TAG: Jeremy Lin

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 11, 2014 / 2:16 pm

UPDATE: Rockets, Lakers Finalizing Lin Trade

Jeremy Lin

The Houston Rockets have some work to do before they can sign Chris Bosh. Daryl Morey and company don’t have the requisite cap space to sign Bosh outright unless they move the salaries of Jeremy Lin and other players. Though it was previously reported that Lin would be headed to the Philadelphia 76ers to make room for Bosh, ESPN’s Marc Stein says that Houston has engaged the Los Angeles Lakers in trade discussions for the Asian-American star. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 10, 2014 / 9:45 am

Report: Lin Headed To Sixers If Rockets Sign Bosh

Jeremy Lin, Chris Bosh

As speculation continues to rise trumpeting LeBron James‘ possibly imminent decision to go to the Cavs after his meeting with Pat Riley on Wednesday evening, the aftershocks are being felt around the league, especially with the Rockets. The New York Daily News reports they’ve got a deal in place sending Jeremy Lin and a first-round draft pick to the Sixers if James leaves Miami and Chris Bosh signs the maximum contract offer from Houston. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jul 5, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Report: Sixers, Rockets Talk Trade For Lin

Jeremy Lin

The Philadelphia 76ers have become the NBA’s wasteland for notable players with outsized salaries. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Jeremy Lin could be the latest big name headed to Philly as the Houston Rockets attempt to shed enough salary to offer Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh worthwhile contracts. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 2, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Rockets Disrespect Jeremy Lin With No. 7 ‘Melo Jersey; Lin Responds On Twitter

Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony

The Houston Rockets pulled out all the stops in their pitch to free agent Carmelo Anthony today. They invited former Rocket Clyde Drexler to the meeting as well as current Rocket stars Dwight Howard and James Harden. They even put an image of ‘Melo in a No. 7 Rockets jersey on their arena’s marquee. One problem, that’s Jeremy Lin‘s number, and he wasn’t too pleased about the oversight. 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 »

GIFs, NBA / May 1, 2014 / 10:00 am

Blatant Jeremy Lin Travel That Wasn’t A Travel

Jeremy Lin

During Game 4 of the Rockets-Blazers series, it appeared to people watching on TV that Jeremy Lin had committed one of the more egregious of traveling violations. People online were in an uproar, but the crowd at the Moda Center and the referee’s calling the game appeared to totally miss the infraction. That’s because it wasn’t a travel at all. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Mar 10, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Damian Lillard Takes Umbrage With Patrick Beverley’s “Irritating” Antics “Like Flopping”

Patrick Beverley, Damian Lillard

During Houston’s comeback over Portland, the action in the backcourt was non-stop as Patrick Beverley refused to give ground to Portland’s all-star Damian Lillard. Beverley is a defensive agitator of the highest order; a Bruce Bowen for the digital age that laps up an opponent’s frustration and uses it to dig even deeper on the defensive end. After Lillard caught Beverley with an elbow to his mask-encased noggin in overtime, Lillard was assessed his sixth foul. After the game, Dame downplayed their battle while acknowledging Beverley was an irritant who might be embellishing the contact a bit. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 10, 2014 / 10:30 am

James Harden’s 41 Points Lead Rockets To Comeback OT Win Over Blazers

Jeremy Lin, James Harden

With under 10 seconds remaining in regulation Sunday night, and the Rockets still trailing by three after Portland led each of the first three quarters, James Harden cut diagonally from top of the free throw circle into the near corner. He planted his feet, caught the inbounds pass and let fly a three-pointer that rattled home to tie the score and cement Houston’s comeback by forcing overtime against their Western Conference rival Trail Blazers. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 19, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Knicks Interested In Jeremy Lin…Or Anyone That Will Take Ray Felton

Jeremy Lin, Raymond Felton

The NBA trade rumor-mill is at full capacity as we come up on the trade deadline at 3 p.m. ET tomorrow. One team that’s been at the center of the those rumors, is a Knicks team that’s scrambling to make the playoffs and appease star Carmelo Anthony before he opts-out of his contract at the end of the year. It seems the Knicks brain trust is actively shopping fan favorite Iman Shumpert, but only if teams are willing to take the under-performing Raymond Felton. Even former Knicks PG Jeremy Lin has been drawn into the mix. Read More »