1. What Should Houston Rockets Do Next After the 2015 NBA Draft?

    With the NBA draft in the books and free agency beginning on July 1, the Houston Rockets need a plan. The Rockets had two critically acclaimed picks on draft night...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 1 month ago 20,561 reads 201 comments

  2. Full Scouting Report for Houston Rockets' Top 2015 NBA Draft Targets

    As the NBA draft approaches, the Houston Rockets will be looking to add to their contending rotation. The Rockets, coming off an exciting playoff run before falling short in the conference finals, have a few areas of need, but one above all...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 1 month ago 16,253 reads 175 comments

  3. Playing Keep or Cut with Each of the Houston Rockets' 2015 NBA Free Agents

    The Houston Rockets have a large handful of free agents on the loose this summer and a difficult decision to make with each one...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 1 month ago 25,403 reads 109 comments

  4. Final 2014-15 Season Grades for Every Houston Rockets Player

    The Houston Rockets had a good run before coming up short against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. All season long, different players stepped up in different spots contributing to the team's success...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 1 month ago 11,643 reads 104 comments

  5. Trevor Ariza Quietly, Decisively Proved to Be Right Fit for Houston Rockets

    Every NBA team needs a glue guy. For the Houston Rockets , Trevor Ariza fit the bill as his team advanced to the Western Conference Finals. He may not be the flashiest guy in the league...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 2 months ago 9,246 reads 141 comments

  6. Free Agency or Draft: How Should Houston Rockets Fill Biggest Offseason Needs?

    In the midst of an inspirational playoff run, the Houston Rockets will ultimately need to prepare an offseason strategy...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 2 months ago 4,540 reads 14 comments

  7. 2015 NBA Draft Combine Prospects the Houston Rockets Must Watch Most Closely

    Despite the exciting playoff run for the Houston Rockets , you know general manager Daryl Morey is keeping an eye on the NBA Draft Combine. The Rockets have had a great season, but Morey is always looking for ways to improve the roster...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 3 months ago 3,755 reads 3 comments

  8. 5 Houston Rockets Who Must Step Up to Recapture Series Against L.A. Clippers

    Let's face it: The Houston Rockets are in serious jeopardy. After a 124-99 blowout loss in Game 3 to the Los Angeles Clippers , the Rockets are facing a 2-1 deficit in the midst of a bad streak of basketball...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 3 months ago 9,218 reads 91 comments

  9. 5 Keys for Houston Rockets to Defeat Clippers

    After waiting for nearly a week, the Houston Rockets finally know who their opponent will be in the Western Conference semifinals...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 3 months ago 13,101 reads 85 comments

  10. Will 1st-Round Dominance Translate for Houston Rockets?

    Rockets fans can almost rejoice. The Houston Rockets are tantalizingly close to a first-round victory over the rival Dallas Mavericks , sitting pretty with a 3-0 series lead...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 3 months ago 12,770 reads 63 comments

  11. Top 10 Plays and Moments from Houston Rockets' 2014-15 Regular Season

    Before we watch the Houston Rockets dive into the NBA playoffs , let's first take a moment to recognize the terrific season that was...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 4 months ago 3,963 reads 20 comments

  12. How Houston Rockets Can Avoid Another 1st-Round Exit in NBA Playoffs

    Seventeen years. Only one time since 1997 have the Houston Rockets advanced past the first round of the NBA playoffs. To refresh your memory, that team included Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 4 months ago 15,856 reads 116 comments

  13. Assembling Houston Rockets' Ideal Playoff Rotation

    It's almost that time: The NBA playoffs are quickly approaching, and the Houston Rockets are prepping to make a deep run for the first time in six years since the Yao Ming era...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 4 months ago 10,470 reads 46 comments

  14. Corey Brewer Has Been Perfect Fit for Houston Rockets and Vice Versa

    Since the trade on December 19, Corey Brewer and the Houston Rockets have been a match made in heaven. Kevin McHale drafted the 6'9" forward back in his executive days with the Minnesota Timberwolves , so the Rockets knew what they were getting..

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 4 months ago 6,587 reads 46 comments

  15. Power Ranking Houston Rockets Players Heading into Final Month of Season

    It's time for the final edition of the regular-season Houston Rockets player power rankings. After the trade deadline and some injuries, the roster is a little shaken up since the last edition ...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 4 months ago 3,918 reads 21 comments

  16. 2015 NBA Draft Prospects Houston Should Already Be Considering

    With the NCAA tournament coming up, we might as well be on the lookout for some NBA draft prospects for the Houston Rockets ...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 5 months ago 6,416 reads 42 comments

  17. Grading Early Returns from Houston Rockets' Trade Deadline Acquisitions

    Just when you thought the streak might be over, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey made his eighth straight move at the trade deadline...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 5 months ago 9,616 reads 17 comments

  18. Houston Rockets' Schedule Breakdown and Predictions for Season's Final 6 Weeks

    These last few weeks will look different than the beginning of the season for the Houston Rockets but hopefully with a similar result. The roster has some new faces, but Houston is hoping to recapture the magic that led to a 6-0 start...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 5 months ago 7,970 reads 24 comments

  19. Checklist for Houston Rockets During Season's Home Stretch

    Well here we go. With the All-Star break and trade deadline in the rearview mirror, it's time to buckle up and prepare for the big finish...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 5 months ago 1,626 reads 4 comments

  20. Grading Terrence Jones' Return to the Houston Rockets Lineup

    The Houston Rockets ' season hasn't gone quite the way that many expected. Houston has held its own as a formidable contender out West, but the surprising part has been the Rockets' ability to weather the storm during injuries...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 6 months ago 7,254 reads 15 comments

  21. Finding the Right Mix at Power Forward Critical for Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets have an important stretch of the season underway. They will be without former three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard for the next four weeks or so due to a knee injury, yet the NBA schedule continues...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 6 months ago 5,128 reads 40 comments

  22. Houston Rockets' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for February

    Over halfway through the season, the wild West is shaping up to be a great finish. The Houston Rockets are in the thick of it, changing spots in the standings seemingly every night...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 6 months ago 2,769 reads 7 comments

  23. Early Reviews of Houston Rockets' Josh Smith Experiment Are Lukewarm

    The Houston Rockets had a unique opportunity around Christmas time this season. The team acquired Josh Smith from free agency, for a relatively cheap price, to add to their shaky depth midseason...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 6 months ago 11,876 reads 50 comments

  24. Do Houston Rockets Need One More Big Trade?

    The Houston Rockets are in the midst of one of the greatest midseason arms races the Western Conference has ever seen. Contenders out West are stockpiling talent in order to make a run in the postseason, and the Rockets are no exception...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 7 months ago 14,950 reads 68 comments

  25. Houston Rockets Power Rankings: Rating Every Player Near Season's Halfway Point

    With the halfway point approaching, the Houston Rockets are in the thick of a brutal Western Conference. Led by James Harden , the Rockets have hung tough with the best teams in the NBA and remain near the top of the standings...

    Jake Lapin Written by Jake Lapin about 7 months ago 9,218 reads 53 comments