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Fightin For Philly:
A 22-year old, 6′ 8” power forward that was drafted in the first round of last year’s draft, Royce White has a lot of talent and potential. He also has a lot of issues. After a complicated year with the Houston Rockets after being the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Houston dealt White to the Sixers for virtually nothing. White’s time with the Rockets was spent dealing with his anxiety problem and an inability to travel with the team do to problems with flying. This offseason, White was being investigated for domestic violence. However, when asked if he’ll accompany the team to preseason in Spain, White answered in the affirmative. If White can get his issues in order and simply play basketball, he could be a great asset for the Sixers. Hopefully his emergence will be one of the positives in the Sixers’ 2013-14 season, which will surely not be positive in the stat sheets. White is a versatile player that can play some point guard as well as forward. This will allow Brett Brown to use him at will and discover his niche in the NBA. The fact that the Sixers’ season is certainly going to be a bust will give Brown the luxury of trying White out at the different positions without the possibility of causing the team to lose. Royce White, along with draft picks Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams, will be one of the most analyzed players on the Sixers’ roster. He has great potential, and will be watched closely.
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Dwight Howard has yet to play a game for the Rockets, but the new Houston center is fitting right in to his new Texas lifestyle after attending a high school football game on Thursday night.
In a Houston-area high school student's Hail Mary attempt of a tweet, he invited Howard to attend George Ranch High School's white out game against Foster High School in the Houston...
Omer Asik quickly declared that the Rockets have “the best center in the league.” He was not talking about Omer Asik.
The addition of Dwight Howard could most immediately impact Asik the Rockets’ incumbent at the position. But Asik said he would be ready for whatever should come when the Rockets begin practices today. The famously reticent fourth-year center said he is prepared...
The fine folks over at Reddit NBA find some pretty cool NBA-related stuff on a daily basis and earlier today, a Redditor by the name of Redskyy03 posted an image of the Houston Rockets opening game tickets.
Check out Dwight Howard and James Harden screaming tickets for their season opener against the Charlotte Bobcats:
Dwight Howard image courtesy of Getty Images
New Rocket Dwight Howard is healthy and talking about bringing a championship to Houston.
Howard says: ''We have an opportunity to do something special if we stay together and stay focused.''
He was slowed last year after offseason back surgery, which played a part in a disappointing and difficult season with the Lakers. The center's signing propelled the James...
Dwight Howard has steadily worsened as a free throw shooter in his NBA career, shooting just 49 percent last season.
Now with the Houston Rockets, Howard is aiming to have a career season at the foul line. His career high at the free throw line came as a rookie, when he shot 67 percent.
"This season, I want to win a championship," Howard said. "I want to shoot 75...
Thanks to the realm of Twitter, people can request things from their favorite actors and athletes and sometimes those dreams can come true.
Recently, a George Ranch high school football player from Richmond, Texas requested that Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons attend his game against Foster High School in person over the Twitterverse:
@21bcross where’s that at. I might show...
If James Harden had said this prior to last season, I would have laughed and then laugh some more, but he showed last season that his name deserves to be mentioned with the other elite players of the NBA.
According to a story vis CSN Houston, the Houston Rockets All-Star was asked about his former teammate Kevin Durant’s assertion that he belonged in the Top 10 player list at...
Omer Asik did not comment about his reported trade request this offseason, after the Houston Rockets acquired Dwight Howard in free agency.
"I'm a basketball player," Asik said on Friday. "I'll do what the coaches ask me."
Asik had a career season with the Rockets last season, averaging 10.1 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.
Omer Asik signed a three year $25 million deal with the Houston Rockets last summer on the premise that he would get the chance to display his skills as the teams starting center.
So you’ll have to excuse the change in Asik’s disposition when talk of him and Dwight Howard playing together come up. Asik has reportedly asked for a trade only to have the Rockets assure him that...
All of these lists are opinion based so ultimately it’s all in the eyes of the beholder. Houston Rockets guard James Harden flourished last season as the primary option for a team and left many people wondering just were Harden fits in the upper echelon of NBA players. Harden was asked about his place among […]
The NBA free agency period is dying down, so it time to look back at each team who they signed. Also many trades went down, which I will also recap below.
Free Agent Signings
- The Rockets made the biggest splash of the offseason signing Dwight HOward to a four year deal worth 88 Million.
-Agreed to a two year deal with Francisco Garic worth 2.6 Million.
-Signed Omri Casspi to a...
Dwight Howard left guaranteed money on the table when he left the Los Angeles Lakers earlier this off-season, but he also left a winning franchise; a franchise that has won sixteen NBA championships with five of those rings coming in the 2000s.
Yet Dwight says that he left the purple and gold in order “to win”, to which I have the following reaction:
Here’s the video of Dwight...
Yesterday during a lengthy media session, 76ers head coach Brett Brown had some very interesting comments on former Temple star and friend of this site, Khalif Wyatt.
When asked about Wyatt, a rookie who comes to camp on a partially guaranteed contract, Brown said, “I think he’s tempting. There’s a tantalizing part of him, you know, ‘Is he Gary Neal?” – a scoring...
Call me crazy but the minute the 76ers hired Brett Brown as their head coach, I somehow envision Evan Turner playing the Manu Ginobili role for Philly’s new regime.
Brown has a message for Turner according to The Philadelphia Inquirer, and it’s simply to “stop reading newspapers, and finding the passion in his game again.”
“And I hope he’s not caring about what goes on...