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NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrant

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player's back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul. Dwight Howard and Andre Drummond have both been subjected to the act, when a player jumped on their backs to send the poor free throw shooters to the line. They are frequently fouled intentionally away from the ball, along with the...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

On Super Sunday, celebrate some super slams as NBA dunk contest nears

The NFL takes center stage Sunday with Super Bowl 50. The NBA has just four early tips in the offing, so we figured why not start the hype for next weekend's NBA's All-Star showcase in Toronto with this slammin' All-Star dunk contest mixtape.Well all remember Michael and 'Nique and Spud and Dr. J, the great pioneer of the dunk contest, but it sure is easy to forget about Jason Richardson...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will the Oklahoma City Thunder lose Kevin Durant in July?

The end of Kevin Durant’s contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder is near, resulting in him being one of the most coveted free agents this summer. The extremely talented forward has a lot of options as there are many teams rumored to have interest in him. The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, and even the Golden State Warriors have all been included in...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban defends hack-a-player strategy

On Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today Sports that he is “increasingly of the view” that the league will be looking to make some sort of change to the intentional fouling rule this summer. But Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has since come out in defense of the “hack-a-player” strategy. He says it’s entertaining for fans and that it would be a mistake...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should Orlando have traded Dwight Howard to Brooklyn?

The good ‘ol days. Let’s play a fun game of revisionist history. It’s fun and it is much easier to play than prognosticator. The Orlando Magic did not win the Dwight Howard trade. Rather, the Orlando Magic did not win the correct Dwight Howard trade. Now you could spin this hot, but very real, take about 15 different directions but I am “take-ing” it from a current day...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Asking price 'too steep' for Howard trade to Celtics

Dwight Howard will not be donning the shamrock any time soon. Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Mannix reported Friday that while the Boston Celtics engaged the Houston Rockets in trade talks involving Howard, they were not willing to give up the pieces necessary to swing a deal for the eight-time NBA All-Star. “Howard won’t be going to Boston, league sources told The Vertical, and the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets make plays late to hand Suns 6th straight loss

PHOENIX -- Corey Brewer scored 24 points and Trevor Ariza 22 to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.The Rockets won despite a 4-for-19 shooting night by James Harden, who finished with 17 points, more than 10 under his average. Dwight Howard grabbed 16 rebounds in the 200th meeting between the teams.Archie Goodwin led the Suns with...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard talks latest trade rumors

Houston Rockers center Dwight Howard isn’t a stranger to the sometimes vicious cycle that is NBA trade rumors. It’s a swirl of information akin to a tornado this time of year with the NBA trade deadline on approach and Howard’s name is the biggest to come up as of late. Wednesday, rumblings came out about the Boston Celtics giving the Rockets a ring about Howard. Not far behind...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA trade rumors: Houston Rockets keeping Dwight Howard, targeting Kevin Durant in free agency, report says

The Houston Rockets are hoping to create a super team with Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant and James Harden. The new Big Three? If the Houston Rockets have their way, it could happen this summer. With Dwight Howard trade rumors flying, a report surfaced to the contrary--and added another layer to Houston's long-term vision: The pursuit of Oklahoma...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Brad is not bad at this coaching thing

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Your ability to stay calm and collected during games has been widely noted across social media. Are you really going crazy inside when you have those stoic nonreactions to everything that happens in a game? Stevens...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Trade Rumors: Rockets To Pursue Kevin Durant, Won’t Move Dwight Howard

Rumors about Dwight Howard’s future with the Houston Rockets seem to change almost daily. Last week, there was a report saying the odds of Houston trading him were “incredibly small.” On Wednesday, a report surfaced saying the Boston Celtics had “engaged” in trade talks involving Howard. Now, it appears the Rockets won’t trade the veteran center, and will instead pursue...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons Looking Forward To Recruiting Dwight Howard

Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard have recently rekindled their friendship. Parsons played a big role in recruiting Howard to the Houston Rockets in 2013 before he signed with the Dallas Mavericks in 2014. Parsons plans on helping the Mavericks with their recruiting efforts for Howard. “For sure,” Parsons said. “I’m talking to him (routinely), obviously, and we share the...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets won’t trade Dwight Howard, will chase Kevin Durant

The Houston Rockets plan to have their cake and eat it too this summer. Contrary to reports that the Boston Celtics engaged Houston in trade talks involving center Dwight Howard, sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday that the Rockets are not looking to trade Howard before the Feb. 18 deadline even though he has the right to become a free agent on July 1. Instead, they plan to...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Still Planning All-Out Pursuit Of Kevin Durant

The Houston Rockets continue to plan an all-out pursuit in free agency of Kevin Durant. The Rockets have long believed they're in as good of a position as any team to sign Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant and James Harden remain close friends. Harden was traded by the Thunder to the Rockets in 2012. The Rockets can sign Durant to a max contract while also re-signing...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Not Interested In Trading Away Dwight Howard

The Houston Rockets have no interest in trading away Dwight Howard ahead of the deadline. Howard can become a free agent this offseason and has been linked to the Boston Celtics. “We’re just focused on this season," said Daryl Morey. "So is Dwight. If we as a team and he as a player play(s) like we know he’s capable and has been this year and was last year, all that stuff takes...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets mascot plays it cool after draining backwards halfcourt shot

Maybe the Houston Rockets mascot is taking tips from Dwight Howard, who at a recent practice hit a backwards shot all the way from the opposite free throw line. That one, however, wasn't accomplished with thousands of people watching.This one, of the backwards halfcourt variety on Sunday during a timeout of the Rockets' win against the Miami Heat, was. And it was sensational.Here...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics have ‘engaged’ Rockets about Dwight Howard trade

The Boston Celtics want to make a major splash between now and the summer, with Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard now the subject of a potential blockbuster deal. With general manager Danny Ainge and the Boston front office wanting to make a big move with so many assets on hand, it only makes sense they would look toward Houston, where the bumbling, underachieving Rockets might...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA trade rumors: Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard to Boston Celtics?

Could Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard be traded to the Boston Celtics? Dwight Howard trade rumors can only mean one thing: The NBA trade deadline is approaching. As the calendar moves into Febuary, the annual debate about Howard's trade value, true worth on the court and total game has re-ignited. Dwight Howard's ex-teammate explains how...
Via NJ.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Lee's time in Boston rumored to be coming to an end

With David Lee out of the rotation, it didn't take much to connect the dots and for fans to realize he was on the block. Today, some reported buzz instead of just a hypothesis: Some trade buzz: BOS intends to move David Lee by Feb. 18 deadline, or buy him out. Lee is out of rotation and wants a role somewhere. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) February 3, 2016 David Lee has handled his...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Interested In Trading For Dwight Howard

The Boston Celtics have engaged the Houston Rockets on a trade centered around Dwight Howard. Howard can opt out of his deal this offseason. With declining health, trading for Howard and subsequently giving him a new max contract would be a significant risk for the Celtics. The Celtics have a deep collection of future first round picks incoming from the Brooklyn Nets and multiple other teams
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Boston Celtics interested in Dwight Howard trade

The Boston Celtics have been in search of a star since before they traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks last December, but is Dwight Howard their man?According to the New York Daily News, the Houston Rockets center is reportedly on Boston's radar, a somewhat surprising development considering Howard's age, health and contract situation:Should the Celtics trade for Howard? In...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics reportedly interested in Dwight Howard

As the NBA Trade Deadline inches closer and closer, get ready for a few rumors like this everyday. According to Frank Isola of The New York Daily News, the Boston Celtics are talking to the Houston Rockets about center Dwight Howard. Meanwhile, the Celtics have engaged the Houston Rockets in talks about a possible deal for Dwight Howard, the Daily News has learned. Howard can...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have talked with Rockets about Dwight Howard trade

The Boston Celtics have talked with the Houston Rockets about a potential Dwight Howard trade, according to a report. The New York Daily News’ Frank Isola reports that the C’s have “engaged” the Rockets in talks about a possible deal, though nothing has materialized yet. Howard, 30, has a $23.2 million player option for next season which he can decline in favor of a larger...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics have discussed Howard trade with Rockets

The Boston Celtics have a treasure chest of quality assets — both in terms of young players and first-round draft picks — to use before the Feb. 18 trade deadline or over the summer to acquire a superstar player. One player the Celtics reportedly are targeting is Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, per Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. “Meanwhile, the Celtics have...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are talking trade with Houston about Dwight Howard

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Meanwhile, the Celtics have engaged the Houston Rockets in talks about a possible deal for Dwight Howard, the Daily News has learned. Howard can opt out of his contract this summer, and considering his back...
Via Red's Army
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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