D’Antoni informs Rockets he will not be back next season

Whenever the 2020-21 NBA season tips off there will be a new person sitting in the head coach’s seat in Houston. In a statement to the four letter network, the now former Rockets head coach said this: It’s with tremendous sadness and gratitude that my wife Laurel and I announce that our incredible journey in Houston has ended for now and that we’ll be moving to a new chapter. Mike D’Antoni informed the Rockets that he is entering free agency and would not be returning to the team next season…

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Russell Westbrook tests positive for COVID-19

Monday morning Russell Westbrook announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. There had been some speculation as to his health as a reason for his delay in joining the team in Orlando. We are wishing Brodie a speedy recovery.

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Rockets owner says Morey’s job is not in jeopardy

If the rhetoric of Houston Rockets team owner Tillman Fertitta is to be believed then general manager Daryl Morey will not have to worry about cleaning out his office (yet). Reporting from ESPN’s Tim MacMahon indicates that Fertitta hasn’t “wavered” on keeping Morey as the general manager. Morey’s job status has seemingly been on shaky ground since he tweeted his support of Hong Kong protesters back in October of 2019, which placed a great amount of strain between NBA and the Houston Rockets relationship with China. Speaking with the Houston…

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Portland, Houston and Denver to open team facilities

From Rob Goldberg of B/R The Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets are among the first teams opening their facilities Friday as part of a return from the hiatus caused by the coronavirus, according to Jeff Zillgitt and Mark Medina of USA Today.  “That’s the plan,” Rockets CEO Tad Brown said of opening on May 8. “We’re certainly expecting it, and we’ll provide the safest possible environment for our guys.” The NBA announced last month that beginning on May 8, teams could begin reopening facilities in accordance with the relaxation of state and local COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.…

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James Harden and Clint Capela back for Rockets

James Harden and Clint Capela will return to the Houston Rocket lineup against the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night, according to ATT SportsNet SW’s Cayleigh Griffin, per Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni. Harden missed the last game against the New Orleans Pelican with a toe sprain, white Clint Capela had been out for two games with a bruised heel.

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Rockets’ Capela downgraded to doubtful against Nets

The Houston Rockets will be without center Clint Capela when they take on the Brooklyn Nets Saturday. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Capela has been downgraded from doubtful to out against the Nets. Apparently the downgrade is due to a heel contusion the big man has been dealing with. This season Capela is averaging 13.9 points and 14.4 rebounds per game.

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