Found August 19, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
PLAYERS: Dwight Howard
TEAMS: Houston Rockets
The Rockets have been methodically filling out their roster after landing superstar Dwight Howard. Harden and Howard will get the headlines, but in order to compete for a championship they’ll need role players to step up. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Ronnie Brewer is the newest Rocket. The deal is expected to be partially guaranteed for over two years. Brewer will provide Houston some much-needed perimeter defense.

Dwight Howard open to playing power forward?

When the Houston Rockets added superstar center, Dwight Howard, during the off season, they instantly boosted their stock as a contender out west, but they also managed to give themselves somewhat of a logjam at the center position, as the Rockets had already inked restricted free agent center, Omer Asik, just a season prior. Asik started all 82-games for the Rockets last season...

Dwight Howard Willing to Play PF Next to Omer Asik

Dwight Howard is continuing to say all the right things since his signing with Houston. That now includes being willing to play power forward next to Omer Asik: “There is no need to adjust. I have been playing basketball for my whole life. I started it up playing a point guard,” the NBA star told reporters at a press conference to welcome his third visit to Taiwan. “I think...

Despite getting swept out of the playoffs, Mike D’Antoni says he never had thoughts of getting fired

With the Los Angeles Lakers getting swept out of the playoffs – and with Dwight Howard’s then-pending free agency – many people wondered whether Mike D’Antoni’s stay in L.A. would be short lived. However, D’Antoni claims he wasn’t one of those people. According to the Los Angeles Times, D’Antoni says that the faith put in him by the Lakers’ management put him at...

Howard says he has no problem playing power forward with Asik

We broke down Daryl Morey's Reddit "Ask Me Anything"on Sunday and in it he discussed the possibility of playing Dwight Howard at power forward next to Omer Asik. Focus Taiwan spoke to Howard during an overseas trip and the Rockets' new big man says he's got no problem playing power forward for spurts. "There is no need to adjust. I have been playing basketball...

Lakers News: Mike D’Antoni thinks Lakers will win more games next year than last season

The Lakers put themselves in an early hole last season, yet they managed to pull themselves out of it and end the season with a 45-37 record, which ultimately placed them in the seventh spot in the Western Conference. Despite the departure of Dwight Howard and other key pieces, head coach Mike D’Antoni recently told the Los Angeles Times that he thinks the Lakers can improve upon...

Los Angeles superstar Kobe Bryant isn’t sure he will be back in the line up opening night

Kobe is human ya know.

Rockets To Experiment Playing Howard, Asik Together

With Omer Asik not being traded following the acquisition of Dwight Howard, the Houston Rockets will evaluate playing the two big men together. Asik and Howard are both natural centers. "Coach McHale plans to experiment with Dwight at PF and Omer as C in training camp," wrote Morey.

You can own Kobe's pad, for just . . .

We've heard plenty about Kobe Bryant's Achilles injury in the news lately. Same with his dislike for preseason rankings and his role in the Dwight Howard saga. But anybody else notice how Bryant and money keep getting tied into the same headlines, as well? Last month, after battling his parents over much of his memorabilia, they scored well into the six figures in an auction...

Brandon Phillips Destroys Fan Who Ripped Him on Twitter

Brandon Phillips is active on Twitter and we all know that athletes get a lot of angry tweets from fans. He has been know to respond to fans before both good and bad so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he came back at a fan who talked some trash about a bad throw last night: That’s a solid response right there. For me this is right behind that time Dwight Howard told a fan...

Houston Rockets: Contender Weakness Evaluations

Houston Rockets: Contender Weakness Evaluations By Mike Elworth: Publisher/Owner/HoopStuff… * There are only 12 teams with even the slightest chance at a title next year, Miami, San Antonio, Indiana, Chicago, Houston, Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State, Brooklyn, Memphis, New York and the Los Angeles Lakers and in that order from 1-12, I will be breaking down...
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