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Slowing Rockets’ James Harden Key for Warriors Success in Western Conference Finals

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) and guard Pablo Prigioni (9) react to a Harden 3-pointer against the Los Angeles Clippers during Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. The Rockets won 115-109. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, James Nielsen) It doesn’t take long to notice James Harden on the court, not only because of his...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Show How It’s Done, Gambled On Veterans And Won

Maybe Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey got lucky or maybe he just made the best of his opportunities, but underrated and overlooked Houston is in the Western Conference Finals and there is no way they could have gotten here without this season’s additions of Jason Terry, Josh Smith, Corey Brewer and Pablo Prigioni.
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets depth proves important in playoffs

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden and Dwight Howard are undeniably Houston's most important players. But without role players like Josh Smith, Corey Brewer and even 38-year-old Pablo Prigioni, who spent most of his career overseas, the Rockets probably wouldn't be in the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997. ''When you are trying to win championships role players have...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Prigioni's heroics didn't surprise Daryl Morey

We typically expect All-Stars to show up when the lights shine bright, and in Game 7 that's exactly what the Houston Rockets got from Dwight Howard and James Harden. Both performed up to their typical standards of excellence.But Houston would've had a much harder time winning the game and advancing to the Western Conference Finals if role players didn't step up and play above expectations...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Daryl Morey deserves all the credit for Houston's underrated depth

The Houston Rockets have very quietly been one of the deepest teams in the league for most of the season, and general manager Daryl Morey deserves more credit than he's getting for assembling their roster.Here's more fantastic insight courtesy of SB Nation's Tom Ziller:"Just as skepticism was due to Houston teambuilder Daryl Morey when the Rockets looked lost, credit is due when...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni are the veteran leaders Houston needed

Rockets guards Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni aren't two ultra athletic floor generals who can score at will, penetrate into the paint and create shots for others. But their value in Houston remains immeasurably high. Here's what Terry told the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech about how important veteran leadership can be on a somewhat inexperienced championship contender:“A...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Prigioni is still happy to be in Houston

When the Houston Rockets acquired Pablo Prigioni from the New York Knicks at the trade deadline, they did so with no intention of having him play meaningful minutes in the postseason.But then Patrick Beverley went down with a season-ending injury, and Prigioni was forced into the spotlight. The 37-year-old (who turns 38 on May 17) now finds himself in the thick of a championship...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's a closer look at Houston's supporting cast

Rockets fans know the team's various role players inside and out, but here's an introduction for those who're unfamiliar. From Trevor Ariza to Josh Smith to Pablo Prigioni to Jason Terry, here's a look (courtesy of the Houston Chronicle) at several guys who do a fantastic job supplementing Houston's two superstars: James Harden and Dwight Howard. Below, the spotlight shines on Ariza...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Rockets Guard Patrick Beverley Out for the Season

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season and the playoffs after opting for surgery to repair ligament damage in his left wrist. Rockets guard Pat Beverley has opted for surgery to repair ligaments in left wrist, source said. Will miss the remaining of season, playoffs — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 30, 2015 Beverley suffered the injury...
Via Sportsnaut
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

James Harden's 24 points help Rockets beat Wizards 99-91

WASHINGTON (AP) One game after clinching a playoff berth, the Rockets delayed the Wizards' bid to secure their own spot, beating Washington 99-91 Sunday behind James Harden's 24 points. Houston entered the day third in the Western Conference, a half-game behind No. 2 Memphis. Washington is fifth in the East and still had a chance to end Sunday with a guaranteed place in the postseason...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: McDaniels-Prigioni Trade Grades

(Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America) Houston Rockets: McDaniels-Prigioni Trade Grades By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Rockets Receive: KJ McDaniels from Philadelphia, Pablo Prigioni from New York Rockets Trade: Isaiah Caanan and a 2nd to Philadelphia, Two 2nd Rounders to New York I thought KJ McDaniels was going to be a first round pick this...
Via HoopStuff
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Pablo Prigioni-Alexey Shved Trade Grade

(December 21, 2014 – Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Knicks get: Alexy Shved, 2017 second round pick, 2019 second round pick Knicks gave: Pablo Prigioni Phil Jackson just went through his first trade deadline as a front office guy, and unlike it was for many people in the league, his day was relatively quiet. New York...
Via HoopStuff
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Trade Deadline: Breakdown

Don’t know everything that happened on the NBA Trade Deadline? Take a quick look here to find out. Now that we know who went where, we can do quick overviews for each team to see how they’ve been affected. Boston Celtics: No one knows what Boston is doing, and probably not even Boston themselves right now. Picking up Isaiah Thomas while already having Marcus Smart is a bit...
Via isportsweb.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

AP Source: Knicks trade Prigioni to Houston

NEW YORK (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the New York Knicks have traded guard Pablo Prigioni to the Houston Rockets for guard Alexey Shved and two second-round picks. The person says the Knicks will get one of the picks in 2017 and the other in 2019. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Prigioni Traded By Knicks To Rockets For Two 2nd Rounders

The New York Knicks have traded Pablo Prigioni to the Houston Rockets for two second round picks. Alexey Shved will also go to the Knicks.
Via RealGM
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Acquire Pablo Prigioni, K.J. McDaniels

Houston Rockets missed out on Goran Dragic but made deals for the Knicks’ Pablo Prigioni and 76ers’ K.J. McDaniels. New York has traded Pablo Prigioni to the Houston Rockets, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015 Philadelphia has traded K.J. McDaniels to Houston for Isaiah Canaan and a second round […] The post Houston Rockets...
Via Diehardsport
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Players the Cleveland Cavaliers Could Trade for by the Trade Deadline

With time slipping away to acquire an effective reserve, the Cleveland Cavaliers enter the final days before the NBA trade deadline without any hot commodities that seem certain to fill key areas in the middle and at the point. Right now, rumors are abound about who the team might be targeting. Some will require more finesse to make happen, but really the only bargaining chip the...
Via Cavaliers Nation
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Best Potential NBA Trade Deadline Deals

While there has been a lot of business done during this year’s NBA trade window, there are still plenty of basketball fans looking forward to a flurry of activity in the run-up to the February 19 deadline. It might be unlikely that any deals done before the deadline will go on and have a massive impact during this postseason, but there are some very interesting options out there...
Via TWolves Blog
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pistons likely to fill empty roster spot with third point guard

The Detroit Pistons know it's going to be tough to replace everything that Brandon Jennings brings to the table. But D.J. Augustin came pretty close Sunday night, when he moved into the starting lineup in Toronto and scored a career-high 35 points in 37 minutes of Detroit's 114-110 loss. "He handled the minutes fine and played well offensively," coacg Stan Van Gundy said after...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Veteran targets for NBA contenders

​ It’s that thrilling time of the year: with the NBA standings separating like oil and water between contenders and those teams already waiting until next year, it’s time for useful veterans from the losing teams to get traded for prospects and/or future draft picks to the winning teams. When done correctly, these types of present-tense/future-tense trades can really be...
Via The Sports Post
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas is not a Pablo Prigioni fan after his flop

The Knicks played the Suns Saturday and it is now safe to say that Isaiah Thomas is not a fan of Pablo Prigioni. The Italian guard did his best Manu Ginobili impression and flopped on Thomas. Needless to say, IT didn’t take that well and had some choice words for him. Thomas would get the last word as he ended up with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting while Prigioni finished with...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas is not a Pablo Prigioni fan after his flop

The Knicks played the Suns Saturday and it is now safe to say that Isaiah Thomas is not a fan of Pablo Prigioni. The Italian guard did his best Manu Ginobili impression and flopped on Thomas. Needless to say, IT didn’t take that well and had some choice words for him. Thomas would get the last word as he ended up with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting while Prigioni finished with...
Via Bloguin Best
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Marcus Smart Suffers Achilles Injury Vs. Knicks, Leaves Game

BOSTON — Celtics rookie Marcus Smart was forced to leave Friday’s matchup with the New York Knicks after falling awkwardly on his left ankle. The injury occurred when Smart drew a charge on Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni during the second quarter (see the play in question here). He came up limping and exited into the locker room at the next stoppage. The Celtics soon after announced...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kyrie Irving with the FILTHY Spin Move on Pablo Prigioni

Although the Cleveland Cavaliers currently trail the New York Knicks here in the second quarter, there was one move that left even Knicks fans in awe. Kyrie Irving does a ridiculous spin move to get past Pablo Prigioni and then fakes out Amar’e Stoudemire as he finishes with a layup over Jason Smith. Nasty. The post Video: Kyrie Irving with the FILTHY Spin Move on Pablo Prigioni...
Via Cavaliers Nation
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Shabazz Napier’s Dirty Spin Move Breaks Prigioni’s Ankles

It almost seems like it’s happening every game now, as rookie point guard Shabazz Napier is up to his ball-handling wizardry once again. Tonight’s victim was New York Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni, who gets his ankles broken so bad that he actually takes a seat on the hardwood. The post Video: Shabazz Napier’s Dirty Spin Move Breaks Prigioni’s Ankles appeared first...
Via Heat Nation
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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