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Your one-stop shop for Houston Rockets, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 12, 2018.

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Houston Rockets News

How the Houston Rockets Offense Works - The Ringer
Once James Harden comes off a screen, amazing things happen

Houston Rockets: How much money Johnson and Wright could lose
The Houston Rockets almost have all of the I’s dotted and the T’s crossed in regard to inking to familiar veterans to bolster the depth of this roster. But since Joe Johnson and Brandan Wright’s contracts were bought out from their former teams, how much money do they stand to lose? Let’s take a further depth into this.

Rockets Sign Brandan Wright | Houston Rockets
HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed free agent forward/center Brandan Wright for the remainder of the season. Wright joins the Rockets after appearing in 27 games for Memphis in 2017-18. He will wear #32 for Houston.

Rockets beat Mavericks 104-97 for 8th straight win - The Washington Post
In the past, the Houston Rockets would sometimes fall victim to so-called trap games, losing against subpar teams.

Rockets' James Harden named Player of the Week yet again - Houston Chronicle
Rockets guard James Harden on Monday was named Western Conference player of the week for a second-consecutive week. the fifth time this season and the 18th time in his career, all since the trade to the Rockets in 2012.

Rockets point guard experiment going better than Cleveland's
It isn't always easy for a point guard with All-Star pedigree to blend in with a team that already features an MVP candidate. Just ask the Cleveland Cavaliers.


NBA News

Why Cavs fans already love Cedi Osman - Fear The Sword
What makes a fanbase love a foreign player whose name they can’t pronounce consistently?

Markelle Fultz injury: How the 76ers can stop digging an even deeper hole - SBNation.com
Step 1: Stop offering confusing information!

Kobe Bryant says he would participate in anthem protests if he were still playing - SBNation.com
Bryant elaborated after saying last year he would kneel during the anthem if he were still in the NBA.

NBA scores 2018: Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz have won 10 in a row - SBNation.com
Mitchell is making a serious campaign for Rookie of the Year, Anthony Davis should be mayor of Detroit, and other things from Monday.

Steve Kerr let the Warriors coach themselves. They won by 46. - SBNation.com
We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter.

Warriors vs. Suns: Steve Kerr let his players coach the game - SBNation.com
This was a technique Kerr used to get his players’ attention.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros Top Three Center Field Prospects For 2018 - The Crawfish Boxes

Check out the top three center field prospects in the Astros system!

Free Agent Defensive Back David Amerson Visited Houston - Battle Red Blog
It has begun.

Texas’ NCAA Tournament hopes take hit following 74-73 2OT loss to Baylor - Burnt Orange Nation

The Longhorns NCAA Tournament hopes continue to dwindle quickly with a third straight loss.

March to Madness: NCAA Basketball Bubble Watch, February 12th - Frogs O’ War

Frogs win a must-win and can build significant résumé padding in Morgantown

Daily Bears Report 2/12/2018 Bears Heading South About 100 Miles Down I35 - Our Daily Bears

Bears at Longhorns, 8:00 PM CT, Sic ‘em!

Starks named FOTW; A&M returns to Top 25; Wilson confirmed out - Good Bull Hunting

Texas A&M returns to the Top 25, Starks named FOTW, and Wilson confirmed out for the season

Happy Mardi Gras From ATVS! - And The Valley Shook

Here’s one of my favorite NOLA music performances ever.

Clanking From the Corner: Baylor 74, Texas 73 2OT - Barking Carnival

Okay, now we can start talking about the NIT.

Texas fixed their defensive lapses from the TCU game, but also left their shooting in Fort Worth. It would’ve been nice to borrow a couple of those...

National Signing Day 2018: SMU - Underdog Dynasty

With the class finally finally finished, let’s take a further look at the players signed

The Western Conference is charging forward: Can the Dynamo keep up? - Dynamo Theory