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Houston Rockets News: July 18, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Leslie Alexander putting Houston Rockets up for sale
Owner Leslie Alexander is putting the Houston Rockets up for sale.

The Rockets are up for sale. Who’s in for $20? - SBNation.com
Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter.

Surprise! The Houston Rockets are for sale. - The Washington Post
Leslie Alexander has owned the franchise for 24 years.

Here’s why Jeff Van Gundy is wrong about Carmelo Anthony not fitting in with the Rockets | For The Win
Van Gundy says Houston won't get better offensively, but that's not true.

Rockets' Popularity in China Could Push Price Past $2 Billion - Bloomberg
The sale of the Houston Rockets could set a National Basketball Association record, surpassing the $2 billion that Steve Ballmer paid for the Los Angeles Clippers, according to sports consultants.

Rockets' James Harden on acquiring Carmelo Anthony -- It's out of my hands
All-Star guard James Harden would love it if the Houston Rockets could assemble their own Big Three by acquiring Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. But Harden said it's out of his hands.

NBA Houston Rockets for sale: owner’s shock move
A WEEK after handing James Harden the richest contract in NBA history, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has made another stunning move.


NBA News

The center position in the NBA is dying - SBNation.com
Free agency proves that traditional centers don’t just matter as much anymore. Why is this the case?

NBA Summer League scores 2017: Lakers beat Trail Blazers to win championship - SBNation.com
Lonzo Ball sat out with calf tightness, but Kyle Kuzma’s 30 points on six three-pointers stole the show.

Kyle Kuzma was the Summer League star no one saw coming - SBNation.com
On a night where Lonzo Ball was on the bench, Kyle Kuzma secured Summer League Finals MVP.

Houston Rockets are for sale, team president announces - SBNation.com
The Rockets could be changing hands soon.

Paul Pierce signs 1-day deal with Celtics so he can retire in green - SBNation.com
Paul Pierce returned to Boston so he could retire a Celtic.

Kenny Atkinson explains his vision to patiently bring the Nets back to prominence - SBNation.com
Brooklyn’s head coach answered SB Nation’s questions at Vegas Summer League about his relationship with Sean Marks, Brook Lopez, and D’Angelo Russell.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Bob McNair Not Interested In Buying Houston Rockets - Battle Red Blog
NFL rules allow McNair to own both franchises, but he isn’t interested.

Mariners 9, Astros 7 (10): Astros drop their 1st extra inning game - The Crawfish Boxes

Astros couldn’t complete the comeback.

4-star CB Jalen Green names Texas in Top 5 - Burnt Orange Nation

Tom Herman continues to gain momentum for elite skill position players from The Lone Star State.

TCU News: Big 12 Media Day Kicks Off - Frogs O' War

The Frogs have the horses to get back to the top of the conference.

Royce O’Neale Signs with Utah Jazz - Our Daily Bears

Two Bears on the same team!

Roster countdown #9: Da’Leon Ward - 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.

It’s Aggie Football Hype Video season - Good Bull Hunting

It’s lit

D-D Breaux Named Most Outstanding Coach - And The Valley Shook

Sugar Bowl honors LSU Gymnastics legend.

no. No. NO. NO! - Barking Carnival

Just. No.

Underdog Dynasty Conference USA 2017 Preseason Team - Underdog Dynasty

Underdog Dynasty doesn’t have a vote for the C-USA media poll but if we did here’s what our ballot would look like.