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Houston Rockets News: August 18, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 18, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Dikembe Mutombo getting close to putting together group to buy Rockets
NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo getting close to putting together group to buy Houston Rockets as ownership put it on sale prior to 2017-18 NBA season.

Rockets GM says Thunder should have received more for James Harden | HoopsHype
On a recent podcast with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey spoke about recent trades in the NBA.

Rockets' James Harden does drive-by dunk challenge from a boat - Houston Chronicle
Rockets star James Harden took the drive-by dunk challenge to another level this week.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden completes #DriveByDunkChallenge
The Rockets star hopped off a boat in Miami to partake in the social media craze.

Rockets' star Chris Paul shares adorable family photo of kids first day of school in Houston - Houston Chronicle
Houston Rockets' newest player is among the dozens of parents to boast first-day-of-school photos of their kids this week.

Houston Rockets: Clint Capela NBA 2K18 Rating Revealed
Among those who requested their rating in NBA 2K18 was the starting center for the Rockets, Clint Capela. Capela enjoyed a fantastic year last season.

NBA News

Kevin Durant will not go to the White House if the Warriors are invited -
The White House hasn’t formally invited the Warriors after winning the championship, but the Finals MVP won’t be there regardless.

7 LeBron James trade ideas for the most untradeable player of all time -
These are very serious suggestions. We promise. (Fingers crossed.)

Mavericks embrace a youth movement. That’s a sentence we didn’t expect to type -
The Mavericks are taking a new approach, and their fans find it refreshing even if the team may not make the playoffs.

Kevin Durant is the NBA’s king of the Twitter clap-back. Here’s proof. -
Take your meanness into KD’s mentions at your own risk.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

2017 Houston Texans Training Camp: Camp Favorites - Battle Red Blog
Who do you like?

Diamondbacks 4, Astros 0: Astros unable to solve Corbin - The Crawfish Boxes

Astros get four hits and zero runs.

Andrew Beck’s injury has Tom Herman’s Texas TE anxiety at an ‘all-time high’ - Burnt Orange Nation

After a few heady moments, the continually snake-bit position has returned to normalcy.

2017 TCU Football Preview: Kickers and Punters - Frogs O' War

Yes, we have a kicker. I think.

Are we underrated, or do people really not know what to call us? - Viva The Matadors

Nobody knows what the Red Raiders will be this fall.


These uniforms should come with free bagpipe lessons.

Better Know a Freshman: Austin Deculus - And The Valley Shook

Incoming Texas OL is a nasty mauler with a future on the inside.

Herman on the Horns: Late-Camp Grind Edition - Barking Carnival

After a couple of days away from the media, Longhorns coach Tom Herman had a session today where he caught everyone up on the latest and greatest - and not so greatest - from the last few days of...

Redshirt freshman Sam Glaesmann elevated to Rice QB 1 - Underdog Dynasty

The quarterback with the least experience – and biggest upside – wins the three-man race.

The Peel Episode 43: Goals and Flips - Dynamo Theory

The old man can score and do front flips