Houston Rockets

With the James Harden superstar trade officially done, another blockbuster deal is in the books. Throughout NBA history, trading players of this caliber is a rarity. Especially midseason. Only so many superstars have moved in the NBA’s 75-year history. Today we will be looking at these trades and counting down the five best superstar trades […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Dec 17, 2020

Many eyes will be on the Houston Rockets heading into the 2020-21 season. The biggest reason is the future of James Harden. He’s one of the greatest players in the league, and arguably the top scorer. With that being said, his partnerships of the past with Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook have all failed, and persisting rumors […]

Donald Stewart - Dec 15, 2020

It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the Houston Rockets. The offseason struggles have been exacerbated by James Harden’s demands to be traded to a contender, which remains a dark cloud hanging above the team’s future plans. With the recent news that Harden has increased his list of preferred trade destinations, let’s examine how it got […]

There was a blockbuster trade between the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards, which took place on Wednesday. The trade has also changed the backcourts of both the Rockets and the Wizards. Both the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards Exchange NBA All-Stars After only being with the Rockets for one year, Russell Westbrook was traded to […]

Lawrence George - Nov 17, 2020

The Houston Rockets made a surprise move sending Robert Covington to the Portland Trailblazers. Portland played the majority of the 2019-20 season without a genuine small forward thus the arrival of Covington addresses this need. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the story. The Rockets are finalizing a trade to send Robert Covington to Portland for Trevor […]

Lawrence George - Nov 17, 2020

In a shock move, Houston Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook has requested a trade after just one year with the team. The 32-year-old cited a lack of accountability as a primary reason for his request along with the team’s blurry future. Interestingly, it was reported that James Harden will remain in Houston, “locked-in” for the upcoming […]

Lawrence George - Nov 10, 2020

The 2020 Free Agency period will be of utmost importance for the Houston Rockets. Armed with superstars James Harden and Russell Westbrook, the club will look to upgrade its roster for one final push toward a championship. Owner Tilman Fertitta doubled-down on this sentiment in an interview with CNBC. Houston Chronicle‘s Jonathan Feigen covered the […]

Houston, we do not have a problem. The Houston Rockets are finalizing a deal to bring in Dallas Mavericks’ assistant Stephen Silas as their new head coach. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news Wednesday afternoon. Houston Rockets to Hire Stephen Silas as Head Coach In 2016, Silas was a head coaching candidate before the Rockets […]

Lawrence George - Oct 22, 2020

The Houston Rockets will need to make some moves ahead of the 2020-21 season. Given Houston’s lack of assets, salary cap space, and expensive contracts, the front office will need to make some impressive deals. One player likely on the block is shooting guard Eric Gordon. A former three-point champion, Gordon struggled mightily this season […]

With the 2020 NBA Playoffs finally over, let’s take a look back on some of the most disappointing players of these playoffs. The common theme is that these players have shot enough bricks to build a brick house. They all played a role in their team having early exits. The Most Disappointing Players of the […]

After 13 seasons as the general manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey is stepping down from his role. Reportedly, Morey approached Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta with the idea of stepping down. Both sides came to an agreement for Morey to step down.  Daryl Morey out as Houston Rockets GM  Morey spent 13 seasons running […]

Lawrence George - Oct 8, 2020

After a disappointing ending to the 2019-20 season, the Houston Rockets will look to make some changes to its roster. James Harden and Russell Westbrook are nearing the end of their prime years thus fielding a competitive roster is a must. Reshaping the roster is a tall task for General Manager Daryl Morey. Houston has […]

Thomas J. Brown - Sep 23, 2020

Last week, the NBA announced its All-NBA teams for the 2020 season. The Houston Rockets were well represented, with both members of their starting backcourt making the lists. James Harden was named to the first team and Russell Westbrook was named to the third team. However, individual success aside, the Rockets failed to reach their […]

Lawrence George - Sep 21, 2020

Since being ousted in five games by the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni will be searching for a new home. The 68-year-old will test the market after electing not to renew his tender with the franchise. While his departure wasn’t surprising after failing to reach a contract extension back in May of […]

After finishing a long and gritty seven-game series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Houston Rockets faced a new opportunity: upset the Los Angeles Lakers. Once the Lakers knocked out the Portland Trailblazers in five games, they had under a week of preparation for the second round. The Rockets’ tough series indicated a sign of […]

NBA Playoffs Preview

Last Word on Pro Basketball is giving you an NBA Playoffs preview for each series as it begins inside the bubble. Contrary to the Eastern Conference match-ups, the Los Angeles Lakers waited patiently for their semifinals opponent after knocking out the Portland Trailblazers in five games. The Houston Rockets are coming off a tiring seven […]

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Dylan Guest, Editor - Sep 5, 2020

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Orange Gildersleeve - Sep 5, 2020

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Lester Mondragon - Sep 5, 2020

Zach LaVine expected to stay with the Chicago Bulls has the latest news buzzing once the free-agency negotiation period opens on June 30, 2022. LaVine’s next contract seems to focus on the fifth year of the deal. He is eligible for a 5-year contract agreement totaling about $215 million or $43 million per season. This […]

Ariel Plevan - Sep 5, 2020

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Michael Love - Sep 5, 2020

The Memphis Grizzlies sent guard De’Anthony Melton to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Danny Green and the number 23 pick in the draft. Who won the deal? NBA Trade Grades: Melton to the 76ers Terms of the Deal Memphis gets: David Roddy (no. 23 pick from Philadelphia), Danny Green Philadelphia gets: De’Anthony Melton Philadelphia […]

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Orange Gildersleeve - Sep 5, 2020

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Johnny Juzang
Orange Gildersleeve - Sep 5, 2020

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Bradley Beal
Jacob Stephens - Sep 5, 2020

Washington Wizards’ star shooting guard Bradley Beal is a possible impending free agent, provided he declines his player option for this upcoming season. It has been reported that he is going to opt-out, but it seemed like news to him. I think he opts out either way. There have been trade rumors involving swirling for […]