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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Eric Gordon out against Warriors

Houston Rockets guard will miss the team’s regular season exhibition game against the Golden State Warriors due to a left hamstring injury, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen. Injuries have plagued Gordon through his career. He has played in more than 70 games just twice in his 11 seasons in the NBA. Gordon is averaging 10.3 points per game but is shooting a frigid 27.8 % from the floor, including 23.3% from the three-point line. Without Gordon , NBA sneaker legend P.J. Tucker and Thabo Sefolosha should see increased…

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Eric Gordon and Rockets agree to 4/$76 million extension

This time of the NBA year is typically known as the “dead period” because major transactional moves are typically at a minimum, save signing to fill rosters out for training camp. This was not the case for the Houston Rockets. According to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen, the Rockets signed Eric Gordon to a four-year , $76 million contract extension, which was the most the club could offer. The deal will not kick in until the 2020-21 season, as Gordon ( who is only 30 years old) enters the final…

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Ben McLemore agrees to contract with Rockets

Free agent guard Ben McLemore has agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with Houston Rockets, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Since being taken seventh overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2013, the guard has occasional flashes, but has failed to live up to the expectations when he came out of Kansas ( too early). Last season he did not start any of the 19 games he appeared in and averaged a paltry 3.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in just 8.3 minutes per contest.

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After the Westbrook and Paul trade, now what?

The NBA is still reeling from the blockbuster trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. As a reminder, here is who and what were involved in the trade The Thunder received: Chris Paul 2024 first round draft pick 2026 first round draft pick pick swap rights in 2021 and 2025 The Rockets received: Russell Westbrook Last evening Shams Charania broke down the protections surrounded the traded picks. For both these teams, the trade has lead to even more uncertainties. It’s clear that Sam Presti and the OKC…

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