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  1. Danny Ainge: Not worth tanking for Andrew Wiggins

    Oct 4, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Every active No. 1 pick, with the exception of Tim Duncan, who has been in the NBA at least six seasons – Greg Oden, Andrea Bargnani, Andrew Bogut, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kwame Brown, Kenyon Martin and Elton Brand –  has changed teams by age 28. It’s an era where teams must kowtow to top…

  2. Chris Kaman on Kobe Bryant: ‘I always hated him’

    Oct 4, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Bryant shoots over Dallas Mavericks Kaman during their NBA game in Dallas

    Plenty of people, myself included, don’t like how buddy-buddy NBA players now are with their opponents. I don’t have a good solution, because the inter-team friendships are an organic result of several factors including: 1. Elite players knowing each other since a young age, as the high-end AAU basketball scene has become increasingly national. 2.…

  3. Warriors’ owner says team was ‘a lot closer than people realize’ to landing Dwight Howard in free agency

    Oct 4, 2013, 12:19 AM EDT

    Newly signed Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard during news conference in Houston

    Before ultimately deciding to sign with the Rockets, Dwight Howard met with four other teams in free agency — the Lakers, the Mavericks, the Hawks, and the Warriors. No one on the outside truly believed that Howard would end up anywhere but Houston or Los Angeles, and Golden State especially appeared to be a long…

  4. Dwight Howard says he feels like a villain, relates to LeBron

    Oct 3, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

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    After the LeBron James “decision” process and television show, myself and a lot of others said that nobody could make a bigger public relations mess of their switching teams than LeBron. Then along came Dwight Howard. Two years of a roller coaster that had him out of Orlando, spending an uncomfortable year in Los Angeles,…

  5. Report: Dwight Howard hit 8 of 10 free throws with his eyes closed

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    I can hear the Lakers fans now — “Why didn’t he just shoot them that way last season? Couldn’t have been any worse.” Free throw shooting has been Dwight Howard’s kryptonite on the court, he shot just 49 percent the last two seasons (he is a career 57.7 percent from the stripe). It leads to…

  6. LeBron James tops NBA’s worldwide jersey sales list

    Oct 2, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    LeBron James is coming off of back-to-back NBA titles and consecutive regular season MVP awards, while being widely recognized as the best basketball player on the planet. That last part was recently hammered home from a global popularity standpoint, as well. LeBron topped the league’s worldwide jersey sales list, in figures released on Wednesday. From…

  7. Glen Davis says surgically repaired foot will never be the same

    Oct 2, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Tyler Hansbrough, Glen Davis

    Before he went down last season, Big Baby was having the best season of his career. Forced into a larger role with Dwight Howard on another coast, Glen Davis stepped up his game and was averaging 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds a game — he wasn’t dominating, but he was solid. Which is a good…

  8. Because apparently you can’t get enough, a Dwight Howard documentary is coming

    Oct 2, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

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    Haven’t had your fill of Dwight Howard drama yet? I’m kidding. I know we all have. We’re all weary of him and his off-the-court spectacle, weary of the discussion of how he got to Houston (or left Los Angeles, if you prefer). We’re sick of the endless image battle — we just want to see…

  9. Report: Stan Van Gundy told Dwight Howard to go to Houston

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

    Newly signed Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard during news conference in Houston

    Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard are still tight. Despite all the drama in Orlando a couple years back they text regularly and both say they have a good relationship. What, you’ve never fought with a friend then made up? That’s what we guys do. So when Dwight Howard was faced last summer with the…

  10. Chris Kaman discusses the perils of playing on a one-year contract

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Chris Kaman

    As the Lakers rounded out their veteran roster with a few key free agents this summer, they targeted experienced players who could still produce, but who for one reason or another were willing to sign on for one-year deals. Chris Kaman was one of those, a 10-year veteran seven-footer who can put up more than…

  11. Maurice Cheeks will play Andre Drummond this year. Hurray.

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

    Andre Drummond

    This shouldn’t be news. Last season, Andre Drummond posted per-36-minute scoring (13.8), rebounding (13.2) and shot-blocking (2.8) rates that have been matched only by Dwight Howard, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Walton, Robert Parrish, Marvin Webster and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (minimum: 300 minutes). With the exception of Webster, those are all Hall of Famers. And Drummond did it…

  12. Dwight Howard explains in detail his reasons for leaving Lakers to join Rockets

    Sep 29, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets Introduce Dwight Howard

    Both the Lakers and the Rockets have opened their training camps for the upcoming season, which means the summer’s drama involving Dwight Howard and his free agent decision is now officially behind us. At media day in Houston, Howard made the cold but realistic statement that he left the Lakers because he wanted to win…

  13. Kobe Bryant on Dwight Howard leaving Lakers: ‘Honestly, man, I don’t really give a s—’

    Sep 28, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    The Lakers held their annual media day to open training camp on Saturday, and before the team could move forward to the business of the upcoming season, a question forced Kobe Bryant to take one final look at the one that just passed. Asked about his surprise level when Dwight Howard chose to leave L.A.…

  14. Rockets unveil state-of-the-art new locker room (VIDEO)

    Sep 28, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Most would agree that the Rockets were the biggest winners in free agency this summer, inking one of the game’s best all-around players in Dwight Howard to a five-year deal that puts them in the championship conversation for the upcoming season. The franchise apparently decided to go all-in with their facilities too, and unveiled a…

  15. Omer Asik won’t comment on trade demand, will ‘see how it goes’ playing with Dwight Howard

    Sep 27, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Rockets head coach Kevin McHale made it very clear earlier this week that he has no interest in Omer Asik‘s feelings about Dwight Howard now being in Houston. “I haven’t had an opportunity to talk with him about all that, but Daryl (Morey’s) job is to try to improve the team,” McHale told the Houston…

  16. Harden, Howard say Durant/Wade twitter feud legit (and Harden is Top 10)

    Sep 26, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT

    Heat's Wade sits with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after his team defeated the Spurs in Game 7 to win their NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami

    The other day Kevin Durant said James Harden belonged on the list of the Top 10 players in the NBA, not the aging Dwyane Wade. Which meant Wade responded to him and soon we had a little twitter war going. Was it real or did this spring from the imagination of a Gatorade marketing executive…

  17. Dwight Howard says leaving Los Angeles was tough but he wanted to win

    Sep 26, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

    Newly signed Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard during news conference in Houston

    Here’s the money quote from the pre-camp Dwight Howard interview done by CSNHouston.com. “The biggest part was leaving a storied franchise and also leaving a lot of money on the table, but in order to win you’ve got to sacrifice something. It would have been great to have that stuff, the money and all that…

  18. Kevin McHale says Howard needs to use speed, improve balance

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:16 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets Introduce Dwight Howard

    Rockets coach Kevin McHale makes a good point to start this video — Dwight Howard is a very good player. He is a three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, a guy who averaged 18.3 points a game on 57.7 percent shooting plus pulls down 12.3 rebounds a game as his career averages. Because he…

  19. Mitch Kupchak: Kobe won’t play a certain way to lure free agents to Lakers

    Sep 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak knows Kobe Bryant professionally as well as anyone at this point, considering that he’s been in the team’s front office for every one of Bryant’s 17-year career in Los Angeles. So while Bryant’s will to win is unparalleled in today’s NBA, Kupchak knows that he won’t change his game for…

  20. Kevin McHale has no interest in Omer Asik’s feelings about Dwight Howard joining Rockets

    Sep 25, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Two

    Kevin McHale spent plenty of time detailing his plans on how he’ll coach the Rockets now that Dwight Howard is in place for the upcoming season. He’s going to try to maintain the team’s identity by pushing the tempo, but expects things to dramatically improve defensively, and is going to experiment quite a bit to…

  21. Lakers GM says expect more Pau Gasol… and eventually Kobe

    Sep 25, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

    Pau Gasol Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant will be back when he’s back, and when he is you can expect him to play like Kobe Bryant — he’s not changing. But what else can you expect from the Lakers this season? What about next summer? Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak met with the media on Wednesday and basically reiterated previous answers…

  22. Kevin McHale still wants Rockets to play fast but admits he will be experimenting

    Sep 25, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Newly signed Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard during news conference in Houston

    This is the season the Houston Rockets have to figure out how the pieces fit (and which ones need to be changed). They have quality pieces. There’s an All-Star guard (and NBA Top 10 player if you ask Kevin Durant) in James Harden. They have the best center in the game when healthy in Dwight…

  23. Jim, Jeanie Buss release statements saying they are past Phil Jackson drama

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

    Jeanie Buss updated her autobiography “Laker Girl” recently to talk in some detail about how the entire Lakers hiring process that teased fans with Phil Jackson and landed on Mike D’Antoni.  Buss said she was “stunned” and the incident almost sapped her passion for her job — the Lakers’ owner in charge of the business…

  24. Lakers trainer suggests fewer minutes for Steve Nash

    Sep 23, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets

    Mike D’Antoni leaned heavily on Steve Nash last season, when he could. A broken leg and an assortment of other injuries kept Nash down to 50 games last season, but when he did play he averaged 32.5 minutes a game. Up from the season before. With the Lakers moving this season toward a more pure…

  25. In memoir, Jeanie Buss says she was “stunned” Lakers didn’t hire Phil Jackson

    Sep 22, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

    9th Annual G'Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala - Red Carpet

    One more time down this well traveled road…. We all pretty much know how the Lakers hiring of Mike D’Antoni went down at this point: In short, Jim Buss wants to bring back more of a “ShowTime” feel and wanted to hire D’Antoni, they went through the motions with Phil Jackson thinking he wouldn’t want…

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