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Houston Rockets News: August 9, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Rocket Men: Is Brooklyn emulating Houston’s offense? - NetsDaily
Are Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson modeling the Nets after Mike D’Antoni’s Rockets?

Don’t be so dismissive! Have some imagination! No, the Nets are nowhere near as successful as the Rockets were...

The Houston Rockets Are Suddenly a Defensive Team
Mike D'Antoni has never lead a team that puts a heavy focus on the defensive side of the ball. That is why when he came to Houston, he was paired with

Imagining A Beyonce Owned Rockets World | Houston Press
Beyonce potentially owning the Rockets is a thing. Naturally we had to ask what would Beyonce have final say over — and that includes landing LeBron James.

Houston Rockets Are One of the Last Teams to Release Nike Jerseys
However, the new ones will likely have a similar design. What could the future hold for the new Nike jerseys? Rockets fans everywhere would love to find out

The Rockets have a new bomb squad | Houston Rockets | Hashtag Basketball
The Rockets have added some key bench pieces that will create multiple scary lineups off the bench.

NBA News

The NBA is changing its schedule so superstars won't rest during primetime games -
These changes should also help keep players healthy.

76ers fans have big dreams, but that’s fine. Let them live. -
Of course 76ers fans are excited about having Joel Embiid, Markelle Fultz, and Ben Simmons, even if they’re in your face about it. It’s our 76ers preview pod.

Here are the NBA Christmas Day games we want -
The schedule will probably be released this week, and we’re all wondering about Christmas Day. Here’s our preferences.

Michael Beasley, Knicks ‘nearing’ a 2-year deal, per report -
The former second overall pick may be headed to New York.

25 years later, you can still buy Dream Team merchandise, even these empty Doritos bags -
You can find anything you want on the internet.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Texans Waive Terry Poole - Battle Red Blog
Wherein we reminisce about days long gone by.

White Sox 8, Astros 5: Pale Hoes rough up Keuchel - The Crawfish Boxes

Brian McCann had a home run stolen, it was that kind of night.

No. 7 TE Malcolm Epps commits to Texas over Texas A&M - Burnt Orange Nation

On the recruiting trail, Tom Herman continues to embarrass the Aggies in the Houston area.

APB Ta’Zhawn Henry Joins #CarterBoys18 - Frogs O' War

The dynamic playmaker adds another exciting element to the class of 2018.

Daily Bears Reports 8/9- Offensive Line, Matt Rhule and More! - Our Daily Bears

Sic ‘Em!

Pulse of Red Raider Nation: Which level of success is more important? - Viva The Matadors

Would you rather have winning seasons but never win a championship or win a title followed by losing seasons?

Daily Bull 8.8.17: Time to Run the Dang Ball - Good Bull Hunting

This is the 3rd and 2 scenario of the offseason.

LSU’s Roster of Analysts Adds Longtime NFL Receivers Coach - And The Valley Shook

Longtime NFL assistant joining LSU’s "shadow staff."

Austin Legend Don Baylor: A Life Well Lived - Barking Carnival

Don Baylor was a pro’s pro in baseball for decades, but he had already made his mark in his hometown by the age of 18.

Five Houston Cougars who will improve in 2017 - Underdog Dynasty

Five players find themselves ready to take big steps in their contributions to the Cougars’ success

Player Ratings: Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake - Dynamo Theory

It could have been better, it could have been worse. Here are the player ratings from the Houston Dynamo 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake