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Houston Rockets News: August 8, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Rockets place fifth in David Aldridge's offseason rankings
In David Aldridge's annual offseason rankings, he measures the success of each team's offseason. The Houston Rockets finished fifth on his list.

Houston Rockets In No Rush To Decide On Chris Paul's Future – TBN
Chris Paul going to the Houston Rockets was the biggest move of the offseason, but the organization is taking it slow with contract talks.

"Swarm A.I." Predicts Carmelo Anthony is Headed to Texas Next Season | Inverse
The New York Knicks superstar has demanded a trade, with Houston and Cleveland as his top picks. Our readers predict where Carmelo Anthony is headed.

Houston Rockets: Previewing the 2017-18 rotation
The Houston Rockets made several changes to their roster this summer. What will be the team's rotation for next season? Let's take a closer look.

NBA News

Here's everything you need to know about ‘NBA 2K18’ -
2K18 looks and sounds incredible!

David Griffin says Kyrie Irving showed ‘courage’ by requesting trade -
David Griffin pushes back against Ron Harper’s comments on Kyrie Irving.

The Cavs’ new jersey promo lives in a world where everything's cool with Kyrie Irving -
It’s almost as if Irving didn’t request a trade in July.

Doc Rivers surrendered his front office power. Stan Van Gundy should be next. -
Doc Rivers and the Clippers realized he couldn’t be a dual coach/GM. Van Gundy and the Pistons need to understand the same.

Suns fans are all in on #TheTimeline. Wait, what is #TheTimeline? -
Suns fans want their team to practice what it preaches and stay patient. Will the organization continue to listen? It’s our latest team preview podcast.

The San Antonio Stars need to let Kelsey Plum live -
Plum hasn't received a lot of playing time this season, but the Stars are 5-0 when she plays at least 30 minutes.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Tom Savage Will Start Texans’ Preseason Opener - Battle Red Blog
Tom Savage, why you passin' so hard?

Does Justin Verlander make sense for the Astros? No. Maybe. - The Crawfish Boxes

Probably not.

4-star DT Keondre Coburn commits to Texas over Alabama, Texas A&M - Burnt Orange Nation

The ‘Horns added a key piece of the defensive line puzzle to the 2018 class on Monday.

2017 TCU Position Preview: Defensive Backs - Frogs O' War

The 4-2-5 lives and dies with the strength of the DBs; does GP have the horses in the back end to get the job done?

The Future Remains Bright: Baylor Basketball After Motley and Wainright - Our Daily Bears

There are a few paths to replace two of Baylor’s best players

Recruiting update: jumping back into the top 50 - Viva The Matadors

Several new offensive commitments boost Texas Tech among the top of the FBS

Daily Bull 8.7.17: Texas A&M Offense Update - Good Bull Hunting

Status: still needing to run the dang ball more

Previewing The 2017 Tigers: Offensive Line - And The Valley Shook

Looking at what LSU has left on the offensive line as we preview the 2017 Tigers.

2018 Texas Football Recruiting: DT Keondre Coburn Commits to Texas - Barking Carnival

4* defensive tackle Keondre Coburn out of Westfield High School has chosen to cast his lot with Tom Herman and the Longhorns:

Around the Dog Park: Fall Camps and Scrimmages are Underway - Underdog Dynasty

Also: Navy’s OC is taking a break

Houston Dynamo sign former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos - Dynamo Theory

Dynamo announced Monday they have signed Swiss defender Philippe Senderos