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The Rockets have made it clear that they will trade Omer Asik sometime before December 19.
Asik has been disgruntled with his role in Houston, and will likely be moved. Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that Philadelphia is a viable destination for Asik.
Keep your eye on Philadelphia. Front-runner would be overstating it, but the notion that the Sixers are a viable destination for Asik is increasingly making the rounds. And that certainly makes sense given (A) Philly’s front office is run by a certified Asik fan in former Rockets exec Sam Hinkie and (B) Philly has a frontcourt player to send back to Houston inThaddeus Young, whose skill set can click with Dwight Howard‘s, albeit not as well as seemingly unattainable dream target Ryan Anderson; and (C) there really isn’t an Asik for Philly to draft with the high pick it’s likely to snag in the 2014 lottery.
Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner, and Spencer Hawes hold the most value for the 76ers.
It would be a win-win for both teams, with ...
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Disgruntled Rockets center Omer Asik is changing agents, switching from Andy Miller to Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday.
Asik's decision to change agents was first reported on Twitter by the Turkish basketball site Superbasket.org. He must submit paperwork to the National Basketball Players Association to formalize the change...
Omer Asik has filed paperwork to drop Andy Miller and hire Arn Tellem as his new NBA agent, according to sources.
The Turkish basketball site Superbasket.org first reported the news.
Tellem must wait 10 days after Asik files documents to the NBA players union before commencing representation.
Asik has reportedly requested multiple trades since the offseason, when the Houston Rockets...
On Sunday, the Houston Rockets helped Dwight Howard celebrate his 28th birthday by showering him with silly string. Thanks to teammate Jeremy Lin, we have video capturing that special moment:H/T TNLP. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick would like to wish Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard a belated 28th birthday and apparently from this Instagram video, he got something pretty silly for his b-day.
Check out the Instagram video captured by Rockets guard Jeremy Lin which shows Dwight getting the silly string treatment as multiple cans were sprayed at him:
Howard image courtesy...
If I had a nickle for every time I’ve made this shot. It is not every day that you see this sort of shot pulled off, so please enjoy the moment and give it up for the Rockets’ mascot who nailed this shot prior to Sunday night’s game against the Magic.
On a side note, is anyone else disturbed that some kids will realize that the mascot is just a normal person underneath his...
Rockets Terrence Jones blocks the shot on the defensive end, runs the floor and then gets an assist by James Harden who passed the ball between the defenders legs. This definitely earns the rights to the NBA play of the day. Terrence finished the game with 16 points on six of thirteen from the field and 13 rebounds five blocked shots in the Rockets 98-88 win over the Magic.
Dwight Howard was late for the pregame shootaround. So he knew that playing on his 28th birthday, and against his former team, the onus was on him to both atone and deliver.
Done and done.
Howard had 20 points and 22 rebounds Sunday night to lead the Houston Rockets over the Orlando Magic 98-88.
''I just wanted to get the win tonight,'' Howard said. ''I...
The Houston Rockets’ mascot — out of costume — nailed this shot before Sunday night’s game against the Orlando Magic. I’m going to guess this wasn’t his first attempt, but it takes a lot of practice to be Clutch.
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I would like to challenge any other mascot in the NBA to stand on an enormous exercise ball and make a hook shot from half-court. Go ahead and try.I dare you.From Bleacher Report Loading...
Before a game, the Houston Rockets mascot, out of costume, hits a half-court hook shot while standing on an inflatable fitness ball.
Final Score: Orlando Magic 88, Houston Rockets 98 Setting the scene: Inconsistency is a theme that seems to have run rampant with the Houston Rockets as they come into tonight’s matchup against the Orlando Magic with a solid but unspectacular 14-7 record. After posting an impressive win over the western powerhouse San Antonio Spurs, the […]The post Rockets Down Magic on Dwight...
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The Magic raced out to a 9-2 lead over the Rockets and looked like they had figured some things out offensively after a horrid second-half performance Friday night in New York.
Things are not that easy. Not ever that easy.
Not with Dwight Howard patrolling the middle -- and another shot blocker in Terrence Jones behind him -- and James Harden able...
While Dwight Howard grew unhappy in Orlando after eight seasons with the Magic, he's surely pleased with how things are working out in Houston.
The Rockets go for an eighth home win in nine games Sunday night when Howard faces his former team.
Houston, which signed Howard to a four-year deal worth roughly $88 million this summer, has opened 14-7 while posting an NBA-leading...
(6-13) vs. (14-7)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Rockets by 12.5
Tickets: $7-$471 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Houston; March 5 in Orlando
1) The Dwight Howard trade forced Magic acquisitions Nikola Vucevic and Maurice Harkless to grow, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel...