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Houston Rockets News: January 8, 2018

Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 8, 2018.

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Houston Rockets News

Struggling Bulls, Rockets meet while trying to fix problems (Jan 08, 2018) | FOX Sports
CHICAGO -- When the Chicago Bulls reeled off seven straight victories last month, it appeared a young, rebuilding team was prepared to turn a much-needed corner.

Rockets not panicking despite recent slump - Houston Chronicle
With the Rockets slumping, with losses in seven of nine games, but also with a record that is the fourth-best in the NBA, they said they have to maintain a mix of urgency and confidence.

Rockets' Luc Mbah a Moute works out but not cleared to practice - Houston Chronicle
Luc Mbah a Moute got in a long workout before the Rockets practice in Chicago on Sunday, but has not been cleared for practices and said he does not yet have a target for his return from a dislocated shoulder.

Houston Rockets to guarantee Gerald Green contract for remainder of season
The Rockets are facing an NBA deadline of Sunday to either guarantee Gerald Green's deal for the season or waive him. They've chosen the former, meaning Green will make $872,000 for the season.

Rockets' Ryan Anderson remains confident despite slump - Houston Chronicle
Rockets forward Ryan Anderson has averaged just 1.1 3-pointer per game in the past 15 games, making just 24.6 percent of his attempts from beyond the 3-point line. But he said he has not lost any confidence in his shot.

Rockets terminate two-way contract with Demetrius Jackson - Houston Chronicle
The Rockets have terminated their two-way contract with guard Demetrius Jackson, a person with knowledge of the deal said.


NBA News

Russell Westbrook and the Thunder need the imperfect Andre Roberson - SBNation.com
(and Russell Westbrook and the Thunder need him)

NBA Scores: Steph Curry scored the most points of the night in just 3 quarters - SBNation.com
He’s back and looks just as good as ever.

John Wall signed a 5-year deal to return to Adidas, per report - SBNation.com
Wall is back with Adidas after testing sneaker free agency for the last two seasons.

LaVar Ball calls out Luke Walton again: ‘They don’t want to play for him’ - SBNation.com
Didn’t the Lakers make a policy for this?

The final 6 seconds of Nets vs. Celtics were whistle-less chaos - SBNation.com
And DeMarre Carroll got hurt.

Bucks vs. Wizards: Matthew Dellavedova ejected after clotheslining Bradley Beal - SBNation.com
A flagrant 2 was the obvious call.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Eagles, Patriots Block Texans From Interviewing Top Executives For GM Vacancy - Battle Red Blog
One dance never hurt anyone.

Astros Top Three Catching Prospects For 2018 - The Crawfish Boxes

Here are the top three prospects in the Astros system at the catcher position.

A month ago, a Rockets-Bulls game looked like a guaranteed Rockets win. Yet here we are, with Houston losers of seven of their last nine games and Chicago on a 11-6 stretch....

Texas signees BJ Foster and DeMarvion Overshown shine in Under Armour All-America game - Burnt Orange Nation

DBU coming back to Austin, y’all.

Weekly War Zone: Old Man Game > New Kid on the Block - Frogs O’ War

Jevon Carter taught Trae Young a thing or two Saturday night in Morgantown.

Baylor-West Virginia Preview and Prediction - Our Daily Bears

The Bears travel to Morgantown for a tough contest

Texas Tech basketball: What’s good enough? - Viva The Matadors

From Billy Clyde Gillispie to Chris Beard. We made it.

LSU Stuns Texas A&M 69-68 - Good Bull Hunting

A last second three by Tremont Waters doomed the Aggies to an 0-3 start in SEC play

Tigers Topple Texas Aggies 69-68 in College Station - And The Valley Shook

A slow first half in College Station ended with a wild finish as LSU (10-3, 1-1 SEC) clinched its first SEC win of the season over No. 11 Texas A&M (11-4, 0-3 SEC). Tremont Waters’ deep 3-pointer...

Shooting From the Corner: Baylor 69, Texas 60 - Barking Carnival

The margin for error in the Big 12 is tiny, as Texas learned today in their 69-60 loss to the Art Briles Apologists. The first road loss for the Longhorns is a painful one on a number of levels,...

FCS Championship Recap: North Dakota State 17, James Madison 13 - Underdog Dynasty

North Dakota State claims its sixth FCS title in the last seven years

Houston Dynamo 2018 Season Schedule Announced - Dynamo Theory

The 2018 Houston Dynamo season schedule has been released