The new Rockets guard wrote a letter titled "Saying Goodbye" to officially move forward from the ruptured quad tendon he suffered in 2019.
No team in the NBA this season has had a longer win streak than the Jazz. But they're not the only red-hot West team heading into Week 6.
DeMarcus Cousins broke out of his early-season slump with a 28-point, 17-rebound, 5-assist night in the Rockets' win over the Mavericks on Saturday.
— Eric Gordon scored a season-high 33 points, DeMarcus Cousins had his best game for Houston with 28 points and 17 rebounds and the Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 133-108 on Saturday night.
— Jerami Grant's driving layup on the final play came too late, and the Houston Rockets held on for a 103-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
The Cavaliers have traded Kevin Porter Jr. to the Rockets for a future second-round pick, which, sources told ESPN, is top-55-protected.
The Cavaliers cut ties with Kevin Porter Jr., and the Rockets will take a chance on him after a troubled offseason.
Bomani Jones and Vinnie Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports discuss the ups and downs of the NBA season thus far (1:00), including the possibility that NBA players will get the COVID-19 vaccine (4:48), the balance of the Nets several games into James Harden’s run with the team, and whether or not Kevin Durant’s game looks any more “fun” than it did in Golden State (22:47). Plus, the performance of the Warriors thus far (41:49), as well as some discussion on the MVP as it relates to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Joel Embiid (49:49).
Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Tim MacMahon discuss an apparent change in chemistry for the Clippers, potential landing spots for Bradley Beal should he become available, as well as some teams who could look to make big roster moves this season. Plus, the amazing Lou Dort.
— Deandre Ayton had season highs with 26 points and 17 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 109-103 on Wednesday night to end a two-game skid.
Courtside: Chris Holtmann previews Ohio State's showdown against Purdue. Plus, the guys share their thoughts on Baylor's Kim Mulkey
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Kim Mulkey’s comments about playing college basketball during a pandemic, if there’s a home court advantage this season, not panicking over Michigan’s loss, Auburn’s Sharife Cooper bursting onto the scene, Gonzaga Watch and Iowa’s roster construction. Then, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann joins the show to talk about Kyle Young’s throwback style, an update on Seth Towns, Dakich wanting to take a bullet for Holtmann, Jae’Sean Tate making an impact with the Rockets and the happiest he’s ever seen his team. Later, quick hitters on Baylor, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas Tech.
Victor Oladipo exuded optimism about the Rockets after his franchise debut, saying, "I know that better days are ahead for the Houston Rockets, and I'm looking forward to being a part of those special days."
— Zach LaVine scored 33 points, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a strong effort by Victor Oladipo in his Houston debut, beating the Rockets 125-120 on Monday night.
How does the trade that shook up the NBA shake up our latest rankings?
Rockets GM Rafael Stone cited the "flexibility" provided by the historic haul of first-round draft picks the franchise received in the James Harden trade as the reason he chose to deal the perennial MVP candidate to the Nets over other offers.