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Houston Rockets News: September 26, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Chris Paul and James Harden excited to play together as Houston Rockets open camp
Chris Paul and James Harden spent the summer casually playing together, but they are more than ready to make it official when the Houston Rockets open camp on Tuesday.

Houston Rockets: An appreciation of Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson has been included in countless trade rumors this offseason, leading many to not appreciate his true value to the Houston Rockets.

Championship chatter for Rockets, and they're serious - Houston Chronicle
Daryl Morey did not dance around it. There was no effort to lower expectations or deny the heights of the goals, other than to acknowledge the historical might of the Warriors. The Rockets general manager did not even wait for the day's first question before he jumped right in.

Rockets won't stick to sports, plan response to Trump's tweets - Houston Chronicle
Rockets guard Chris Paul, the president of the National Basketball Players Association, said the Rockets would respond to President Trump's comments about NFL players and his decision to "uninvite" the Warriors to the White House, but they had not determined what that response would be. He was determined, however, not to adhere to anyone's call to "stick to sports."

No Melo, No Problem: Houston Rockets Upbeat About New Players, Season | Houston Press
The Rockets held their annual media day on Monday and, despite some fans concerns over not landing Carmelo Anthony, Rockets players and coaches were...

Rockets weren't close on Carmelo Anthony, happy with their roster - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets' interest in acquiring Carmelo Anthony never brought them close to getting him before those chances ended on Saturday when the Knicks reached an agreement to send him to Oklahoma City.

Media Day: Rockets' Expectations |
Matt Winer, Isiah Thomas, and Kevin McHale discuss the Rockets' expectations with Chris Paul .

GameTime: Rockets Outlook with Addition of Chris Paul |
GameTime looks ahead to what to expect from the Houston Rockets in 2017-18 as they add Chris Paul to their roster.

NBA News

NBA players, execs respond to Donald Trump and NFL protests on media day -
Here are all the reactions from players, coaches, owners, and other prominent figures around the NBA during most teams’ media days.

Everything Gregg Popovich said about President Trump, racism at Spurs media day -
Popovich talked for more than 10 minutes about the divisiveness of the country and said that we must feel uncomfortable for change to happen.

LeBron James on Trump 'The people run this country, not one individual — and damn sure not him' -
LeBron didn’t shy away from talking politics.

Carmelo Anthony brought out ‘Hoodie Melo’ for Thunder media day -
Can’t spell Carmelo Anthony without Hoodie Melo.

Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks legacy deserved a better ending -
He had his flaws, but the Knicks shoulder most of the blame for his six-year tenure not fulfilling its promise.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Pro Football Focus Reviews Houston v. New England - Battle Red Blog
Pro Football Focus has inside information on how individual players performed against New England.

Astros 11, Rangers 2: Astros dust off Rangers - The Crawfish Boxes

Tempers flare but in the end it was the Astros night.

Texas DT Chris Daniels transferring from the program - Burnt Orange Nation

Another former Charlie Strong defensive line addition has departed from Tom Herman’s team.

Darius Anderson Named Big 12 Player of the Week - Frogs O' War

This is the least surprising Big 12 announcement in months.

Tweets of the Night — Baylor vs. Oklahoma - Our Daily Bears

I don’t normally do this after losses, but I’m going to make an exception.

Will the real Red Raider defense please stand up - Viva The Matadors

Defensive grades against Houston.

Texas A&M/Bama will be a night game at Kyle Field - Good Bull Hunting

We don’t want Bama but we’re told it’s not optional

LSU 35, Syracuse 26: Post-Game Review - And The Valley Shook

A win that was good, bad and ugly at the same time.

What do cases such as the Whittier and Ploetz lawsuits potentially mean for the future of college football? - Barking Carnival

Sunday morning I was eating breakfast and noticed the Houston Chronicle sports page in the seat next to me. Reading through it while I was finishing my coffee I came across the sad story of Julius...

Three things we learned from the AAC in Week 4 - Underdog Dynasty

ECU wins, a quarterback battle looms in Houston, and some bumps in the road for the Power 6 movement.

Dash drop wild match against Chicago - Dynamo Theory

Red Stars clinch playoff berth with 3-2 victory