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What could Josh Smith be for the Rockets?

The Rockets appear to be the lead suitor for Josh Smith according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski (i.e. The Godfather). Running through my timeline it appears that there is a 50-50 split as to whether the Rockets should sign him. I guess I will firmly put my camp in the Rockets should sign and start him camp. As many of you know I am a huge Donatas Motiejunas fan, so why would this...
Via Rockets Social
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts, Trends, and Ideas

Donatas Motiejunas keeps playing his way into our hearts. His last 10 games he is averaging 15.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in 32 minutes of play. He is actually a safety valve for the offense whenever there seems to be nothing going on. With him inserted into the starting lineup the Rockets are +21 points better. For what that’s worth, the Warriors are plus 28 with their entrenched...
Via Rockets Social
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets come up just short in OT

Houston 115, Denver 111 When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Officials: #60 James Williams, #17 Joe Crawford, #42 Eric Lewis Attendance: 12107 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockets 115, Nuggets 111 (OT): James Harden scored eight of his 41 points in overtime to hand visiting Houston its second win over Denver in as many games. Dwight Howard...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

16 Players to Target in Fantasy Basketball

One nice thing about playing in a fantasy basketball points league, is that it is easy to see which player, overall, has been the most valuable.  Now obviously, each league has a unique scoring system, but for the most part, all rankings should look very similar.  If you play H2H, you are more concerned about category specific players, that best fit your teams needs. Below are...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Musings

A quick cap of thoughts about the Rockets past week I wrote last week that Donatas Motiejunas had put some nice things together, but needed to be more consistent. Well he has answered my call by posting four solid games in five games played. He has scored double digits in four ofthose games, posted 12 rebounds in another, and has hit the 20 point mark TWICE! I have long advocated...
Via Rockets Social
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden leads Rockets past Kings 102-89

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 26 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 102-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Harden was 10 for 31 in one of his worst shooting performances of the season, but also had eight assists and seven rebounds to help Houston to its third straight win. The Rockets (12-3) also got a big lift from Donatas Motiejunas and Isaiah Canaan...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA needs to take care of business on Sunday in FIBA Championship

On Thursday afternoon, in their semifinal game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA destroyed Lithuania — with current NBAers Donatas Motiejunas and Jonas Valanciunas — by the score of 96-68 in yet another easy victory, the US’s eighth of the tournament. Kyrie Irving led the way with 18 points while James Harden and Klay Thompson contributed 16 apiece. Meanwhile, the day before...
Via Crossover Chronicles
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA needs to take care of business on Sunday in FIBA Championship

On Thursday afternoon, in their semifinal game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA destroyed Lithuania — with current NBAers Donatas Motiejunas and Jonas Valanciunas — by the score of 96-68 in yet another easy victory, the US’s eighth of the tournament. Kyrie Irving led the way with 18 points while James Harden and Klay Thompson contributed 16 apiece. Meanwhile, the day before...
Via Bloguin Best
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The International Underdogs

The FIBA World Cup, international basketball's every-four-years tournament that is structured similarly to FIFA's World Cup, starts today. One main difference between the two: the FIFA tournament is easily the most popular sporting event in the history of the world, while the FIBA competition isn't even the most prestigious international basketball tournament (that would be the Olympics...
Via The Sports Post
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamed Haddadi Tries Hard As Iran Loses To Lithuania 80-67

Former Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns center 7’2 Hamed Haddadi tried as hard as he could to keep Iran from outright embarrassment as they were losing 80-67 to the far superior team from Lithuania. Head Coach Jonas Kazlauskas didn’t even start his two NBA players, Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and Rockets Donatas Motiejunas.
Via Pro Bball Report
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Big Men Battle As Lithuania Defeats Brazil 64-61

NBA big men Raptors Jonas Valanciunas and the Rockets Donatas Motiejunas with Lithuania would battle Cavaliers Anderson Varejao, Wizards Nene Hilario and the NBA Champion Spurs Tiago Splitter representing Brazil in a friendly exhibition tune-up on Thursday. This game could have gone either way, but it was Lithuania that took control in the second half to pull out the difficult 64-61 victory.
Via Pro Bball Report
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 08/17/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Drake fined $25k, Andrew Wiggins in Toronto, No Love for Timberwolves, Raptors primed for a fast start, Raptors want Rochester RazorSharks, Jordan Hamilton, Team Canada and Cory Joseph and Toronto, Bruno Caboclo dunks, Jonas Valanciunas domination and concerns, Rockets Donatas Motiejunas, Kings sign Sim Bhullar, Clippers sold, Regular season schedule...
Via Pro Bball Report
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Motiejunas And Valanciunas Pace Lithuania To Win Over Greece

Houston Rockets stretch power forward Donatas Motiejunas and Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas provided the inside out offense and twin towers defense that held Greece at bay in the first half as Lithuania cruised to an easy 86-67 victory. The Raptors center had 14 points and 6 boards. Motiejunas finished with a game-high 18 points and 7 rebounds on 6-10 shooting. The one...
Via Pro Bball Report
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Raptors Jonas Valanciunas Dominates Australia in 91-78 win

Lithuania coasted to an easy 91-78 win over Australia as the Toronto Raptors Jonas Valanciunas finished with 19 points and 8 boards. The Houston Rockets Donatas Motiejunas added 10 points and 7 rebounds. Former Rockets, Hornets and Raptors player David Andersen led Australia with 19 points and 5 boards. The Cavaliers Matthew Dellavedova had 8 points and 6 assists. The Spurs Aron...
Via Pro Bball Report
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA: Rockets’ Donatas Motiejunas Interested in Playing for the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have a long history of being an attractive destination for NBA players. The combination of a winning tradition, large market, and beautiful weather, among other factors, have always presented a substantial amount of intrigue for an immense amount of the league’s players. The latest name with a desire to play for the Lakers is far from the premier talent that...
Via Standing O Sports
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas says Dwight Howard & James Harden "don't eat" with the rest of the Rockets

Could Dwight Howard & James Harden be bigger douchejuices? Rockets center Donatas Motiejunas, D-Mo, spoke with Lithuanian journalist Simonas Baranauskas about his former teammate, Jeremy Lin, as well as H&H. And it wasn't pretty, for H&H.On Lin:D-Mo on @JLin7: "I got along best w/ Jeremy Lin. He was really supportive when I was in the D-League. Kept in touch, asked how...
Via Bob's Blitz
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Player Says Harden & Howard Won’t Eat With Teammates

The Beard and Dwight have made it clear that they see themselves as superstars, cornerstones or whatever adjective they can think of and everyone else on the team are just role players. That isn’t necessarily untrue, but one has to remember that roles players no matter how great the stars are play a big role (no pun intended) in the success of the team. Depending on how great of...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Player Says Harden & Howard Don’t Eat With Role Players

The Houston Rockets dynamic duo of Dwight Howard and James Harden seem to be taking their big-two phrase literally.  Rockets backup center Donatas Motiejunas believes the two stars look down on their less talented teammates. Motiejunas told Simonas Baranauskas that the duo doesn’t even eat with role players. D-Mo on relationships with Howard and Harden: "Hi & bye. They even...
Via Thacover2
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lithuania Waiting On Raptors Jonas Valanciunas

With the arrival of the Houston Rockets Donatas Motiejunas, the only player Lithuania's National Team is still waiting on to show up is Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas.
Via Pro Bball Report
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Duo Get Summer League Honors

Posted to The Bull PenChicago Bulls’ Tony Snell and Doug McDermott received All-First Team honors for this year’s Las Vegas Summer League. The pair was named to the All-NBA Summer League team along with the Washington Wizards’ Glen Robinson Jr. and Otto Porter and Donatas Motiejunas of the Houston Rockets. McDermott and Snell both had very impressive Summer League showings...
Via Sports Mockery
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets Advance to Summer League Championship

Who: Houston Rockets vs. (winner of Kings/Wizards) When: Monday, July 21st at 8:00pm CST Where: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV Live Coverage: NBATV (FREE) or Summer League Live ($4.99) Rockets started off in a sluggish 0-4 start in Summer League, but are currently riding a 5-game winning streak! Thanks to the dominance of Donatas Motiejunas and Isaiah Canaan, the Rockets...
Via Rockets Social
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Vegas Summer League Recaps 7/19/14: Day 9

Photo Credit: Justin Brown via www.photopin.com     The last eight teams remaining of the 2014 NBA Vegas Summer League took the court today and the games were very competitive.  This is surprising for exhibition games, but players are taking this seriously and trying to make impressions to coaches, scouts and general managers.  Here is the breakdown of what happened on day nine...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Donatas Motiejunas Unsure About Future With Rockets

Donatas Motiejunas said he is happy with the Houston Rockets but also admitted he wants to play more and is unsure whether that will occur with the organization. “I want to try for things to work out for me here but at the same time I want to play so we’ll see if this team has time for me or not on the court,” Motiejunas said. Motiejunas played in 62 games and fell in and...
Via RealGM
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Lakers Just Keep Losing

The Lakers lost for the fifth straight game with a 145-130 reversal at home to Houston on Tuesday. Terrence Jones and James Harden each scored 33. The later got 18 of those points in the very productive third quarter for the Rockets, as well as dishing out 12 assists in the game. Omer Asik and off the bench Donatas Motiejunas also contributed to the visitors success with 15 rebounds...
Via TopSportsReport
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Lakers Lose Two More

The Lakers lost for the fifth straight game with a 145-130 reversal at home to Houston on Tuesday. Terrence Jones and James Harden each scored 33. The later got 18 of those points in the very productive third quarter for the Rockets, as well as dishing out 12 assists in the game. Omer Asik and off the bench Donatas Motiejunas also contributed to the visitors success with 15 rebounds...
Via TopSportsReport
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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