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Houston Rockets News: August 7, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, August 7, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

J.J. Redick explains why he didn't sign with Rockets - Houston Chronicle
Former Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick, who signed a one-year, $23 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers this summer, said he very nearly ended up with the Rockets instead.

The Nets Could Join The Rockets As NBA Teams For Sale
The Nets could be for sale if a buyer is willing to cross the $2 billion mark.

J.J. Redick on Houston Rockets, "I wanted to go there."
The Houston Rockets signed Chris Paul, Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker in the offseason, and apparently they nearly signed J.J. Redick too.

Got $2 billion? Brooklyn Nets up for sale
Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has been shopping the team around to prospective buyers


NBA News

You thought these NBA prospects would be busts. They turned into stars - SBNation.com
Boy were you wrong. (Hint: We were, too.)

Steph Curry beat professional golfers at their own sport - SBNation.com
What are you bad at, Steph?

Doc Rivers steps down as Clippers president, will be head coach only - SBNation.com
Rivers will remain as the Clippers head coach.

A history of Doc Rivers' uncreativity - SBNation.com
Doc Rivers has all the power in the Clippers' front office, and he's used it to bring in ex-players and guys who randomly had career highs against his team.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Texans Training Camp Report - August 5th - Battle Red Blog
Sorry for the delay in getting this up, life got in the way after leaving practice yesterday. There probably won’t be as many observations as yesterday, but I’ll provide what I can.

Astros 7, Blue Jays 6: Astros walk off with four runs in the 9th inning - The Crawfish Boxes
Alex Bregman ties the game with a triple. Juan Centeno walks it off.

J.J. Redick was almost a Rocket - The Dream Shake

Redick says he wanted to come to Houston but was worried he’d get traded.

Texas Top 100’s Zach Mason provides insight on Texas commit Brock Cunningham’s game - Burnt Orange Nation

Zach Mason, the publisher of Texas Top 100, worked with Cunningham’s AAU program this summer and provided BON with his thoughts on the ‘Horns latest pledge.

Tomlinson Inspires, Challenges: Reactions From Across Social Media - Frogs O' War

From former coaches and teammates to the media, current players, and more, LT received a ton of positive feedback Saturday night.

Daily Bears Report 8/6/2017 - Let the Season Begin - Our Daily Bears

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Matador Mailbag 8.3.17 - Viva The Matadors

Viva answers your Tech questions.

YESSIR! 4-star LB DaShaun White commits to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting

Longtime Sooner lean chooses the Aggies

Welcome to 2017: The Year of our Lord, Danny Etling - And The Valley Shook

OR Danny Etling, Kirk Cousins, and the Jet Sweep.

Post-Scrimmage notes August 5th: Day 6 of Fall camp - Barking Carnival

Notes after the Horns’ first scrimmage:

Jason Hall sustained a head/neck injury after delivering a big hit. He walked off the field and it’s being described as "minor." The coaches love the...

North Texas Football: Fall Camp Update - Underdog Dynasty

Construction at Apogee, Player Updates, and Camp Video!

Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake Final Score: 10-man Dynamo draw against RSL - Dynamo Theory

Houston, RSL play to a scoreless draw.