Clint Capela returns to practice, expected to play against Lakers

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported that Houston Rockets center Clint Capela has returned and, barring any setbacks, will play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Capela has not played since January 13 , versus the Orlando Magic, after suffering an injury to his right thumb that required surgery to repair ligament damage. The team 9-6 during his absence. His return comes at a great time for Houston, as the 17.6 points per game can help ease some of the considerable offensive load James Harden has been carrying over the last…

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Pacers acquire Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin from Rockets

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets have sent guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for a second round pick. For the duo of Stauskas and Baldwin ,this will mark the third time in a week. They began the week as Portland Trailblazers, then they were moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers, earlier today the two were Houston Rockets and , at least for the time-being, they are members of the Indiana Pacers. For Houston, it appears this was a move to get under…

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Houston Rockets trade James Ennius III to Philadelphia 76ers for 2021 pick

According to The Athletic , the Houston Rockets have traded backup small forward James Ennis III to the Philadelphia 76ers for a 2021 second round draft pick. As Rockets GM Daryl Morley is known to be a wheeler and dealer when it comes to changing and improving Houston’s roster, this could be a step in a larger plan for the ball club.

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Rockets’ center Clint Capela out 4-6 weeks with a thumb injury

The injury bug just kicked the Rockets in the keister once again. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets center Clint Capela will miss be out four to six weeks. Capela suffered the injury in the third quarter of the team’s game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday. He did not miss any game time , however an MRI reveled there was ligament damage. The Rockets’ center had this to say about the injury postgame: As I was going up for the lob, I got hit in the hand. We’re…

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The coverage of the James Harden scoring “tear” celebrates “Heroball”

It seems that the fervor over the run of these games of such prolific scoring caused the focus to be laid on the numbers solely and not to take into account the circumstances under which they occurred. Call me crazy but efficiency matters. Over the course of these twelve games, Harden has only shot 50% or better 3 times and only better than 45% once. The rest of the games saw Harden connect with 43% or less of his shot attempts, including two clunkers of 7-23 and 12-34 respectively. I realize…

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Rockets trade Micheal Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls

As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets have traded point guard and former Rookie-of-the-Year Micheal Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls. Wojnarowski adds that the Bulls will send a future conditional second-round pick to finish the deal off and apparently the move was a cost cutting one for Houston, as they would have been on the hook to fully guarantee Carter-Williams’s deal for this season had he been on the roster as of 5PM today. Carter-Williams will not have to worry about living arrangements in the Wiondy City, because…

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What I saw Lakers v Rockets: Trouble on the horizon in Lakerland??

Saturday night marked the Staples Center unveiling of this highly publicized and scrutinized version of the Los Angeles Lakers, starring LeBron James. It was an entertaining game but it will be most remembered for this little incident:   Now the fisticuffs themselves do not bother me; the typical NBA altercation these days is usually just some vociferous smack talk and maybe pushing and shoving (especially if there are people around to hold them back before anything could really happen). The main protagonists Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul, decided to take…

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James Ennis still feels Rockets will defeat Warriors

James Ennis certainly appears to not lack for confidence. One of the recent additions to the Houston Rockets has no doubt that his team can defeat the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Here is what Ennis said to Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic: I have a chip on my shoulder. I have a lot to prove. So this year,coming in, I’m just really focused on just being the player I can be and being someone Coach can put in at anytime and help. [We have] a lot of power. A…

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Houston Rockets trade Chinanu Onuaku to Dallas Mavericks

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Houston Rockets have traded forward Chinanu Onuaku and cash considerations to the Dallas Mavericks. The Rockets gained the right to swap second round picks in 2020. Houston has traded center Chinanu Onuaku to the Dallas Mavericks for cash, league source tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 1, 2018 The former Louisville star was taken by the Rockets in 2016 with the 37th overall pick. He has appeared in just 6 games for the club and has spent the bulk of his two…

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