Sep 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Lithuania will not go down easily, but the Americans are the better team.
Sep 8, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT
The USA needs to improve on its flaws in games Tuesday and Thursday because they can’t just flip switch against Spain in the title game.
Sep 3, 2014, 1:22 AM EDT
Mexico picked up a key win and looks poised to advance to the knockout stage (where they would get the USA on Saturday).
Aug 29, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT
Tournament features a record 75 players who have played in the NBA at some point, and we have the complete list.
Aug 29, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT
It should be USA/Spain for the gold, everyone else is playing for third.
Aug 9, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
Motiejunas says he was joking on Lithuanian radio
Aug 8, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT
‘Usually in some fast food place.’ Fantastic.
Jul 27, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT
Would Harden have been offended if he and Parsons made similar money?
Jul 21, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT
Glen Rice Jr. and Otto Porter played well off each other and made the case for more minutes come the season.
Jul 11, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT
Bosh would give up more than $35 million to leave Miami for Houston, but maybe LeBron James’ departure convinces him to do so
Jun 20, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh are reportedly Houston’s backup options
Nov 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
Let’s zip around the league with ten observations for ten teams: Atlanta: I’m digging the former Jazz men. Paul Millsap is already getting along famously with Al Horford, but the smart movement off the ball by flex-bred wingmen Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll is keeping defenses off guard. This is a really unselfish offense already,…
Oct 28, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT
I don’t recall a preseason where the league came down with this many fines and suspensions. The latest is Ed Davis, the reserve forward of the Memphis Grizzlies, who has been fined $15,000 by the league for “making excessive and unnecessary contact with Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas.” Basically, going for a shot block he…
Oct 9, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT
Sadly, it wouldn’t feel like an NBA season without a Marcus Camby injury report. The veteran big man is now in Houston to back up Dwight Howard, but he will not be able to do that for at least a couple weeks — and more likely a couple months — due to a torn plantar…
Sep 22, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
Who: France vs Lithuania. The French squad features five current NBA players in Tony Parker (Spurs), Nicolas Batum (Blazers), Boris Diaw (Spurs), Nando De Colo (Spurs) and Joffrey Lauvergne (Nuggets). Former NBA players Johan Petro, Alexis Ajinca and Mickael Gelabale are on the roster as well. The Lithuanian squad features only two NBA players in Donatas…
Sep 13, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT
When Donatas Motiejunas returns stateside for the Houston Rockets training camp, he is going to be one of the guys fighting for minutes in suddenly deeper and more interesting Rockets front line. The rotation there is far from set (outside of Dwight Howard starting at the five) and how he performs will ultimately determine how…
Sep 10, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT
When he’s on the court, Marcus Camby can still help a team, even at age 39. He is long, is smart about defending the rim and you have to respect his midrange jumper as a defender. The key is “when he’s on the court.” Camby has an injury list longer than the list of bad…
Jul 5, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT
Darryl Morey has done the hardest job, getting Dwight Howard to sign with the Rockets. Now the Houston general manager has even more moves ahead. The Rockets don’t have cap room to give Howard a max contract, so Morey must either convince Howard to take less money, arrange a sign-and-trade with the Lakers or change…
Jul 5, 2013, 7:12 AM EDT
The Rockets do not have enough cap room to give Dwight Howard a max contract. They could waive all four of their players with fully unguaranteed contracts – Greg Smith, Patrick Beverley,Tim Ohlbrecht and James Anderson – and they still wouldn’t have enough cap room. If Howard chooses Houston, perhaps as early as today, the…
Mar 14, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT
Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while you were watching the papal seagull….. Heat 98, 76ers 94: There was a time this season when the Heat were coasting and this was the kind of game where they just didn’t bring any heart. But now they have something to play…
Mar 4, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT
Not much change at the top of the rankings this week, the Heat can’t seem to lose (the only real shift was the Clippers jumping the Pacers after beating them). The interesting question going forward is how far will the Spurs tumble without Tony Parker for a month. And if they tumble here, do they…
Feb 21, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
The Extra Pass is a column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we examine the trade between the Kings and the Rockets. How often does a team save money and improve on the court in a trade? That’s essentially what the Sacramento Kings did when they…
Feb 14, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT
Trade speculation surrounding Josh Smith is in full swing. The Brooklyn Nets and San Antonio Spurs have been reported as potential landing spots, but there may not be a more attractive trading partner for the Hawks given their rebuilding process than the Houston Rockets. Despite lacking a “big name” who can be moved, Houston has…
Feb 6, 2013, 12:02 AM EDT
We thought Rockets-Warriors might be a shootout, but this was more like the grand finale of a fireworks show for a full 48 minutes. Behind a record trying 3-point performance, the Rockets issued a 140-109 beatdown of the Golden State Warriors in Houston. Let’s allow the numbers to tell the story: 77 We probably should…
Nov 13, 2012, 10:19 PM EDT
UPDATE 10:19 pm: Royce White took to twitter to answer critics and defend himself on Tuesday night. He said first hat the flight to Detroit the Rockets had to take was not the issue. I’m most definitely* not AWOL… There are many things here ppl don’t know, #Honesty is what I’m sticking with. @houstonrockets “Luke…
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