Houston Rockets Unlikely to Add Top-Tier Free Agent

In what could be a complete reversal of philosophy for the Houston Rockets under general manager Daryl Morey, the team is apparently preparing to miss out on upper-echelon free agents when the market opens on Wednesday. According to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen, Morey and company are more focused on retaining their own free agents right now. Per the report: “The...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hezonja to Wear #23, Harvey #1 for Orlando

The Orlando Magic have given out jersey numbers to their 2015 Draft selections. Fifth pick Mario Hezonja will wear jersey #23 (Euro Jordan/LeBron!!!), while 51st choice Tyler Harvey will wear #1. You can purchase a Hezonja jersey right now here. Free shipping too.   The newest members of the @OrlandoMagic have chosen their jersey numbers. @MarioHezonja will wear 23 and @YoungTRaaw...
Via Magic Basketball Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Houston looking to trade 18th pick and Terrence Jones

If the Houston Rockets are going to add a third star this summer, they need to start clearing some serious cap space. The most obvious suspect to move is Trevor Ariza, who's set to make $8.1 million next year and is under a team-friendly contract that decreases annually until 2018.But Ariza is a valuable player in Houston's system, which could make GM Daryl Morey hesitate to pull...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza: I could beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 right now

Michael Jordan turned 52 a few months ago, but the NBA legend has as much confidence today as he did when he was 22. Recently, Jordan insisted there are some players on his Charlotte Bobcats squad that he could beat in a game of 1-on-1. TMZ has made it a point to ask various players...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Houston trade Trevor Ariza for a third star?

If the Houston Rockets want to add a third star this summer, they'll probably first have to move Trevor Ariza's contract to clear up enough cap room.It's what makes swinging for the fences particularly difficult for GM Daryl Morey this summer. Ariza was a crucial cog on one of the league's best defenses last season, and moving him for a player who, in all likelihood, isn't as dominant...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza thinks Houston is on the right track

Adding Trevor Ariza after losing Chandler Parsons was a move of mild genius by Daryl Morey last season. From the opener to Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, the small forward was the Houston Rockets' most consistent and best all-around defender. His three-point shot came and went, but Ariza brought it every night and helped the Rockets embrace defense as their winning ticket...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Keys to a Golden State Warriors Victory over Cleveland

The Golden State Warriors have the difficult task of taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers in this year’s NBA Finals. Both teams have had remarkable regular seasons and proven to be the most formidable teams in the league. Golden State will have to formulate an effective strategy if they hope to defeat their Eastern Conference opponents and be crowned champions. The Warriors first...
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion, out indefinitely

Klay Thompson took a shot to the head from the knee of Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the Warriors’ series with the Houston Rockets. Initially it was reported that Thompson had not suffered a concussion, despite reports that he couldn’t drive himself home. That kind of thing is a calling card of concussions suffered by Browns players in the past, and yet in the face of that...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson Diagnosed With Concussion

Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion. Thompson was hit in the head by Trevor Ariza during Game 5 and developed symptoms that evening. Thompson won't return to the court until he's cleared by league protocol.
Via RealGM
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Thompson's father says son 'on track' to return to Warriors for finals

  Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused ''concussion-like symptoms.'' That's according to Thompson's father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson. He told The Associated Press on Thursday night that his son's energy was up and his appetite was back...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: ‘I’m still a champion’

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Dwight Howard sat down at the podium following the Houston Rockets 104-90 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday and answered a few questions. One of the questions Howard was asked was how tough it was to overcome injuries and then have the season end in five games in the Western Conference finals. “It’s tough, but I won’t stop fighting...
Via Sports-Glory
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson ‘Developed’ Concussion-Like Symptoms After Knee To Head (Video)

Klay Thompson was the victim of one of the nastiest-looking basketball injuries we’ve seen in a long time. The Golden State Warriors sharp-shooter suffered a scary blow Wednesday night when he was kneed in the head by Houston Rockets guard Trevor Ariza. The knee was accidental, but that didn’t make it look any less painful for Thompson. Thompson collapsed to the floor after taking...
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson suffers concussion-like symptoms ‘after’ win

To be filed under “How Convenient:” With nine minutes left in Golden State’s series-clinching win over Houston, guard Klay Thompson took a knee to the head after pump-faking Trevor Ariza out of his jockstrap. It was quite a blow, as Thompson started bleeding from the ear like Ricardo Montalban had put one of those Star Trek II leeches inside of it. After visiting the locker...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors G Klay Thompson suffers concussion

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a concussion after getting kneed in the side of the head by Houston's Trevor Ariza. Thompson was injured after he faked a shot and Ariza knocked him to the floor with a knee to the head in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night. Thompson received stitches in his right ear and passed...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors May Not Want the Start of the NBA Finals Moved Up

With the Cavaliers sweeping Atlanta and Golden State expected to beat Houston Wednesday night (like they did) the NBA has been rumored to be looking in to seeing what it would take to move the start of the NBA Finals up. However, after the last two games the Warriors may want the week off to heal before the Game One next Thursday.Steph Curry is not 100 percent after taking a hard...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Klay Thompson takes knee to head from Ariza

The Golden State Warriors took care of the Houston Rockets and emerged victorious in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night, but a big question mark surrounds the health of the Splash Brothers—Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Curry took a scary fall and exited Game 4, although he did later return. The league’s MVP struggled on Wednesday as well, draining...
Via The Sports Daily
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson takes flying knee to head from Trevor Ariza (Video)

First it was Steph Curry taking a huge tumble against the Rockets, and then it was Klay Thompson getting hurt. In the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday night, Thompson took a flying knee to the head from Trevor Ariza. He left the game to be examined but later...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson takes knee to the head from Trevor Ariza in Warriors-Rockets Game 5

As the Golden State Warriors look to make to the NBA Finals, Warriors star Klay Thompson had a scary moment happen to him in the fourth quarter of tonight’s game five of the Western Conference Finals. During a Warriors possession, Thompson pulled off a nice pump-fake which got Houston’s Trevor Ariza caught in the air going for the shot. Watch as Ariza’s knee ends up hitting...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry Okay After Nasty Fall

MVP Stephen Curry took a nasty spill just before halftime of Game 4 trying to block a Trevor Ariza shot. Landing awkwardly on his back and hitting his head very hard on the court. Thankfully he was okay and returned to action once he was cleared by team doctors. “I was a little in shock,” he said. “From the feeling of falling. That was the scariest fall I’ve had. You’re...
Via Hooped Up
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

James Harden must take over for Rockets to win Game 5

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Rockets came away with a season saving Game 4 victory over the Golden State Warriors, and are looking ahead to Game 5 on the road at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. It was a huge win to say the very least, and James Harden played like the superstar that he is with 45 points on 13-22 shooting and 7-11 from behind the arc, nine rebounds...
Via Sports-Glory
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry leaves Game 4 after nasty fall, returns later

The Rockets jumped out to a big lead on the Warriors Sunday night, sending fans at Toyota Center into hysterics. However, the mood suddenly changed during the second quarter. Curry left his feet and awkwardly fell to the ground on his shoulder/back after tumbling over Trevor Ariza. He laid on the floor for several minutes...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA MVP Stephen Curry takes nasty fall, walks off court

HOUSTON (AP) MVP Stephen Curry was able to walk to the locker room after a nasty spill where he flipped over in the air and his head crashed to the court in Golden State's Western Conference finals game against Houston on Monday night. Curry jumped in the air as Trevor Ariza was about to go up for a shot. Ariza saw him and stopped abruptly, causing Curry to be upended in midair...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Steph Curry Leaves Game After Awkward Fall

In the second quarter of game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, Steph Curry took a nasty spill as he tried to block Trevor Ariza’s shot. He stayed on the floor for several minutes before walking off to the locker […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Draymond Green downplays sideline tussle with Trevor Ariza

Draymond Green is one of the most physical players in the NBA. He's also one of the loudest talkers, and finding him at the center of on-court "controversies" isn't uncommon.  During the second half of Game 1, Green briefly got into it with Rockets forward Trevor Ariza. A screen was set near the sideline, both players fell down and Green appeared to hold Ariza as he tried to get...
Via Fox Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Draymond Green the Difference in Golden State’s Game 1 Win

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, center, celebrates between Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard, right, and Trevor Ariza after a score during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The Golden State Warriors eventually closed out a 110-106 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference...
Via The Sports Journal
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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