested in Carmelo Anthony

    Clutch Points "The Washington Wizards reportedly have no interest in acquiring veteran small forward Carmelo Anthony, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. Carmelo Anthony is still on the Houston Rockets’ roster, but he has been away from the team for a while now,..." December 24

  • Austin Rivers joining the Rockets could get awkward

    New York Post "If a Chris Paul buddy wouldn’t work, how about a Chris Paul antagonist? In the aftermath of the failed Carmelo Anthony experiment, the Rockets are signing point guard Austin Rivers for the rest of the season, ESPN reported Sunday. He will help fill in for Paul, who will miss at..." December 23

  • Rockets to sign Austin Rivers

    TSN "The Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to sign guard Austin Rivers according to a report from Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Rivers was waived by the Phoenix Suns one day after being acquired by the Washington Wizards earlier this week. " December 23

  • James Harden: Rockets will have to ‘figure it out’ amid Chris Paul injury

    Sportress of Blogitude "James Harden is taking a practical and pragmatic approach to Chris Paul suffering another injury, saying the Houston Rockets have no choice but to play the hand the team has been dealt. “We’ve got to figure it out,” Harden said after Thursday’s 101-99 loss to..." December 23

  • Chris Paul could miss more than two months with hamstring injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets have struggled anytime Chris Paul is not in their lineup this year, and it sounds like they are going to have to find ways to win without the star point guard for a significant portion of the regular season. Paul left Thursday night’s game against the Miami..." December 21

  • Rockets' Chris Paul to be out 'some time' with hamstring injury

    ESPN "Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will be out indefinitely after suffering a strained left hamstring in Thursday night's 101-99 loss to the Miami Heat, head coach Mike D'Antoni said. Paul will undergo an MRI on Friday morning. D'Antoni did not specify how long Paul..." December 21