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Houston Rockets News: August 14, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 14, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Knicks and Rockets re-engage in Carmelo Anthony trade talks
The Knicks and Rockets have re-engaged on trade talks involving 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, with the Rockets again canvassing third-team trade partners to construct a deal, league sources told ESPN.

Rockets news: James Harden has bulked up even more this offseason - ClutchPoints
MVP runner-up James Harden of the Houston Rockets has been hard at work during the NBA offseason to improve his game and his body.

Knicks and Rockets reportedly renew Carmelo Anthony trade talks - The Washington Post
New York has thus far been unsuccessful in convincing Anthony, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, to widen his list of acceptable destinations.

Kenny Smith: Beyonce Owning Rockets Would Change Sports | TMZ.com
Houston Rockets legend Kenny Smith believes the chances of Beyonce becoming a part owner are "very good"

Bleacher Report Ranks Best and Worst Offseason Move by Rockets
Bleacher Report ranked every team's best and worst offseason move this summer. The best one for the Rockets is pretty obvious, but what did they rank the


NBA News

How the NBA can keep self-destructive teams like the Nets from hurting the league - SBNation.com
The Nets doomed themselves to several hopeless years with foolish trades. That’s bad for business — and the NBA should try to prevent a repeat.

Phil Jackson made Dennis Smith Jr. eat an octopus tentacle in pre-draft meeting - SBNation.com
Yeah.

'NBA 2K18' ratings: An ongoing list of where players are rated - SBNation.com
Who will be the game’s highest rated player?

Behold, the most absurd all-time NBA 2K lineups for every team - SBNation.com
You had great suggestions for each team’s all-time starting 5. I, on the other hand, had terrible ones.

Dion Waiters on Kyrie Irving rumors: ‘There’s an alpha male’ in Miami already - SBNation.com
Waiters Island has repopulated so quickly!


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Texans Sign Clemson Wide Receiver - Battle Red Blog
No, it’s not DeAndre Hopkins. But still!

Astros 2, Rangers 1: Keuchel, Giles end losing streak - The Crawfish Boxes

The beard returned to his Cy Young form for at least one game.

Astros seemingly trade for RHP Tyler Clippard - The Crawfish Boxes

The Astros (we think) have traded for reliever Tyler Clippard, according to Tyler Clippard.

Texas Basketball Goes Down Under - Barking Carnival

How to watch the Longhorns

2017 TCU Position Preview: Defensive Line - Frogs O' War

This group has the BEEF.

Daily Bull 8.11.17: Kyle Field Has Cheap Water! - Good Bull Hunting

Get it while it’s tepid!

Previewing the 2017 Tigers: Running Backs - And The Valley Shook

Same song with a new singer for the Tigers in 2017.

Top five redshirt candidates for UTSA in 2017 - Underdog Dynasty

Which UTSA freshmen would be best served from a redshirt season?

Houston Dash drop second straight match - Dynamo Theory

Shea Groom’s 83rd-minute game winner propelled FC Kansas City to victory