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Houston Rockets News: August 25, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 23, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Report: Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks 'Fairly Dormant' Between Knicks, Rockets
While Carmelo Anthony says he would waive his no-trade clause to join the Rockets, trade talks between New York and Houston have reportedly slowed to a halt.

Houston Rockets: Does the Kyrie Irving Trade Speed Up the Melo Process?
With the Cavaliers trading Kyrie Irving to Boston, will the Melo talks speed up for the Houston Rockets? With Irving in Boston, Melo may land in Houston.

Houston Rockets: Who is Zhou Qi?
Last month, the Houston Rockets officially signed 2016 second-round draft pick Zhou Qi, who is regarded by many as the next best big man in the NBA.

NBA News

Kenny Smith reminds everyone that Isaiah Thomas is a human being -
Fans value and sometimes demand loyalty from players when teams rarely show the same thing.

Ray Allen sees Celtics trading Isaiah Thomas as latest case of loyalty double standard -
Allen would know.

The NBA players who would be most fun on your pickup team -
Every pickup team needs a legend.

Why SuperSonics fans are mad at ‘NBA 2K’ and why the game had no choice -
Seattle basketball fans don’t want to see their legends in Thunder uniforms, even in a video game. But that’s ultimately how the NBA sees it.

The problem with Isaiah Thomas -
Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Texans-Saints 2017 Preseason Game: Schedule, Game Time, TV Channel, Radio, And Online Streaming - Battle Red Blog
All the info you need to catch the Houston Texans’ third game of the 2017 preseason against the New Orleans Saints.

Nationals 5, Astros 4 (11): Astros comeback spoiled in extras - The Crawfish Boxes

It was a rollercoaster of emotion at Minute Maid Park.

2019 LHP Peter Hansen commits to Texas Longhorns baseball - Burnt Orange Nation

The 'Horns earned an elite lefty who could project as a weekend starter.

The 2017 Longhorn Prediction Contest - Barking Carnival

Howdy, Barkers...

USA Today names KaVontae Turpin as a Preseason Second Team All-American - Frogs O' War

Turpin joins players from Minnesota and Alabama as a 2nd Team Specialist.

Week 0 of College Football is FINALLY Upon Us! - Our Daily Bears

Contrary to what ESPN is advertising on their social media accounts, college football is back tomorrow! The lineup of five games this Saturday features two ranked teams and two games on ESPN (??)....

Big 12 B-Movies: TCU Horned Frogs - Viva The Matadors

Moving across the conference analyzing Texas Tech’s opponents.

Texas A&M Basketball Announces 2018 Schedule - Good Bull Hunting

Home games against Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina highlight a favorable 2018 conference schedule.

Gameday Fashion: Leopard Print is Not Tiger Stripes - And The Valley Shook

A special guest talks us through a common tailgating fashion faux pas.

How To Tailgate Like A Millennial - And The Valley Shook

OR: Millennials Are Killing The Catering Industry.

Underdog Pawdcast Episode 13: Sun Belt West Preview - Underdog Dynasty

We wrap up talking season by discussing the western division of the Fun Belt.

The Peel Episode 44: Texas Derby Day!! - Dynamo Theory

The guys are joined by Mr. Robinson and Mr. Ching.