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Regular readers of these pages; will clearly remember previously seeing the following phrase; The NBA Draft is an inexact science at best. Every year in late June; the NBA selects 30 young men in the first round of the draft; with the odds that they will still be playing in the Association five years later; stacked clearly against them. The reasons for their failures, can be that their skill-set doesn’t transfer to the pros; or perhaps a personality clash with management of the team that drafted them.
Former number one draft pick Greg Oden’s career is in limbo, as his body has yet to be strong enough to withstand the rigors of an 82-game schedule, without breaking down. It’s not the big man’s fault; he has tried his best to fulfill the potential seen in him when the Blazers chose him over Kevin Durant in 2007, however his body has yet to cooperate.
Although physical ailments and injuries, are far easier to detect; mental illness can be just as and sometimes more debilitating to an N...
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HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets have suspended rookie forward Royce White for the second time.
"The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White effective immediately for refusing to provide services as required by his Uniform Player Contract," general manager Daryl Morey said in a statement. "We will continue to work with Royce to hopefully come to a resolution."...
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Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin suffered a nasty cut when he banged heads with Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders during Friday night's NBA game at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Early in the third quarter, Lin and Sanders were chasing down a loose ball on the Rockets defensive end of the court. Lin got to the ball first but the collision with Sanders opened up a cut on...
The Houston Rockets have suspended first-round pick Royce White for ''refusing to provide services'' required by his contract.
General manager Daryl Morey said Sunday that the team will continue to work with White in hopes of finding a resolution.
Last week, White refused his assignment to Houston's D-League affiliate. The 16th overall pick in the June draft...
Since joining the Houston Rockets, his bank account is...
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The ongoing saga of rookie Royce White and the Houston Rockets has taken another turn. Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey reports the team has suspended white one week for ”refusing to provide services” by not reporting to his assignment to the Rockets D-League affiliate team. Royce has yet to take the court for the Houston Rockets [...]
Back on Monday, Houston Rockets forward Carlos Delfino rejoined the team after being out for two days due to some food poisoning.While some might question where Delfino got sick, he knows who and what got him sick.The fine folks over at Ultimate Rockets have those details of how Manu Ginobili might have given Carlos food poisoning:Delfino returned to Rockets’ shootaround on Monday...
The Rockets have waived Scott Machado.
Jeremy Lin‘s from New York, so he’s a tough guy, right?
Well, actually Lin was born in Los Angeles, raised in the Bay Area and spent just one season (albeit a memorable one) playing for the Knicks. Nonetheless, no one’s soon to question the Harvard alum’s toughness after he bounced back from a rough play Friday night.
Near the beginning of the second half of the Houston Rocket’s...
Nothing much to explain here, just Kyrie being Kyrie. Irving is a wizard with the ball, and after he steals a lazy bounce pass from Delfino, he leaves Carlos stuck looking lost after the quick spin move.
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James Harden scored 29 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Saturday night.
Jeremy Lin added 20 points for Houston, which has won 11 of 14.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 30 points, including 11 in the final period, but the Cavaliers fell short of winning two in a row for the second time this season.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- James Harden scored 29 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-104 on Saturday night.
Jeremy Lin added 20 points for Houston, which has won 11 of its last 14.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 30 points, including 11 in the final period, but the Cavaliers fell short of winning two in a row for the...
This isn't going to end well.
James Harden was just too much in the second half as the Cavaliers couldn’t take advantage of the home crowd in a 112-104 loss to Houston on Saturday night. Harden, who scored just 2 points on 0 FGs in the first half, finished with 29 points and 7 steals.
Kyrie Irving, who made several spectacular plays again tonight, scored 30 points and had 6 assists, but had 8 turnovers and...
It’s probably safe to assume this masterful embarrassment at the hands of Kyrie Irving won’t be included on Carlos Delfino’s season highlights reel.
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The Chicago Bulls announced Sunday that they signed guard Daequan Cook. Cook was released by the Houston Rockets on Thursday. He averaged 3.4 points in 16 games with Houston. Cook, out of Ohio State, was the No. 21 overall pick in the 2007 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, who traded him to the Miami Heat. He has also played for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He won the 3-point...