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Houston Rockets News: July 14, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 14, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Scouting Houston Rockets' Zhou Qi - Kevin Pelton on 2017 NBA summer league
Houston's Zhou Qi has the potential to develop into a modern NBA big man. What has summer league shown in his game so far, and how does he need to improve?

Report: Knicks hope Carmelo Anthony expands choices beyond Cavaliers, Rockets - CBSSports.com
Anthony reportedly would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for only Cleveland or Houston

#CP3Day: Rockets welcome Chris Paul to Houston with rally open...
It’s the beginning of a new era for the Houston Rockets after signing James Harden to a monster contract extension and trading a small army for nine-time All-star Chris Paul.

NBA Notes: Knicks-Rockets still talking Carmelo Anthony trade, but no deal imminent | CSN Philly
We look at some news and notes from around the NBA, including Knicks and Rockets still trying to work out a trade involving Carmelo Anthony.

Knicks pause Carmelo Anthony trade talks with Rockets, Cavaliers, per report - SBNation.com
Rumors of the deal have stretched out most of the summer, but it appears to be off for now.

Is Boris Diaw an Option for the Houston Rockets?
Would Boris Diaw fit that role for the team?


NBA News

The Suns are a blank canvas. Here's their plan to paint a masterpiece - SBNation.com
The Suns’ kiddie core is unproven, but the organization has high hopes it can turn into a three-pronged foundation for long-term success.

Another Hawks employee steps forward to detail the discrimination they witnessed at Philips Arena - SBNation.com
Another employee backs allegations of the Hawks’ alleged discrimination of black guests

Derrick Rose to the Bucks only makes sense for one side - SBNation.com
Milwaukee doesn’t really need a point guard because Giannis Antetokounmpo does that.

Lonzo Ball's Summer League performances by the shoes he's worn - SBNation.com
Is it the shoes?


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Jadeveon Clowney will be one step closer to greatness in 2017. That’s scary. - SBNation.com
Clowney thrived on the edge last season, and he could be spending, even more, time there with J.J. Watt back in the mix. Did you just get chills?

Starting Nine: 2nd Half Predictions - The Crawfish Boxes

TCB writers discuss which players they expect to improve or disappoint in the 2nd half of 2017

No. 3 TE Luke Ford visiting Texas - Burnt Orange Nation

The ‘Horns are trying to make a big impression on a key target from the Midwest.

TCU Baseball Senior Sendoff: Nolan Brown - Frogs O' War

A junior college transfer who stole the hearts of fans, along with a whole mess of bases.

Ekpe Udoh Signs with Jazz - Our Daily Bears

He’s returning to America!

Roster countdown #11: Octavious Morgan - Viva The Matadors

Our staff selected its top-15 players on the roster and for each one of them there will be a profile with basic information, videos and expectations.

Aggies picked to finish 5th in SEC West, 9th overall - Good Bull Hunting

Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who disrespect them in meaningless polls

2017 SEC Unit Rankings: Linebackers - And The Valley Shook

What we do best: run and hit people

Charts of Depth: Offense - Barking Carnival

Late last week we took at our projected Charts of Depth on the defensive side of the ball, and now it’s the offense’s turn. As before, this aims to do away with the annoying "OR"-fest that...

Underdog Dynasty Roundtable: What’s your favorite NCAA Football game? - Underdog Dynasty

We reminisce on our favorite NCAA Football game.

Cubo Torres starts for Mexico in Gold Cup play - Dynamo Theory

The Dynamo star made his first appearance for the full national team in two years.