Welcome to the triumphant return of Rocket Fuel. I'm your new host, and I'll be taking you on a magical journey of Rockets news around the Internet every day this season. Let's begin.
In this piece, Jonathan Tjarks analyzes Dwight Howard's image and career, his chances of winning a title with the Rockets, and the whole concept of how NBA players should be viewed and appreciated.
The Rockets claimed Arsalan Kazemi, who played three seasons at Rice, off waivers on Monday after he was waived by the Hawks. Kazemi is a 6-7 power forward that averaged 11.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game as a collegiate player and also played professionally in Iran and China. Kazemi will most likely be stored in the D-League to develop his game.
By adding Ty Lawson to the mix, the Rockets have one of the best backcourts in the NBA. However, how will Lawson play alongside the ball-dominant James Harden? Jonathan Feigen shares his ideas.
Calvin Watkins provides an update on James Harden, who suffered a right knee contusion in the first half of Sunday's 123-119 preseason loss to the Magic. Harden, who played 13 minutes, did not return and is not expected to play in Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Phoenix Suns.
In this video recap, Feigen recaps the Rockets' loss to the Magic, provides an update on James Harden's knee injury, and comments on several players competing for the final roster spot.