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Most of Thursday's activity in the NBA draft will involve new picks. But that doesn't mean teams looking to sign big-name talent may not make some trades to try to turn lottery choices into championship contenders. The Rockets are among the teams looking to make a trade, according to ESPN.com's Chad Ford and Marc Stein. Houston hopes to put together a trade that will help the club snag Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. "Sources say that Houston has discussed deals with several teams in the top 10 about moving up in the draft," the report says, noting in an update...
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All that is riding on Deron Williams and Dwight Howard's impending free agent decisions is the fate of the Eastern Conference for the next half-dozen years. No pressure, guys. It is little secret that Williams, the unrestricted free agent point guard, and Howard, the sort-of-not-totally-unavailable center, want to play together. Reports of their planned union have circulated...
When the Orlando Magic went out without so much as a whimper during the first round of the NBA playoffs in May, the calls for change in Central Florida rang louder than they ever have before.
The current state of things wasn't working, and the increasingly impatient fanbase wanted to see something -- anything -- new: A new coach, a new GM, new players and a new direction. Now...
The Rockets reportedly are doing what they can to try and lure Dwight Howard to Houston. Is it possible for them to get him?
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has a reputation for acquiring assets. That is apparently what he is planning on doing in the days leading up to the 2012 NBA Draft in hopes of landing Dwight Howard via trade from the Orlando Magic. The Rockets have added a third first round draft pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves, sending swingman Chase Budinger north.
The Rockets on Tuesday traded Chase Budinger to the Timberwolves for the 18th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. And while on the surface this looks like another run-of-the-mill draft week trade, there are actually richer, superstar implications at stake here.
The trade gives the Rockets their third first-round selection (picks 14, 16, 18) in the draft. It’s believed that...
The Rockets are unlikely to be added to Deron Williams free agency list even if Dwight Howard is acquired.
Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony are staring in the Chinese sci-fi basketball film “Amazing.” The main character is a game tester, testing a new “virtual reality basketball game, this virtual world is not so simple, even accidentally involved in some thrilling adventure,” in which he faces off against Howard and Anthony.
The Rockets have been in discussions to move up in the draft to select Andre Drummond, though it could also be part of a larger plan to trade for Dwight Howard.
One week into his tenure as Orlando's general manager, Rob Hennigan cleaned house in the scouting department. Henningan, hired after four seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, replaced Otis Smith. Hennigan fired assistant general manager Dave Twardzik and six scoutings, including pro scouts Bob Staak and Al Walker. Hennigan plans to move in a new direction, rebuilding...
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