Houston Rockets: Finding Their 3rd All Star

Houston Rockets: Finding Their 3rd All Star By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… It isn’t a secret that Houston had just about as poor of an offseason as any NBA team. They couldn’t sign a 3rd All Star to make a Big 3 with Dwight Howard and James Harden and the only big move they made was signing Trevor Ariza, who is a 4th option on a contender, but cannot be a 3rd...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Rockets will not miss Chandler Parsons

Dwight Howard will look to lead a more defensive minded Rockets deep into the playoffs, without Chandler Parsons Besides the inability of the Rockets to sign a big name free agent this off-season, the next biggest story was the rival Dallas Mavericks snagging small forward Chandler Parsons. Parsons signed for 3 years at $46 million, much larger than his previous contract which only...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Trevor Ariza’s Best 3 Games From Last Season

The Houston Rockets have essentially swapped their promising young forward, Chandler Parsons, for a prime 3-and-D player in Trevor Ariza this offseason, in what many believe is an upgrade at the small forward slot. Ariza shot a career high 40.7 percent from beyond the arc last season, which easily trumps Chandler Parsons’ 37 percent from deep. Moreover, Ariza’s defensive...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott says Kobe Bryant is already leading and mentoring the Lakers’ young players

Many young players have benefited from Kobe Bryant’s tutelage over the years. From Trevor Ariza to Andrew Bynum, young guys have come to the Lakers over past decade and left as better players, and a lot of the time, Bryant has had at least a little something to do with that. So, it’s not surprising to hear that Bryant is already advising the Lakers’ latest crop of young players...
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Houston Rockets; Trevor Ariza Gives Rockets A Formidable Starting 5

After failing to recruit any big-name free agents this off-season, the Houston Rockets reverted to bringing back former Rocket Trevor Ariza, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. Ariza will undoubtedly start at small forward in place of Chandler Parsons, and his presence will help salvage the Rockets’ loss of key contributors such as Jeremy Lin, Omer […] Houston Rockets; Trevor...
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Houston Rockets: Kostas Papanikolaou Signing Grade

Houston Rockets: Kostas Papanikolaou Signing Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 years, 9.4 million dollars; only the first year guaranteed at 4.8 million With the failure to lure a marquee free agent after the salary cutting done by General Manager Daryl Morey, the Rockets have quite a few questions on their roster. The signing of Trevor Ariza...
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Houston Rockets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Houston Rockets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Traded for Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee Signed Joey Dorsey, Jeff Adrien, Ish Smith Drafted Clint Capela, Nick Johnson Resigned Troy Daniels Strongest: Acquiring Trevor Ariza Once the decision was made not to match Chandler Parsons’ offer sheet from the...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Where do the Wizards Land in the Recent Power Rankings?

Link: The Washington Wizards were a young team last year, who were led by their young guards, John Wall and Bradley Beal.  Their team also got nice production from big men, Nene and Marcin Gortat.  This was a playoff team last year, and they surprised people by beating the Chicago Bulls in round one...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Houston Rockets be stronger next season?

The Houston Rockets tried hard to land Carmelo Anthony this summer. And when they failed to do so, they turned their interest towards Chris Bosh. They didn’t manage to land Miami’s superstar either and on top of that, they saw the Dallas Mavericks “stealing” Chandler Parsons from them. Houston acted quickly and brought in Trevor Ariza to replace Parsons and now, the Rockets...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Offseason Isn’t Nearly As Bad As You Might Think

This is a guest post by TotalSportsBlog’s Hasib Hossain. You can check out the rest of his work for TSB by clicking here, and check out for other great sports related content. If you read most major websites that cover the NBA, they would have you think that the Houston Rockets’ offseason has gone nuclear. They traded away Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in order...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets Off-Season Analysis

I know this offseason isn’t quite over yet, even though it may feel like it with the majority big name players being signed to teams. I would assume the biggest issue that comes up with the Rockets moves this off-season would be losing Chandler Parsons. I could see how some can say that, but are they really missing out on much?Chandler Parsons was a good scorer who could shoot...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: Parsons' departure won’t affect Rockets

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard doesn’t think the departure of Chandler Parsons will hurt the teams title hopes next season. “It won’t affect us at all,” Howard said Friday, according to the Associated Press. Parsons, a three-year starter in Houston, signed a three-year, $45 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks. “We have myself and James,” Howard said. “We have...
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July 18, 2014  |  1 Comment

NBA executive calls out Rockets GM for arrogance

(Credit: The Houston Rockets missed out on basically everyone in free agency, and the blame seems to be coming from all directions. One anonymous front-office executive said in more or less words that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s arrogance is the reason Houston failed miserably trying to sign players. Per ESPN: Daryl wants everyone to think he...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza says goodbye to Wall, Beal, Wizards

Trevor Ariza’s stay in Washington was short. It could’ve been longer, but his reasoning he decided to move on to the Houston Rockets in a four-year deal worth $32 million. Shortly after the news broke about Ariza leaving the Wizards, Ariza thanked the Wizards fans and organization. Then sent a special tweet to the Wizards’ backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal. I want to...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards, Rockets, Pelicans turn Asik, Ariza deals into 3-way trade

The Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly agreed to a three-way trade, per's David Aldridge and USA Today's Sam Amick. Here's how it's going to shake out: Wizards get: $8.5 million trade exception, Melvin Ely's unguaranteed contract Rockets get: Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee, New Orleans' 2015 protected first-round...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets and Wizards agree on a sign and trade for Trevor Ariza

photo credit: The Houston Rockets and the Washington Wizards officially agree on a sign and trade for Trevor Ariza. The deal consists of sending Ariza to the Rockets in exchange for a trade exception and Melvin Fly’s non-guarnteed contract. The Rockets are using Ariza as their replacement for Chandler Parsons. Ariza will be able to help the Rockets immediately...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards get $8.5 million trade exception in sign-and-trade for Ariza

The Washington Wizards will get something back in return for losing Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets. Wizards will take non-guaranteed contract of Melvin Ely from NO & get $8.5M TPE for Ariza, who will do sign and trade to go to Houston. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 13, 2014 Pelicans will get Asik, Omri Casspi & 1.5M from Houston. Rockets get Ariza from Wizards...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards News: Washington signs Paul Pierce

After losing Trevor Ariza to the Houston Rockets, the Washington Wizards did not hesitate to move on. According to reports, the Wizards have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with veteran forward Paul Pierce.Pierce spent 15 seasons with the Boston Celtics before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, where he averaged 13.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season. The 10-time...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wizards’ consolation prize for the loss of Trevor Ariza: The Truth

It was early in the afternoon yesterday while I was sifting through the clearance box at Express in Tysons when my ESPN app sounded off the notification that our beloved Trevor Ariza had decided to move on to the Houston Rockets. Ariza’s contract, worth 4-year/$32 million, is more than likely going to be the last […] The post The Wizards’ consolation prize for the loss of Trevor...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Newspaper Rips Trevor Ariza Signing (Photo)

Trevor Ariza had unsuccessful stint with the Rockets back in 2010 and it turns out not everyone is thrilled to have him back for 4 years. Pretty scathing stuff… Photo via @JeromeSolomon
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston signs Trevor Ariza

The Rockets lost Chris Bosh to Miami this offseason, and so their plans were shifted. If they got Bosh, they were going to pick up Chandler Parsons’ offer sheet and more heavily stack their roster, but now, they let Parsons go and have signed his replacement. Trevor Ariza agreed to terms with Houston on Saturday, signing a four-year, $32 million contract with the team. Now, Parsons...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Pursuing ‘The Matrix’

Posted to Chicago BullsAccording to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have talked to both Washington Wizards’ free agent guard Trevor Ariza and Dallas Mavericks’ free agent forward Shawn Marion. “With Anthony out of the picture, the Bulls can now address wing depth and possibly sign Nikola Mirotic with other resources. Of the remaining free agents at wing that...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Free Agency Update: Trevor Ariza, Paul Pierce, Vince Carter, Nick Young & More

Now that all of that LeBron James and Chris Bosh business is taken care of, the rest of the NBA free agents are signing their deals. With Bosh getting a hefty raise from the Heat, the Rockets were flushed with extra cash after their pursuit of Bosh and Carmelo Anthony failed. Trevor Ariza is returning to the Houston Rockets. Ariza signed a four-year, $32 million contract. With...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets get Trevor Ariza in sign-and-trade

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with Trevor Ariza, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. He will replace Chandler Parsons as the starting forward for the Rockets. Ariza’s contract will decline per season. He will first make $8.6 million, then $8.2 million, $7.8 million, and finally... The post Rockets Sign Trevor Ariza appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards scoop Paul Pierce

Free agent small forward Paul Pierce has decided to take his talents to the nation’s capital. Paul Pierce has agreed on a 2-year deal with the Washington Wizards. That’s right. “The Truth” agreed to a 2-year contract worth $11 million with the Washington Wizards on Saturday.  The 36-year-old may be an old head by NBA standards but the Wizards can definitely use his knowledge...
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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