1. Houston Rockets: 5 Players Under the Microscope This Season

    Just 12 days after David Stern declared the NBA had entered a nuclear winter due to a snag in the negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, the NBA and its Players Association announced there would be a season after all...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about over 2 years ago 2,561 reads 4 comments

  2. Houston Rockets Need to Make a Big Splash to Contend

    There's nothing worse than being stuck in the middle. First is ideal, but even finishing near the end of the line has its advantages...

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  3. Houston Rockets: Realistic Expectations for 2011-12 Season

    This will be brief and to the point. Let's start off with a few assumptions. Assume the NBA owners and players come to an agreement to end the current lockout by commissioner David Stern's Monday deadline to save a full 82-game season...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about almost 3 years ago 1,462 reads 2 comments

  4. Houston Rockets: 4 Reasons Kevin McHale Is Already on the Hot Seat

    The Houston Rockets officially made Kevin McHale their new head coach on June 1, signing him to a four-year deal, with the final year being a team option...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about almost 3 years ago 3,497 reads 4 comments

  5. NBA Lockout: 5 Reasons the Houston Rockets Should Hope There's a Season

    The end of the 2010-11 season gave Red Nation a number of reasons to look forward to next season. Unfortunately the lockout may prevent one from occurring...

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  6. Yao Ming: 10 Best Games of His Houston Rockets Career

    Including the postseason, Yao Ming played in 514 games with the Houston Rockets . Yao announced his retirement from basketball at a press conference Wednesday from Shanghai, so ...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about almost 3 years ago 11,597 reads 23 comments

  7. Houston Rockets: 3 Players to Aquire After Yao Ming's Retirement

    As expected, sources revealed last week that Yao Ming would call it quits after nine injury-riddled seasons with the Houston Rockets ...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about almost 3 years ago 7,119 reads 3 comments

  8. Houston Rockets: The Trade That Can Deliver Dwight Howard

    Donatas Motiejunas, a Lithuanian forward and first-round pick of the Houston Rockets , wouldn't wait for the 2011-12 season to tip off to get in the headlines. His introductory press conference was a better starting point...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 132 reads 70 comments

  9. NBA Draft 2012: 14 Most Enticing Prospects

    The 2011 NBA Draft was regarded as one of the weakest in recent history. It wasn't top-heavy and it wasn't very deep considering roughly 10 players whose names got called were unknown to basketball fans across the country...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 3,227 reads 14 comments

  10. NBA Draft 2011: Ranking the Top 10 Shooting Guards

    The NBA Draft tips off Thursday night, and most team's big boards are ready for action. How many shooting guards are high on those boards? It's a fairly shallow crop, but there are a few prospects at the top that have All-Star potential...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 2,672 reads 0 comments

  11. Houston Rockets: Improvement Each Player Must Make for Next Season

    Summer school is in session and the Houston Rockets have a lot of work to do. Two straight seasons outside the playoff picture should have everyone at team headquarters motivated to make the improvements essential for a return to the contender's circle..

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 2,736 reads 8 comments

  12. Houston Rockets: Which Players Have the Highest Trade Value?

    The responsibility of finding a new head coach sidetracked Houston Rockets ' General Manager Daryl Morey from his primary goal: acquiring the franchise's next superstar player...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 3,890 reads 3 comments

  13. Houston Rockets: Is Kevin McHale the Right Man to Lead Clutch City?

    During an April press conference following the dismissal of Rick Adelman, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey asked that fans and local media not judge the name of the new coach, but rather the results that follow...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 1,546 reads 2 comments

  14. NBA Draft 2011: Houston Rockets Post-Lottery Best and Worst Case Draft Scenarios

    The Houston Rockets never had a shot at winning the NBA draft lottery. No secret there. Being the only team to miss the postseason with a winning record gave them less than ...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 4,012 reads 6 comments

  15. 2011 NBA Mock Draft: Kemba Walker to Charlotte and 29 Other First Round Picks

    The NBA Draft Lottery was much kinder to the Cleveland Cavaliers than last summer's free agency period. Cleveland jumped one spot to steal the No...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 4,961 reads 19 comments

  16. 2011 NBA Draft: 5 Teams That Can't Afford to Miss on Lottery Picks

    The NBA Draft Lottery will be presented prior to tonight's Game 1 between the Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder. At 17-65, the Minnesota Timberwolves had the league's worst record, so they have the greatest odds of winning the No...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 2,379 reads 8 comments

  17. Houston Rockets: Lawrence Frank Should Emerge as Next Head Coach

    Think of all the times a friend or relative dumped a significant other and moved on to someone, shall we say, less appealing. The old mate was nice, attractive, fun to be around—the perfect fit...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 176 reads 10 comments

  18. NBA Lockout Impending: The Perfect NBA Model, Where NEVER Happens

    Sports enthusiasts either love the NBA or hate it. Unlike every other professional sports league, there's no in between. Regardless of which side you're on, the undeniable fact that the league is wildly popular remains...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 553 reads 12 comments

  19. Hakeem Olajuwon, Yao Ming and the 10 Greatest Centers in Houston Rockets History

    Remember when the center position used to dominate the NBA ? Most of you probably don't because the last decade of professional basketball has been guard oriented...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 5,982 reads 1 comments

  20. NBA Playoffs 2011: Memphis Grizzlies vs. OKC Thunder Game 1 Report Card

    The Memphis Grizzlies ' Cinderella run through the NBA playoffs continued Sunday with a 114-101 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 1 of their Western Conference Semifinal series...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 3,939 reads 16 comments

  21. Houston Rockets: 5-Step Process to Regaining NBA Playoff Contender Status

    The Houston Rockets are in a state of flux after failing to reach the postseason for a second consecutive year. The early demise of the Tracy McGrady- Yao Ming era has left the organization in an awkward position...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 116 reads 34 comments

  22. NBA Playoffs 2011: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks Game 5 Live Blog

    Welcome to the live blog of tonight's Game 5 between the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers. The series has returned to Dallas following Portland's exhilarating come-from-behind ...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 1,817 reads 1 comments

  23. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Orlando Magic Nothing but Frauds Following Game 4 Dud

    The Orlando Magic entered this season expecting to be in the spotlight. Just not for this reason. Orlando is officially on the brink of elimination following an 88-85 Game 4 ...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 935 reads 9 comments

  24. NBA Playoffs 2011: Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks Game 4 Live Blog

    Welcome to the live blog for Game 4 of the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks ' first round playoff series...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 1,897 reads 11 comments

  25. NBA Playoffs 2011: New Orleans Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Game 2 Report Card

    Well it didn't take a soothsayer to predict this outcome. After an embarrassing defeat in Game 1, the Los Angeles Lakers rebounded to beat New Orleans 87-78 in Wednesday night's ...

    Dan Bartemus Written by Dan Bartemus about 3 years ago 196 reads 0 comments