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Despite injuries cutting his career short, Yao Ming still had a very successful run in the NBA, tallying 19.0 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in 15,818 career minutes.However, in a recent interview with Karan Madhok of Slam Magazine, Ming discussed a variety of basketball topics, namely how he would perform in the modern day NBA of floor-spreading lineups."I’ve thought more than once about how I would compete in today’s basketball if I was still healthy and in my best shape. I think, if you can make enough free throws, or create enough free throws, you can still be effective. Otherwise, you probably need to run with the small ball. Someone like Shaquille O’Neal could create enough free throws for himself. He was very dominant and could change the pace of the game with that. But, the shooting skill today is so incredible. The three-pointer is so easy today. I think they should extend the line even another meter farther [laughs]. The defense is much more stressed by the range. And obviously, players with size like me would find it much more difficult to guard a shooter. So…[today’s NBA] definitely would not be easy for me."You have got to appreciate Yao's honesty. He knows that the game has changed since he last suited up three years ago. But questioning whether or not he would be effective at all is probably just an attempt to be humble by the big guy.It's hard to believe he's still just 33-years-old.Via Bleacher Report (Photo: Pat Sullivan/AP)
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Dwight Howard back to playing at a superior levelDwight Howard is back in full throttle. Any enemies in the near future should beware of this. Howard being back on his “A-game” may be a result of his health. However, there’s no question he’s much more comfortable in his current role than he was with the Lakers. It’s obvious that last season’s Laker team did not...
Adding the game’s best big man, Dwight Howard, to a playoff team that already had a superstar in guard James Harden didn’t automatically make the Houston Rockets a title contender, but it certainly could.
That’s why Harden went with the Rockets when they went to talk to Howard in the summer.
“I didn’t go out and recruit Dwight [but] I’m one of the leaders of this team...
The NBA's method of selecting draft order via a weighted lottery seemingly always sparks controversy, and Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says it is time for an overhaul.
"We have to get rid of the marginal incentive to lose," Morey told ESPN on Friday.
Accusations of non-playoff teams purposely tanking games in order to get a higher selection in the...
Caesar was told to beware the Ides of March, but for the Houston Rockets it could mean a lot more clarity to the playoff picture. via OhMaGif.comIf the playoffs were to start prior to Saturday’s match up with the Detroit Pistons the Houston Rockets would be the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference—a definite step up from fighting down to the wire to be the No. 8 seed the last...
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey believes the NBA’s draft pick lottery needs reform.
“We have to get rid of the marginal incentive to lose,” Morey said Friday to ESPN.
The current system puts non-playoff teams in a weighted lottery where those with worse records have better odds of receiving a higher pick. Looking ahead to the 2014 NBA draft on June 26, accusations...
Rockets center Greg Smith, unable to overcome the knee issues that have given him trouble since November, will have arthroscopic knee surgery to address the problem, a person with knowledge of the decision said on Thursday.
Smith has played in just 11 games, missing some while healthy as a backup to Dwight Howard and Omer Asik, but has been out for 36 of the Rockets 58 games because...
Greg Smith has been ruled out indefinitely after exploratory arthroscopic surgery to repair medial meniscus tear in his right knee, the Houston Rockets announced.
Smith has missed a large part of the season due to injuries.
In recent news, former all-star Yao Ming stated that he doesn’t believe he would hold up in todays NBA. Heres the official statement via Slam Magazine: “I’ve thought more than once about how I would compete in today’s basketball if I was still healthy and in […]The post Would Yao Ming Be Productive In Today’s NBA? appeared first on The League News.
We all understand James Harden’s value as a top-tier NBA scorer, and it’s the extra things like what you’ll see in the video below that make him extra special with the rock in hand.
Harden’s smooth flow, and series of hesitation moves ultimately opens up a small crack of opportunity, but Detroit Pistons’ forward Kyle Singler attempts to grab Harden from behind to stop him...
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love circus shots and during tonight’s Pistons/Rockets affair, James Harden provided us with one. Check out the moment as it came in the first quarter with about a minute and thirty seconds into the action. Watch as Harden gets fouled by Kyle Singler and somehow contorts his body to make the shot: *** Harden image courtesy of Getty Images
Looking for something to pass the time today?
Well, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was making an appearance at Carnegie Vanguard high school for Block Out Violence campaign.
While during his visit, an impromptu “Nae Nae” dance contest broke between the student and even D-12 got into the mood by showing off his dance moves:
Howard image courtesy of Getty Images
Rockets big man Greg Smith hasn’t seen a lot of court time in Houston this season. Even with Omer Asik out injured (or whatever was going on) Smith has gotten on the court for just 11 games.
And it will stay at that number — Smith had knee surgery and is done for the season, as reported by the Houston Chronicle.
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey appeared on a panel with Warriors general manager Bob Myers on Friday, as part of a negotiation discussion at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
The two GMs were extremely open in detailing their perceived shortcomings and missteps in their personal negotiation processes, and one of the more interesting stories to come out of it involved...
One of new commissioner Adam Silver’s goals is get the NBA’s age limit raised to 20. He works for the owners and that is something they wanted out of the new collective bargaining agreement but put the issue aside in favor of getting a last minute deal done.
Silver has a new ally on this front — Hall of Famer Kevin McHale.
The legendary Celtics player and current coach of...
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Experience matures us.
We hope to learn from our mistakes and become smarter as we get older. All we can do is move forward and reflect on the lessons learned from the past.
Dwight Howard, who will make his second return to Orlando in another team's uniform later this week, has certainly done that. He spent a dradful year filled with rumors...