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Dwight Howard on Rockets: ‘I want to make this thing work’

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Rumors are swirling that Dwight Howard, an eight-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, is unhappy, that he’s eyeing the exits out of Houston. Howard, who has a player option for next season at $23.2 million, disputed the rumors. “I chose to go to Houston (via free agency in the summer of 2013), so why would I just say, ...

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Houston Rockets Fire head coach Kevin McHale

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The Houston Rockets have fired head coach Kevin McHale, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The Rockets have started the season with a 4-7 record after preseason expectations had them contending for the NBA Finals.  McHale joined the Rockets as head coach in 2011 and compiled a 193-130 record in nearly four full seasons as head coach. Houston has named ...

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Nike won’t match Adidas $200M offer to James Harden

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Adidas wants Rockets star James Harden to be the face of the brand after offering him a  13-year, $200 million deal. According to TMZ, Nike has no plans to match the offer. Our Nike sources tell us the company has decided it won’t try to top the $200 million deal Adidas offered Harden last week. As we’ve reported … Nike had concerns about sinking that much ...

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Nuggets trade Ty Lawson to Rockets for 4 players and a pick

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The Denver Nuggets are trading point guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. In exchange for Lawson and a 2017 second round pick, the Nuggets will get Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and a protected 2016 first-round pick. Lawson was charged with driving under the influence in Denver after he was pulled over in ...

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NBA free agency: Potential landing spots for All-Star big men

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NBA free agency began Wednesday at midnight, and already tons of deals have gone down. But there are a plethora of big name, big men still waiting for the first domino to fall. LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love, Greg Monroe, and others are all taking several meetings to find the perfect spot. Some guys want money, some guys want a chance at ...

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Rockets interested in signing SG Rodney Stuckey

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Rodney Stuckey signed with the Indiana Pacers last offseason to help replace Lance Stephenson, and ended up having a huge season with them. He improved quite a few weaknesses that he had the year before in Detroit, and was a huge part of the Pacers’ success at staying in the playoff race despite not having Paul George. According to a ...

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Rockets open to trading both Terrence Jones, No. 18 pick

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The Houston Rockets are looking to get rid of as much salary as they can, and there are quite a few players that they could be willing to deal. According to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN, the Rockets are open to dealing both forward Terrence Jones and the No. 18 overall pick in tonight’s 2015 NBA Draft. Indicative ...

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Dwight Howard: ‘I’m still a champion’

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Dwight Howard sat down at the podium following the Houston Rockets 104-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday and answered a few questions. One of the questions Howard was asked was how tough it was to overcome injuries and then have the season end in five games in the Western Conference finals. “It’s tough, but I won’t stop fighting,” Howard said. “I’m ...

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James Harden must take over for Rockets to win Game 5

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The Houston Rockets came away with a season saving Game 4 victory over the Golden State Warriors, and are looking ahead to Game 5 on the road at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. It was a huge win to say the very least, and James Harden played like the superstar that he is with 45 points on 13-22 shooting and ...

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Rockets beat Clippers, advance to West Finals

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The Houston Rockets have advanced to the Western Conference Finals after beating the Los Angeles Clippers 113-108 in Game 7 Sunday. The Rockets will play Game 1 of the West Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. James Harden led the Rockets with 31 points, while Trevor Ariza had 22 points.  Dwight Howard had 16 points and 15 rebounds. ...

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