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Houston Rockets News: July 21, 2017

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Houston Rockets News

Report: Carmelo Anthony willing to waive $8 million trade kicker for Rockets
That isn't going to solve the core problem of why this deal is not close to being done.

Free-agent forward Troy Williams agrees to 3-year deal with Houston Rockets
Free-agent forward Troy Williams has agreed to a three-year deal with the Rockets, sources told ESPN.

NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Would Waive Trade Kicker To Join Rockets | NBA | NESN.com
Rumors of Carmelo Anthony wanting to join the Rockets have been running rampant, and it appears the star forward is willing to sacrifice to head to Houston.

The Houston Rockets’ sale will test the NBA’s rosy economic outlook - The Washington Post
Leslie Alexander's decision to sell the Rockets comes at a promising, but fluid, time for the NBA.

Houston Rockets: Who Should Be the Backup Point Guard?
Bobby Brown and Isaiah Taylor are the two players on the roster of the Rockets who will be competing against each other for the backup point guard role.

Knicks don't like any package from Rockets in trade talks for Melo
The New York Knicks reportedly have not liked any of the packages the Houston Rockets are offering in a potential trade for Carmelo Anthony.

J.J. Redick says he turned down more money from Houston Rockets to join Sixers
"I didn't want a one-year deal, but I'm not going to complain about the one-year deal that I got," Redick said.


NBA News

Is LeBron really leaving the Cavaliers? - SBNation.com
Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.

Derrick Rose, Cavaliers in ‘serious talks’ for 1-year deal, per report - SBNation.com
Rose posted a solid season with the Knicks last year before a minor meniscus tear cut his season short.

Sue Bird comes out as gay, is dating Megan Rapinoe - Outsports
Bird has four Olympic gold medals and has played in the WNBA since 2002.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

2017 Houston Texans Training Camp Preview: Observing The Offensive Line - Battle Red Blog
Today’s camp preview focuses on the Texans’ O-Line heading into the new season.

Astros Prospect Stock Report: Volume 4 - The Crawfish Boxes

See which prospect has seen their stock rise or fall

Houston Lamar DB Coach Theadis Reagins goes in-depth about 5-star CB Anthony Cook, 4-star CB D’shawn Jamison - Burnt Orange Nation

Houston Lamar defensive backs coach Theadis Reagins provides an in-depth look at two of the nation’s most coveted defensive backs.

TCU News: GP Has Plenty to Say, Experienced TCU Could Be a Darkhorse - Frogs O' War

Patterson’s job security lets him talk more openly than most.

State of the Program: Coaches - Viva The Matadors

The most important year for Kliff and company

The Wanton Winds of the Highway - Good Bull Hunting

A Faulknerian tale of flawed love

Linebacker Isaiah Washington Announces Transfer - And The Valley Shook

Sophomore pass-rusher headed elsewhere.

Tom Herman: Bottling Intensity - Barking Carnival

During Tuesday’s Big XII Media Day Live Blog, I said that the most Herman-y of the day’s Tom Herman moments was his unflinching account of the extreme measures adopted to instill a hate of losing...

Freeze out at Ole Miss: Implications for Texas - Barking Carnival

He "resigned" effectively immediately. For doing SEC things: cheating, breaking contracts, calling an escort service on his university phone (misdial).

Player Ratings Houston Dynamo vs. Minnesota United FC - Dynamo Theory

Player performance grades from the Dynamo’s 0-0 draw at Minnesota United FC