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Houston Rockets News: June 23, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 23, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Daryl Morey, Rockets eye much larger moves after quiet draft - Houston Chronicle
While the Rockets worked through Thursday's NBA Draft and even made a run at a move into the first round, their eye – and many of Thursday's calls -- remained on considerably larger deals, including the ongoing talks with the Indiana Pacers about Paul George.

Rockets' Cameron Oliver: Signs multi-year deal with Rockets -
Rockets' Cameron Oliver: Signs multi-year deal with Rockets

Paul George Trade Rumors: Rockets Remain Interested in Pacers Star | Bleacher Report
The Houston Rockets " remain in trade pursuit of Indiana's Paul George," according to Marc Stein of

Do the Houston Rockets Have Enough to Trade for Kristaps Porzingis?
The New York Knicks are taking calls on Kristaps Porzingis. Could the Houston Rockets jump in and acquire the talented big man?

Draft pick Isaiah Hartenstein brings future versatility to Rockets - Houston Chronicle
If there is anything Isaiah Hartenstein believes he can bring to the Rockets, he said it is many things.

Rockets prepping for free agents and trades, but first the draft - Houston Chronicle
Oh yeah, the draft.

NBA News

NBA draft 2017 grades: Bulls get a big, fat F -
They traded their superstar for a mediocre package and didn’t get much value out of the extra pick they provided. That’ll do it.

4 winners and 3 losers from a busy 2017 NBA Draft -
The Timberwolves level up, the Pacers remain in a holding pattern with their best player, and the Knicks avoid doing something dumb.

The Timberwolves stole Jimmy Butler -
Minnesota grabbed Butler from Chicago and now they’re set up to win now.

NBA draft 2017 grades: Danny Ainge and the Celtics march to the beat of their own drum -
It would have been easy to just take Markelle Fultz, but the Celtics traded down for Jayson Tatum. Right or wrong, you have to admire Danny Ainge's commitment to his process.

Dwyane Wade and the Bulls have an interesting problem -
D-Wade no longer fits the Bulls’ vision, so who blinks first?

I watched Knicks owner James Dolan play a blues concert on the night of the NBA draft -
James Dolan and his band, JD and the Straight Shot, played 3-and-a-half miles away from where the Knicks were deciding their future.

9 best moments from the 2017 NBA draft -
LOTS and LOTS of LaVar Ball.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Bill O’Brien Interview: All 80 Minutes In One Place - Battle Red Blog
The Texans’ head coach talks everything from football to family in his longest interview yet.

Astros Earn 12-9 Victory with Early Outburst - The Crawfish Boxes

The Astros became the first MLB team to 50 wins with the 4-game sweep of Oakland

Texas signs JUCO catcher DJ Petrinsky - Burnt Orange Nation

David Pierce goes to the JUCO ranks again, and fills a huge needs for the ‘Horns with a hard hitting catcher.

TCU News: Wymer adds his name to TCU lore - Frogs O' War

The Frogs aren’t done yet, thanks to Sean Wymer and a great slide by Josh Watson.

Johnathan Motley Goes Undrafted; Knee Injury Likely Culprit - Our Daily Bears

Motley goes undrafted

Texas Tech addresses defensive line in the 2018 recruitment - Viva The Matadors

As we discussed in this other article, June has been, until now, very busy for the Red Raiders recruiting staff, with 10 players who decided to commit to the football team. This is an analysis of...

Texas A&M Baseball: Season in Review - Good Bull Hunting

A look back on the roller coaster season that was Aggie Baseball’s 2017

Boom! Running Back Chris Curry Commits to LSU - And The Valley Shook

TIgers pick up their first prospect at a big need position for 2018.

Colt McCoy on kids and early athletic specialization - Barking Carnival

The former UT great, now going into his eighth NFL season, had some interesting things at his recent QB camp in Westlake about athletic specialization and youth sports.

Conference USA Preseason Position Reviews: Punter - Underdog Dynasty

Almost everyone returns their punter from last year.

Texas Derby: Previewing Dynamo vs. FC Dallas with Big D Soccer - Dynamo Theory

We spoke with Drew Epperley at Big D Soccer to discuss the round 2 of the Texas Derby between the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas