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Houston Rockets News: July 5, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

34-year-old Rockets center loses $4 million on contract because of obscure NBA rule
Houston Rockets center Nene had a strange snafu on his new contract that ended up costing him $4...

Rumor Central: Rockets to fill out roster with low-dollar deals - NBA Rumor Central- ESPN
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is no rush to use the Bi-Annual exception or trade the non-guaranteed salaries off the roster.

Thunder, Celtics, Wolves shoot up offseason power rankings; Rockets still best -
And now Melo -- who reportedly may waive his no-trade clause -- is a possibility in Houston? Watch out

Rockets GM Daryl Morey says Spanish star Sergio Llull will play in the NBA one day | HoopsHype
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who recently traded for point guard Chris Paul, may have another point guard come to his team.

Rockets make solid moves but need more - Houston Chronicle
Mike D'Antoni was down to just seven players that he believed in when a thrilling season suddenly collapsed.

Clyde Drexler's son joins Rockets' summer minicamp - Houston Chronicle
With players ranging from potentially important members of the regular-season roster to a familiar name from the team's past, the Rockets announced the list of players participating in their summer league minicamp prior to their play in the Las Vegas Summer League this week.

NBA News

How Danny Ainge brought the Celtics here and delivered Gordon Hayward -
By using all three avenues of adding talent, Boston has built a competitive roster that still has some upside.

Gordon Hayward leaving ruins a Jazz plan 6 years in the making -
Utah did everything right to build its team, but even the best laid plans fall through.

Gordon Hayward can lead the Celtics past the Cavaliers ... eventually -
Hayward to Boston might not be enough to dethrone The King this year, but it sets up the C’s to outlast the Cavaliers.

What’s next after Gordon Hayward agrees? - CelticsBlog
Boston has to clear cap space to sign Hayward

Rudy Gobert plays song about ‘loyalty’ on Instagram after Gordon Hayward's departure -
Tell us how you really feel, Rudy.

Zach Randolph and Memphis were perfect for each other -
The Z-Bo era is over in Memphis, and what an era it was. But it’s time for everyone to move forward.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Happy Independence Day From Battle Red Blog - Battle Red Blog
It's July 4th. Celebrate the independence of the United States of America from British rule by commenting on a blog devoted to the Houston Texans. It's as American as Paul Revere twerking.

Astros 16, Braves 4: Springer, Altuve proved the fireworks on the 4th - The Crawfish Boxes

The Astros tie their season-high with 19 hits.

Astros’ Carlos Correa exits with thumb discomfort, hopes to play Wednesday - The Crawfish Boxes

Houston star shortstop slid head first into home plate on Tuesday.

3-Star 2018 DT Jordan Redmond set to visit Texas this month - Burnt Orange Nation

The Florida native attended Texas’ junior day in February and could hold a Texas offer very soon.

Daily Bears Reports 7/5- Football and Basketball - Our Daily Bears

Pierre Jackson hits the game winner!

How About Some 4th of July Fireworks? - And The Valley Shook

A little No. 5 on 7/4.

(Re)Born on the Fourth of July: The Opening - Barking Carnival

Howdy, Barkers!

Off the bat, let me apologize for my extended absence from the halls of The Carnival. When Scipio returns from sabbatical, he never fails to regale with tales of applying illegal...

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against the Montreal Impact - Dynamo Theory

With international call-ups and a short turnaround from last week, who do you want to see in your starting XI against the Montreal Impact?