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James Harden Says Every Teammate Besides Dwight Howard Is A Rol…

James Harden Says Every Teammate Besides Dwight Howard Is A Role Player

dimemag.com Updated 11 hours ago
The Houston Rockets came into the off-season hoping to make a splash. Instead, they lost Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin in trades designed to open up cap room to acquire a max-level free agent, only to see their main target Chris Bosh return to Miami. On top …
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  • Watch Ray McCallum Hit Running 3-Pointer As Kings Take Summer L…

    Watch Ray McCallum Hit Running 3-Pointer As Kings Take Summer League Title

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Jul 22 (2 days ago)
    The Sacramento Kings defeated the Houston Rockets 77-68 to capture the Las Vegas summer league title on Monday night. Ray McCallum dropped 29 points including a running three-pointer after sprinting from the back-court to beat the shot clock in the fina…
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  • Watch Nick Johnson’s Sick Reverse Alley-Oop Dunk In Summer Leag…

    Watch Nick Johnson’s Sick Reverse Alley-Oop Dunk In Summer League Finale

    dimemag.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    Houston Rockets guard Nick Johnson opened Orlando Summer League play with one of its most memorable poster slams. Just over two weeks later, he closed Las Vegas Summer League with a reverse alley-oop dunk in the championship game that was arguably just …
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  • How do veterans approach the Las Vegas Summer League experience…

    How do veterans approach the Las Vegas Summer League experience?

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    On Monday night, the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets closed out the NBA's summer schedule with the title game of the Las Vegas Summer League. Naturally, though, a league championship is not the primary draw of the NBA's various summer leagues. Inst…
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  • LeBron's move brings parity to the East

    LeBron's move brings parity to the East

    nba.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    The first three weeks of free agency have been crazy. LeBron James went home, Lance Stephenson left Indiana, Paul Pierce joined his third team in as many seasons, the Bulls reloaded, the Mavs got their anchor back, and the Rockets struck out on the big …
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  • Kobe Bryant supports the Lakers' offseason moves, which is nice…

    Kobe Bryant supports the Lakers' offseason moves, which is nice of him

    yahoo.com Jul 18 (6 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Lakers have not had the most impressive offseason in the NBA. After striking out with the summer's big names, general manager Mitch Kupchak settled for deals with players like Houston Rockets castoff Jeremy Lin and 25-year-old journeyman…
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  • Dwight Howard: “We have best center and two-guard in the game”

    Dwight Howard: “We have best center and two-guard in the game”

    chron.com Jul 18 (6 days ago)
    By Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press Dwight Howard doesn’t believe the departure of Chandler Parsons will have a major impact on the Houston Rockets’ title hopes next season. “It won’t affect us at all,” Howard said Friday of Parsons signing a three…
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  • Howard: Parsons leaving won't hurt Rockets

    Howard: Parsons leaving won't hurt Rockets

    ESPN.com nba.com Jul 18 (6 days ago)
    Dwight Howard doesn't believe the departure of Chandler Parsons will have a major impact on the Houston Rockets' title hopes next season.
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  • What’s all the Fuss About Rockets GM Daryl Morey?

    What’s all the Fuss About Rockets GM Daryl Morey?

    dimemag.com Jul 18 (6 days ago)
    So often we toss around terms like genius and savant without stopping to check the accuracy of such hyperbolic qualifying nouns. We take brilliant men and women and put them on a pedestal without continuing to make sure their performance in a given fiel…
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  • Free-agent roundup: Lakers, Rockets, Hornets turn to Plan B; OK…

    Free-agent roundup: Lakers, Rockets, Hornets turn to Plan B; OKC lands Morrow; Mavs nab Jefferson; etc.

    yahoo.com Jul 15
    After LeBron James announced his choice to head back to Ohio on Friday afternoon, the free-agent dam burst, with plenty of players and teams whose activities were on hold while waiting for LeBron's move getting back to work and coming to terms in the ho…
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  • Chandler Parsons “Offended” Rockets Went Looking For Third Star

    Chandler Parsons “Offended” Rockets Went Looking For Third Star

    When the Rockets decided not to pick up their option on Chandler Parsons this summer, it was a ploy to avoid his unrestricted free agency next summer. It backfired when he signed a Mavs three-year, $46 million offer sheet they ended up not matching. Now…
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  • Houston Rockets get Trevor Ariza and New Orleans Pelicans get O…

    Houston Rockets get Trevor Ariza and New Orleans Pelicans get Omer Asik

    ESPN.com Jul 13
    The Houston Rockets' long anticipated trade of Omer Asik to New Orleans has expanded to become a three-team trade involving Washington and Trevor Ariza, according to sources close to the process.
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  • Jeremy Lin joins Lakers in trade with Houston

    Jeremy Lin joins Lakers in trade with Houston

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 13
    Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk.
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  • Report: Paul Pierce Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Wizards

    Report: Paul Pierce Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Wizards

    dimemag.com Jul 13
    After one year in Brooklyn, Paul Pierce is moving on to the Washington Wizards, Marc Stein of ESPN first reported last night. He has agreed to sign for two years and close to $11 million after Trevor Ariza had moved on from the Wiz to join the Rockets. …
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  • Video - Should Harden's Teammates Be Upset? 01:04

    Should Harden's Teammates Be Upset?

    Jul 24
    The "SportsNation" crew debates whether James Harden's Rockets teammates should be offended by his saying that he and Dwight Howard are the cornerstones of the team while the other players are role players.
  • Video - The Forum: Grading The Lakers' Offseason 05:42

    The Forum: Grading The Lakers' Offseason

    Jul 22
    Mark Willard and Arash Markazi evaluate the Lakers' offseason.
  • Video - Free Agency Winners and Losers 08:07

    Free Agency Winners and Losers

    Jul 16
    Kevin Arnovitz and Zach Lowe run through some of the winners and losers of the free agency period, and discuss why so many people are gleeful about Houston's misfortunes.
  • Video - Rockets' Next Option? 01:20

    Rockets' Next Option?

    Jul 14
    Marc Stein breaks down the next big name the Rockets will attempt to trade for since Chris Bosh returned to the Heat and the team chose not to match the Mavericks' offer sheet for Chandler Parsons.

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    Jul 24
    Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Thursday.
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    Jul 24
    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.
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    Jul 24
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    Jul 23
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