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Houston Rockets News: July 13, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 13, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

NBA Summer League Buzz: How Carmelo Anthony Could Get to the Houston Rockets | Bleacher Report
LAS VEGAS — Between the lines, the NBA Las Vegas Summer League is focused on the future of basketball...

Shootaround (July 13) -- Houston Rockets, New York Knicks reportedly discuss Carmelo Anthony trade -
Amassing talent is nothing new for the Houston Rockets over the last few offseasons, and this summer has been no different.

Why the Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets trade is taking so long -
A lack of assets could make this a four-team trade.

NBA News

Dennis Smith Jr.'s demeanor is why he's the perfect next face of the Mavericks -
Twenty years after drafting Dirk Nowitzki with their last lottery pick, the Mavericks may have struck gold again.

FIBA made a shortsighted change that could doom global basketball -
FIBA and EuroLeague are fighting after the latter failed to cater to the former on scheduling. The sport’s global spread could end up a victim.

Kevin Durant was not thrilled when Peyton Manning made a joke about him at the ESPYs -
Even Wanda was laughing!

The Lonzo Ball pendulum swings wildly -
Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

The Three NFL Franchises That Just Moved Made The Rest Of The NFL Even Richer - Battle Red Blog
It pays to be a member of the club.

Astros Batters and RE 24 - The Crawfish Boxes

Sabermetrics: Run Expectancy, Reddick, Astros Offense

Texas picked to finish fourth in Big 12 preseason media poll - Burnt Orange Nation

After an eighth place finish in 2016, the ‘Horns are picked to finish fourth in Tom Herman’s debut season.

Big 12 Media Ranks TCU 5th in Preseason Poll - Frogs O' War

The Sooners, Cowboys, Wildcats, and Longhorns all rank above the Frogs.

Baylor Picked 7th in Preseason Big 12 Poll - Our Daily Bears

Media selects the Bears to finish in the bottom half of the league in 2017

What the locker room renovations mean - Viva The Matadors

Tech football welcomes new updated locker room

Texas A&M’s Shane Tripucka: the Next Great Aggie Punter - Good Bull Hunting

"Give me an army of West Point graduates and I’ll win a football game. Give me a handful of Aggie Punters and I’ll win a global thermonuclear war." — General Zeke Amadeus Patton

WEEKEND OBLONG SPHEROID 7/13 - 7/16 - And The Valley Shook


Malik Jefferson, Malcolm Roach named to Nagurski Watch List - Barking Carnival

The Nagurski Award goes to the national defensive player of the year.

Jefferson certainly finds himself cast in a Rover role that plays to his strengths and allows for the easy acquisition of...

UTSA lands commitment from 6’5” defensive lineman Zachary Gilson - Underdog Dynasty

The Roadrunners get deeper at a position of strength.

Houston Hoedown for week of 7/3 - Dynamo Theory

Recapping Houston local soccer action for 7/3-7/10