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Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, October 30, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Clippers rumors: DeAndre Jordan trade to Rockets 'gained semiserious traction'
Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets reportedly discussed DeAndre Jordan for Clint Capela, players, and draft picks at 2017 NBA trade deadline.

Rockets Waive Isaiah Canaan - RealGM Wiretap
Rockets Waive Isaiah Canaan - RealGM Wiretap

Preview: Rockets vs. 76ers - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets have won 10 of 12 meetings including last week's one-point win in Philadelphia for an eight-game winning streak against the 76ers and have won their past six games against the Sixers in Houston

76ers' Embiid (hand) plans to play vs. Rockets (Oct 30, 2017) | FOX Sports
Joel Embiid spent Sunday insisting his bruised right hand was fine and enjoying Game 5 of the World Series in Houston, wearing a personalized Los Angeles Dodgers jersey.

Shorthanded Rockets learning to adjust - Houston Chronicle
Trevor Ariza insists he never worried. While the Rockets prepared to play without him for three to four weeks, Ariza said he never gave it a thought one way or another.

Rockets' Bobby Brown gets more minutes in Chris Paul's absence - Houston Chronicle
Bobby Brown played just 5 ½ minutes in the first five games of the season and then only when the benches were cleared in the Rockets' rout of the Mavericks. He moved up in the Rockets rotation in the back-to-back in Charlotte and Memphis, playing an average of 24 minutes filling in as a backup point guard with Chris Paul.

Lewis D'Antoni, father of Rockets coach, dies at 103 - Houston Chronicle
Lewis D’Antoni, the father of Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni and a West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame high school coach, died on Saturday at 103 years old.


NBA News

The Cavaliers are hot garbage right now - SBNation.com
Cleveland has never played basketball this bad since LeBron James came back. There are two ways we can talk about this.

Draymond Green is right. NBA discipline is getting bizarre. - SBNation.com
What’s worse: leaving the bench or throwing a punch?

The Cavaliers look terrible. It is October. - SBNation.com
We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter.

NBA scores 2017: The Warriors and Cavs are in the Upside Down, and more - SBNation.com
Why are all the good teams suddenly losing?

Victor Oladipo hits game winner as Pacers stun Spurs - Indy Cornrows
Victor Oladipo’s game-winning three pointer led Indiana to a 97-94 win over San Antonio. He had 23 points while Domantas Sabonis scored 22.

Hornets’ Malik Monk tries self alley oop that Aaron Gordon swats away - SBNation.com
It’s a highlight play, but not in the way Monk envisioned.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 13, Dodgers 12 (F/10): Unbelievable...simply unbelievable - The Crawfish Boxes

The Houston Astros are one win away from the World Series.

Houston Texans Final Score/Post-Game Recap: Texans 38, Seahawks 41 - Battle Red Blog
The Seahawks come back to snatch victory away from the Texans.

Texas QB Sam Ehlinger, C Zach Shackelford cleared to return to practice - Burnt Orange Nation

Two key contributors returned to practice on Sunday, while two others are being evaluated for injuries of their own.

Three Up, Three Down: Frogs Fall From the Ranks of the Unbeatens - Frogs O' War

There is plenty of blame to go around after TCU laid an egg in Ames.

Baylor Opens 10 Point Favorites Against Kansas - Our Daily Bears

Vegas likes the Bears

The best tweets of OU hate week - Viva The Matadors

From beating meat to douches, this week’s top tweets have it all.

By The Numbers: Mississippi State 35, Texas A&M 14 - Good Bull Hunting

A sort of philosophical approach to attempting to understand abysmal statistics

Open Date, Open Thoughts - And The Valley Shook

Thinking through some of the college landscape after a weekend without LSU Football.

The Speed Rush: Texas O and D vs Baylor - Barking Carnival

Some breakdowns are pending, but if anyone wants to revel in some top-notch defense

Three things we learned from Conference USA in Week Nine - Underdog Dynasty

Conference USA remained weird and exciting over the weekend.

Houston Dynamo vs. Portland Timbers Preview: Houston Look To Set The Record Straight Against The Western Conference Favorites - Dynamo Theory

Houston hosts Portland in Leg 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, looking to prove that they’re more than underdogs.