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Report: Rockets trying to trade Carmelo Anthony, likely to waive Nunnally to create roster spot

Source | 1 hr ago.

To bring in some front line depth in the form of Kenneth Faried Monday, the Houston Rockets first have to clear a roster spot. That led to a lot of speculation it could be Carmelo Anthony who is let go, he remains on the roster but not with the team, in a kind of limbo while the Rockets and 'Melo's agent look for a landing spot. He reportedly has several options and will choose one before the trade deadline, but if he really liked any of those options he would have already taken them rather than waiting for a better offer.

Rockets hunt for help for Harden against Lakers

Source | 12 hrs ago.

For lengthy stretches on Wednesday, it appeared that Houston Rockets guard James Harden was alone on an island, scoring at will because the situation demanded it. But even Harden could carry the short-handed Rockets only so far, especially when guard Eric Gordon, who returned from an eight-game injury hiatus only to depart with residual knee soreness, proved unfit to help Houston close the game. What remained was Harden scoring a season-high 58 points, only to run out of gas in a 145-142 overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Carmelo Anthony reportedly has 'multiple options' to play again this NBA season

Source | 1 day ago.

Carmelo Anthony is currently being paid not to play for the Houston Rockets. Carmelo Anthony, who has not played since being exiled from the Houston Rockets after a 1-for-11 shooting performance on Nov. 8, “has multiple options available,” per The Athletic's Sam Amick. According to Amick, the 10-time All-Star will make his choice before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, and the Los Angeles Lakers “continue to be tied to Anthony more than any other team,” all of which comes with some obstacles.

Nets stun Rockets with late OT rally as James Harden drops 58 points in loss

Source | 2 days ago.

Second-year Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen is having a breakout season, highlighted by a block-of-the-year candidate on a LeBron James attempted dunk in December. It was a sign of good things to come for the Nets, who blew their eight-point halftime lead in the face of a monster effort from Harden, only to stun Houston with a 10-0 run in overtime to pull out a 145-142 win. Harden came out of halftime scorching, dropping 22 points in a third quarter that saw the Rockets turn an eight-point deficit into a nine-point lead to start the fourth quarter.

LeBron James ruled out for at least two more games, cleared to practice next week

Source | 2 days ago.

Almost a month after LeBron James strained his groin on Christmas and the Los Angeles Lakers subsequently dubbed him day-to-day, the 34-year-old four-time NBA MVP will return to practice. The Lakers announced on Wednesday that James would not travel with the team for road games against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, but he has been “cleared to practice commencing next week. No timetable was set for his first game back beyond a statement that suggested James would “progress towards a return to game play thereafter.

Will James Harden's Hot Streak Burn Him Out?

Source | 2 days ago.

But whatever you feel about the reigning league MVP, he's putting together a solid case this season to win the award for a second time. Harden has compiled video-game numbers lately, averaging 42 points, 8.4 rebounds and 9.7 assists since the calendar flipped to 2019. And his Houston club — which struggled badly out of the gate and has watched just about every one of Harden's teammates fall victim to the injury bug — is now 14-4 over its last 18 games.

James Harden adds new wrinkle to 30-point streak in 57-point outburst in win over Grizzlies

Source | 4 days ago.

James Harden's remarkable offensive outburst got a new layer on Monday in another massive showing for the Houston Rockets. Harden scored 36 of his 57 points in the first half of the Rockets' 112-94 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. James Harden continues to keep the ailing Rockets afloat with huge scoring performances.

NBA rumors: Rockets center Clint Capela will miss up to six weeks

Source | 4 days ago.

NBA rumors: Rockets center Clint Capela will miss up to six weeks originally appeared on Programming note: Watch the Warriors take on the Nuggets on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. PT streaming live on the MyTeams app. The Warriors have been riding high recently, with six wins in their last seven games.

Cousins will start for Warriors in injury return next week - Kerr

Source | 8 days ago.

Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins, targeting a January 18 NBA season debut after nearly a year sidelined by injury, will start immediately upon his return, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday. "Yeah I'll start him," Kerr told reporters at a Warriors practice. "After that, everything's on the table.

Cousins set to start in January 18 debut with Warriors

Source | 9 days ago.

Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins is targeting Jan. 18 for his return to the court, and said he plans to start when the Warriors face the Clippers in Los Angeles. Head coach Steve Kerr confirmed Thursday that Cousins will start immediately upon his return. quot;Yeah, I'll start him," Kerr said.

Is James Harden setting himself up for another postseason failure?

Source | 9 days ago.

The Rockets star is chasing another MVP award in an effort to keep Houston afloat, but it may come at a cost.

NBA Power Rankings: Playoff picture starting to take shape

Source | 10 days ago.

The NBA has intense playoff picture that is starting to clear up in both conferences. Teams desperate to make a postseason splash, like the Nets and Lakers, are hanging onto the No. 8 seed in their respective conferences with plenty of pressure on a daily basis. James Harden continued his scoring onslaught to get the Rockets closer to home court advantage in the first round of the postseason.

Houston Rockets' P.J. Tucker Is the Only Person in the World Who Owns These Air Jordan 3s

Source | 10 days ago.

Highly regarded as having the best sneaker collection in the entire NBA, Houston Rockets' starting forward P.J. Tucker has added yet another pair of exclusive kicks to his already extensive rotation of sneakers. Shared on Tucker's Instagram yesterday is a pair of the popular Air Jordan 3 that's inspired by his newly acquired Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV. Tucker went to pick up his luxurious vehicle and to his surprise, was greeted with custom kicks that were gifted to him by the dealership and were created with the help of renowned footwear customizer Jake Danklefs.

My shots were flat - Harden on 40-point streak ending

Source | 11 days ago.

James Harden put the end of his historic scoring streak down to flat shooting and a slow start in the Houston Rockets' 110-101 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. The Rockets guard had become the first NBA player to score 40 points or more in five consecutive games, but Portland held him to 38 points on 13-of-35 shooting. Mike D'Antoni suggested Harden could have some lingering emotions hanging on him from Thursday after their overtime win against the Golden State Warriors, but the 29-year-old felt he let his high standards slip early on.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and the NBA's MVP race at the midway point

Source | 12 days ago.

There is no more interesting NBA topic at this point than an MVP race that is as wide open as it has been in years.

Warriors still trying to figure out Steph Curry's fourth quarter role

Source | 12 days ago.

You'd think by now — in his 10th season with the team and after four-straight NBA Finals appearances — that the Golden State Warriors would know exactly how to utilize star Stephen Curry. Warriors coach Steve Kerr has started playing Curry in the beginning of the second and fourth quarters, and then taking him out midway through the fourth. The Warriors are 5-4 since making that change.

Rockets GM Daryl Morey on trade deadline: 'We're definitely a buyer'

Source | 12 days ago.

The Houston Rockets are on a James Harden-fueled roll — they have won 11-of-12 and have vaulted up the standings from 14th to fourth. That includes a dramatic overtime win against the Golden State “we're still the team to beat” Warriors on Thursday night. So the Rockets are back, right?

Trail Blazers beat Rockets as Harden's 40-point streak ends

Source | 12 days ago.

Harden finished with 38 points and the Trail Blazers snapped Houston's six-game winning streak with a 110-101 victory on Saturday night. I just had to be aggressive and try to limit what he likes to do. He's an amazing offensive player, he's been on a hell of a run and obviously he's the head of the snake, so I just tried to pick him up, wear him down, tire him out and not try to get any cheap fouls,'' Turner said.

James Harden scores 38 but Trail Blazers beat Rockets 110-101

Source | 13 days ago.

Harden finished with 38 points and the Trail Blazers snapped Houston's six-game winning streak with a 110-101 victory on Saturday night. I just had to be aggressive and try to limit what he likes to do. He's an amazing offensive player, he's been on a hell of a run and obviously he's the head of the snake, so I just tried to pick him up, wear him down, tire him out and not try to get any cheap fouls,” Turner said.

Warriors vs. Kings live stream: How to watch NBA game on MyTeams

Source | 13 days ago.

Warriors vs. Kings live stream: How to watch NBA game on MyTeams originally appeared on Last time the Warriors played at Golden 1 Center, they bounced back from a disappointing home loss to a championship contender with a 130-125 win over the Kings. On Saturday night, Golden State will try to repeat history. The Warriors are coming off perhaps their most frustrating loss of the season, a 135-134 overtime defeat at home to the rival Houston Rockets.

The night James Harden might have earned his second straight MVP

Source | 13 days ago.

With Chris Paul and Eric Gordon sidelined, Harden willed the Houston Rockets to a 135-134 overtime victory by draining a highly contested 3-pointer over the outstretched hands of Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, leaving only a second remaining on the clock. Harden helped the Rockets overcome a 20-point, third-quarter deficit by erupting for a game-high 44 points (10-of-23 from beyond the arc) to go with 10 rebounds and 15 assists. The Warriors, who are 0-4 in overtime this season, didn't give the game away like some of them suggested.

Harden possibly the best offensive NBA star ever – Rockets GM

Source | 13 days ago.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said there is an argument for superstar James Harden to be labelled the best offensive player of all time in the NBA. Harden strengthened his MVP bid with a triple-double game-winning display as the Rockets trumped reigning champions the Golden State Warriors 135-134 in overtime on Thursday. The 2018 MVP – who had 44 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds – recorded his fifth successive 40-point game and hit a game-winning three-pointer with just a second remaining in OT at Oracle Arena.

Houston Rockets GM on trade deadline: 'We're definitely a buyer'

Source | 13 days ago.

General manager Daryl Morey says the Houston Rockets hope to make some moves at the trade deadline. Speaking after the Rockets beat the Golden State Warriors 135-134 in overtime, Morey talked at length about Houston's goal to bring home the franchise's first title since 1995. In order to do that Morey knows they have to recruit the right players to go with their current roster, working alongside Chris Paul, James HardenClint Capela and Eric Gordon.

Warriors' Stephen Curry trolls James Harden after travel call on him

Source | 13 days ago.

The Warriors gave us a wonderful display of action Saturday night as they defeated the Kings 127-123 in Sacramento, causing the Kings to fall below .500 for the first time since Nov. 29. In the fourth quarter, Curry was called for a travel on a stepback with the Warriors down 111-108. This particular move is one well known from James Harden -- and Curry made sure to point out the fact that he would have gotten away with it if he was the bearded Houston Rockets star.

Yahoo DFS Basketball: Saturday Picks

Source | 13 days ago.

Add in his ability to provide value with assists and steals and McConnell has averaged 24 Yahoo points across his last six games. On a night with so many stars in action, rolling with McConnell at this cheap price might be worth the risk in tournament play based on how much he frees up the rest of your budget. Kyle Lowry (back) has missed nine of his last 10 games and is listed as doubtful for Saturday.