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Houston Rockets 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

September 23rd, 2016
The Houston Rockets enter training camp following an offseason with far more changeover than last year: Dwight Howard is gone, and both the team and the player may be happier as a result. In his stead, newcomers Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson will bolster the offense.  And there will be no dispute over ...

Interactive Infographics Show Longest NBA Teams by Wingspan, Height

August 3rd, 2016
In the new NBA, success typically hinges on three-point shooting and stretching the court. As a result, long-armed players who can defend multiple positions and disrupt ball movement have become incredibly valuable.  But which teams are the longest? And how much difference does it make? I looked at every player's wingspan ...

Report Card Grades for Each Houston Rockets 2016 Free-Agent Signing

July 15th, 2016
The Houston Rockets offseason is reminiscent of the famous Saturday Night Live "Cowbell" sketch, a fictional reenactment of Blue Oyster Cult recording "(Don’t Fear) the Reaper." Will Ferrell plays "Gene Frenkle," a cowbell player. Christopher Walken is “the Bruce Dickinson,” a producer who keeps prompting Frenkle for “more cowbell” even though it’s quite clearly ...

Breaking Down How Dwyane Wade Fits After Signing with Chicago Bulls

July 7th, 2016
The Dwyane Wade saga ended in a way most did not anticipate: He left the Miami Heat—the only team he's ever played for—and joined the Chicago Bulls. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical announced the news on Twitter: The fit between the Bulls and Wade is somewhere between bizarre, self-defeating and might just ...

Breaking Down How Al Horford Fits After Signing with Boston Celtics

July 2nd, 2016
Al Horford, one of the prized free agents of this year’s class, announced his decision to join the Boston Celtics on Twitter. The timing of the tweet threw everyone for a loop, even Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical. Horford’s announcement came just four minutes after this tweet: According to several sources, including ...

Breaking Down How Dwight Howard Fits After Signing with Atlanta Hawks

July 1st, 2016
Dwight Howard agreed to terms with the Atlanta Hawks on a three-year, $70.5 million deal on Friday, per Shams Charania of The Vertical. Based on the article, Howard’s hometown team must have knocked his socks off: Howard and his agent, Perry Rogers, finalized the agreement on Friday afternoon in Atlanta. Howard had scheduled meetings on Saturday, ...

Grading the Derrick Rose Trade for Both New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls

June 22nd, 2016
On Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks agreed to a trade that will send Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick to the Big Apple for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant. For the Bulls, the trade marks a clear intention ...

Realistic 2016 Free-Agency Targets for the Houston Rockets

June 17th, 2016
The Houston Rockets are set to engage in their biggest free-agent season since acquiring Dwight Howard in the summer of 2013. With his impending departure and the massive cap boost, general manager Daryl Morey will have a ton of money to spend, setting the course for Space City’s future. According to Jonathan ...

Realistic 2016 Free-Agency Targets for the Chicago Bulls

June 9th, 2016
The Chicago Bulls, fresh off a disappointing season, will be looking to make the necessary changes to get back into the playoffs. Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah, their starting and backup centers from last season, are both free agents as of July 1. According to his brother (h/t John Martin of 929ESPN), ...

What the Houston Rockets’ Dream Offseason Looks Like

June 3rd, 2016
There are two kinds of dreams: the kind you wake up from and want to return to immediately, and the kind that shocks you from your slumber in a cold and clammy sweat. Fans of the Houston Rockets are probably having both this offseason. With Mike D'Antoni on board as the head ...