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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 »

Smack / Jul 27, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Donatas Motiejunas Questions Chandler Parsons’ Contract

Donatas Motiejunas

The Houston Rockets would have happily matched the Dallas Mavericks’ offer sheet to Chandler Parsons had Chris Bosh done as expected and inked a contract to create the league’s newest Big Three with James Harden and Dwight Howard. Just don’t tell that to Houston big man Donatas Motiejunas. While discussing the state of his team with basketnews.lt, Motiejunas questioned whether or not Parsons is worth the max-level deal he received from Dallas and wondered if Harden would be comfortable being Houston’s third-highest paid player. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 25, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Dwight Howard Actually Tried To Recruit Jameer Nelson To Houston

Dwight Howard

Free agent point guard Jameer Nelson signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks this week. If Dwight Howard had his way, Nelson would be in Houston instead. Read More »

Twitter / Jul 25, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Harden Claims Ignorance Of Parsons Put-Down

Dwight Howard, James Harden, Chandler Parsons

Perhaps you’ve heard the condescending remarks James Harden and teammate Dwight Howard made in the wake of Chandler Parson‘s departure for Dallas. After the Rockets failed to match Parson’s near-max deal with the Mavs, Harden and Dwight basically said it wasn’t a big loss. Now Harden is wondering what all the fuss is about on Twitter. Read More »

Smack / Jul 24, 2014 / 11:00 am

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

LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden

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 of that bad luck, the Rockets turned down their option on Chandler Parsons, and he signed a near-max offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks, which the Rockets failed to match. Despite all this, James Harden doesn’t appear too worried about his team moving forward Read More »

Smack / Jul 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Phil Jackson Explains How Kobe’s Comment Pushed Dwight To Houston

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

In an update to his autobiography “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success”, Phil Jackson went into detail on what happened when the Lakers met with Dwight Howard during free agency last summer, and how an answer from Kobe Bryant might have sealed the deal on Dwight’s exit from Los Angeles. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 2, 2014 / 11:00 am

Houston Puts ‘Melo In Rockets Uniform Outside Toyota Center For Meeting

Chandler Parsons, Carmelo Anthony

Similar to Chicago’s United Center ornamentation during their free agency pitch yesterday, the Houston Rockets have put Carmelo Anthony front and center on their Toyota Center arena for his pitch meeting today. Read More »

NBA / Jun 20, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Report: Rockets Will Chase LeBron In Free Agency

James Harden, LeBron James

The Houston Rockets have pulled off arguably the biggest personnel moves in the NBA the last two offseasons: Trading for James Harden in 2012 and signing Dwight Howard in 2013. However, despite coming off their most successful campaign since 2008 with one of the youngest rosters in the league, the Rockets aren’t satisfied. Wheeling and dealing General Manager Daryl Morey reportedly has ambitions of adding LeBron James to his team this summer to complete basketball’s latest and greatest Big Three. Read More »

Smack / Jun 16, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Video: Paul George, Steph Curry, Dwight Howard & More Read “Mean Tweets”

Paul George

You might have caught this segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” where the host convinces celebrities to tape spots where they’re reading mean tweets about themselves then reacting. Find out how it goes for Paul George, Dwight Howard, Amar’e Stoudmeire, Jeremy Lin, Jalen Rose and more NBA stars and commentators.. Read More »

Twitter / May 23, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Awful Reminder of Derrick Rose’s Lengthy Absence

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose played 9 games to start the season before tearing his right medial meniscus against the Blazers in game number 10. This came after he missed the entire 2012-13 season recovering from an ACL tear in his left knee. It has been a really long time since the 2011 NBA MVP was his usual self on the court as a recent tweet shows. Read More »