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For most of his NBA career, Metta World Peace has been a brick wall on defense. If he ever finds himself without an NBA team in needs of his services, he might take his skills to a place they know a thing or two about walls — or one Great Wall, anyway.
World Peace, who is rumored to be in discussions to join the Knicks after the Lakers amnestied him last week, has spoken with Yao Ming about possibly playing in China. World Peace told Yahoo! Sports that he thinks playing in China would be “unique and fun” and that he “want[s] to be adventurous.”
World Peace would not be the first American star to play in the Far East. Stephon Marbury led the Beijing Ducks to the Chinese Basketball Association championship in 2012 and got a bronze statue made to commemorate his accomplishment. Unofficial sports ambassador to Asia, Dennis Rodman, was even on hand for the statue’s unveiling.
World Peace and Yao were teammates on the 2008-09 Rockets and formed a surprising bond. Each has said at some poi...
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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey told ESPN that he’ll be keeping his core group of players, including embattled point guard Jeremy Lin, and frustrated big man Omer Asik. Morey hinted that the main reason for keeping everyone together was that Dwight Howard and James Harden asked him to.
“The reality is James and Dwight want to play with Jeremy and Omer,” Morey said Saturday...
The Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76′ers have completed a trade to send Royce White to the Sixers. The self-proclaimed “anxiety trooper” announced on his Instagram account that he’s shooting a documentary. White spent his rookie season on the sidelines for the most part. He played a bit with the Rockets D League affiliate, the “Rio Grande Vipers” but didn’t even...
It seems that Shaquille O’Neal picked the wrong fight by calling out the city of Houston.
O’Neal criticized Dwight Howard earlier this month when the highly coveted All-Star center decided to leave Los Angeles and take his talents to Houston. O’Neal called Howard’s decision “expected,” and said “not a not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights”...
The Houston Rockets have signed two players, forward Robert Covington out of Tennessee State and guard B.J. Young, formerly a Arkansas star.
Both players are inked to three-year deals, with only the first seasoan being guaranteed. Neither will likely have a big impact on the Rockets roster this season.
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The Big Aristotle dissed on H-Town after the Dwight Howard signing, and then this little Rockets fan had some extremely choice words for Sir Shaq.
Daryl Morey said Saturday that he does not intend to trade Jeremy Lin or Omer Asik.
“The reality is James (Harden) and Dwight (Howard) want to play with Jeremy and Omer,” Morey said. “I’ve been kicked down to assistant GM. They’re going to be here.”
Morey sees Asik as a luxury worth paying for.
“When we didn’t have Omer out there last year, we sucked,” Morey said...
Jordan Henriquez has signed with the Houston Rockets.
Henriquez was previously on the Rockets' Summer League roster and has averaged 4.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game.
Henriquez is a 6-11 center out of Kansas State that went undrafted.
The funny part isn’t the kid, it is the white dude in the back screaming….
“WHO GOT DWIGHT HOWARD!!!”
Former Arkansas star BJ Young impressed the Houston Rockets enough in sumer league action that they decided to sign him to a three-year deal per the Houston Chronicle.
Now that the dust has settled in NBA free agency and Dwight Howard has officially been announced as the crown jewel of the Houston Rockets offseason. The center sat down with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to discuss his escape from L.A. in the interview, Dwight admits that it was difficult playing with Kobe but he also shouldered some of the responsibility.
My focus can not be on Kobe...
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The Rockets presented this clip of past Houston big men during Dwight Howard’s introductory press conference. Moses Malone, Ralph Sampson, Elvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming. You’ve got some big shoes to fill, Dwight.