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Houston Rockets News: June 26, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, June 26, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Clyde Drexler to LeBron James -- Boston Celtics, not Houston Rockets, were first Big Three
Clyde Drexler appreciates LeBron James' thought that the 1995-96 Houston Rockets were the first superteam, but the Hall of Famer said Sunday that honor belongs to the Boston Celtics of the '60s.

Philadelphia 76ers: Trade Targets from Houston Rockets
With Houston in hot pursuit of Chris Paul, some enticing veterans have become available for the Philadelphia 76ers to explore acquiring.

Chris Paul Rumors: Rockets Trying to Clear Cap Space to Pursue PG in Free Agency | Bleacher Report
Chris Paul reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday that he will opt out of his player option and become an unrestricted free agent, according to the Los Angeles ...

Ranking Chris Paul's free-agent options with San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and LA Clippers - NBA
To compete for a title, where should Chris Paul sign this summer? Kevin Pelton evaluates CP3's fit with the Rockets, Spurs and Clippers, ranking the best options.

Houston Rockets: Former center Marcus Camby could be headed to court
Marcus Camby, a former Houston Rockets center, could be headed to court after his nephew drowned in a pond on his property back last year.

Spurs, Rockets with several picks for NBA awards
The Spurs and Rockets both have several candidates for NBA awards, which will be announced Monday ni...

NBA News

Dirk Nowitzki might play forever -
Good morning. We have that and more in Monday’s NBA newsletter.

Cavaliers, Pacers trade talks for Paul George could include Nuggets as 3rd team, per report -
George is definitely being traded. Here is one potential option that could take place.

Time will tell for the Sixers and Celtics
Boston and Philadelphia have been rebuilding in distinct ways since 2013. Who ends up in a better spot will likely depend on who wins their trade involving the No. 1 pick.

NBA free agents 2017: Ranking the top 50 -
This free agent class is top-heavy, but falls off thereafter. Here are our rankings by position.

Russell Westbrook was my NBA MVP pick because he defined the season -
I have an official awards pick for the honors that’ll be unveiled on June 26. Here’s why I voted Russell Westbrook for MVP.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Is A Leap In Store For Braxton Miller In Year Two? - Battle Red Blog
Texans fans discuss whether the player so many were excited about in the 2016 NFL Draft will produce in his second year in the league.

Astros 8, Mariners 2: Astros blast their way to a series win - The Crawfish Boxes

Houston uses three home runs to sink the M’s.

Ralph Sampson to face off against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tonight on ‘Feud’ - The Dream Shake

It’s a rematch of the 1986 Western Conference Finals!

4-star WR Justin Watkins decommits from Texas - Burnt Orange Nation

Texas first pledge of the 2018 cycle has now decommitted after the ‘Horns picked up a commitment at his position this morning.

Frogs Fall Short, Florida Advances After 3-0 Win - Frogs O' War

50 win season tantalizes fans as the Frogs make another incredible Omaha run.

Dallas Mavericks to Sign Baylor’s Johnathan Motley - Our Daily Bears

Motley staying in home state to play professional basketball.

The importance of being aligned - Viva The Matadors

The last group of 2018 recruits brings size in the trenches.

Kevin Sumlin is under pressure again. This is fine. - Good Bull Hunting

This is our last dance. This is ourselves. Under pressure.

Russell Reynolds To Start CWS Game 1 For LSU - And The Valley Shook

SR RHP will get his shot as Mainieri reveals series pitching plans.

OU baseball hires former Texas assistant Skip Johnson as head coach - Barking Carnival

Definitely a new day at OU with football and baseball hiring new coaches. Lon Kruger’s six year tenure with basketball makes him the old hand in the Sooner athletic department.

Underdog Pawdcast Episode 1: If Conference USA and the Sun Belt realigned what would it look like? - Underdog Dynasty

We take a guess at who would go where if the two conferences realigned and why it needs to happen.

Houston Dynamo 1, FC Dallas 1: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts - Dynamo Theory

Quick thoughts on the Dynamo draw with FC Dallas and then rate the performances of the Dynamo players.