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2015 Free Agency, Latest News / Dec 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Report: Rajon Rondo “Open” To Re-Signing With Mavs Or Rockets If Traded

Rajon Rondo

Last night Yahoo reported the Boston Celtics were engaged in “serious” discussions about point guard Rajon Rondo. Trade season officially opened on Dec. 15 with teams now able to move contracts signed this past summer, and Rondo is one of the biggest names to watch. CBS Sports’ Ken Berger is now reporting that Rondo would be “open” to re-signing with the Mavs or Rockets if he were traded to those Texas contenders. Read More »

Smack / Oct 21, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Daryl Morey Calls Viral Video Of James Harden’s Defense Unfair

James Harden

James Harden’s defense was porous far before the casual NBA fan realized it. The direction of popular opinion hedged its present destination at the beginning of last season, when videos of Harden falling asleep off-ball and getting roasted off-dribble by subpar wings began making the internet rounds. By the time 2013-2014 was over and enough talking head criticism and video footage had been compiled to call Harden the league’s worst defender, the amount of scrutiny was already over the top. When a new compilation of Harden’s defensive failings were compiled by an excellent YouTube user in April, even more fuel was added to the fire. Read More »

Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Houston’s Daryl Morey Fires Back At Mark Cuban’s Chemistry Comments

Mark Cuban

The back-and-forth between inner-state rivals the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks got amped up over the summer when Chandler Parsons signed with the Mavs at the club, naturally, and Houston didn’t match. After Mavs owner Mark Cuban said in August Rockets general manager Daryl Morey didn’t compose his roster with any idea about chemistry , Morey fired back at Cuban telling Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski “Hey, if Mark believed so much in chemistry, he wouldn’t have busted up a title team for cap room.” Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 19, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Howard’s Deal

Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard

When the Rockets declined their fourth-year option on Chandler Parsons in early June, the reaction was split whether they were making a mistake. Dallas’ three-year, $45 million offer sheet lured him away from Houston permanently, and many blamed GM Daryl Morey for making an unusual (for him) tactical mistake. But a new report makes it seem like Houston’s decision to forego Parsons’ fourth year, that would have meant paying him less than $1 million before he became an unrestricted free agent next summer, might have been tied to Dwight Howard‘s decision to sign with Houston in the summer of 2013 since agent Dan Fegan represents both players. Read More »

Smack / Aug 8, 2014 / 11:00 am

Rocket Donatas Motiejunas On “Hi & Bye” Relations With Howard & Harden

Donatas Montiejunas

Rockets 7-foot forward/center Donatas Motiejunas, D-Mo, spoke earlier this summer about former teammate Chandler Parsons and questioned whether Parsons was worth the near-max offer sheet Parsons signed with Dallas. He also wondered whether James Harden would be comfortable as the third-highest paid player in Houston. Now he’s sounding off on his current — cornerstone — teammates, Dwight Howard and Harden while praising former teammate Jeremy Lin. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 18, 2014 / 3:15 pm

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

Daryl Morey

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 field matches the effusive praise. Incidentally, the popular conception of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey as a team-builder of the highest order has only recently started to be questioned. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 1, 2014 / 1:24 am

Report: Houston’s Morey & McHale Rush To Philly To Pitch Kyle Lowry

Daryl Morey, Kevin McHale

Free agent Kyle Lowry is in Philadelphia for the start of the free agency, and the two head honchos for the Houston Rockets, coach Kevin McHale and general manager Daryl Morey, have flown to Philly to make their pitch to him first thing. Toronto’s formal pitch comes tomorrow. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jun 14, 2014 / 3:14 pm

Report: ‘Melo Leaning Towards Leaving Knicks; Bulls & Rockets In The Mix

Taj Gibson, Carmelo Anthony

The ongoing saga surrounding Carmelo Anthony‘s possible free agency in July has dominated headlines even before his June 23 deadline to inform the Knicks of his intention to opt out and become an unrestricted free agent. Now sources tell Yahoo! Sports ‘Melo is leaning towards leaving the Knicks, with the Bulls and Rockets as possible destinations because he wants to win a title now, rather than wait for a rebuild under Phil Jackson in New York. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jun 4, 2014 / 1:22 am

Report: Rockets Decline Chandler Parsons Option, Making Him Restricted FA

Chandler Parsons

According to sources familiar with the situation, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports the Rockets will decline the fourth year team option on Chandler Parsons. The Rockets have until June 30 to decline the option making Parsons a restricted free agent on July 1. Read More »

Latest News / Apr 21, 2014 / 12:01 am

Daryl Morey Convinces Slim Thug & Bun B To Make Rockets Remix Of “3 Kings”

3 Kings Remix, Slim Thug, Bun B

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey hosts the Sloan Sports Analytics conference at his Alma mater of MIT every year, and he’s one of the most astute analytics minds in the NBA today. It also seems he’s a fan of Houston’s local rap scene. Morey recently contacted Bun B to remix Slim Thug‘s 2005 hit, “3 Kings,” for his Houston Rockets. Read More »