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Ex-Rocket Josh Smith clarifies ‘harder on me’ remark

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — When he was introduced by the Clippers last week after signing with them, former Rocket Josh Smith raised eyebrows with the following quote: “At the end of the day, I do have a family, so it is...
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Reports: Rockets come to terms with Chuck Hayes on one-year deal

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — The Rockets have completed talks to on the expected deal to sign free-agent forward Chuck Hayes, a person with knowledge of the agreement said. The individual spoke on the condition of anonymity...
  • 23 hr 28 min ago

Alan Williams signs in China, and I will miss him

The Dream Shake (Ethan Rothstein) — There might not be a spot for him on the Rockets' roster, and that's a shame. Alan Williams will not be a Rocket. Not this year anyway, after the Summer League standout  signed a one-year...
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Rockets make it official with Marcus Thornton

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — The Rockets on Friday officially signed shooting guard Marcus Thornton to a one-year, veteran minimum contract worth $1.2 million. Thornton had agreed to a deal July 12, saying he wanted a chance...
  • 5 days ago
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Ty Lawson and the Rockets' worst case scenario

The Dream Shake (Colin Ainsworth) — In an attempt to temper some expectations, Colin shares an email from someone you will hopefully love to hate... I texted Ethan a couple days ago and asked him if there needed to be some...
  • 6 days ago
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2014-15 Houston Rockets Season Recaps: Joey Dorsey, Pablo Prigioni

The Dream Shake (Matt Rothstein) — One last look back at two veterans who helped bring over Ty Lawson. Going into the 2014-15 season, not one person expected Joey Dorsey and Pablo Prigioni to contribute meaningful minutes to...
  • 7 days ago
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New Rockets uniforms leak, including awesome Clutch City jersey

The Dream Shake (Kevin Nesgoda) — The authority in getting sneak peaks at jerseys has given us a preview of what we can expect for the 2015-16 season. Four new Houston Rockets jerseys have apparently leaked, including a slightly...
  • 7 days ago
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Do Rockets have a ‘Clutch City’ uniform coming in 2015-16?

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — A sheet purportedly showing the uniforms that will be used during the 2015-16 NBA season has leaked online. According to it, the Rockets may have a new “Pride Uniform” next season, a...
  • 7 days ago
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James Harden Wins MVP At Players Awards

The Dream Shake (Max Croes) — NBA peers named James Harden Most Valuable Player at the inaugural Players Award. At the inaugural NBA Players Awards James Harden's masterful 2014-2015 NBA season was vindicated with the Most...
  • 7 days ago
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Mark Cuban gets crude in dissing DeAndre Jordan, Clippers

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — The DeAndre Cuban/Mark Cuban saga was revived Wednesday, with the Mavericks owner opening up on being jilted by the free-agent center in an interview with ESPN Radio. Cuban used a sexual reference...
  • 8 days ago
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How accurate is this impersonation of Rockets star James Harden?

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — Former D-League player Brandon Armstrong is known for posting impersonations of NBA stars on social media. How would you grade this impersonation of Rockets star James Harden? James Harden...
  • 8 days ago
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Report: NBA to offer single game pay-per-view telecasts

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Rockets) — The NBA will offer a la carte out-of-market games to fans on a pay-per-view basis next season, according to ESPN. According to the report, an official announcement will come Wednesday. For $6.99,...
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Recovery must come first for newest Rocket Ty Lawson

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — Discussion will eventually, thankfully return to how Ty Lawson’s talents help the Rockets on the court. That was why the Rockets made the deal to get him and will happily pay him $12.4 million...
  • 8 days ago
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Key players missing from first NBA Players Choice Awards

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — James Harden edged Steph Curry for the MVP at the NBPA players choice awards broadcast on Tuesday, but it seems likely that Curry will get over it. For that matter, it did not seem that the...
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Josh Smith didn’t fit in Rockets’ new rotation so he moved on

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — Josh Smith surprised many by leaving the Rockets for the Clippers, but the Rockets were not surprised at all. He left for the same reason the Rockets believe they can replace him. If they are...
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Pat Beverley could benefit from rotation with Ty Lawson

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — While much will be said about what Ty Lawson brings, there is a good chance the addition could strengthen the Rockets at point guard even when Lawson does not play. Pat Beverley returns at the...
  • 8 days ago
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Rockets looking at veterans to fill final roster spots

Houston Chronical (Jonathan Feigen) — Josh Smith was not at the stage of his career to be the wise veteran at the end of a bench behind younger players. He is just 29 and still abundantly talented. The Rockets, however, do have...
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Rockets star James Harden gets MVP honors in voting by players

Houston Chronical (Reid Laymance) — It may not be the official MVP award, but James Harden was picked as the league’s best in the first Players’ Awards, which is a collaboration between BET and the National Basketball...
  • 9 days ago
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TDS Podcast, Ep. 7: Ty Lawson, Free Agency, and the 2015 NBA Summer League

The Dream Shake (Ryan Dunsmore) — Ryan Dunsmore, Ethan Rothstein, and Colin Ainsworth talk about Ty Lawson, free agency, and the Summer League. The Dream Shake Podcast: Episode No. 7, July 20, 2015 Hosts: Ryan...
  • 9 days ago
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Film Study: The complete Ty Lawson scouting report

The Dream Shake (alykhanb) — The Houston Rockets traded for the secondary ball-handler and shot-creator they lacked on their roster. We go to the film and breakdown how Ty Lawson will fit with this Rockets team. Since free...
  • 9 days ago
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