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Houston Rockets News: August 16, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Billionaire Dan Friedkin Enters Race To Buy NBA's Houston Rockets
Following fellow billionaire Tilman Fertitta, ex- Rockets player Dikembe Mutombo, and reportedly Beyoncé, Houston billionaire Dan Friedkin throws his name in the ring as a potential bidder for the Houston Rockets.

Why the Houston Rockets will have a hot streak to start the year
The Houston Rockets have one of the easiest schedules to start the 2017-18 season, and they should get off to a great start.

Kings: Sacramento to host Houston Rockets in 2017-18 opener | The Sacramento Bee
The 2017-18 NBA schedule was released Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. The Sacramento Kings open at home against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The Houston Rockets should continue their pursuit of Carmelo Anthony
Even with all of Houston's success in the postseason, the Houston Rockets should continue their pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.

Dan Friedkin of Gulf States Toyota Wants to Buy the Houston Rockets | Rare
His name my not be as catchy – or well known – as Beyoncé’s, but, like his fellow obscenely-rich counterpart, Dan Friedkin also wants a piece of the pie.


NBA News

LeBron James called for love and change in response to Donald Trump's remarks on Charlottesville - SBNation.com
James spoke at an event for his foundation.

Meet the 2018 NBA draft prospects who are worth tanking for - SBNation.com
Marvin Bagley's reclassification makes this the perfect year for NBA teams to tank.

'NBA 2K18' rates LeBron James higher than Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard - SBNation.com
Did 2K get this right?


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

2017 Houston Texans Preview: Football Outsiders Answers Questions - Battle Red Blog
We quizzed Football Outsiders on five things Houston Texan heading into the 2017 season.

Astros 9, Diamondbacks 4: 5-run inning sparks Astros win - The Crawfish Boxes

Springer, Stassi, and Peacock....yes Peacock...drive in two each.

Breaking: Texas offensive lineman Jean Delance to transfer - Burnt Orange Nation

News broke on Tuesday evening that Texas offensive lineman Jean Delance will transfer from the program.

Best in Texas? TCU Claims Top Spot in State By State Poll - Frogs O' War

CBS Sports’ Ben Kercheval says the Frogs are tops in the Lone Star State.

Taylor Young, Taion Sells and Brian Nance Earn Single Digit Numbers! - Our Daily Bears

The first three names are out

The effect of a power running back - Viva The Matadors

Desmond Nisby is a beast

KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Texas A&M vs. UCLA, September 16, 1955 - Good Bull Hunting

"It’s a lulu" —actual quote at the time

Mike’s New Pad and Other Athletic Construction at LSU - And The Valley Shook

Multiple projects wrapping up as the Fall Semester approaches

Shooting From the Hip: Offensive Depth Chart - Barking Carnival

We’re in the third and final week of Summer Camp, and as camp winds down we should see some official Charts Of Depth coming out of Bellmont by the end of the week.

But why wait? Let’s roll the...

Texas State Bulletin Board II - Underdog Dynasty

Texas State unveils new uniforms, fall scrimmage brings out the faithful and what is the new logo really for?

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. the San Jose Earthquakes - Dynamo Theory

The Dynamo performed pretty well in their 3-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes