The Houston Rockets will head to Mexico City to face the Minnesota Timberwolves in a regular season game this upcoming season. The NBA hopes that the game can actually be played this time, unlike the scheduled game from this past season which was postponed due to smoke in the arena. This is the second time in franchise history the team has played outside of the United States or Canada during the regular season. The game will feature the Timberwolves as the home team, so the Rockets won’t lose a home game from their schedule. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.
George Springer is dancing. It’s more than two hours before first pitch, and the Houston Astros‘ clubhouse isn’t quiet so much as it is in energy-conservation mode, and if his teammates have learned anything about Springer during his six-week major league career, it is that he does not conserve his fuel so much as burn through it like a Funny Car.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on the Astros options at #1 this week.
- Ace Feltman (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on the Astros latest runs.
- Astros tweet of the weekend…
Astros highlights on SportsCenter are at :59 of the hour, up from Nev:er. STROS ARE BACK, BABY
— Astros County (@AstrosCounty) May 31, 2014
Terrence Jones is just 22-years-old. Stew on that for a second prior to contemplating the fact that this NBA neophyte just finished off a season during which he posted a higher Player Efficiency Rating (PER) than such luminaries at the power forward position as Zach Randolph and David West. That’s not to say the University of Kentucky product is better than those prolific and proven low-post behemoths, but rather to serve as a starting point to help illustrate the remarkable progress Jones has made since being selected with the 18th overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft.
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) on the Rockets playing in Mexico City next season.
- Patrick Harrel (TheDreamShake) talks about Jeremy Lin‘s trade value.
- Rockets tweet of the weekend…
— Monica Flores (@misssflores) June 1, 2014
Thirteen months later, the 21-year-old Hopkins is somehow one of the last Texans standing on offense. The second-year pro has a new head coach, wide-receivers guru and offensive system to learn. Four revolving quarterbacks have replaced Schaub. And the 11-year-veteran who should be guiding Hopkins through foreign terrain is missing in action, stuck somewhere between an old-school holdout and a new-world contract dispute, while his pupil spends OTAs as the lone Texans wide receiver who caught more than 22 passes last season.
- Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) on two rookies ready after spending last season on the IR.
- Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) says Texans QBs need to pick up system quickly.
- Texans tweet of the weekend…
Kendrick Lewis comparing Chiefs to Texans “I see similarities. We bought into what he (Reid) was selling. Now we believe in (OBrien).”
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 28, 2014