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Houston Rockets News: August 17, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, August 17, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

NBA Trade Rumors: Race to Acquire Carmelo Anthony May Be Down to the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers
Only two teams may still be in the running to acquire Carmelo Anthony.

Rockets' Eric Gordon in Sydney for Bledisoe Cup 2017 | NBA | Sporting News
The 2017 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Eric Gordon is in Sydney for the weekend.

The Houston Rockets Have the Second-Most National TV Games
The Rockets are finally getting the attention they deserve. Next season, they will have the second-most national TV games in the NBA. They will appear 40

Rockets news: Short video hypes up pairing of James Harden, Chris Paul
A new hype video surfaces of the new dynamic duo of James Harden and Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets ahead of the 2017-18 NBA season.

NBA News

LeBron James is getting more political. Does that mean he’s leaving the Cavaliers? -
Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.

Dwyane Wade, Bulls expected to reach buyout agreement ‘at some point in the next few months’ -
Wade would then become a free agent as Chicago looks to rebuild.

How ‘Hoodie Melo’ became our new favorite Melo -
Carmelo Anthony has been constantly working out in a hooded sweatshirt and it’s the best thing of the summer.

2017-18 Sacramento Kings preview: Life after DeMarcus Cousins feels kinda liberating -
It’s refreshing for Kings fans to not have to talk about the same ol’ thing coming into a season, even if the team has a loooong way to go.

8 reasons the ‘NBA 2K18’ trailer is so freakin’ good -
They got Lonzo Ball’s form right, y’all. It’s lit.

41 thoughts I had while discovering 'NBA Live 18' might actually be good -
There was a lot going on here.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

What Texans Game Lights Your Fire? - Battle Red Blog
BRB looks at the Texans’ 2017 schedule and plays favorites

Astros 9, Diamondbacks 5: Reddick, Morton make it 2 wins in a row - The Crawfish Boxes

Astros jump out early and hold on late against Arizona.

WATCH: Former Texas walk-on Garrett Graf awarded scholarship during magic performance - Burnt Orange Nation

Three years of hard work on the Forty Acres finally paid off for the former walk-on.

TCU News: Freshmen Making Waves, Summers Brings the Heat - Frogs O' War

Reagor, Snell, and Manning are raising the bar for the TCU offense.

Big 12 B-Movies: Iowa State Cyclones - Viva The Matadors

Moving across the conference analyzing Texas Tech’s opponents

Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk, Armani Watts named to SI All-America Team - Good Bull Hunting

Did you know that they were roommates?

LSU Has Acquired Potential Mike VII - And The Valley Shook

Say hello to Harvey!

Shooting From the Hip: Defensive Depth Chart - Barking Carnival

Yesterday we took a shot at predicting the Longhorns’ offensive depth chart coming out of Fall Camp, and today it’s the defense’s turn.

The five most important players on UTSA’s offense - Underdog Dynasty

The Roadrunners will rely on a slew of experienced veterans to pilot their offense in 2017.

Hagen nets brace to help Dash playoff hopes - Dynamo Theory

Sarah Hagen’s two goal performance led Houston to a 3-1 victory over Boston.