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Houston Rockets News: July 31, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, July 31, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Houston Rockets duo Chris Paul, James Harden make debut during Drew League action
Rockets backcourt duo Chris Paul and James Harden made their debut as teammates on Sunday, showing off their dynamic ballhandling and playmaking duties in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Los Angeles' famed Drew League.

Will Rockets' James Harden-Chris Paul Experiment Pan Out? |
Will anyone be able to stop a backcourt of James Harden and Chris Paul? The Rockets don't think so, which is why they rolled the dice this summer.

Just how good can the bench of the Houston Rockets be?
The team now has 10 or 11 players that could easily battle for a starting spot on nearly every team in the league. The bench is now pretty stacked.

Houston Rockets: Pros and cons of trading for Carmelo Anthony
With the Houston Rockets being heavily linked to a potential Carmelo Anthony, what are the pros and cons of adding the dynamic scorer to the roster?

Houston Rockets: How Having Both Nene and Tarik Black Will Work
Nene Hilario is coming back to the Houston Rockets, and it is the steal of the summer. The team locked him up for 3 years and just under $11 million.

Free Agency Recap for the Houston Rockets
The Rockets made a fairly decent splash in free agency this year. The team was able to acquire talent on both ends of the court, including a superstar.

NBA News

Kyrie Irving trade sweepstakes has drawn 20 teams and 6 offers -
Irving’s trade value has gone up after teams dug into his background and came up empty. Now, whoever makes the best offer can land an all-world talent.

Danilo Gallinari fractured his hand punching an opponent during Eurobasket -
It’s a Clippers tradition.

Steph Curry made fun of LeBron James’ workout video and Kyrie LOVED IT -
Cavs fans won’t be happy about this.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

2017 Houston Texans Training Camp: Notes From Week One - Battle Red Blog
We take a look through some of the observations from those at the first week of Texans training camp.

Astros great Jeff Bagwell inducted into Hall of the Fame - The Crawfish Boxes

Bagwell "humble" to join the ranks at Cooperstown.

Tigers 13, Astros 1: So, how about Bagwell? Cool, right. - The Crawfish Boxes

Astros drop their series the Tigers and finish their 9-game road trip at 5-4.

Following inconsistency in 2016, Texas OC Tim Beck praises the OL’s progress - Burnt Orange Nation

The ‘Horns offensive line allowed 32 sacks in 2016 and now replaces two starters, but Tim Beck praised their progress in the trenches this week.

TCU gains commitment from 3-star WR/CB Taye Barber - Frogs O' War

The stud from Cypress, TX, is the latest member of #CarterBoys18

Who Are Your Favorite Baylor Athletes Ever? - Our Daily Bears

A softer story on Sunday

Former Red Raider A.J. Ramos traded to New York Mets - Viva The Matadors

Miami Marlins parted ways with their closer, and they got their reward

YESSIR! Texas A&M gets two WR commitments in one day - Good Bull Hunting

Jalen Preston, Caleb Chapman join the Aggies' 2018 recruiting class

Time to start a new era: players report today, practice starts tomorrow - Barking Carnival

Don't worry, it's coming. #ThisIsTexas #HookEm— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) July 29, 2017

Underdog Pawdcast Episode 7 - AAC Media Days, Ole Miss Candidates and Over/Under Totals - Underdog Dynasty

The P6 push continues, some AAC coaches that could head to Oxford and win totals for each team.

Houston Dynamo 2, Portland Timbers 2: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts - Dynamo Theory

How did you think the Dynamo players performed in their 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers?