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Rockets still pursuing Jimmy Butler despite steep asking price

The Dream Shake (Darren Yuvan) — Teams are dropping off like flies, but the Rockets are reportedly still involved in talks. There’s been a lot of speculation hovering around the Jimmy Butler situation in recent days. He’s made it clear that he wants out of the organization and even provided the Wolves with a limited list of teams he’d like to be traded to, which included the Brooklyn Nets , the Los Angeles Clippers ,...
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Carmelo Anthony has one thing on his mind: a ring

The Dream Shake (Jeremy_Brener) — Carmelo provided some important answers on Media Day. Rockets Media Day gave us fans the chance to give us an inside look into what we can expect out of the team this year. Many new faces came with much anticipation, but fewer came with the anticipation and excitement than Carmelo Anthony , the once-upon-a-time superstar looking to join forces with the team that won 65 games a season ago....
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Woj: Houston Rockets interested in trading for Jimmy Butler

The Dream Shake (Conrad Garcia) — The Houston Rockets are reportedly pursuing the four-time NBA All-Star. This Wednesday, it was announced that Jimmy Butler wants a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves . According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Butler had given the organization a list of up to three teams he’s willing to sign an extension for before the trade. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski later reported that those...
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Top 10 Rockets “Could Have Beens”: #1 Ralph Sampson

The Dream Shake (Darren Yuvan) — Can you imagine if Sampson stayed healthy and stayed in Houston? The top spot on our “Could Have Beens” list goes to Ralph Sampson, the 7’4” center the Houston Rockets took with the first overall pick in the 1983 NBA Draft , and he takes the top slot over some very deserving others for two primary reasons: First, his own play, and secondly, who he was playing with. Sampson’s incredible...
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Top 10 Rockets “Could Have Beens”: #2 - Yao & T-Mac

The Dream Shake (Jeremy_Brener) — These two defined a whole era of Rockets basketball. When you think of the Rockets during the 2000s, you think of Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. Both of these guys are Hall-of-Famers, and rightfully so. When both of these guys were at their prime of their careers, they were some of the best players in the league. Yao made seven straight All-Star Games from 2003-2009, and T-Mac made seven...
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Top 10 Rockets “Could Have Beens”: #4 - Steve Francis

The Dream Shake (Conrad Garcia) — A Houston sports legend, “The Franchise” makes our list. The next man up on our list of Rockets “Could Have Beens” is going to resonate deeply with a lot of us. Steve Francis . “The Franchise.” Not only will Francis be remembered for what he could have been as a Rocket, but also for what he was. His career began in an odd way- one that makes you feel like he was almost destined to...
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The Rockets beat narratives, Carmelo Anthony should be no different

The Dream Shake (Conrad Garcia) — The Rockets have made a living off of proving people wrong, and they’re primed to do it again with the Melo signing. Last offseason, Rockets fans were pining for Daryl Morey to make the push to unload Ryan Anderson ’s hefty contract and, in return, receive the even heftier contract of Carmelo Anthony. The team wanted a third star to compete with Golden State’s four-headed monster, and ...
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Top 10 Rockets Trades of All-time: #7 - Otis Thorpe

The Dream Shake (Darren Yuvan) — The man they called “OT” helped Houston to their first-ever championship trophy. 7. Rockets acquire Otis Thorpe from the Sacramento Kings - 10/12/88 Rockets acquire: PF Otis Thorpe Kings acquire: F Rodney McCray, F & C Jim Peterson In the late 1980s, the Houston Rockets were looking to remake their roster, as the former 1986 NBA Finals team was falling apart due to...
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Top 10 Rockets Trades of All-Time: #10 - Kenny Smith

The Dream Shake (Darren Yuvan) — The move to acquire the starting point man on two title teams was a good one. 10. Rockets acquire point guard Kenny Smith from Hawks - 9/28/90 Rockets acquire: G Kenny Smith, G Roy Marble Hawks acquire: G John Lucas, C Tim McCormick We kick our Top 10 series off with a name you might not have expected given the rich lore of the Houston Rockets franchise, but one who earned his...
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Top 10 Rockets Trades of All-Time: Honorable Mentions

The Dream Shake (Jeremy_Brener) — For the next two weeks, Darren Yuvan and Jeremy Brener take a trip down memory lane. Trades are the one staple in NBA culture, or sports in general, that can leave you 100 percent happy or sad, in one direction or another. They can alter the course of a franchise with one single move, and in the case of the Houston Rockets , there are many to count. Darren Yuvan and I crafted lists by...
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New Faces from Old Places: Carmelo Anthony

The Dream Shake (Jeremy_Brener) — In Part 4 of our new series, we take a look at the most polarizing Rockets’ offseason signee, 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony. At age 34, Carmelo Anthony is not the player the Denver Nuggets drafted at No. 3 overall 15 years ago. He is not the player that led the Nuggets to the Conference Finals 10 years ago. He is not the player that the Nuggets traded to the Knicks seven years ago....
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Rockets shopping Ryan Anderson for help on the wing

The Dream Shake (Darren Yuvan) — Even with Carmelo Anthony almost aboard, the Rockets may not be done. The Houston Rockets have long been rumored to want to get out from under the $20 million per year deal they gave Ryan Anderson a few seasons back, and now, with the team in the midst of changing personnel on the wing after losing Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute to free agency, they’ve been active lately in trying...
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A Melo Journey Through Years, Teams and Point Guards.

The Dream Shake (Xiane) — Shudder with horror as I recount some of Carmelo Anthony’s teammates. If you’re like me, you’ve heard about the manifold problems Carmelo Anthony could bring to the Rockets . Apparently adding Anthony at the veterans’ minimum salary might well be the worst thing the Rockets could possibly do. Most point to a bad season in OKC as a sure sign that more bad will inevitably follow Melo to...
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What are the Rockets thinking?

The Dream Shake (Xiane) — Free Agency, Summer League, Future Plans, Hank Scorpio Try to imagine a scenario over the years where the majority of pundits in the NBA Commentariat would think the Rockets got it right. It’s tough, isn’t it? They overwhelmingly did not when the Rockets traded for Chris Paul last summer. Sure, a few brave souls said “Yeah, that’s going to work great.” but their voices were drowned...
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Saying goodbye to The Dream Shake

The Dream Shake (Ethan Rothstein) — After four seasons, it’s time to step away. It’s been just over five years to the day since I wrote my first post for The Dream Shake, about the conundrum James Harden found himself in after the Dwight Howard signing. It’s been four glorious, winning, playoff-filled, drama-intensive seasons since Patrick Harrel stepped down and I got the call from SB Nation that they wanted me to run...
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