The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The Houston Rockets are not good. Like, really, really not good. Their record currently stats at 1-14 and they’ve been outscored by an average of 10.7 points per 100
The Houston Rockets canceled a planned “Travis Scott Night” and instead will hold a moment of silence for Astroworld Festival victims. The Houston Rockets have been on the road for more than a week, playing their last home game on Thursday, Oct. 28. Of their five games on the road during that stretch, the 1-9
Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) Did NFL refs screw up not ejecting Jalen Ramsey for unsportsmanlike conduct? by Scott Rogust Even when the Houston Rockets struggle to add to the win column, Jalen Green has a way with coming up with highlight dunks. Jalen Green still has to smooth out certain
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets own the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft but who should they take with Cade Cunningham off the board? The Detroit Pistons have the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft tonight but the real drama starts with the Houston Rockets at the No. 2 pick.
A pair of surprising lottery teams are reportedly aggressively pursuing disgruntled Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. Forget the NBA Finals for a minute. The next-biggest story in the league right now is the uncertainty around Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. Although a trade this summer still feels unlikely, when it comes down
The Houston Rockets are trying to trade for the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and are dangling Eric Gordon in trade talks with the Detroit Pistons. The Houston Rockets didn’t win the NBA Draft lottery, but they aren’t giving up in their pursuit of getting the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
Vernon Maxwell, Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Tribute to the Kings: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Anderson Silva live results and highlights by Thomas Albano Mets savage the Nationals on Twitter after Francisco Lindor smashes 2 homers by John Buhler Nobody celebrates a Utah Jazz loss quite like former Houston Rockets guard Vernon Maxwell. With
Kevin Porter Jr., Houston Rockets. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Genesis Cabrera HBP has clear injury ramifications for Bryce Harper by Alicia de Artola Raiders deny front-office ‘friction’ over Alex Leatherwood pick by John Buhler Kevin Porter Jr. went off Thursday night for 50 points to shock the NBA world and help the Rockets take
The Timberwolves, Thunder and Rockets are all well outside the NBA playoff race as the season winds to its end. How do they plan to improve before next season? With the NBA expanding the playoff field this year by adding the play-in tournament, more teams have a shot at the postseason than ever before. Teams
Victor Oladipo, Houston Rockets. (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) Clippers finally get their point guard, land Rajon Rondo from the Hawks by Bre’ana Singleton Mavericks land another shooter for Luka Doncic to work with by Brad Berreman The Heat have landed a last-second deal to bring Victor Oladipo to Miami in hopes of getting
The Houston Rockets have several solid veterans who will draw interest at the trade deadline. How could they flip them for long-term value? The Houston Rockets are likely to be very active at the NBA Trade Deadline. They’ve slipped, significantly, in the standings and the playoffs are a pipe dream at this point. They’re also
Demarcus Cousins, Houston Rockets. (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) Chris Mack featured in clip trash talking Kentucky and John Calipari (Video) by Braulio Perez Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas deflects the Demarcus Cousins situation as merely rumors and nothing more. A day after rumors first surfaced over the Houston Rockets potentially parting ways with Demarcus
DeMarcus Cousins, Houston Rockets. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photos-USA TODAY Sports) 3 ways Jalen Hurts is an immediate upgrade over Carson Wentz for Eagles by Matt Lombardo Dolphins are interested in a Deshaun Watson trade by John Buhler DeMarcus Cousins and the Houston Rockets are expected to part ways in the coming days. Only 25
HOUSTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 10: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) Saints coach Dan Campbell emerging as favorite for Lions job by Mike Luciano James Harden thanked the fans in Houston after his departure for Brooklyn. James Harden’s trade request was finally granted, as the Houston Rockets traded their
The Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans have leveraged superstar trades into a huge number of draft picks. But how far ahead of the pack are they? The past two years have seen a succession of enormous, superstar trades in the NBA, with Anthony Davis, Paul George, Russell Westbrook (twice), Chris Paul
HOUSTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 10: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets in action against the Los Angeles Lakers during a game at Toyota Center on January 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and
James Harden, Houston Rockets. (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) Nationals GM throws water on Kris Bryant trade rumors by Mike Luciano One awful stat should be the final nail in the coffin for Carson Wentz in Philly by Cole Thompson NBA Twitter really wants to trade James Harden to the Miami Heat for some
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 21: DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) UNC football: Tar Heels can ruin Notre Dame’s College Football Playoff hopes by John Buhler Raiders bolster pass rush with additions of Takk McKinley, Vic Beasley by Scott Rogust DeMarcus Cousins will make his return to
Day 1 of NBA Free Agency saw some teams knock it out of the park. The first day of 2020 NBA free agency is officially in the books, and the usual flurry of deals led some teams to get desperate and overpay for players that will have a hard time living up to their price
The Houston Rockets are adding Christian Wood via sign-and-trade. Christian Wood was one of the most attractive, young NBA free agents on the market this offseason, and while the Houston Rockets didn’t appear to be much of a match heading into free agency, they’re making their final pitch to keep a disgruntled James Harden happy.