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Houston Rockets News: August 4, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, August 4, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

NBA: Patrick Beverley requested trade before Rockets CP3 deal
The former Rockets guard told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that he wanted a bigger role and was delighted to land with the Clippers.

Patrick Beverley Says He Requested Trade from Rockets Before Clippers Deal | Bleacher Report
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley revealed Thursday that he requested a trade from the Houston Rockets prior to the deal that sent him to L.A...

New York Knicks: Designing an ideal Carmelo Anthony trade with Houston
The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have been unable to come to terms on a trade centered around Carmelo Anthony. How can they make it happen?

What Beyoncé's Interest In The Houston Rockets Says About The NBA
Beyoncé's reported interest in an ownership stake reflects the league's growing popularity and revenue, its willingness to evolve and its inclusiveness.

Hakeem Olajuwon interested in potentially joining Houston Rockets ownership stake
Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon said Tuesday that he would be interested in joining potential groups interested in buying his former franchise.

Carmelo Anthony reportedly now only wants to be traded to the Houston Rockets - The Washington Post
The veteran forward is reported to have crossed the 'turmoil'-laden Cavaliers off his list, as his standoff with the Knicks continues.

NBA News

How the Timberwolves should handle Andrew Wiggins’ future -
Andrew Wiggins is eligible for a contract extension this summer, but has yet to get a deal

Ice Cube suspended Allen Iverson. 2017, huh? -
Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter.

You hoped these NBA prospects would turn into stars. You were wrong -
We asked who failed to live up to the expectations you set for them. The answers were painful.

2017-18 Brooklyn Nets preview: They’ll be bad, but their fans don’t mind -
We kick off our 30-team podcast preview series by talking to Nets fans. They’re patient and thrilled the team has a direction.

Kristaps Porzingis worked out with Dirk Nowitzki, which is great for everybody -
Who better for KP to learn from than Nowitzki?

The WNBA comes to video games in NBA Live 18 - Polygon
All players and teams available; EA Sports hints at more possibilities

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

2017 All-AFC South Preseason Team: Offense - Battle Red Blog
Matt Weston names the AFC South’s best offensive players before the 2017 NFL season begins.

Astros 5, Rays 3: Errors spoil McHugh’s outing - The Crawfish Boxes

Is this a low point? This feels like a low point.

No. 1 JUCO TE Dominick Wood-Anderson commits to Texas over Alabama, Louisville - Burnt Orange Nation

The ‘Horns have landed an instant-impact contributor at a need position.

Russell Barlow, Jr Commits to TCU Hoops - Frogs O' War

The 3* center is the 12th ranked at his position in the state.

No, Baylor Football is Not Recruiting ‘Temple Quality Recruits,’ - Our Daily Bears

Cam Smith of USA Today High School Sports has quite the take

Greatest Team Ever Divisional Quarterfinals - Scarlet Division - Viva The Matadors

The first round of games starts as we look for the best Red Raider team of all time


Gig ‘Em!

And the Valley Cooks: Bourbon-Brined Chicken - And The Valley Shook

Bro, do you even brine?

Herman On the Horns: Day Four - Barking Carnival

The Longhorns wrapped up the shorts n’ shells portion of camp today, and Coach Herman shared his post-practice thoughts with a media gaggle who were tastefully arranged behind ropes with nary a...

Underdog Pawdcast Episode 8 - Joe Moglia is out for 2017, Future of the Sun Belt West, and Recruiting Roundup - Underdog Dynasty

Jamey Chadwell takes over in Conway, drama in San Marcos, and App State is putting in work on the trail.

The Peel Episode 41: Drawing at home, preparing for the road - Dynamo Theory

After a tough home test, Justin and Sean look toward another hard road match versus RSL.