Found July 06, 2012 on
The past 48 hours have been a mad dash of
information. The funny part of all
this being that it won’t become official until July 11th, leaving
open the possibility of some Carlos Boozer-esque situations. Now I don’t have any insight on that
but I like Kevin Garnett said, “anything is possible.”
Toronto made moves to acquire a rising point
guard in Kyle Lowry for a 1st round (protected) draft pick and Gary
Forbes. I’ll leave all the small
forward jokes to twitter as Houston is loaded but let’s see what the group has
to say on this deal.
The beauty of Kyle Lowry’s game is that he
does whatever is needed. He won’t
wow you when you look at season stats because he is a little bit above average,
but when you watch him night in and out, you see the leader that he is going to
be. He leads by example in every
aspect and therefore makes his teammates better. Toronto got him for cheap and now have Jose Calderon
BEST OF MAXIM
The Toronto Raptors obtained guard Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets in trade that sends forward Gary Forbes and a protected future first-round draft pick to the Rockets, ESPN.com reported. Lowry averaged 15 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers per game prior through the All-Star break, but saw his season end with an abdominal injury that required...
Five things I'm thinking about this weekend while teaching myself to spell "Motiejunas."
1. Something that seems true (and totally is): You did not want Kyle Lowry on the Rockets anyway.
Usually a good player. Sometimes a great player. Often a malcontent. (Always beefy).
You cannot win if your point guard is a malcontent. It just won't work. It's like trying...
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have signed Donatas Motiejunas to a multiyear contract.
Motiejunas was the 20th overall pick by the Timberwolves in the 2011 draft.
He spent last season in the Polish League where he averaged 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in 26 minutes. He had 23 points and 11 rebounds in the title game of the Polish League finals to help his team to the championship...
HEADED TO HOUSTON?
Reports indicate that Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets have agreed on an offer sheet. Terms are currently unknown, but it is suspected to contain a "poison pill."
His NBA career was short lived, but Yao Ming will continue to be one of the most marketable athletes in the world for as long as he sees fit.
In this fun spot, Yao takes a stroll with a cute little kid while enjoying Oreo Mini's.
Hat tip to D Wizzle's World.
I was able to join Roger Lajoie this afternoon on The Fan 590 to talk about the Toronto Raptors. Some of the topics we covered included Steve Nash, the addition of Kyle Lowry, Dwane Casey's impact on the team last season and if the Raptors will make the playoffs this year.
For those of you wondering what former NBA All-Star Yao Ming has been up to lately, he's been starring in Chinese Oreo commercials.Check out this spot that features Yao and a cute kid walking around a park eating Mini Oreos:(Courtesy of D Wizzle's World)
Marcus Camby is also considering the Nets, Heat, Mavericks and Spurs.
Jeremy Lin was with the Rockets during last preseason, but was behind Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic on the depth chart.