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Week three of Court Vision is here. The highly anticipated return of the all-access NBA round table collaboration between Sports-Kings and War Room Sports has finally arrived!
Check out War Room Sports and Sports-Kings, as they come together (“Like Voltron”) to team up and bring you an informed look at the NBA season, every Sunday night. Watch the video below and leave us some feedback.
This week’s topics cover Rudy Gay’s struggles with efficiency, Omer Asik’s beef with the Houston Rockets, and…. what music do the Memphis Grizzlies listen to in their locker room? Plus LeBron James, NBA player’s friendships, and much, MUCH more.
If you missed Episodes one and two, you can check them out by heading on over to Youtube and subscribing to the War Room Sports channel.
You can only simply click Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3, here.
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The 10 Most Likely NBA Players To Be Traded By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1. Omer Asik- C- Houston Rockets - It is obvious that Omer Asik isn’t long for Houston, as he is no long apart of the starting lineup, is barely playing and he is an excellent trade chip that they can use to fill a need, preferably at power forward. Asik for Ryan Anderson anyone? Here...
To most players, fans, and staff of the Houston Rockets, landing Dwight Howard in free agency this past Summer was a win, but to big man, Omer Asik, the acquisition has been a nightmare. Reports of Asik requesting a trade surfaced almost as soon as Howard signed on the dotted line, but in recent weeks, the requests have turned into demands, and the defensive specialist has now reportedly...
Omer Asik has been “unavailable” the past two games for the Rockets following a report this past Thursday that he requested to be traded from the team. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, the 7-footer, who will definitely be traded before the deadline according to reports, will participate in Monday’s practice and is expected to suit up for Tuesday’s game...
Omer Asik’s behavior is forcing Houston to trade him. The writing was on the wall for Asik when Dwight Howard came to town. Asik has been asking for a trade since July, but now he’s taking extra measures.
Asik isn’t fully engaged in team activities and it’s gotten to the point where he didn’t even suit up for the contest in Denver last night.
The center was scratched from...
Omer Asik did not address his trade request or unwillingness to play or practice last week, but he did say that he is ready to help the Houston Rockets again.
“The thing is, I was just frustrated,” Asik said at Tuesday’s shootaround. “It’s behind me now. I’m just looking forward to help my team to win.”
When asked if he still wanted to be traded, Asik declined to comment...
Before Saturday night’s game against Denver at Toyota Center, Rockets center Omer Asik was nowhere to be found.
He was in the building but unavailable to play.
He didn’t attend the shootaround that morning.
When coach Kevin McHale was asked about Asik’s status, he said, “O will not play tonight.”
“He did not (attend the shootaround). He is under the weather...
Before the start of the 2013-14 NBA season, the phrase “tanking in Toronto” was not part of the basketball lexicon. But that was then.
Coming off their overtime loss on Sunday to the Portland Trail Blazers and entering Wednesday’s game at Philadelphia, the Toronto Raptors are 4-7 and are on a two-game skid, while those same Sixers who many thought would struggle out of...
Houston Rockets: Three Trades for Omer Asik
By: Michael Elworth and Josh Morgan
1. Houston Rockets Receive: Ryan Anderson
New Orleans Pelicans Receive: Omer Asik
Analysis: This trade has been floated in the rumor mill for quite some time now and I have even written on the subject on multiple occasions, but once again I say that this trade needs to happen, because it makes perfect...
The Portland Trail Blazers sure know how to make a game interesting. After having a 17-point lead with 8:12 to go in regulation, somehow this contest was decided in overtime.
Rudy Gay led the fourth-quarter charge erupting for 11 of his game-high 30 points in that pivotal quarter. Toronto went on a 19-2 run in the last four minutes of regulation and Rudy Gay capped it off momentarily...
A game after being buried by ball movement and three-point shooting, the Raptors copied that blueprint to great success on Wednesday night.
Rudy Gay set a career high in assists, Kyle Lowry was excellent in his hometown and DeMar DeRozan paced the club early.
Gay finished with 18 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, Lowry 13 points, 10 assists and only two turnovers (both...
The Toronto Raptors are under .500 and on top of the Atlantic Division.
More games like this one and they'll get that winning record.
DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points and Rudy Gay had 18 to help Toronto beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-98 on Wednesday night.
In a down year so far in the Atlantic Division, the Raptors (5-7) wrested away first place from the Sixers (5-8).
Iman Shumpert underwent a second surgery on his left knee and is currently being packaged by the New York Knicks in proposed trades for Rajon Rondo and Omer Asik, according to a source.
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This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Toronto Raptors a team that stands at 4-7 , but feature two players — DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay — who are “en fuego” right...
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The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers have both been struggling, but the Raptors appear to have a better chance at a turnaround.
They also hope that applies to their series with the 76ers, against whom they have lost seven of nine entering Wednesday night's game in Philadelphia.
Both teams have lost three of four, but two of those defeats for Toronto (4-7) came in overtime...