Houston Rockets

P.J. Tucker 'optimistic' about receiving an extension from Rockets

Forward P.J. Tucker is “optimistic” about reaching an extension agreement with the Rockets, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports. The upcoming campaign is the last fully guaranteed season on his four-year, $32M contract that was signed in 2016. He’ll receive $8.35M in 2019-20 before dropping to $7.97M in...

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3 days ago, Yardbarker, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: Is James Harden the most clutch player in the NBA?

Despite already being regarded as one of the most unstoppable forces of his generation, James Harden has recently shown signs of taking his game to another level when it counts. For over the last several seasons and counting, Houston Rockets superstar guard James Harden has worked mightily to showcase...

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4 days ago, Hoops Habit, Houston Rockets

USA Basketball’s Red Bull 3X Qualifier makes its way to Houston

Courtesy: Bill Baptist/Red Bull Content Pool Red Bull and USA Basketball land in Space City. USA Basketball’s Red Bull 3X Qualifier made one of its 22 stops in Houston on Saturday in hopes of finding talent for the 3x3 national team. What is the Red Bull 3X? Red Bull teamed up with USA Basketball...

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4 days ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: Did James Harden just unveil his new move?

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden said that he was working on a new move for next season. Did he just unveil it in a pickup game? The one thing all great players have in common is that they’re always getting better, no matter what heights they’ve already reached. After winning the MVP...

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4 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: 12 games you can’t miss in the 2019-20 season

Rockets fans can officially start circling dates on their calendars now that the full 2019-20 schedule has been released. There are no shortage of marquee games this year with rivalries, familiar faces making returns, and national TV blockbusters. Here are twelve dates to keep free for Rockets basketball....

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4 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: Detailing why it’s unfair to compare Jordan vs. Harden

Rockets GM Daryl Morey said that James Harden is a better offensive player than Michael Jordan, which has prompted endless debates. Here’s an in-depth analysis of each, which in my opinion shows each player is/was the best scorer of their respective eras. It also serves as a reminder of why it’s...

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4 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Rockets still deciding on load management for James Harden, Russell Westbrook

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Rockets need to balance several factors when deciding how manage the playing time of their two stars. There’s been some rumors this season that the Houston Rockets have been considering some “load management” for both James Harden and Russell Westbrook, especially...

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5 days ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets

ESPN projection picks the Rockets to finish with the best record in the NBA

ESPN’s real plus-minus statistic predicts the Houston Rockets will finish not only first in the Western Conference, but also as the best team in the NBA. The Houston Rockets have huge expectations heading into next year. Their starting back court, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, has won two...

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5 days ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: Can Danuel House Jr. emerge as the starting small forward?

Danuel House Jr. has managed to find an ideal landing spot with the Houston Rockets. Can the hometown hero emerge as the starting small forward this season? Not too long ago, Houston Rockets forward Danuel House Jr. found himself wandering down a series of crossroads — and oscillating basketball...

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6 days ago, Hoops Habit, Houston Rockets

Rockets reportedly have made “no decision” on rest games for Harden, Westbrook

Rockets reportedly have made “no decision” on rest games for Harden, Westbrook

Both players don't sit for rest, but both also are in their 30s now.

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6 days ago, NBC Sports, Houston Rockets

NBA Daily: Grading The Offseason – Houston Rockets

Ben Nadeau continues Basketball Insiders’ “Grading The Offseason” series by analyzing the Houston Rockets.

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6 days ago, Basketball Insiders, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: PJ Tucker Withdraws from Team USA Basketball

The Rockets have had both James Harden and Eric Gordon opt to not play for Team USA this summer, and PJ Tucker is now following suit. Here’s what I think of Tucker’s decision to pull out. Team USA has had a much tougher time fielding a good team this year. Nearly all of the NBA’s […] Houston...

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1 week ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Rockets Rumors: 'No Decision' Made to Rest Harden, Westbrook for Full Games

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey made no secret on The Dan Patrick Show last month that the team would utilize load management for James Harden and Russell Westbrook ...

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1 week ago, Bleacher Report, Houston Rockets

Rockets' Tucker withdraws from Team USA camp

P.J. Tucker said he's twisted his left ankle twice during Team USA practices, and the Rockets forward thought it best to withdraw from consideration for the World Cup roster.

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1 week ago, ESPN, Houston Rockets

Report: Rockets' PJ Tucker Withdraws from Team USA After Suffering Ankle Injury

Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker has withdrawn from Team USA in advance of the FIBA World Cup with an ankle injury, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Per Charania, Tucker will now prepare for Rockets training camp...

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1 week ago, Bleacher Report, Houston Rockets

Rockets GM Daryl Morey: ‘It’s just factual that James Harden is a better scorer than Michael Jordan’

Rockets GM Daryl Morey: ‘It’s just factual that James Harden is a better scorer than Michael Jordan’

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni called James Harden the best offensive player he'd ever seen.

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1 week ago, NBC Sports, Houston Rockets

P.J. Tucker forced to withdraw from Team USA with ankle injury

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports We were looking forward to seeing P.J., but getting well for the regular season is more important. A huge bummer in the news department: Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, who was the last remaining Rockets player on the USA Basketball FIBA squad after James Harden...

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1 week ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: Danuel House In Line for Big Year

The Rockets were able to agree to a contract to bring Danuel House back for the next 3 years, which was actually a really big deal. Here’s why I’m expecting a big year from House! The Rockets will be much deeper next season than they’ve ever been in recent history. In my opinion, the...

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1 week ago, Space City Scoop, Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets: 3 big questions heading into 2019-20

The Houston Rockets have made a major splash in adding Russell Westbrook, but there are plenty of uncertainty for the new-look contenders. Here are the three big questions heading into the 2019-20 season. The Houston Rockets had disappointing conclusion to their 2018-19 campaign. Despite the strong teams...

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1 week ago, Hoops Habit, Houston Rockets

ESPN projects Rockets for top record in West

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports ESPN has the Rockets as the one seed a month after FiveThirtyEight predicted the same. ESPN’s yearly NBA projections were released yesterday (ESPN Insider), in which they use their RPM (real plus-minus) model to predict the most likely outcome for the upcoming season,...

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1 week ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets

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