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The Houston Rockets are scrambling to clear the salary cap space required to absorb the high-priced contracts Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan wants to unload to any team that takes All-NBA center Dwight Howard via trade. The Rockets dealt point guard Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors and used the amnesty provision to waive power forward Luis Scola and the three years, $21 million remaining on his contract. Howard hasn't committed to signing a long-term extension with any team other than his preferred destination, Brookyln. The Nets and Magic couldn't agree on a trade and talks ended Wednesday, when Hennigan reportedly approached Howard about reconsidering his trade demands long enough to give the Magic's yet-to-be hired coaching staff a chance. The Rockets' offer could involve multiple first-round picks they've received via trade, including a first-rounder in the Lowry deal, and might be able to flip multiple 2012 first-round picks: UConn guard J...
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My parents used to tell us about playing kick the can in back alleys. I never really understood the rules or the purpose of the game, but I feel like we are getting a pretty good look at the 21st century version every time news breaks about Dwight Howard. The can has been kicked again, with the Brooklyn Nets signing center Brook Lopez to a four-year extension and effectively taking...
TVF has learned the Dwightmare is almost over. Sources have the Houston Rockets shipping a lot of youth and draft picks to Orlando Magic in exchange for Dwight Howard and a myriad of bad contracts that former GM Otis Smith crippled the team with. While some of the smaller pieces are not set in stone (Hedo Turkoglu [...]
After three consecutive days of intense negotiations and talks with at least four different NBA teams, the Brooklyn Nets gave up all hope of acquiring Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard on Wednesday, and they turned their attention to giving a maximum contract to Brook Lopez instead. It was reported that Lopez had agreed to a four-year, $61 million contract with the Nets a deal...
It appears that all of the talk of the so-called “Super Team” in Brooklyn, over the past few weeks was all for not, as the “New York Post” reported Wednesday afternoon, that according to their sources the Brooklyn Nets have broken off negotiations with the Orlando Magic to reach a deal that would have sent All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Nets. The paper’s sources state...
Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan held a press conference at 4 p.m. ET and, at that moment, refused to confirm reports that trade talks with the Brooklyn Nets focused on Dwight Howard were dead as multiple reports indicated. "That's not accurate," said Hennigan. "We're still talking to the Nets." But unless another team joins the discussions...
J.A. Adande of ESPN reported Wednesday morning that the Nets hope to have a resolution of the situation involving Dwight Howard by 6 p.m. today. What is expected is the Nets will sign center Brook Lopez, and either trade him to the Magic in order to receive Dwight, or to sign Lopez and drop the [...]
The Houston Rockets began free agency hoping to be free agent players. They reached the end of the moratorium ready for a complete overhaul, all with the pursuit of a franchise player -- preferably Dwight Howard -- in mind. Free agency began with a deal on an offer sheet to Omer Asik, a meeting with Eric Gordon and negotiations with Goran Dragic. Within the first week, Gordon...
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets waived forward Luis Scola on Friday, clearing more salary space with a major move in mind.
The one-time use of the amnesty clause allows Scola to leave without his remaining contract counting against the team's salary cap or luxury tax. Scola is due to make about 21 million over the next three seasons.
A fan favorite in Houston, the 6-foot...
Five things Im thinking about this weekend before heading to Texas Hatters to get fitted for my beret.
1. Something that seems true (and totally is): The Rockets are taking a gamble they cant lose.
You get one amnesty exception for the 10-year duration of the collective bargaining agreement signed last year. It basically allows you to waive a player before his contract is up and...
Even though it might have been exciting for fans, the negatives far outweighed the positives for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the proposed four-team, 10-player trade. The epicenter of the deal was to send Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets. The teams enlisted the help of the Cavaliers because they had about $20 million in salary-cap space. The Cavaliers pulled...
Jerry Stackhouse wouldnt mind having Dwight Howard as his new teammate. But if it doesnt happen, he still believes foes need to watch out for Brooklyn.
Stackhouse, 37, said by phone Wednesday he will sign a one-year deal with the Nets for the veterans minimum of 1.35 million. Soon hell find out if Howard, who could be traded from Orlando to Brooklyn, will be a teammate.
The Rockets want you to notice them. They really do.
That is about the only way you can explain the cry for attention Houston has subjected itself to this offseason so far. From amassing draft picks, to reportedly signing Jeremy Lin to an offer sheet, to going after Dwight Howard, the Rockets have been active. But for what purpose?
This was a team after all that missed the Playoffs...