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Posts Tagged ‘ Houston Rockets ’

Breakdown: Portland Trail Blazers ‘Thumb Up’ Play


The Houston Rockets are set to host the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs this Sunday. They may want to scout one of Portland’s more successful plays recently… Play run on 4/16 vs Clippers – 4:07 left in 2nd qtr (Head coach Terry Stotts calls THUMP UP)   -PG...
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Breakdown: Rockets-Warriors chess match late


  The Houston Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, in overtime, 102-99. While many people were enamored with the shot-making late, it was the chess match with two minutes left to play in regulation that caught my eye. For the basketball purist, it was pretty epic stuff. Patrick Beverley played...
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Rockets, Mavs add shooter

  The Houston Rockets made a quietly great pick-up today, signing swingman Reggie Williams (according to the Houston Chronicle). Reggie has been a forgotten man the past few years in Charlotte (who isn’t, right?) after busting on the seen in Golden State. The lefty scorer, who can also stretch the defense, gets a two-year...
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Lakers, Warriors, Spanish should all thank Dwight

  The NBA Cares and so does Dwight. By choosing the Houston Rockets last week, Howard did a lot of good for a lot of people around the world. Let me explain…..   The Lakers weren’t sold on Dwight Howard, despite their billboard onslaught earlier this summer. If they were, then they’d have fired...
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Josh Smith decides to join Pistons

  In 2009, GM Joe Dumars spent all of Detroit’s caps space on Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva. Rather than wait on 2010′s crop (Lebron, Wade, etc), he struck early. It didn’t work. Today is a bit of redemption for Joe D.   The Detroit Pistons were one of the first teams to contact and aggressively pitch...
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Rockets re-sign Francisco Garcia

  The Houston Rockets did a mad dash stripping financial obligations in an effort to offer Dwight Howard the most money possible. Today, a day after securing a deal with Dwight, they went back and retained one of those assets.   Francisco Garcia will return to Houston next season, according to the USA Today. It’s a two-year at...
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No Waffle: Howard clearly chose Houston

  Dwight Howard has agreed to sign with the Houston Rockets (first reported by USA Today).   Howard ultimately chose the team that offered him the best chance at winning next year as well as in the future. The Warriors may improved their situation late, adding Andre Iguodala, but the fact that a sign-and-trade deal would...
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Pelicans lead pursuit of Iguodala

  There are reportedly six teams who have strong interest in Denver Nuggets’ free agent Andre Iguodala.  The New Orleans Pelicans appear to have a leg up on the competition, according to the Times-Picayune.   The Pelicans acquired Iggy’s former Philly teammate on draft night, Jrue Holiday.   The USA Today is also reports that the...
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Rockets trade Robinson, shopping Lin & Asik

  After weeks of trying, the Houston Rockets have finally shed the contract of Thomas Robinson. The former Kansas lottery pick is headed to the Portland Trail Blazers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.   The Blazers will send 2 future second round picks to Houston, as well the draft rights to Kostas Papanikolau and Marko...
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Howard to meet w/ HOU, ATL, GSW, DAL, LAL

  The Houston Rockets are emerging as frontrunners to sign Dwight Howard and they’ll get first crack at him on Sunday night. Hakeem Olajuwon and James Harden will join members of the Rockets’ front office and Kevin McHale in their recruiting pitch to Howard shortly after midnight on Sunday. The recruiting whirlwind continues on Monday,...
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Thomas Robinson to Cavs/Bulls?

  At this time last year, Thomas Robinson was one of the hottest names in the NBA Draft. This year, he is a key piece to the future of the Houston Rockets. Wait, let me explain.   If…no, when the Rockets trade Robinson on 2013 Draft Night he will allow them the wiggle room...
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Dwight Stuff: Rockets free-up more cap space

  It’s no secret that the Houston Rockets plan to (again) pursue Dwight Howard this summer. In fact, they’re probably the Lakers’ biggest threat at losing ’DH’ (something I don’t see happening). With all their cap space, and the favorable tax situation in Texas, they can rival L.A.’s offer to stay in SoCal.   Two weeks ago,...
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Rockets win despite ‘Hack Asik’ strategy

  At the start of the game, you just got the feeling that the Houston Rockets had new life. From the second quarter on, they had more than that…they had the lead. It was one they would not relinquish against the higher seed Oklahoma City Thunder.   Scott Brooks was so frustrated by the 4th quarter that he...
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Recap: Rockets go small, Thunder still win

  Rockets head coach Kevin McHale made a bold move for Game 2 in Oklahoma City. He pulled his starting PF Greg Smith and went with a small starting lineup. Back-up PG Patrick Beverley is now the starting SG in Houston.   The move, which originally reeked of panic, got the desired effect. Houston matched the Thunder‘s speed and...
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Recap: Thunder send Rockets message in Gm 1

  The Oklahoma City Thunder beat their opponents by an average of 9 point per game during the regular season. In Game 1 of the playoffs, they burned the Houston Rockets by 29.   The Thunder had four players in double figures, led by Kevin Durant with 24. He and Russell Westbrook (19 pts)...
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