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Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey told ESPN that he’ll be keeping his core group of players, including embattled point guard Jeremy Lin, and frustrated big man Omer Asik. Morey hinted that the main reason for keeping everyone together was that Dwight Howard and James Harden asked him to.
“The reality is James and Dwight want to play with Jeremy and Omer,” Morey said Saturday after introducing Howard in a Houston news conference, referring to shooting guard James Harden, point guardJeremy Lin and center Omer Asik. “I’ve been kicked down to assistant GM. They’re going to be here.”
Morey even explained his vision for Asik going forward.
“When we didn’t have Omer out there last year, we [stunk],” Morey said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “I mean, we were terrible. That was where we lost games. When we had Omer out there, we were a top-10 defensive team. Now we have a defensive player of the year and Omer. That position is so important if you’re going to have a solid defense. Now we
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As you might figure, the Houston Rockets are doing their best to market new star center Dwight Howard and it appears that one of the routes they are using is the billboard one. Check out the below image courtesy of Reddit user EchoesOfADistantDay which shows a billboard depicting Howard opening a suit jacket similar to Superman: Clearly, the Rockets think they have found their Clark Kent by day.
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The Houston Rockets expect big things from big man Dwight Howard, but in Houston, Dwight is considered the small guy. Check out the Houston Rockets legends making Dwight look miniature...and Dwight thought the Lakers big men cast a large shadow.-TO
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Daryl Morey said Saturday that he does not intend to trade Jeremy Lin or Omer Asik.
“The reality is James (Harden) and Dwight (Howard) want to play with Jeremy and Omer,” Morey said. “I’ve been kicked down to assistant GM. They’re going to be here.”
Morey sees Asik as a luxury worth paying for.
“When we didn’t have Omer out there last year, we sucked,” Morey said...
It seems that Shaquille O’Neal picked the wrong fight by calling out the city of Houston.
O’Neal criticized Dwight Howard earlier this month when the highly coveted All-Star center decided to leave Los Angeles and take his talents to Houston. O’Neal called Howard’s decision “expected,” and said “not a not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights”...
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Now that the dust has settled in NBA free agency and Dwight Howard has officially been announced as the crown jewel of the Houston Rockets offseason. The center sat down with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to discuss his escape from L.A. in the interview, Dwight admits that it was difficult playing with Kobe but he also shouldered some of the responsibility.
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The Rockets presented this clip of past Houston big men during Dwight Howard’s introductory press conference. Moses Malone, Ralph Sampson, Elvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming. You’ve got some big shoes to fill, Dwight.
I will never ever be ashamed to say that I love the Los Angeles Lakers.I've proclaimed my love through the championships, the trades, the coaching malfunctions, and the superstar experiments, and I've celebrated the ups and downs alongside the rest of Lakersnation with pride.I showed Laker pride despite that fact that my fellow Laker brethren shamefully rioted and destroyed...