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August 22, 2019
Veteran Houston sports radio host Mike Meltser joins Thursday's show.Topics include new perspective on the Russell Westbrook trade and his fit with James Harden; potential extensions for P.J. Tucker and Eric Gordon; Clint Capela's room for growth; whether the alternate offseason reality of landing Jimmy Butler would be preferable; and much more.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 16, 2019
Friday's show breaks down new information revealed by Houston GM Daryl Morey on a recent podcast, including intel on this offseason's pursuits of Jimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook. Ben also explores the news of DeMarcus Cousins tearing his ACL, and what it means for the Lakers and other West heavyweights (like the Rockets).#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 13, 2019
Monday's show features reaction to the newly released 2019-20 Houston Rockets schedule.Highlights include an opener loaded with MVPs, as Russell Westbrook's regular-season debut in Houston comes against 2019 MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Other topics include a soft closing schedule and national TV prominence.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 8, 2019
Wednesday's show explores the latest offseason news and rumors, including why the Rockets may give Terrence Jones another shot; what to make of Sergio Llull still not ruling out the NBA; and how outside shooting is even more vital to Houston this season.#rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 31, 2019
Tuesday's show explores new reports that Houston is still looking to bring defensive ace Andre Iguodala into the fold this offseason. Other topics include the final roster spots heading into training camp, and the importance of a happy James Harden (after the Russell Westbrook trade).#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 28, 2019
Karthik Prasad (@stanfordkp) offers his key takeaways from Friday's introductory news conference by the Rockets for Russell Westbrook. Topics include statements from Westbrook and GM Daryl Morey, as well as the importance of a happy James Harden (in attendance).#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 23, 2019
Tuesday's show breaks down Daryl Morey's recent additions of swingman Ben McLemore and big man Anthony Bennett, and why the low floor and high ceiling of the former lottery picks makes sense to round out Houston's training camp roster. Ben also explores where any remaining funds could be spent in the 2019-20 year, and why planning to use the NT-MLE on buyout candidates could be the smart play.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 17, 2019
In Wednesday’s show, Ben explores why the Russell Westbrook trade (now official) wasn’t expanded to include another player(s) coming to Houston. Topics include what it says about ownership, and what to expect and watch for as the offseason continues.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 16, 2019
Monday's show with Karthik Prasad breaks down why the Russell Westbrook trade isn't yet official. Ben and Karthik explore the upside of potentially expanding the deal, including how names like Andre Iguodala, Robert Covington, and others might come into play.Karthik also offers his initial thoughts on the fit of Russ in Houston, and why he's increasingly coming around on the transaction.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 15, 2019
The Action Network's senior NBA writer Matt Moore (@HPbasketball) outlines how Houston can optimize its system to succeed with Russell Westbrook. Topics include what factors to watch for; necessary changes from James Harden and Mike D'Antoni; and how to fill out the roster around Westbrook and Harden, starting with the recent additions of Tyson Chandler and Anthony Bennett.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 12, 2019
Friday's show offers more reaction to Houston's blockbuster trade of Chris Paul (and picks) for Russell Westbrook, including potential hidden benefits as it pertains to filling out the roster. We also play back Ben's interview with Taylor Travis and Mike Lucas with full analysis of the deal.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 12, 2019
Ben DuBose offers his immediate thoughts on Thursday's blockbuster trade sending Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook to Houston for Chris Paul and draft picks.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 8, 2019
Roosh Williams and Ben DuBose dissect Houston’s place in the new NBA landscape with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joining the Clippers. Other topics include Russell Westbrook’s uncertain future in OKC and whether there's any potential fit in Houston; the team's needs (Andre Iguodala, Tyson Chandler?) as free agency enters its second week; and early Summer League takeaways.#Rockets #NBA #NBAFreeAgencyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 6, 2019
Saturday's show reacts to the bombshell news of the Los Angeles Clippers landing both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Topics include where Houston stands in the West after the move; a potential OKC breakup; how to best match up with the Clippers; and the importance of the No. 1 seed.#Rockets #NBA #NBAFreeAgencyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 3, 2019
Wednesday's show explores the potential domino effect around the entire NBA from Kawhi Leonard's pending free agency decision, as well as why the absence of money on the market might make Iman Shumpert more willing to work with the Rockets on a sign-and-trade.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 1, 2019
Monday’s show breaks down the re-signing of guard Austin Rivers to a minimum (!!!) deal, along with insight on Houston’s potential pursuits of Andre Igoudala and Kevin Looney following Golden State’s surprising D’Angelo Russell trade.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 1, 2019
Houston brought back swingmen Danuel House Jr. and Gerald Green on a busy first night of free agency, but lost out to the Miami Heat in the race for top target Jimmy Butler. Sunday night's show breaks down how it happened and where Daryl Morey could go next.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 29, 2019
With trade talks involving players like Eric Gordon and Clint Capela going public, is there any risk to chemistry in Houston should a Jimmy Butler deal not happen? Saturday's pre-free agency show explores that subject and more, including new rumors of Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 27, 2019
Wednesday's show explores the timing of a potential Jimmy Butler trade to Houston, including why the 76ers and Rockets (both needing other early signings in free agency) each have ample incentive to reach a quick resolution.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 25, 2019
Rockets senior vice president of marketing Ken Sheirr joins Monday's show with insight on the team's new uniforms; early feedback from the players and fans; working for a relatively new owner in Tilman Fertitta; and much more.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 22, 2019
With reports that Houston could pursue Jimmy Butler via sign-and-trade in free agency (rather than by him opting in), Saturday's show breaks down the roster implications in terms of assets given up and a hard salary cap. Ben also explores a potential reverse S&T scenario involving Iman Shumpert.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 19, 2019
Tuesday's show explores direct or potential Rockets angles to various trade and free agency rumors on Tuesday surrounding Chris Paul, Philadelphia swingman Jimmy Butler, and Boston big man Al Horford.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 17, 2019
Monday's show explores a new "report" regarding Chris Paul and whether he wants to be in Houston; the ripple effects of New Orleans trading star big man Anthony Davis to the Lakers; and why fans should remain skeptical regarding media reports on player options (such as Jimmy Butler last week).#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 14, 2019
Friday's show offers takeaways from Toronto's NBA Finals triumph and looks ahead to the 2019-20 season. With Kevin Durant (Achilles) and Klay Thompson (ACL) out for most or all of next season, Ben explores whether Houston is now the West favorite and what that changes about Daryl Morey's offseason strategy.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 12, 2019
Wednesday's show explores the ripple effects from Kevin Durant's Game 5 Achilles injury on the Warriors and the rest of the NBA, and of course what both may mean for the Rockets moving forward.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 11, 2019
Monday’s show reacts to news of New Orleans moving forward on Anthony Davis trade talks and where Houston may fit in, as well as James Harden, Eric Gordon, and PJ Tucker all earning invitations to Team USA’s training camp in August for the 2019 World Cup.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 8, 2019
Saturday's show reacts to a new round of extension talks with Mike D’Antoni and the urgency for owner Tilman Fertitta to get a deal done. Other topics include the 3-1 NBA Finals lead by the Raptors and what Toronto is doing vs. Golden State that Houston did not, headlined by Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, and Pascal Siakam severely outplaying Clint Capela.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 5, 2019
Wednesday’s show reacts to Marc Stein’s report that Houston plans to trade at least one of Clint Capela, Eric Gordon, and PJ Tucker in 2019. Ben explains why Capela is most likely and Tucker least, along with more insight on James Harden’s title window.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 4, 2019
Houston Chronicle reporter Hunter Atkins joins Ben on Monday's show. Topics include the ongoing leaks from Mike D'Antoni's agent and the Houston front office regarding unsuccessful contract extension talks; Daryl Morey's IG comments about keeping Chris Paul; lessons from the NBA Finals; and much more.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2019
Friday's show addresses news of the Rockets and Mike D'Antoni breaking off contract extension talks and what the rationale is for both sides, as well as the longer-term implications of the move as it pertains to luring assistant coaches and free agents.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2019
Thursday’s show offers reaction to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Houston GM Daryl Morey is aggressively shopping center Clint Capela; open to trading guard Chris Paul; and stalled out in extension talks with coach Mike D’Antoni.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2019
Wednesday's show previews the NBA Finals from a Houston perspective, including free agency benefits if Toronto wins; the advantages of pushing back on narratives if Golden State wins; and a key Xs and Os matchup to watch as it pertains to Clint Capela's future viability.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2019
Tuesday's show explores offseason trade considerations, including a need for filler salaries and why trade exceptions may help; how re-signing Iman Shumpert and/or Gerald Green could aid future flexibility; and why Chris Paul trade proposals don't make sense.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2019
With four more members of Houston's coaching staff not retained, Saturday's show explores the rationale behind the moves. Ben also explains why holding Mike D'Antoni to a one-year contract could be increasingly problematic as Daryl Morey works to fill the vacancies.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2019
In a new "Week in Review" series, Mike Mitchell joins Ben to recap the week's news and rumors. Topics include potential contract extensions for Mike D'Antoni and Eric Gordon; the exit of Jeff Bzdelik; lessons from Golden State's WCF sweep of Portland; growing appreciation for James Harden; and free agency storylines to watch for.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2019
Wednesday’s show explores relevant playoff and free agency storylines to Houston. Topics include Golden State sweeping Portland; growing appreciation for James Harden; and ripple effects of Kevin Durant's potential exit and why the Clippers are a scary scenario.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2019
Monday's show offers reaction to the news of assistant coach Jeff Bzdelik not having his contract renewed, as well as analysis on recent rumors surrounding possible contract extensions for head coach Mike D'Antoni and guard Eric Gordon.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2019
Friday's show features reaction to the first offseason interviews by GM Daryl Morey and head coach Mike D'Antoni, along with analysis of remaining NBA playoff storylines and how they could impact Houston.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2019
Houston Chronicle reporter Hunter Atkins joins Ben to explore the pivotal offseason ahead for Houston. Topics on Wednesday's show include Chris Paul's aging curve; the talent and size gap between Houston and Golden State; the future of Mike D'Antoni in Houston; a potential Jimmy Butler pursuit; and much more.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2019
Monday's show explores faulty narratives regarding Chris Paul's contract and why it's not all that prohibitive to the Rockets; the still uncertain future of coach Mike D'Antoni; and the misguided criticism of James Harden in the playoffs.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2019
Saturday's show breaks down the series-ending loss to Golden State in Game 6, what we learned from the playoffs about James Harden, and why the offseason should be a very active one in Houston.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 9, 2019
Thursday's recap of the 104-99 loss in Game 5 explores what went wrong for Houston after Kevin Durant exited with a calf injury; what KD's probable absence means for the series moving forward; and why Chris Paul and Clint Capela (6/24 FG) deserve the "blame" over James Harden (31/8, 63% FG).#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 8, 2019
Roosh Williams and Ben look ahead to Wednesday's Game 5. Topics include the sense of urgency for the Rockets; James Harden’s postseason breakout; improvements by PJ Tucker and the defense; the potential for a CP3 signature game; and whether Golden State has any adjustments left.#Rockets #NBA #WarriorsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 7, 2019
James Harden (38/10) was brilliant and PJ Tucker (17/10) set a tone for the tougher Rockets on defense and on the glass (50-43) as Houston won Game 4 to tie the series. Tuesday's show explores the key takeaways in what is now a best-of-three series with the two-time defending champion Warriors.#Rockets #NBA #WarriorsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 5, 2019
James Harden (41/9/6) had his most clutch game yet, Eric Gordon (30 points, 7/14 on 3s) was spectacular, and Houston (+20 rebounds) outworked Golden State in a gutty Game 3 win. Sunday's show breaks down what it means, including for the series and the MVP’s legacy.#Rockets #NBA #WarriorsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 3, 2019
Craig Ackerman and Ben DuBose preview Saturday’s Game 3 in Houston. Topics include strong play by Golden State’s Draymond Green and Andre Igoudala; the problems of Clint Capela and Danuel House; momentum for James Harden; the need for a fast start; controversial officiating; and much more.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 2, 2019
Thursday's show answers fan-submitted mailbag questions on the Houston-Golden State series. Topics include the significance of Game 3; what's gone wrong for Clint Capela; slow starts and offensive lulls; and whether anyone's job is in trouble if Houston loses.#Rockets #NBALearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 1, 2019
James Harden and the Rockets (43% on 3s) shot better in Game 2, but ongoing problems with Clint Capela (-19) and poor bench play have led to an 0-2 deficit vs. Golden State. Our recap explores potential changes as the series shifts to Houston for Game 3.#Rockets #NBA #WarriorsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 29, 2019
Monday’s show explores fallout from the Game 1 loss at Golden State and a leak of internal NBA officiating reports from last year’s West Finals, which show Houston as consistently shortchanged. Ben explains the key takeaways and what is needed in Game 2.#Rockets #NBA #WarriorsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 28, 2019
James Harden and Eric Gordon combined for 62, but Houston dropped a winnable Game 1 at Golden State, 104-100. Matt Moore joins Ben to discuss what the close margin indicates moving forward, along with other problems (Clint Capela, officiating).#Rockets #NBA #WarriorsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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