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Jun 23

Houston Rockets select Hartenstein in 2nd round of draft

Houston kept just one pick in this year’s NBA draft and he won’t even be with the team next season. The Rockets selected German center Isaiah Hartenstein in the second round of the NBA draft with the 43rd pick, but general manager Daryl Morey said he won’t play in the United States in his first year. “He’s going to play with us this summer and then develop overseas next year,” Morey said.

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Jun 21

Rockets reportedly give 4-year extension to GM Daryl Morey

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who had one year remaining on his current deal, has been given a four-year extension through the 2021-22 season, according to multiple reports. Morey will be busy during the offseason, which began after the Rockets lost to the Spurs in Game 6 of the second round of the 2017 playoffs. Even with nine of their top 10 players from last season under contract for the upcoming season, the Rockets will be under the salary cap and could turn down options on players like Nene and Troy Williams, putting them millions under the spending limit. With that, the Rockets could try to land another big role-player. KRIV in Houston was first to report on Morey’s extension.

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Jun 21

The Rockets want to give James Harden more money, and maybe some All-Star help

The Houston Rockets bounced back from a disappointing 2015-16 campaign with a brilliant 2016-17 season, winning 55 games behind MVP finalist James Harden’s mastery of Mike D’Antoni’s go-go offense. It came to a crashing halt in the second round of the playoffs, though, as Harden sputtered in the season’s most critical moments and the Rockets fell to the San Antonio Spurs in six games. After watching his team get eliminated before the conference finals for the ninth time in his 10 season as Houston’s general manager, and watching the Golden State Warriors hoist the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy for the second time in three years, Rockets GM Daryl Morey told ESPN’s Zach Lowe that he planned to “keep improving our roster” in pursuit of the right cocktail to knock off the West’s top team.

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Jun 21

Report: Rockets to chase Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, other top free agents, will make moves to do so

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey — who just got his contract extended — has big and bold plans in Houston. With James Harden running Mike D’Antoni’s offense the Rockets made a leap up to the NBA’s second tier last season (despite a playoff thud). The problem is, that will require more elite talent that fits the system, and the Rockets only have about $10 million in cap space.

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Jun 21

The Rockets want to pursue big-name stars again, but it’ll be much harder this time

The Rockets will need to trim a lot of salary to get into the range needed to sign big free agents like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey always finds ways to get in the picture for top free agents, and this year is no exception. The Rockets are dangling key rotation players like Patrick Beverley, Ryan Anderson, and Lou Williams in an attempt to create enough salary-cap space to get in the ballpark for top free agents, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

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Jun 21

Report: Rockets to offer James Harden major contract extension

The Houston Rockets are planning to offer James Harden a contract extension for the second consecutive year, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Jun 21

Why isn’t Donald Trump interested in Dwight Howard’s latest trade?

Dwight Howard is now a Charlotte Hornet, but one person who used to be heavily invested in his career doesn’t seem so concerned any more. In July 2013, Donald Trump turned NBA insider, announcing Howard’s move from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Houston Rockets. Showing the kind of neediness that would later characterize his presidential tweets, Trump then asked for congratulations for apparently predicting Howard’s trade two weeks beforehand. Trump wasn’t done there, either. His obsession with Howard goes further back, however. “ The @Lakers should have an amazing team next year with Kobe [Bryant], [Steve] Nash and Howard. Will be fun to watch,” Trump Tweeted in August 2012. It wasn’t nearly

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Jun 21

Dwight Howard Got Traded So Why Isn’t Donald Trump Tweeting About It?

Dwight Howard is now a Charlotte Hornet, but one person who used to be heavily invested in his career doesn’t seem so concerned any more. Showing the kind of neediness that would later characterize his presidential tweets, Trump then asked for congratulations for apparently predicting Howard’s trade two weeks beforehand. “ The @Lakers should have an amazing team next year with Kobe [Bryant], [Steve] Nash and Howard.

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Jun 21

Dwight Howard’s still a talent, but he can also be a pain in the butt

Trades have always been these Charlotte Hornets’ thing, all the way back to before the Bobcats’ first season, when then-general manager Bernie Bickerstaff moved up to second in the draft to select Emeka Okafor in 2004. There was one player selected before Okafor in that draft: an absurdly muscular, athletic teenager from Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy named Dwight Howard. Assuming no unexpected snag in a conference call with NBA salary-cap reviewers, the Hornets will become Howard’s fifth team in a career that has included eight All-Star appearances. I interviewed Howard at his high school that winter before the NBA returned to Charlotte. When he walked through the door, it struck me that

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Jun 20

The Lakers made an eyebrow-raising trade that could be a sign of bigger things to come

The Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets have completed the NBA’s second big offseason trade prior to Thursday’s draft, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, the Lakers are sending D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov to the Nets for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in the draft. The deal looks like an immediate win for the Nets, who pick up an intriguing young prospect in Russell while taking on Mozgov’s salary, but it may also hint at bigger aspirations for the Lakers.

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Jun 20

Three decades of unique basketball experiences have prepared Arturas Karnisovas for new spotlight with Nuggets

Arturas Karnisovas glanced out the sun-splashed windows of his corner office inside the Pepsi Center and surveyed the panoramic view that includes an amusement park and a skyline dotted with cranes building an American city on the rise.

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Jun 17

JPMORGAN: One of the most popular cases against stocks right now is vastly overexaggerated

The S&P 500 is up 9% so far this year, and it would like to thank its most trusted allies: high-flying tech stocks. It’s all a misception, argues JPMorgan, who doesn’t think the concentrated market move is anything out of the ordinary. When the list is expanded to 25 companies, the dynamic seems even more normal, with the contribution dropping into the 51st percentile, JPMorgan data show.

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Jun 16

Report links Nuggets to Chris Paul. It likely won’t be the last big name attached to Denver in free agency.

Point guard Chris Paul plans to speak with the Denver Nuggets when the NBA’s free-agency period begins July 1, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

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Jun 13

Durant joins Jordan and Shaq for a slice of NBA Finals history

Kevin Durant’s superstar performances for the Golden State Warriors see him join the likes of Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal in NBA Finals history. Durant’s decision to join the Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder ahead of the season was met with acrimony from fans and pundits alike. Not only did he claim his maiden NBA championship, but Durant was named Finals MVP following a string of displays that left Stephen Curry and LeBron James in his shadow.

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Jun 12

Vegas: Celtics have third-best odds of winning 2018 NBA title

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics came within three wins of getting to the NBA Finals, the kind of success they would love to build on heading into next season. Well, the expectations as you might expect are high within the Celtics organization as well as the good folks at www.Bovada.lv in Las Vegas who see the Celtics as one of the odds-on favorites to win an NBA championship next season. In fact, only Golden State (2/3 odds) and Cleveland (3/1 odds) are considered more likely to win an NBA title than the Celtics whose odds, along with San Antonio, are set at 12/1 to win it all next season. Here’s a look at the rest of the NBA: 2018 NBA Championship – Odds to Win Golden State Warriors                          

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Jun 12

Best-case scenarios for the top mid-major draft prospects

Where are the best landing spots for these NBA hopefuls? As the NBA Draft nears ever closer, prospects will get a chance to showcase their talents in front of NBA front offices in both individual and group workouts. As it currently stands, theres only …

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Jun 10

The Latest: Cavs still in control of Game 4 in 3rd quarter

The Latest on Game 4 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 11:05 p.m. LeBron James hasn’t been swept in a playoff series since the 2007 NBA Finals. Cleveland is in position to keep that streak going. The Cavaliers have cooled off a tiny bit in the second half, but still lead Golden State 104-91 in the third quarter of Game 4 on Friday night. Draymond Green has picked up a technical foul. It was believed by the Cavs it was his second of the night, though the first one was actually assessed to Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Golden State scored the first four points of the half — getting within 86-72 — and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue called an immediate (and smart) time-out, just 45 seconds into the quarter.

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Jun 07

Lakers May Go Big With Late-Round Pick

The NBA draft is just 15 days away with most of the attention surrounding players like Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and De’Aaron Fox and their workouts for teams with high picks. The Los Angeles Lakers, who hired a new team president and general manager in March, have been at the center of media reports despite most indications pointing to them selecting Ball with their second No. 2 overall pick in three years. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the 15th pick of the 2013 draft while Draymond Green was the No. 35 pick of the 2012 draft.

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Jun 06

Robert Horry says Hakeem was ’20 times better’ than Tim Duncan

Robert Horry won seven NBA championships for three teams in his 16-season career, and that success makes it stand to reason that he has pretty fond memories of his team with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs. It’s pretty surprising, then, to hear Horry speak of his two most widely respected Spurs teammates in disparaging terms. Horry appeared on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Monday afternoon and did not mince words when comparing Tim Duncan to Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon and criticizing Manu Ginobili for mistakes that supposedly cost Horry a few more titles.

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Apr 23

Nene’s 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — James Harden’s shot was off, and one of the most unlikely players on Houston’s roster came to the rescue.

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