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Houston Rockets News: September 29, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, September 29, 2017.

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Houston Rockets News

Why Carmelo finally caved after Rockets, Cavaliers deals were close | New York Post
Carmelo Anthony thought he had been traded twice before he actually was. It was wishful thinking.

During an interview on SiriusXM, Anthony said he was under the...

Carmelo Anthony talks Oklahoma City Thunder trade, nixed Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers swaps
New Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony had to change mindsets a few times during the offseason, believing he would be dealt to the Cavaliers or the Rockets and then thinking he would stick with the Knicks before agreeing to a trade to Oklahoma City.

BDL's 2017-18 Season Previews: Houston Rockets
The Rockets added the best point guard of his generation to a backcourt that already featured an MVP candidate.

Prospective Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta meets with NBA Board of Governors - Houston Chronicle
Tilman Fertitta on Thursday took the expected step toward becoming approved as Rockets owner with his scheduled meeting with the NBA Board of Governors Executive Committee, a person with knowledge of the meeting said.

NBA News

The NBA’s Board of Governors approved draft lottery reform -
Changes are coming for the NBA’s lottery system.

New NBA Draft Lottery allows worst 3 teams equal chance at No. 1 pick -
The new lottery reform will take effect beginning in 2019.

Will the NBA’s new lottery reform help or hurt? -
Rockets GM Daryl Morey and a former Sixers front office executive had a fascinating debate on Twitter about Adam Silver’s proposal.

Carmelo Anthony: Cavaliers and Rockets deals both fell through -
The trades that never were.

Michael Beasley on the NCAA scandal: ‘You guys are just catching on’ -
Michael Beasley says paying NCAA players gets rid of the scandal.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Texans-Titans Regular Season 2017: Schedule, Game Time, TV Channel, Radio, And Online Streaming - Battle Red Blog
Here’s what you need to know about how to follow a rather important divisional game for the Texans and Titans on Sunday.

Astros 12, Red Sox 2: Astros offense ships off to Boston - The Crawfish Boxes

Houston has offense, will travel.

Texas secures ugly 17-7 win vs. Iowa State in Ames - Burnt Orange Nation


TCU’s backs Darius Anderson, Sewo Olonilua, are helping Kenny Hill - Frogs O' War

Balance is key for a healthy offense, and the Frogs are the epitome of balance in 2017.

ODB Facebook Live: Baylor-Kansas State Preview and Prediction - Our Daily Bears

Predicting football

Recruiting update: great games and great responsibilities - Viva The Matadors

Many prospects in town for Oklahoma State game

Fun With Numbers: Previewing the South Carolina Game - Good Bull Hunting

Welcome back to Fun With Numbers. We've got another SEC opponent to talk about this week and as always a grab bag of stats to pick through so that we can find numbers to fit our narrative. If...

LSU Reveals Uniforms For Troy Matchup - And The Valley Shook

The Tigers have put a twist on the uniform set for this weekend.

Shooting From the Hip: Texas 17, Iowa State 7 - Barking Carnival

There was plenty of weirdness to go around in this one, but enough of it broke the Longhorns’ way to see Texas board the plane with a 10-point victory and a 1-0 mark in the Big XII.

UTSA Roadrunners ride strength in the trenches to 3-0 start - Underdog Dynasty

With big men this talented who needs skilled position players?

Houston Dash vs North Carolina Courage Final Score: Dash fall 4-0 in final ‘home’ game of 2017 - Dynamo Theory

North Carolina dominated the Houston Dash at H-E-B Park.