NBA: James Harden Compared Himself to Steve Nash in Pitch to Get Free Agents to Sign With Rockets

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The Houston Rockets struck out on Atlanta Hawks free agents Al Horford and Kent Bazemore so they then turned their sights to New Orleans Pelicans’ free agents Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon.  They flew to Los Angeles and visited Anderson’s home in Hermosa Beach. After a nearly two-hour afternoon meeting with Anderson they locked him in with a four-year, $80 million deal.  He then called his close friend and teammate Gordon, and set up a meeting to have him join the Rockets as well.  The Rockets sales pitch had an interesting angle.


(Photo) NBA: James Harden Writes Open Letter to Rockets’ Fans & Takes Shot at Warriors

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James Harden recently agreed to a four-year, $118 million contract extension to stay with the Houston Rockets.  Though they have “The Beard”, it’s not nearly enough to contend against the firepower the Golden State Warriors have including their latest addition and Harden’s former teammate, Kevin Durant.  Harden however said he’s not worried.


(Video) NBA: Everybody Wants KD Including Bun B And Houston

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Yup, rapper, and friend to KD, Bun B wants him to come to the Rockets. Are they even on his radar?


NBA: Dwight Howard Discusses Deteriorating Relationship With James Harden & Rockets Reducing His Role

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When Dwight Howard decided to team up with James Harden and the Houston Rockets, many thought it would drastically help the team.  Howard himself thought they would be the new Kobe and Shaq.  Unfortunately, things didn’t work out that way, and like others before, Howard’s relationship with Harden and the Rockets soured.  He has the opportunity to opt out of the $23.2 million final year of his contract, which is likely to happen.  Now he’s opening up about the situation.


NBA: James Harden Tells Kobe Bryant the Rockets ‘Need Some Help’

The Houston Rockets picked up a much needed 130-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, keeping their playoff hopes alive.  Now they need help from the Lakers.


(Video) NBA: Female Rockets Fans Flash Their Body to Distract Ryan Anderson’s Free Throws

Screaming and banging clappers is one way to distract a free throw shooter but what about flashing them?  A Houston Rockets fan tried to distract Ryan Anderson while he shot free throws by opening her coat and flashing her body.  So did it work?


NBA: Dwight Howard & James Harden Reportedly Tried to Get Each Other Traded

The NBA trade deadline is in just a few hours (February 18th at 3pm) and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that general manager Daryl Morey is reaching out around the league about trading center Dwight Howard.  So far talks have fallen apart and the Rockets have rejected a couple offers.  Even if it doesn’t happen, that doesn’t change the mounting reports about a rift between Howard and James Harden.


NBA Report: Celtics and Rockets Discussed a Possible Dwight Howard Trade

Dwight Howard can become a free agent yet AGAIN but there likely won’t be a “Dwightmare” this time around.  With his nagging injuries and decline in production, teams aren’t banging down his door quite like they were before.  Howard has also said he wants to remain with the Houston Rockets but the Boston Celtics have reportedly engaged in trade talks.


(Video) NBA: Rockets Foul Andre Drummond 5 Times in 9 Secs, He Sets Record For Missed FTs & Pistons Win

There’s always been controversy surrounding the “hack-a-shaq” method where teams foul a bad free throw shooter multiple times; it’s usually a big man like DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard and the namesake of the method Shaquille O’Neal.  The Houston Rockets employed that method on Wednesday night during their game against the Detroit Pistons.  It lead to Andre Drummond missing an NBA record amount of free throws but the Pistons still won.


NBA: Houston Rockets Fire Head Coach Kevin McHale

The Houston Rockets were expected to come out firing this year.  Last season they dealt with numerous injuries but still finished with the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference on the back of their star guard James Harden.  Now with most of the team healthy, and the chip on Harden’s shoulder, it was assumed they would be one of the best teams in the West.  Instead they’re currently 4-7 with the 11th spot in the Western Conference which pushed the need for a change.


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