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Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks game preview

The Dream Shake (ak2themax) — For the first time in forever a long time, the Rockets are playing a team that they 100% should beat. The New York Knicks are 10-35 and have lost six games in a row and 19 of their last 21. A lot of their struggles this year point to a problem that Rockets fans can relate to: an injured star. Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL last season in February and remains out. While it’s probably...
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Rockets fail to lift off against Sixers

The Dream Shake (Jeremy_Brener) — It was not the Rockets’ night. The Rockets suffered their worst loss of the season on Monday night as they lost to the 76ers by a score of 121-93. The Rockets looked to keep it together for the first quarter, surrendering just a four point lead. However, the second quarter saw the Sixers pull ahead for good. In the third quarter, the Rockets managed just 13 points and allowed the...
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Houston’s situation may be bad, but there’s no need to panic

The Dream Shake (Conrad Garcia) — This is a storm that the Rockets can weather. Remember at the end of Avengers: Infinity War when Thanos appears in Wakanda and just starts flipping boys like pancakes? He absolutely tears through everyone, gets chopped by Thor, and then snaps his fingers and wipes out half the universe? Well, there’s that part afterward where everyone’s confused, and T’Challa doesn’t just look around like...
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Trade deadline window shopping: Eastern Conference

The Dream Shake (ColinConnors) — With the February 7 trade deadline less than a month away, it’s time to look at possible trade candidates, starting out east. As I’m sure you’ve heard— and likely expected— Rockets ’ General Manager Darryl Morey plans on being a buyer at the trade deadline. And with a report surfacing today that the Rockets remain interested in trading for J.R. Smith (don’t worry, we’ll get to him...
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The 2019 Preview Guy Mailbag

The Dream Shake (ak2themax) — The Preview Guy answers some mail and previews tonight’s Houston Rockets-Denver Nuggets matchup Way back in 2012 , I came up with my own idea to steal Bill Simmons’s idea of a reader mailbag. Instead of just a basic preview with matchups and a boring prediction, I made up questions and answered them as Simmons would, trying to match his idiosyncrasies. I like to think I succeeded, but...
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This is the best James Harden we’ve ever seen, but it’s hardly his first supernova

The Dream Shake (Coty M. Davis) — After a legendary performance in the Bay, James Harden is clearly at his peak, but this isn’t the first time we’ve watched him explode. Forget what Max Kellerman said on First Take a week ago, James Harden is currently playing better basketball than anyone on the planet. Thursday night, Harden silenced his naysayers, as he led the Houston Rockets to a scintillating 135-134...
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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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