2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
4-8, 5th in Southwest

Courtside: Chris Holtmann previews Ohio State's showdown against Purdue. Plus, the guys share their thoughts on Baylor's Kim Mulkey

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast discussing Kim Mulkey’s comments about playing college basketball during a pandemic, if there’s a home court advantage this season, not panicking over Michigan’s loss, Auburn’s Sharife Cooper bursting onto the scene, Gonzaga Watch and Iowa’s roster construction. Then, Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann joins the show to talk about Kyle Young’s throwback style, an update on Seth Towns, Dakich wanting to take a bullet for Holtmann, Jae’Sean Tate making an impact with the Rockets and the happiest he’s ever seen his team. Later, quick hitters on Baylor, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas Tech.

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1dTim MacMahon

Oladipo touts Rockets' potential after debut

Victor Oladipo exuded optimism about the Rockets after his franchise debut, saying, "I know that better days are ahead for the Houston Rockets, and I'm looking forward to being a part of those special days."

Oladipo's 32-point debut not enough for Houston in loss (2:10)
Bulls clear lane as Wood flies through with the tomahawk (0:18)
Oladipo gets first bucket with the Rockets (0:19)
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3dTim MacMahon

Rockets GM: Draft pick haul the 'best currency'

Rockets GM Rafael Stone cited the "flexibility" provided by the historic haul of first-round draft picks the franchise received in the James Harden trade as the reason he chose to deal the perennial MVP candidate to the Nets over other offers.

Rockets GM excited by flexibility of Harden deal (1:02)
Rockets' Mason Jones drains the jumper while falling (0:19)
Rockets' Jae'Sean Tate gets to the basket for and-1 (0:19)
Nwaba, Jones connect in traffic for the and-1 bucket (0:21)
Tate sends Murray's shot off the court (0:17)
Wood dishes behind-the-back pass to Kurucs for the bucket (0:20)
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4dMalika Andrews

Harden: No disrespect to Rockets on way out

New Nets guard James Harden says he doesn't believe he was disrespectful to anyone at the end of his career in Houston but regrets the way the situation unfolded.

Harden defends Rockets criticism, excited for a new start (1:22)
The history of trading away MVPs might mean trouble for Houston (2:26)
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5dTim MacMahon

Short-handed Rockets win after 'crazy 48 hours'

The Houston Rockets, who had only nine available players Thursday, "came together" and beat the Spurs 109-105 in their first game since James Harden was traded.

Wood fuels Rockets to first win in post-Harden era (2:03)

Allen Sliwa welcomes NBA front office insider Bobby Marks.

Rockets owner adamant Hardin not to the 76'ers, 10 games postponed from Covid are part of Top NBA Stories. ESPN NBA front office Insider and former Brooklyn Nets AGM Bobby Marks joins Allen to talk all the factors of the Nets acquiring All Star James Hardin, and the problems arising in the NBA postponing 10 game from Covid. Allen previews the Pelicans game with former Lakers Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball.

Silas: Harden and Russ vouched for me to coach Rockets (1:09)

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Points Per Game110.219th
Rebounds Per Game43.123rd
Assists Per Game23.223rd
Points Allowed112.721st

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