• McHale: Houston to 'compete with anybody'

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 7, 2013
    "You do play two bigs," McHale said. On Sunday at the Orlando Pro Summer League, Rockets' coach Kevin McHale said the team will try to mend fences with Asik. Although Howard can't officially sign his new deal until the league's moratorium ends Wednesday, McHale is already counting on Howard to help the Rockets make the leap from budding playoff contenders to prominent title threat. The Rockets, however, have turned away offers thus far and will continue to do so, sources said. That means the clock is already ticking on Howard and Houston to close ground on likely Western Conference front-runners San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Golden State, Memphis and the Los Angeles Clippers, among others. "We'll see.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Omer Asik wants trade in wake of Dwight Howard add; Houston Rockets say no

      Houston Rockets center Omer Asik has formally asked the team to trade him in the wake of the team landing Dwight Howard in free agency. But the Rockets have no plans to grant Asik's wish, sources told ESPN.com.
      Source: ESPN.com

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