Houston Rockets

Grading the Houston Rockets this season: Ben McLemore

From being labeled a draft bust to landing the perfect role on a championship contender, Ben McLemore has become a key player for the Houston Rockets. 2019-20: 9.8 PTS, 2.2 REB, 0.9 AST per game, 44.5 percent FG and 39.5 percent from 3 Ben McLemore was selected seventh overall in the 2013 NBA Draft by...

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Rockets: Austin Rivers talks top 5 players ever, playing with Westbrook

Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers recently took to Instagram to share his top five players of all time, talk playing with Russell Westbrook and give his thoughts on small ball. Austin Rivers had plenty to say when he joined theScore in an Instagram Live interview on Monday evening. In the stream, the...

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17 hours ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Rockets seasons of missed opportunity: 2008-2009

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images The seasons of missed opportunity series continues with a look back at the 2008-09 Houston Rockets. What if? It’s a simple two-word question that has the capacity to unlock several hypothetical circumstances when facing reality. Unfortunately, this two-word...

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Who might represent the Houston Rockets in Friday’s NBA 2K tournament?

News broke Monday that the NBA will hold a players-only NBA 2K tournament with representatives from every team. So, who will represent the Houston Rockets? It’s not exactly the scenario we are all waiting for, but at least one Houston Rocket will make a return to the court on Friday — virtually....

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1 day ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Was Tilman Fertitta financially prepared to purchase the Rockets?

Although Tilman Fertitta is the ninth-wealthiest NBA owner, here’s why the price tag of the Houston Rockets has proven to be too hefty for even him to afford. Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has earned the reputation of a penny-pinching sports owner, and his decision to consistently avoid...

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1 day ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

4 players that likely won’t be back with the Rockets next year

  As the 2019-20 season is winding down for the Houston Rockets, here are four players who likely won’t be back in the Space City next season. The Houston Rockets received contributions from many unlikely players during the 2019-20 season, as their supporting cast thrived. This isn’t...

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1 day ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Harden My Take - Top 50 Rockets of All-Time - Part 3

Part 3 of our Top 50 Rockets series is here! Host: Jeremy Brener, Michael Brown Jeremy Brener and Michael Brown bring back the return of Harden My Take with a ten-episode series breaking down the Top 50 Rockets of All-Time. In this episode, Numbers 40-36 are revealed. Harden My Take is on iTunes: Click...

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2 days ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets

Ex-Pacers G Joe Young to Donate 50,000 Medical Masks to Houston Due to COVID-19

Joe Young has joined COVID-19 relief efforts. The Indiana Pacers' 2015 second-round pick announced Sunday he is donating 50,000 face masks to Houston, as well as 300 body suits for Houston hospital employees to protect against the coronavirus...

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2 days ago, Bleacher Report, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets

Better Houston Rockets player: James Harden or Tracy McGrady?

There’s been a debate regarding which Houston Rockets player was better between James Harden and Tracy McGrady. Here’s why this isn’t much of a debate. With the NBA on hiatus, there’s not been any news on the Houston Rockets front, which is painful to write. The Rockets haven’t...

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2 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Ranking the 10 best passers in Houston Rockets history

The Houston Rockets have been home to some of the best passers in history. We look at the best of the best when it comes to dishing the ball for H-Town. Since their formation as the San Diego Rockets in 1967, the Houston Rockets have been fortunate enough to showcase some of the best guards […] Ranking...

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2 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Philadelphia 76ers should monitor the Houston Rockets moving forward

The Philadelphia 76ers could benefit in several ways if the Houston Rockets decides the change the direction of their franchise. Before the NBA season was paused due to the coronavirus outbreak (per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN), the Houston Rockets were arguably in a make it or break it a year. Despite...

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2 days ago, The Sixer Sense, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: Will the small-ball experiment continue next year?

The Houston Rockets went all-in on small-ball this season, shipping out or demoting everybody over the height of 6’7″. Will this return next season? The Houston Rockets took an all-out approach to a tactic that had previously only been used sparingly. While small-ball isn’t new, the...

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3 days ago, Hoops Habit, Houston Rockets

Rockets history: Olajuwon nearly has two quadruple-doubles in same month

Although quadruple-doubles are extremely rare, Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon nearly posted two in the same month during the 1989-90 season. It’s well known that Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the greatest players in NBA history, and Olajuwon is arguably the greatest center...

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3 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

James Harden is better than Tracy McGrady was and it’s not particularly close

Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images Both guys are/were great, but one is clearly better. The latest NBA Twitter debate is Houston Rockets-related, and it’s pitting two franchise greats against one another in James Harden versus Tracy McGrady. But a simple look at the careers of both players show that...

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3 days ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets

How can the Houston Rockets fix their assisting woes?

While the Houston Rockets have been a great offensive team for years, there’s been one glaring problem that got even worse this season. It should come as no surprise, but the Houston Rockets have finished in the top two in offensive rating every season since Mike D’Antoni took over as head...

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3 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Rockets to host virtual watch party of “Where Amazing Happened” documentary

Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images Relive the 22-game win streak. Join the Houston Rockets, fellow Rockets faithful, and, well, anyone else who loves basketball on Sunday for a virtual watch party. The Rockets’ Facebook account will host, for the second time, a live showing of their documentary...

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4 days ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets

Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony Talk 2003 NBA Draft, Rockets, More on IG Live Video

Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony provided a service to NBA fans on Friday night as they virtually shared a glass of wine in an Instagram Live session and talked about life, the league and even the Banana Boat vacation...

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4 days ago, Bleacher Report, Houston Rockets

Remembering the time Josh Smith saved the Rockets’ season

With Houston Rockets fans being starved of NBA action, let’s take time to remember the time Josh Smith saved the Rockets’ season. As the 2019-20 NBA season has come to a screeching halt, Houston Rockets fans have been deprived of Rockets action. Rockets fans to survive without getting their...

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4 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

How the NBA’s last hiatus set the stage for the Rockets’ future

With the NBA on an unspecified hiatus, let’s take a look at how the last hiatus helped solidify the Houston Rockets’ future. With a shortened season appearing inevitable, now’s the perfect opportunity to re-examine how the Houston Rockets fared during the NBA’s last hiatus, which...

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4 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Video breakdown: Rockets are revolutionizing small ball, but will it work?

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Our video series is back with an extended look at small ball. It feels like we’ve been without sports for months at this point. While we may not have new Rockets games to watch, we still have plenty to discuss. Today we have a video breakdown where I dove deep into...

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