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Rockets, Bulls Finalize Carmelo Anthony Trade

Jan 22, 2019 6:40 PM

The Houston Rockets have traded Carmelo Anthony, the rights to Jon Diebler, and cash considerations to Chicago in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragićević.

Dragićević (6-9, 247) was the 53rd overall pick by Utah in the 2008 NBA Draft. His rights were acquired by Chicago in 2014. Dragićević has played professionally in several countries during his career, most recently in Spain this season.

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James Harden Joins Wilt Chamberlain With 20th Straight 30-Point Game

Jan 22, 2019 2:53 AM

James Harden finished with 37 points in the Houston Rockets' 121-93 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, his 20th straight game with at least 30 points.

Harden joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in NBA history to score 30 points in at least 20 straight games. 

"Wilt was doing some obviously unbelievable things and numbers that nobody will ever catch. Just to be in the same conversation as those guys is just credit to the work I put in. That's what you play this game for, to be listed with those guys, those top players," said Harden.

Harden has scored 200 points in his last 4 games. None of those points have come off assists. 

The last time Harden scored under 30 points was December 11th.

"I don't see any end in sight. I know there will be, but I don't see it happening," added Mike D'Antoni.

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Lakers Interested In Carmelo Anthony If Roster Spot Opens

Jan 22, 2019 1:28 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers remain interested in adding Carmelo Anthony if he was waived by the Chicago Bulls, although the Lakers will not waive one of their current players to open up a roster spot. 

The Bulls will not immediately waive Anthony as they search for a one-for-one trade before the deadline. They will waive Anthony if they cannot find a trade partner. 

The Lakers would then be a potential destination for Anthony if they open up a spot before or after the trade deadline. 

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Rockets Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Bulls

Jan 21, 2019 5:34 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls.

The Rockets will save approximately $2.6 million towards the luxury tax with the move.

Anthony lasted only a few weeks with the Rockets before they parted ways.

Chicago will waive Anthony.

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Rockets To Waive James Nunnally

Jan 21, 2019 5:11 PM

The Houston Rockets will waive James Nunnally to create a roster space for Kenneth Faried.

Nunnally was recently signed by the Rockets to a 10-day contract.

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D'Angelo Russell, James Harden Named NBA Players Of The Week

Jan 21, 2019 3:22 PM

D'Angelo Russell and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 14 (Jan. 14-20).

Russell averaged 28.0 points and 7.0 assists as the Nets went 3-0.

Harden averaged 54.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists as the Rockets went 2-1.

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Rockets Still Looking To Trade Carmelo Anthony

Jan 19, 2019 5:17 PM

The Houston Rockets continue to pursue trades for Carmelo Anthony and have no intention on waiving the forward.

Looking to sign Kenneth Faried once he clears waivers, the Rockets are expected to release the recently-signed James Nunnally to make room on their roster.

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Kenneth Faried Agrees To Buyout With Nets, Will Join Rockets

Jan 19, 2019 12:35 AM

Kenneth Faried has agreed to a contract buyout with the Brooklyn Nets.

The 29-year-old Faried is expected to join the Rockets once he clears waivers on Monday.

The Rockets have until then to make room for Faried's roster spot. With Clint Capela's injury, Faried will step into the lineup immediately and play significant minutes.

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Carmelo Anthony Expected To Have New Team Around Trade Deadline

Jan 18, 2019 9:48 AM

Carmelo Anthony has multiple options available as he remains in limbo after being away from the Houston Rockets for several months. Anthony last played on Nov. 8 and is expected to resolve his situation around the trade deadline.

Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockets this offseason.

It remains uncertain whether Anthony will be traded, or waived and subsequently signed.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been linked with Anthony.

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Rockets To Sign James Nunnally To 10-Day Contract

Jan 16, 2019 10:16 AM

The Houston Rockets will sign James Nunnally to a 10-day contract.

The Rockets were unable to agree to terms with Danuel House on a standard NBA contract this week, which gives them an unfilled roster spot.

Nunnally was recently waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Rockets had interest in Nunnally in the offseason.

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Rockets Interested In James Nunnally On 10-Day Contract
James Nunnally was recently waived by the Wolves.

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Rockets, Danuel House Jr. Fail To Reach Contract Agreement
House completed the last of his 45 days of service with the Rockets under his two-way contract.

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James Harden Records 17th Straight Game With Over 30 Points
Harden scored 36 out of the Rockets' 54 first half points.

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Clint Capela To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Thumb Injury
Capela is averaging 17.6 points and 12.6 rebounds in 34.2 minutes on the season.

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Rockets Trade Michael Carter-Williams To Bulls
The Bulls will waive Michael Carter-Williams.

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James Harden Overtakes Giannis Antetokounmpo In MVP Odds
James Harden's MVP odds have dropped from 10/1 to 5/2.

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Rockets 'Definitely' Plan On Being Buyers At Trade Deadline
After a slow start to the season, the Rockets are now fourth in the Western Conference.

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James Harden: Critics Need To Focus Less On Fouls, More On His Greatness
Harden had his second consecutive 40-point triple-double and hit the game-winning 3 against the Warriors.

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James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo Named Players Of The Month
The Rockets were 11-4 in December with James Harden averaging 36.4 points, 7.9 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 1.80 steals.

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Nate McMillan, Mike D'Antoni Named Coaches Of The Month For December
The Rockets were 11-4 in December, winning 10 of their final 11 games.

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James Harden 'Doing A Kobe' During Historic Scoring Run
Harden is averaging 39.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 8.5 assists in the Rockets' last 11 game.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden Named Players Of The Week
Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 30.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 3.0 blocks and 2.3 steals per game.

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Eric Gordon Considered Day-To-Day With Knee Injury, Rockets Recall Brandon Knight
Gordon suffered a bruise on his right knee and will miss at least one game.

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Austin Rivers Draws Rave Reviews With Rockets
Rivers credited the similarities between the Clippers and Rockets offenses for his immediate success.

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James Harden On MVP: It's Coming Back
James Harden is averaging 39.2 points over his last nine games.

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Rockets Have Held Trade Talks With Hawks On Kent Bazemore
Kent Bazemore has a player option for the 19-20 season.

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Rockets Sign Austin Rivers
Rivers adds backcourt depth following Chris Paul's hamstring injury.

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Chris Paul Out At Least Two Weeks With Grade-2 Left Hamstring Strain
Chris Paul suffered the injury in Thursday's loss to the Heat.

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Chris Paul Out Indefinitely With Hamstring Injury
The Rockets are 0-5 without Paul this season.


Rockets Set NBA Record With 26 3-Pointers
Eight separate Rockets players hit a three, lead by James Harden going 6-11 from deep.

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