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Is Chris Bosh The Answer? | Chuck Hayes Back—The Need To Know In Houston

May 8th, 2010
Chris Bosh to the Rockets? Normally offseason and trade rumors begin to heat up as the playoffs dwindle down and the NBA Draft approaches. For the Rockets, the rumors and speculation have already begun. In one of the most anticipated free agent classes of all time, one star has captured the headline ...

The Houston Rockets are in a Sticky Situation: To Trade or Not To Trade?

April 13th, 2010
With the season winding to a close, Rocket fans have come to the realization that the playoffs just weren't meant to be this season. So as a result, many have turned their attention towards the 2010 NBA Draft. With recent success in the draft, Aaron Brooks and Carl Landry in 2007, the ...

Reviewing the Tracy McGrady Deal: Did the Houston Rockets Make the Right Move?

April 10th, 2010
A few weeks ago in a Saturday morning matinée, the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks squared off in the “Mecca of Basketball,” Madison Square Garden. Aside from it turning out to be a rather entertaining game, the drama went beyond the clutch shots exchanged between both teams.   It marked the ...

Rockets Stuck in Mediocrity: What’s in Store for the Offseason

March 11th, 2010
The clouds are beginning to clear, and the sun is beginning to shine. It symbolizes the passing of winter, and the coming of spring. In other words, it represents the final stretch of a grueling 82 game NBA season with teams jockeying for the ever so important playoff ...

Rockets Pull Blockbuster with Kings, Knicks Possibly Involved As Well

February 18th, 2010
In a night dominated by McGrady-to-the-Knicks rumors, Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey kept his cards close to his chest and unveiled a blockbuster deal sending Tracy McGrady and Carl Landry to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Kevin Martin. The full deal will consist of sending Kevin Martin, Kenny Thomas, Hilton ...

Rockets Runnin’ Out of Options as Trade Deadline Looms

February 14th, 2010
On Dec. 23, 2009, Tracy McGrady logged in seven minutes of playing time against his former team, the Orlando Magic. After coming off an impressive double-digit scoring output against the Clippers, he only managed to connect on one of his four shot attempts for two points. Immediately after that game, McGrady clamored ...

Tracy McGrady Leaving Houston Rockets: What’s Next for Both Parties?

December 29th, 2009
It's finally over; well, almost. McGrady clamored to play, and the Rockets finally caved in. Granting him seven to eight minutes per game, the Rockets had a chance to see his production while potentially having an ulterior motive: the ability to showcase T-Mac to potential suitors. In his return, the deal was, ...

Landry Knocked Out, Cuban Crying, T-Mac Back: Latest in Rockets Land

December 19th, 2009
Dirk and Landry, What Happened? When Dirk Nowitzki drove into the lane and collided with Landry mid-air, the collision seemed rather minor. Then Dirk would bend to the floor, and blood would begin to pour. Landry seemed fine, but called to the bench, with apparent bleeding coming from his mouth, as well. The ...

Everything’s Good In Houston, but Do Rocket Fans Want T-Mac Back?

December 7th, 2009
After Yahoo reported that Rockets coach Rick Adelman wanted nothing to do with McGrady, and were actively looking to trade him, less than 24 hours from that initial report, T-Mac and Adelman are reportedly on the same page. There's still no deadline, but it's more apparent that Tracy will return within ...

Allen Iverson Retires from NBA: Reflections on a Misunderstood Career

November 25th, 2009
Stephen A. Smith of ESPN is reporting that Allen Iverson has officially retired from the NBA. His last game in the NBA was against the Los Angeles Lakers, and Iverson scored eight points on two for five shooting in just 21 minutes of play. This was a game in which Kobe ...