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  • • Russell Westbrook sells Oklahoma home
    Russell Westbrook will always have great affection for the state of Oklahoma, but now he has one fewer piece of real estate there. Westbrook recently sold a home he owned in Edmond, Oklahoma for $426,900, the Los Angeles Times reports. The home was originally built in 2004 and purchased by Westbrook in 2008 for $383,500 when he first began his NBA career. Westbrook went on to spend 11 seasons with...2020
  • • Opinion: Next time billionaire team owner comes looking for a handout, remember their cruelty toward employees
    Owners of the Boston Bruins and Houston Rockets among those who have laid off employees or reduced salaries because of COVID-19 closures.        ...2020
  • • Opinion: Next time a team owner comes looking for a handout, remember their generosity now
    Owners of the Boston Bruins and Houston Rockets among those who have laid off employees or reduced salaries because of COVID-19 closures        ...2020
  • Tilman Fertitta won’t sell minor stake in Houston Rockets
    • Tilman Fertitta won’t sell minor stake in Houston Rockets
    Despite laying off approximately 70% of the employees at his companies, it won’t change anything with Tilman Fertitta’s sole ownership of the Houston Rockets per ESPN’s Tim McMahon: Tilman Fertitta’s companies have furloughed about 70% of employees. He’s the sole owner of the Rockets and will not consider minority partners as a matter of pride....2020
  • • Lakers Games on 3/12 and 3/15 are Postponed
    Due to the NBA suspension of games, tonight's game against the Houston Rockets and Sunday's game against the Denver Nuggets are postponed....2020
  • • Lakers vs. Rockets on 3/12 Will Not be Played
    The Lakers vs Houston Rockets game scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 will not be played. We anticipate having more information tomorrow and will share it as it is made available....2020
  • • Rockets break losing streak, beat Timberwolves
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Houston Rockets (@houstonrockets) on Mar 10, 2020 at 7:23pm PDT The Rockets have racked up losses lately. But the Timberwolves are in a state of rebuild, and do have D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns, but with KAT out of action, Houston suddenly remembered how to win … Continue reading "Rockets break losing streak, beat Timberwolves"...2020
  • • Daryl Morey explains why Rockets traded for Russell Westbrook
    The Houston Rockets made a big trade over the summer that brought them Russell Westbrook and sent Chris Paul to Oklahoma City. Many questioned whether the Westbrook acquisition would significantly improve the Rockets, and whether adding him and the contract he was on would actually hurt the team long term. The answer so far seems to be that Westbrook has helped Houston remain one of the better tea...2020
  • • Cavs sign head coach J.B. Bickerstaff to multi-year extension
    All indications when J.B. Bickerstaff took over as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers last month were that he was not doing so on an interim basis, and the team has now confirmed that. The Cavs have signed Bickerstaff to a multi-year extension, Kelsey Russo of The Athletic reports. Bickerstaff had previously taken over as the interim head coach of the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies, ...2020
  • • Rockets weekly notes: James Harden close to passing Calvin Murphy
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Houston Rockets (@houstonrockets) on Mar 8, 2020 at 6:34pm PDT Houston Rockets Weekly Notes James Harden needs 59 points to surpass Calvin Murphy (17,949) for the second-most in franchise history… Hakeem Olajuwon is the Rockets all-time leading scorer with 26,511 points… Harden is averaging a league-best … Continue reading "Rockets wee...2020

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Houston Rockets injury and suspension

  • • Lakers Games on 3/12 and 3/15 are Postponed
    Due to the NBA suspension of games, tonight's game against the Houston Rockets and Sunday's game against the Denver Nuggets are postponed....2020
  • • Blazers center Nurkic targets March 15 return
    Jusuf Nurkic, who suffered a devastating leg injury nearly one year ago, said he's set to return this season on March 15 against the Houston Rockets....2020
  • • Jamal Adams has funny reaction to be left out of video at Knicks game
    A few New York football players were shown on the big screen during Monday night’s Knicks-Houston Rockets game, and one was left out. Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and wide receiver Sterling Shepard were both shown on the Jumbotron before the start of the fourth quarter. Sitting right next to them was New York Jets safety Jamal Adams. They didn’t even put his name on the screen, so he was doing ...2020
  • • Mavericks star Luka Doncic sidelined with thumb injury
    Fresh off celebrating his 21st birthday earlier this weekend, Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is dealing with yet another injury. Head coach Rick Carlisle noted on Sunday that Doncic is dealing with a thumb injury and will not suit up against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Doncic has missed several games due to various ankle injuries this season. Though, this is the first time he’s popped up with a...2020
  • • Watch: Russell Westbrook ejected from Rockets-Warriors game
    Russell Westbrook got ejected from Thursday night’s Houston Rockets-Golden State Warriors game after getting into it with his opponents. Midway through the fourth quarter, Westbrook followed up an Austin Rivers made layup by grabbing what he thought was the rebound. He elbowed Damion Lee and then challenged Lee by yelling at his opponent: As if that weren’t enough, Westbrook then had words with ma...2020
  • • Stephen Curry making progress, Warriors will update status Feb. 28
    Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry continues to make progress from a broken hand, and the team now plans to update his status on Feb. 28 instead of March 1, per NBC Sports’ Monte Poole. Curry spent the past month working through individual workouts as he recovers from the fractured hand he suffered on Oct. 30. On Tuesday, he joined his teammates on the practice court for the first time since...2020
  • • Russell Westbrook (thumb) ruled out Tuesday vs. Hornets
    Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook will miss Tuesday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets with a left thumb injury. Westbrook suffered the injury to his left thumb during Sunday’s game and had the injury heavily wrapped. He suffered the injury when a New Orleans Pelicans player went for the ball, but instead hit Westbrook’s thumb. In his absence, Ben McLemore will slide into Houston’s l...2020
  • • Watch: Lonzo Ball, Zion Williamson connect on absurd alley-oop
    The New Orleans Saints might have missed out on an opportunity to play in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday. But it appears that the NBA’s Pelicans think they are suiting up in the big game. Check out this absolutely ridiculous alley-oop from Lonzo Ball to Zion Williamson early in Sunday’s game against the Houston Rockets. Ball legit threw the ball from the opposite three-point line and connected with Will...2020
  • • Mavericks star Luka Doncic suffers ankle injury in practice
    The Dallas Mavericks received a bit of a scare during practice on Thursday. According to head coach Rick Carlisle, star sophomore and MVP candidate Luka Doncic turned his ankle during the session. Carlisle went on to note that Doncic’s status for Friday’s game against the division-rival Houston Rockets is up in the air. We’re sure that the 20-year-old guard will get further tests before he’s allow...2020
  • • ESPN bumps Nuggets-Rockets game for debut of Zion Williamson
    ESPN knows how its bread is buttered. Zion Williamson will finally make his NBA debut next Wednesday, and the network is changing its broadcast schedule accordingly. Per Nick Kosmider of The Athletic, ESPN is bumping its originally scheduled game between the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets for the rookie phenom’s debut. While Rockets and Nuggets fans may be upset about this, the rest of the nat...2020

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Houston Rockets trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Russell Westbrook sells Oklahoma home
    Russell Westbrook will always have great affection for the state of Oklahoma, but now he has one fewer piece of real estate there. Westbrook recently sold a home he owned in Edmond, Oklahoma for $426,900, the Los Angeles Times reports. The home was originally built in 2004 and purchased by Westbrook in 2008 for $383,500 when he first began his NBA career. Westbrook went on to spend 11 seasons with...2020
  • • Daryl Morey explains why Rockets traded for Russell Westbrook
    The Houston Rockets made a big trade over the summer that brought them Russell Westbrook and sent Chris Paul to Oklahoma City. Many questioned whether the Westbrook acquisition would significantly improve the Rockets, and whether adding him and the contract he was on would actually hurt the team long term. The answer so far seems to be that Westbrook has helped Houston remain one of the better tea...2020
  • • NBA world reacts to Magic blowing out the Rockets
    The Houston Rockets’ decision to go with a small-ball lineup following the trade of Clint Capela last month initially paid off. That has not been the case in recent days. Houston lost to the lowly Charlotte Hornets by the score of 108-99 on Saturday. It then took on another losing squad in the Orlando Magic at home Sunday evening. The results were downright horrendous with the Rockets falling by t...2020
  • • Knicks reportedly have interest in trading for Chris Paul
    The New York Knicks are looking to rebuild their roster under new president of basketball operations Leon Rose, and one of their goals this offseason could be to bring in a proven leader who can help develop young talent. Would Chris Paul have any interest in being that guy? Frank Isola of SiriusXM NBA Radio reports that the Knicks are thinking about making a run at Paul this summer. While Paul wi...2020
  • • Chris Paul opens up about issues with Daryl Morey, Rockets
    Chris Paul has made it clear multiple times that he was not thrilled with how the deal that shipped him to the Oklahoma City Thunder went down. Recent comments from the veteran point guard, however, suggest that he still has some lingering animosity for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Paul admitted in December that he was “shocked” by the trade in which the Rockets and Thunder exchang...2020
  • • Rockets’ house of cards set to collapse from within
    Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is nothing if not innovative. His decision to trade starting center Clint Capela and go with small ball ahead of the trade deadline added another layer to this. Morey figured his former iteration of the Rockets was not good enough to compete with the big boys in the Western Conference. He was right. Unfortunately, it does not look like this team in its c...2020
  • • Rockets Sign Jeff Green to 10-Day Contract
    HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today announced that the team has signed free agent forward Jeff...2020
  • • Rockets sign Jeff Green to 10-day contract
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Houston Rockets (@houstonrockets) on Feb 11, 2020 at 9:54pm PST The Houston Rockets yesterday signed veteran free agent forward Jeff Green to a 10-day contract. The team will reportedly also soon add small forward DeMarre Carroll, once he clears waivers. The 6-foot-8, 237-pound Green, now in … Continue reading "Rockets sign Jeff Green to 10-day co...2020
  • • Report: Cavaliers, John Beilein likely to part ways by Wednesday
    Less than a year after hiring him, the Cleveland Cavaliers and John Beilein are reportedly prepared to part ways by Wednesday, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers are in advanced discussions with Beilein to mutually part ways, per The Athletic. As part of the resolution, which is expected to be reached on Wednesday, Beilein will leave the remainder of his contract behind to step away ...2020
  • • Report: John Beilein, Cavs likely to part ways by Wednesday
    Less than a year after hiring him, the Cleveland Cavaliers and John Beilein are reportedly prepared to part ways by Wednesday, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers are in advanced discussions with Beilein to mutually part ways, per The Athletic. As part of the resolution, which is expected to be reached on Wednesday, Beilein will leave the remainder of his contract behind to step away ...2020

Houston Rockets stats

  • • Hornets announcers roast James Harden for 'dubious' quadruple-double
    Houston Rockets star James Harden had an unfortunate quadruple-double during Saturday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, and the announcers let him have it. Known for putting up gaudy stats, Harden did it again in this game, scoring 30 points, dishing 14 assists and hauling down 10 rebounds. He also turned the ball over 10 times, and the reactions from the announcers calling this game were hila...2020
  • • Damian Lillard roasts Russell Westbrook over in-game trash talk
    Damian Lillard was on the receiving end of some Russell Westbrook trash talk during the Portland Trail Blazers’ 117-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Not only did Lillard get the last laugh with the victory, he also sneaked in the final word on the in-game taunt on social media. Westbrook managed one of his patented triple-doubles in the loss with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 12 a...2020
  • • Harden hits 10 3's, scores 54 in blowout of Magic
    James Harden scored 54 points, hitting 10 of 15 3-pointers and 19 of 31 shots overall, in the Houston Rockets' 130-107 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night....2019
  • • James Harden scores 60 points in 31 minutes vs Hawks
      View this post on Instagram       A post shared by Houston Rockets (@houstonrockets) on Nov 30, 2019 at 7:24pm PST James Harden had himself a game on Saturday. Well, three quarters of a game. Playing 30 minutes and 41 seconds and then sitting out the fourth quarter, the superstar Rockets guard shot 16 of 24, including 8 of [...]...2019
  • • James Harden scores 60 points in three quarters as Houston Rockets dominate Atlanta Hawks
    James Harden might have been able to catch Kobe Bryant's 81-point game if he'd needed to play in the fourth quarter...2019
  • • Can James Harden finally exorcise his playoff demons?
    James Harden just submitted one of the most impressive offensive campaigns in NBA history. He won his second straight scoring title (36.1 PPG), eight points higher than the second leading scoring scorer Paul George (28.0 PPG). He also became the sixth player ever (Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor, Rick Barry) to average 35 points per game or higher for a single season. H...2019
  • • Spurs have one of most incredible stats you will see in sports
    The San Antonio Spurs have been good for a very long time under future Hall of Fame coach Gregg Popovich, but one stat may highlight their incredible run over the past 20 years better than any other. The Spurs won their 42nd game of the year against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, which means they are guaranteed to have yet another winning season. They have barely ever been below .500 s...2019
  • • Sixers' Jimmy Butler explains why it's so difficult to guard James Harden
    Even the NBA’s best defenders have issues dealing with James Harden, and one of those defenders explained why the Houston Rockets star is so difficult to guard. Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler, regarded as an excellent perimeter defender, said Harden has a way of finding an opening no matter what a defender does. The proof of this is in Harden’s remarkable recent scoring streak. It has been ...2019

Houston Rockets kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Mike D'Antoni goes full Belichick when asked to pick Super Bowl winner
    The Houston Rockets won an entertaining game against the New Orleans Pelicans a couple hours ahead of Super Bowl LIV, and after the game Mike D’Antoni was asked who he’s picking to win. D’Antoni took a page out of legendary New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick’s book with his version of “We’re on to Cincinnati.” For most of us, Super Bowl Sunday is all about family, food and fun. For D’A...2020
  • • Watch: Ja Morant has trash talk for James Harden after 3-pointer
    Ja Morant had some extra motivation on Tuesday night. The rookie led his Memphis Grizzlies to a 121-110 win over the Houston Rockets. Morant had 26 points, five rebounds and eight assists in the game and made an impressive 10/11 field goals. He also went 3/4 on three-pointers and was sure to let James Harden know about that. After Harden failed to close out on a Morant 3-pointer, the rookie was se...2020
  • • Watch: Chris Paul absolutely embarrasses Bucks opponent
    Tuesday’s game between the Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks was billed as a battle of top-end MVP candidates — James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo. While at least one of them made an early statement in the game, it was Rockets guard Chris Paul who shook fans in Milwaukee. Check out Paul juking D.J. Wilson almost literally out of his shoes and sending the Bucks forward all the way to Minnesot...2019

Top Houston Rockets news

  • • Running Diary: Lakers 124 | Rockets 115
    Below is a running diary of the Lakers’ game against the Houston Rockets, taking you through game day from start to finish....2020
  • • Lakers Games on 3/12 and 3/15 are Postponed
    2020
  • • Lakers vs. Rockets: 3 Things to Know (2/6/20)
    Here is what you need to know before the Lakers host the Houston Rockets....2020
  • • Lakers at Rockets: 3 Things to Know (1/18/20)
    Here is what you need to know before the Lakers begin their road trip against the Houston Rockets....2020
  • • Lakers vs. Rockets on 3/12 Will Not be Played
    2020
  • • Russell Westbrook is exactly who everybody -- except for the Houston Rockets -- thought he was
    Houston bet on the veteran guard to adjust his playing style but that hasn't been the case this season...2019
  • • Lillard to Westbrook: ‘I’m the Last Person You Want to See in the Playoffs’
    Damian Lillard provided a highly-entertaining play-by-play of his recent trash talk with Russell Westbrook. Lillard says he shut down the spicy back-and-forth, which resulted in a pair of technical fouls, by telling Westbrook that it wouldn’t end well for the Houston Rockets should the two meet in the postseason (again.) Dame has been on an […] The post Lillard to Westbrook: ‘I’m...2020
  • • James Harden, Russell Westbrook and a Houston Rockets team potentially facing the end of an era
    You could argue their realistic championship hopes sailed out of town the day they sent Chris Paul packing...2019
  • • Chris Paul on Turning Down Player Option: ‘No Chance’
    Chris Paul has zero intention of passing up the $44.2 million player option he negotiated with the Houston Rockets for the 2021-22 season, nor should he. While the veteran dons an Oklahoma City Thunder jersey these days, he’s established himself as an immensely valuable – and appreciated – asset. “No chance. That’s not happening. Nope,” […] The post Chris ...2020
  • • NBA trade deadline day: Houston Rockets trade Jordan Bell to Memphis Grizzlies for Bruno Caboclo
    This deal could set up another one for the Rockets before Thursday's deadline...2020

Houston Rockets schedule, game

  • • Lakers vs. Rockets on 3/12 Will Not be Played
    2020
  • • NBA world reacts to Magic blowing out the Rockets
    2020
  • • Knicks reportedly have interest in trading for Chris Paul
    2020
  • • CJ McCollum weighs in on Giannis Antetokounmpo-James Harden feud
    CJ McCollum has jumped into the fray of the burgeoning Giannis Antetokounmpo-James Harden beef. The Portland Trail Blazers star did so by coming to the defense of the Milwaukee Bucks superstar. The feud between the Greek Freak and the Beard — or at least the latest iteration of it — all started with Giannis shading Harden by selecting Kemba Walker over the Houston Rockets superstar in the 2020 NBA...2020
  • • Rockets’ house of cards set to collapse from within
    2020
  • • DeMarre Carroll expected to sign with Rockets after buyout from Spurs
    DeMarre Carroll is on his way out of San Antonio, and he may not be moving all that far. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Carroll will sign with the Houston Rockets after he clears waivers. Multiple reports indicated that Carroll has agreed to a buyout with the Spurs. Carroll openly admitted he did not fit in San Antonio, but he could be a quality depth piece for Houston. It was only t...2020
  • Rockets reportedly tried to trade for DeAndre Jordan at deadline
    • Rockets reportedly tried to trade for DeAndre Jordan at deadline
    The Houston Rockets are going small — Clint Capela is out, 6’5″ P.J. Tucker is the starting center, and Mike D’Antoni’s Rockets are trying to revolutionize the NBA by going even smaller. Except, they tried to trade for DeAndre Jordan at the deadline, prying him out of Brooklyn, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports in an...2020
  • • Russell Westbrook (thumb) ruled out Tuesday vs. Hornets
    2020
  • • Rockets owner not happy with team’s performance ahead of trade deadline
    Reports earlier in the week indicated that Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta wanted to shed some salary as a way to save cash against the NBA’s luxury tax model. That may no longer be the case. Houston is currently engaged in what would be a four-team deal that would send star forward Robert Covington from Minnesota to the Rockets. The same deal would include starting center Clint Capela headi...2020
  • • Watch: Zion Williamson rejects Russell Westbrook, stuns with alley-oop dunks
    Zion Williamson is starting to heat up, ladies and gentlemen. On Sunday as the New Orleans Pelicans took on the Houston Rockets, he showed off all the moves. It started early with an incredible alley-oop from Lonzo Ball to Zion you have to see to truly appreciate. Then, the young duo connected once again when Ball threw a no-look alley-oop to Williamson for the easy bucket. Not content to dominate...2020

Houston Rockets rumors, scandals

  • • Watch: Bojan Bogdanovic drains three in buzzer-beating fashion to beat Rockets
    Down by two points with just 1.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Utah Jazz got a stunning game-winner at the buzzer from Bojan Bogdanovic. The power forward took the inbounds pass with the game on the line and heaved up a contested shot that went right through the hoop to give the Jazz a stunning victory over the Houston Rockets. Bogdanovic had not one, but two defenders all over him as he...2020
  • • Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet cost NBA $150M-$200M in revenue
    The NBA found itself in the middle of an international firestorm earlier this season due to a social media dispatch from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, and a report suggests it may have cost the league dearly in its lucrative business dealings in China. The tweet from Morey that ensnared the league in controversy expressed support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Hong. In the Oct...2020
  • • 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Houston Rockets
    With the new year now finally upon us, speculation ahead of the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline is in full swing. Whether Houston Rockets fans are in consensus about what the team ought to do before the Feb. 6, 2020 cut off or not, anticipation mounts across all fanbases that there will be fireworks. In this […] The post 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Houston Rockets appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Adam Sandler is a baller! Video highlights from his pickup game in Atlanta
    Adam Sandler is a confirmed baller. Sandler was in Atlanta this week promoting his new movie “Uncut Gems”, which also stars Kevin Garnett. Sandler is known for his love of basketball and is frequently seen sitting courtside at various NBA games. He also loves to play and will often join random pickup games to get some run. On Thursday, Sandler went to an LA Fitness in Atlanta and played in a picku...2019
  • • Could playoff run be the glue to keep Warriors together?
    There’s a certain feeling around NBA circles that suggests Kevin Durant might not depart the Golden State Warriors in free agency. It’s an unspoken feeling. After months of speculation that Durant’s third season in Northern California might be his last, the Warriors’ current run to a potential three-peat could very well change this. Durant himself has not shied away from noting just how much fun h...2019
  • • Watch: Chris Paul nails long-range buzzer beater against former team
    Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets were having none of his former Los Angeles Clippers team on the road Wednesday night. Already up 99-73 late in the third quarter, Paul took an inbounds pass and nailed a Stephen Curry-like 61-foot three-point shot as the buzzer sounded. Talk about giving it some English off the backboard. Paul hoisted up the desperation shot like it was nothing. A total of 61 fee...2019
  • • Watch: James Harden puts Kent Bazemore in a blender
    Someone check on Atlanta Hawks wing Kent Bazemore. We’re not too sure how he’s going to recover from this move likely NBA MVP James Harden put on him Tuesday night. Just check out the Houston Rockets guard absolutely put Bazemore in a blender before coming back for more — embarrassing his counterpart in the process. Man, you don’t have to do the man that dirty. This would likely qualify as a crime...2019
  • • Watch: Draymond Green lays out Chris Paul on screen
    Draymond Green got Chris Paul really good on Saturday night. Just before halftime of the Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets game, Green screened Paul around midcourt and knocked the guard to the floor: Paul got up slowly from the blindside hit and was holding his ribs afterward. The screen from Green helped the Warriors make a spectacular play just before the half as Andre Iguodala had a layup ...2019

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