Houston Rockets

What’s next for the Houston Rockets and Iman Shumpert?

The Houston Rockets are looking to continue to make moves to improve the team. One free agent that can help that is a guy that they acquired at the deadline last season. The Houston Rockets hold the Bird’s rights to Iman Shumpert, who is still a free agent. It seems like his market may have […] What’s...

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4 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Should the Houston Rockets be interested in J.R. Smith?

The Houston Rockets are looking for players to add to the roster, but are essentially capped out and looking for players to add for the minimum. Should one former sharpshooter be an option? The NBA off-season is at a point where the veteran’s minimum is gold. Most teams, including the Houston Rockets,...

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4 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: Can Russell Westbrook evolve?

Can Russell Westbrook change? His willingness to do so to fit his new co-star will dictate the Houston Rockets’ future success and his legacy Russell Westbrook is an enigma. He can sky for a rebound, ripping the ball off the rim in the process, and lead a one-man fastbreak like no other point guard...

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4 days ago, Sir Charles In Charge, Houston Rockets

Details emerge regarding draft picks traded from Rockets to Thunder

Five days after agreeing to terms on the blockbuster trade that sends Russell Westbrook to Houston and Chris Paul to Oklahoma City, the Rockets and Thunder officially completed that deal on Tuesday night. Now that the trade has been finalized, we know exactly what the language looks like on the draft...

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4 days ago, Yardbarker, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder

Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from 2019 NBA Summer League

In spite of getting off to a slow start at the onset of NBA Summer League, the Houston Rockets still managed to put together a solid showing out in Sin City. Despite not featuring a single first-round draft pick on their 2019 Summer League roster, the Houston Rockets assembled a collection of talent...

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4 days ago, Hoops Habit, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: 4 bargain players the team can add after the big trade

After completing a blockbuster deal for Russell Westbrook, the Houston Rockets still need to make a few moves to fill out the rest of the roster. Here are some options. With all the big names off the free-agency bit board, the rest of the signings this summer won’t make the kind of bang a “Kawhi...

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4 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: How James Harden can thrive with Russell Westbrook

James Harden and Russell Westbrook are teaming up once again, and the trade has been met with mixed reactions from Rockets fans. Many fans are optimistic Westbrook will be Harden’s best ever Houston teammate, while others are worried he won’t fit as well as Chris Paul and the team will stray...

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4 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Rockets officially announce Russell Westbrook deal

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports It’s not a dream. Russ is in H-town! The Houston Rockets officially welcomed their biggest offseason addition yesterday, announcing the Russell Westbrook trade to the public. We also got our first glimpse of Russ in a Rockets uni. It's official, RT to welcome @russwest44...

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4 days ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets

Rockets deal with OKC for Westbrook now official

In a news release Tuesday, Thunder GM Sam Presti called Russell Westbrook the most important player in OKC's history.

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4 days ago, ESPN, Houston Rockets

Russell Westbrook trade to Houston official, Thunder praise him on way out door

Russell Westbrook trade to Houston official, Thunder praise him on way out door

“Russell Westbrook is the most important player in the brief history of the Oklahoma City Thunder." —GM Sam Presti

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4 days ago, NBC Sports, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook 'Most Important Player' in Thunder History After Rockets Trade

Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti didn't hold back when talking about Russell Westbrook after the Houston Rockets officially announced Tuesday that they acquired him via trade...

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4 days ago, Bleacher Report, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder

Rockets officially welcome Russell Westbrook to the team

The Houston Rockets made waves last week when they acquired former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Said trade was not made official until Tuesday evening when the Rockets took to social media and welcomed Westbrook to the team. There’s a warning involved here. It might be hard...

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4 days ago, Yardbarker, Houston Rockets

Rockets Acquire Eight-Time All-Star Russell Westbrook

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Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni: ‘If the superstars want to play together, then they will make it work’

Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni: ‘If the superstars want to play together, then they will make it work’

Houston coach talking about James Harden-Russell Westbrook, but seems to be also describing Harden-Chris Paul

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5 days ago, NBC Sports, Houston Rockets

Why the Rockets Shouldn’t Have Been Fined for Tampering

The Rockets recently were fined $25,000 by the league for tampering. Should they have really been hit with tampering? I don’t really understand why they were in the grand scheme of things. So the Rockets acquired Russell Westbrook in a trade that had everyone talking, which is understandable. How...

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5 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Mike D'Antoni: It's 'BS' to Say Rockets Can't Win with Current Offensive System

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni said the team will "tweak" its offensive approach after acquiring Russell Westbrook in a blockbuster trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

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5 days ago, Bleacher Report, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: 3 takeaways from Anthony Bennett and Tyson Chandler signings

The Houston Rockets have signed two backup big men for next year’s roster, Tyson Chandler, and Anthony Bennett. Can they be good additions to the team? Will Anthony Bennett even make the 15 man roster? Those questions remain to be answered, but I believe there are 3 reasons why the signings will...

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5 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Mike D’Antoni: Rockets offense ‘not changing much’ with Russell Westbrook

The Houston Rockets may have to make some changes now that Russell Westbrook will be sharing the floor with James Harden next season, but head coach Mike D’Antoni insists any adjustments will be minor. D’Antoni discussed the acquisition of Westbrook in an appearance on “The Woj Pod” this week, and he...

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5 days ago, Yardbarker, Houston Rockets

Did the Houston Rockets do Chris Paul wrong with the trade?

Ever since the Houston Rockets sent CP3 packing to Oklahoma City in exchange for Westbrook, I’ve heard many people say they feel bad for him. I’m not exactly sure why. The Houston Rockets traded Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder and he is certainly facing a difficult decision....

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5 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

3 reasons why the Houston Rockets should be favored in the West

With the dog days of summer underway, NBA Free Agency is beginning to settle down, and now many players, executives and fans alike are looking forward towards the fall with a new sense of optimism, including the Houston Rockets. This past Thursday evening, the Houston Rockets broke the NBA world when...

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5 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

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