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If the Wizards are Considered a Title Contender This Year, What are They if They add Kevin Durant?

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN\Getty Images) The Thunder come to play at the Verizon Center in D.C. tonight, and fans will have their eye on none other than Kevin Durant. The reigning MVP is having a difficult year in Oklahoma City after he and superstar point guard...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett ejected after head-butting Dwight Howard

  Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett was ejected from Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets after head-butting center Dwight Howard in the first quarter. Garnett and Howard got tangled up as Howard was trying to catch a lob pass in the paint. After a shoving match ensued, Garnett threw the ball at Howard, got in his face, and head-butted him. After the officials...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wizards Have Four Healthy Small Forwards

Here with your weekly look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. For your first Wizards update of 2015, we’re going to focus on the rotation at small forward now that Martell Webster has rejoined the team. With four players that all primarily play the position and are deserving of significant minutes, Washington has to sort it out. Paul Pierce (The Starter...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving Shakes Trevor Ariza And Dwight Howard, Finishes With Up-And-Under

Kyrie Irving is doing it all Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets. Irving has 34 points into the third quarter, two of them coming in the form of this pretty move and finish on Dwight Howard. The post Kyrie Irving Shakes Trevor Ariza And Dwight Howard, Finishes With Up-And-Under appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons Have Won 5 Straight

Josh Smith last played for the Detroit Pistons back on December 21st, before being waved and picked up by the Houston Rockets.  Since that loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the Pistons have rattled off 5 straight victories.  They beat the Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings.  The Pistons are now 10-23 on the season. The Josh Smith...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston’s Harden had one gorgeous assist vs. Hornets

Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden may be known for his shooting skills but it seems during the Rockets’ game against the Hornets, James showed he can do much more. Namely pin-point passing. During the 4th quarter, Harden had a bullet pass to Trevor Ariza through the teeth of the Hornet defense. Sweet pass, bro. Now about Harden’s defense… The post Houston’s Harden...
Via Crossover Chronicles
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Brewer does spin move and bounce pass to Trevor Ariza for slam dunk

Look at Corey Brewer making a difference already! He was brought in for defense but he also did a couple of fancy moves on a fastbreak collaboration with high-flyer Trevor Ariza: Nice spin move and bounce pass that led to the thunder. The Rockets, however, fell short to the Wizards, 104-103. Good play by Brewer and Ariza, though. *** Corey Brewer pic courtesy of Getty Images. Video by the NBA.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza Happy With Rockets' Decision, Transition

Trevor Ariza became a key part of the Washington Wizards in his third season with the club and his decision to sign with the Houston Rockets in the offseason was difficult. “It was a tough decision to make, but it was a decision that I’m happy about,” Ariza said. Through 30 games in his second stint with the Rockets — he played in Houston in 2008-09 and averaged a career...
Via RealGM
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves trade Corey Brewer to Rockets

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade Corey Brewer to the Houston Rockets, reports Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski. Minnesota has agreed to trade Corey Brewer to Houston, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 19, 2014 As part of the deal, Houston will send Troy Daniels to Minnesota and acquire Brewer and Ronny Turiaf....
Via Sports-Glory
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wizards Are Really Good At Shooting Threes And Should Probably Shoot More Of Them

Here with your weekly look at the Wiz is Mr. Irrelevant contributing writer Bryan Frantz. Trevor Ariza led the Wizards in three-point attempts and makes last season by knocking down 180 of 442. Second in both categories was Martell Webster (146 of 372), followed by Bradley Beal (138 of 343) and John Wall (108 of 308). Wall’s jumper improved dramatically last year, so Wizards fans...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ariza and Beverley lead Rockets over Suns

HOUSTON (AP) -- Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley scored 19 points each to lead the Houston Rockets to their fourth straight win, 100-95, over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star center Dwight Howard (knee strain) has been out. The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used an...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets hold off the Suns

HOUSTON -- Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley scored 19 points each to lead the Houston Rockets to their fourth straight win, 100-95, over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star center Dwight Howard (knee strain) has been out. The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used an 8-2...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ariza, Beverley lead Rockets over Suns, 100-95

HOUSTON (AP) Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley scored 19 points apiece to lead the Houston Rockets to their fourth straight victory, 100-95 over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star center Dwight Howard (knee strain) has missed. The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets hold off the Suns

HOUSTON -- Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley scored 19 points each to lead the Houston Rockets to their fourth straight win, 100-95, over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games All-Star center Dwight Howard (knee strain) has been out. The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used an 8-2...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets top Grizzlies in matchup of league's top defenses

James Harden scored 21 points, and Trevor Ariza and Jason Terry added 16 each to help the short-handed Houston Rockets cruise to a 105-96 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. The Grizzlies (15-3) had won five in a row, and their two previous losses this season had been by a combined five points. In a matchup of the two teams allowing the fewest points per game, Memphis...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Harden: Rockets Lacked Ariza's Leadership, Defense, Shot-Making Last Season

James Harden discussed the difference that Trevor Ariza has made in the Houston Rockets' lineup this season. “His leadership, his defensive abilities, his shot-making -- all three of those things are something that we were lacking last year,” Harden said. “[Ariza] brings that ability to the table this year.” Harden downplayed the impact of Parsons' departure over the summer...
Via RealGM
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant hits clutch and one jumper over Trevor Ariza

Trevor Ariza has seen this so many times in practice, though he still couldn’t stop it. With less than two minutes left in the game and the Lakers trailing by five, the purple and gold needed to put points on the board – and fast. Wesley Johnson would later clinch the win against the Rockets for the Lakers with a solo 5-0 run, though this clutch and one jumper by Kobe Bryant...
Via Lakerholicz.com
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Howard’s attorney sounds off on child abuse allegations

            Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is being investigated by Cobb County police for allegations that he abused his 7-year-old child. According to USA Today Sports, Cobb County police were asked to investigate the allegations by Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families. “We are aware of the allegations concerning...
Via Sports-Glory
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Rockets have a defense?

While Kevin Durant was yelling obscenities at Dwight Howard, the Thunder and the Rockets were engaged in an intriguing and ugly game of basketball. A 69-65 win for the Rockets does not quite fit the Rockets’ storyline. This is a team with tons of offensive potential and little in the way of defense. The story on Houston is that James Harden cares only about offense and Dwight...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons: I don’t pay attention to Trevor Ariza

The rivalry between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets was already intense after Chandler Parsons left the Rockets to sign with the Mavericks. The comments made by James Harden claiming Dwight Howard and himself were the cornerstones of the franchise didn’t go over to well with Parsons either. And who can forget the comments that general manager Daryl Morey made saying...
Via No Guts, No Glory
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New Season, New Sense of Determination

Hope springs eternal for all teams at the beginning of the NBA season, and the Rockets are hoping this season is more fruitful than the last. We all have seen the terrible ending to last season one too many times and know about the failed swing and miss by Morey in the offseason which brought uncertainty heading into the season. Amidst all that there seems to be something different...
Via Rockets Social
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets' Harden, Ariza visit Lakers' Randle in hospital

The Houston Rockets 108-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night at the Staples Center ended on a somber note as promising rookie Julius Randle broke his tibia. Wednesday, Randle underwent surgery to repair the fracture and is expected to miss the rest of the season. In an unexpected move, Rockets James Harden and Trevor Ariza reportedly stopped by hospital to visit the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

One Question Facing Every Rockets Starter

Patrick Beverley What will he bring to the table? Patrick Beverley has shown he has potential, but he doesn’t really excel in any stat category.  He’s a savvy defender and he brings that to the table, but I’m still wondering what he brings to the table that will help him fulfill his potential.  He can pop the three, but won’t be asked to all that often, he doesn’t excel...
Via TopSportsReport
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza: ‘It Takes Time To Get Comfortable With People’(Video)

  Forward Trevor Ariza speaks following Day 4 of Training Camp.    
Via Rockets Social
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

As Preseason Approaches, Rockets Must Continue To Focus On Themselves

  As the Rockets get set to begin preseason play next week, the general focus will still be the same that it’s been during this week’s training camp. For veteran Trevor Ariza, it’s that focus that’s been different in Houston than from his first time around. “What I’ve noticed here is that everybody wants to get better, everybody wants to help this team win.” Ariza...
Via Rockets Social
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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