Dwight Howard, Chris Paul Plan To Attend Team USA Minicamp

Dwight Howard and Chris Paul are planning to attend Team USA's upcoming minicamp in Las Vegas, according to sources. Howard was Team USA's starting center on the 2008 gold medal team.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard to attend Team USA mini-camp after all

Earlier this week, reports circulated that Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard was not interested in attending Team USA's August mini-camp in Las Vegas. The cost of failing to show would likely be a roster spot for the Olympics next summer. But it turns out those reports weren't true, according to ESPN's Marc Stein:"Sources told ESPN.com that Howard, who had to withdraw from the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwight Howard not interested in Team USA?

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is still arguably the best center in the entire world. But that doesn't mean he'll participate in next summer's Olympic games. Those are still obviously pretty far away, next summer in Brazil, but Howard's commitment to Team USA is still in the air; not the best sign he'll show up at August's mini-camp:If Howard isn't in Las Vegas in a couple...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey loves watching highlights of James Harden

There's a distinct possibility that Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey wouldn't still have his job if he never landed James Harden.Harden was and is the star Houston needs. Without him they wouldn't have signed Dwight Howard, and they certainly wouldn't have made the Western Conference finals a few months ago.It's completely understandable for Morey to love the guy, even...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks can't afford to ignore the NBA Draft any longer

Over the last few seasons, the Dallas Mavericks have failed to find significant contributors through the draft. While some of that is the result of the Mavericks always being in the playoffs, it does seem the focus has always been more on acquiring a big free agent than developing young prospects.As Nowitzki continues to age, the Mavericks may need to change that going forward....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers' Tarik Black is shrinking in the eyes of the NBA -- literally

Height is a funny thing in the NBA. Some guys, such as Kevin Garnett, famously make themselves a little shorter to avoid the stereotypes that come with being a certain height. Others, such as Dwight Howard, are maybe stretching the truth with their official listed heights. Los Angeles Lakers forward Tarik Black was officially 6-foot-11 according to the NBA last season, but that won...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic Expects Orlando Magic to Begin Turnaround in 2015

The Orlando Magic have been going through a long rebuilding process ever since Dwight Howard left town, and they are hoping to turn things around in the near future. Nikola Vucevic feels very confident about turning things around during the upcoming 2015-16 season, and he also understands that the team has to begin turning it around for themselves and their fans. Vucevic: “I...
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It's time for the Houston Rockets to start thinking about Dwight Howard's free agency

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has a player option that he will opt out of next summer, making him an unrestricted free agent for the second time in four seasons. This isn't talked about as often as it should. Howard is still the best center in the NBA, and even at 30 years old, will still command a ton of attention and money on the open market next July. As Sports on Earth...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

How has Daryl Morey evolved since taking over as Houston's GM?

Daryl Morey is one of the league's savviest general managers, and the Houston Rockets are extremely glad to have him. In four years, he took a team with zero superstars and no high draft picks from the middle of the pack to the top, trading for James Harden and signing Dwight Howard. It was the work of a genius. Courtesy of FanSided's House of Houston blog, here's one writer's...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to grade Houston's intriguing summer

Despite numerous injuries up and down their roster last year, the Houston Rockets were only a handful of games away from winning the NBA championship. How did they reload this summer? Well, aside from the monstrous acquisition of Ty Lawson, for the most part they decided to roll the same gang back next season and hope better chemistry and luck will push them towards a Finals berth...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Class Of 2016 Players To Watch Part 2

The Class of 2016 is dominated by wings and guards but there are many forwards and centers that you should pay attention to this year. Edrice “Bam” Adebayo Power Forward 6-9 230 Northside HS Hometown: Washington, NC (No.8 in the ESPN 100)If you are looking for a player who is dominant and strong in the post, then Edrice Adebayo is your guy. At 6-9, Adebayo is one of the most...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets close to signing Chuck Hayes

Chuck Hayes spent six seasons with the Houston Rockets, and it was there he made his name as an undersized center who physically held his own and provided stabilizing influence in the locker room. Houston wasn't a title contender when Hayes played there and he isn't an above-average player today. But the team is reportedly looking to bring him back for some veteran leadership in...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Ty Lawson Trade Grade

(March 10, 2015 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Rockets Receive: Ty Lawson, future 2nd round pick Rockets Trade: Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Nick Johnson, Joey Dorsey, 1st round pick The Houston Rockets have been searching for that third superstar to put next to James Harden and Dwight Howard...
Via HoopStuff
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Should lack of offseason moves worry you?

Daryl Morey Daryl Morey is a beloved general manager for any Houston Rockets fan because ever since he became the general manager for the Rockets in 2007, the franchise recorded winning seasons every year. The Houston Rockets consistently improved their records each year and went all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season. While the expectation from the Rockets fans...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Haps Ft. Elizabeth Olsen, Warriors Can Make Room For Kevin Durant, ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer

What’s The Haps for July 14th? Elizabeth Olsen, Chip Kelly totally flips his team, Dwight Howard dresses like a Minion, and more! The Links – Golden State Warriors are evidently in line to make a run for Kevin Durant next year Cool it, guys. Everybody knows KD is going to the Lakers. EVERYONE does. This [&hellip The post The Haps Ft. Elizabeth Olsen, Warriors Can Make Room...
Via No Coast Bias
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Howard continues to show he's just a kid at heart

Last week, Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard attended Comic-Con in San Diego in a 'Predator' costume, and this week he continues to show he's just a kid at heart with his custom Minion shoes.  Howard went with his usual strategy to 'go big or go home' as he took the Houston Boys and Girls Club to see the new Minions movie, complete with the outfit that included a Minion t-shirt...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Drummond, Pistons set to start contract negotiations

The Detroit Pistons have a bright future.That is, of course, assuming that they keep what they have. Their impressive collection of young talent is highlighted by center Andre Drummond.The 21-year-old has had numbers comparable to those of an early Dwight Howard, and his presence near the rim is the No. 1 piece in the Pistons' future. That's why team president Stan Van Gundy will...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic agree to trade Harkless to Trail Blazers

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A person with knowledge of the details says the Orlando Magic have agreed to trade forward Maurice Harkless to the Portland Trail Blazers for a future second-round draft pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been officially announced. The trade was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The 6-foot-9...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Maurice Harkless Has Reportedly Been Traded to Portland

If it’s coming from Yahoo! Sports‘ Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s most definitely true. The Orlando Magic have reportedly traded Maurice Harkless to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a future second round pick. Why deal the 6’8″ Small Forward now? For such a low return too when you got have gotten the same return back in January or February? I had high hopes that Harkless...
Via Magic Basketball Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dwight Howard Does An Awesome Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwareneger may not be box office gold anymore, but the man is still a Hollywood icon. It will probably be a long time before there is another celebrity that people get such a kick out of imitating as the former Governator. Recently, Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt earned some love online for his dead impersonation of Arnold.If you thought Watt's was good wait...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard Heads to Comic-Con in Predator Costume

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard—never afraid to get his nerd on—is doing just that at the annual Comic-Con convention in San Diego this weekend. By getting his nerd on, we mean that Howard actually showed up to the annual show of weirdness in full Predator attire: Comic con. Love life you only live once.@fandango @movieclips A photo posted by Dwight Howard (@dwighthoward...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard cosplays as Predator at Comic Con

Predator was easily one of the best action flicks of the late 80’s and Dwight Howard knows exactly how to show off his love for the classic movie. He even went as far as showing off his nerdy side when he dressed up as the alien at the annual San Diego Comic Con. USA Today’s For The Win shared a few video and pictures of Howard enjoying himself at the convention on Friday morning...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Get to the Choppa! Rockets' Howard shows up to Comic-Con as 'Predator'

The man who calls himself Superman did his best Predator impersonation. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard showed up to Comic-Con in San Diego dressed up as the Arnold Schwarzenegger-hunting behemoth, taking in the sights and sounds of the comic-book festival. Howard put his strength to the test, attempting to pick up Thor's hammer. And Howard even got to rub elbows with "The Baddest...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Get to the Choppa! Howard shows up to Comic-Con as the Predator

The man who calls himself Superman did his best Predator impersonation. Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard showed up to Comic-Con in San Diego dressed up as the Arnold Schwarzenegger-hunting behemoth, taking in the sights and sounds of the comic-book festival. Howard put his strength to the test, attempting to pick up Thor's hammer. And Howard even got to rub elbows with "The Baddest...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Dwight Howard went to Comic-Con as Predator

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard went to Comic-Con in San Diego dressed as Predator. “I love to dress up and have a good time,” said Howard. He said the mask has a built in fan to keep him cool. Iron mike A photo posted by Dwight Howard (@dwighthoward) on Jul 11, 2015 at 12:28am PDT
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22 days ago  |  Discuss
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