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Houston Rockets News: July 24, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, July 24, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Set on Rockets Move After Kyrie Irving Trade Request | Bleacher Report
Carmelo Anthony reportedly remains intent on finding his way to the Houston Rockets after Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA -- A Rockets trade could unleash the best version of Carmelo Anthony
If the Knicks and Rockets reach a deal, Carmelo Anthony would instantly become the second or third option in Houston -- a move that could turn him into the best version of himself.

Biggest Bargains Of NBA Free Agency | Luc Mbah A Moute
They found another absolute bargain in Luc Mbah a Moute on a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum. I'm one of the bigger Mbah a ...

Houston Rockets: Why James Harden's Defense Will Improve Next Year
Last season was a great start for James Harden on the defensive end of the court. He was far more alert on defense than in years like 2014 and 2016.

Bleacher Report Says the Houston Rockets Have the Second-Best Starting 5
Even though the Rockets are likely not quite done yet, the team was still ranked second in the league as far as the starting 5 goes. The projected starting

Yao Ming Denies Interest in Purchasing Houston Rockets | Bleacher Report
Houston Rockets legend Yao Ming said Friday he's not interested in becoming part of a prospective ownership group for the franchise...

New Rockets ownership must continue international efforts - Houston Chronicle
The team might be in flux right now, but the new owner(s) would be foolish not to see how the Rockets' global appeal makes this a special franchise.

OppenheimerFundsVoice: Beyond Market Cap: Why Investors Need A New Metric
Market capitalization: It's a venerable basis for weighting stocks, one that investors have been using ever since the S&P 500 launched back in 1957.

NBA News

Kyrie Irving’s trade request, explained -
Why he’d do it? Where’s he going? We answer all the questions you didn’t know you had about Kyrie Irving’s request to be traded.

Experience reigns supreme at WNBA All-Star Game - Swish Appeal
How did the West win the WNBA All-Star Game? Simple: experience is the best teacher.

Kyrie Irving requests trade from Cavaliers, stunning LeBron James and entire NBA -
Tired of playing second fiddle to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving has asked the Cavaliers to trade him so he can be the star of his own franchise.

John Wall, Wizards agree to a 4-year, $170 million ‘supermax’ extension, per report -
Wall’s contract with the Wizards now runs through 2023.

Kyrie Irving's trade rumors threaten to further widen NBA's West-East power divide -
The West has dominated the East for two decades, and now two more stars could potentially swap to the stronger conference.

LeBron James was 'devastated' by Kyrie Irving’s trade request from the Cavaliers -
James was blindsided by the request, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

D’Onta Foreman’s Drug Test Came Back Clean - Battle Red Blog
That’s a good thing for both the rookie and the Texans.

Orioles 9, Astros 7: Earl Weaver offense doesn't work for the Astros - The Crawfish Boxes

McCullers stumbles and the bullpen can't hold the Astros lead.

Texas baseball lands 2018 prospects Chase Roberts and Lance Ford - Burnt Orange Nation

The Longhorns' now have the No. 17 nationally ranked 2018 class.

LOOK: Texas finishes locker-room renovations ahead of big recruiting event - Burnt Orange Nation

Behold the glory.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball to Play Down Under - Frogs O' War

The two programs will travel 16 hours to Australia to play a series of doubleheaders against the various competition.

Baylor Football Adds Tight End Christoph Henle - Our Daily Bears

Another one!

My application to be CFO for Kliff Kingsbury - Viva The Matadors

aka Chief Fan Officer

A letter from Hugh Freeze (in the style of Ken Burns’ Civil War) - Good Bull Hunting

Hugh Freeze’s final confession after resigning from Ole Miss amid scandal.

Les Miles and Ole Miss Should Want Nothing to do With Each Other - And The Valley Shook

Rumors are linking LSU’s old coach with its old rival.

Jordan Spieth wins British Open, nut checks his caddy - Barking Carnival

Texas Forever. I don’t know much about golf, but that’s my game.

Kyle Allen’s fresh start - Underdog Dynasty

From College Station to Houston, Kyle Allen is ready to lead his new team

Houston Dynamo 3, D. C. United 1: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts - Dynamo Theory

Tell us how you thought the Dynamo players did in their first win on the road of the season