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  1. Report: Rockets to exercise team options on Donatas Motiejunas, Terrence Jones

    Oct 3, 2014, 12:14 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas (17) gets a piggy back ride from Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) who was trying to box him out at the line

    What does that mean for Jason Terry, Isaiah Canaan and Houston’s other players?

  2. Mavericks sign Dominican guard Victor Liz

    Sep 15, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

    Victor Liz

    Liz shot 49 percent on 3-points in World Cup

  3. After lackluster start, Team USA rallies to blow out Dominican Republic, secure group top spot

    Sep 3, 2014, 5:45 PM EST

    Rudy Gay

    One more group play game, and it’s likely a blowout win, too.

  4. Record 45 current NBA players to compete in FIBA World Cup

    Aug 29, 2014, 11:15 PM EST

    Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol (R) watch as th

    Tournament features a record 75 players who have played in the NBA at some point, and we have the complete list.

  5. Report: Rockets intend to re-sign Francisco Garcia

    Aug 14, 2014, 5:45 PM EST

    Francisco Garcia

    He could be back as a backup on the wing.

  6. Report: Francisco Garcia looking at options, including return to Rockets

    Jul 25, 2014, 8:46 AM EST

    Francisco Garcia

    Francisco Garcia opted out of a veteran minimum deal, he will re-sign for a veteran minimum deal.

  7. Report: Rockets planning all-out push for LeBron James

    Jun 20, 2014, 2:08 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Miami Heat

    Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh are reportedly Houston’s backup options

  8. Kevin Durant scores 42, Thunder win a chippy one over Rockets

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:21 PM EST

    Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant led the Thunder to victory with his 42 points, but not before there were plenty of fireworks between the two teams.

  9. United States draws into soft group for basketball World Cup this summer

    Feb 3, 2014, 3:48 PM EST

    via FIBA.com

    This is pretty much the opposite of what happened to USA Soccer for the World Cup. Pools for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, taking place in Spain this summer, were drawn Monday and the USA landed in probably the easiest group. The USA is in Group C with the Dominican Republic,…

  10. Jeremy Lin back Monday for Rockets; James Harden out with ankle sprain

    Dec 23, 2013, 12:53 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks

    The good news for Houston: Jeremy Lin will be back and in the starting lineup for the Rockets Monday against Dallas, which is good news with Patrick Beverly out for about six weeks with a fracture in his hands. The bad news: James Harden is sitting out Monday to rest the sprained ankle he tried…

  11. The Extra Pass: Nets believe they’re headed in the right direction, and Wednesday’s recaps

    Nov 28, 2013, 8:10 AM EST

    joe johnson steve blake

    NEW YORK – The Nets fell to 4-11 on the season after an early blowout ended up becoming a heartbreaker before the final buzzer sounded. But the vibe around the team is good despite the rough start, because some of the key players believe that the recent effort shown has the beginnings of trending things…

  12. The Extra Pass Weekend Roundup: Seven storylines from Week 1 and Sunday recaps

    Nov 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    One week down, 23 more to go. Let’s look at some of the emerging storylines from the first week of the season. A Sneaky MVP Candidate Emerges There’s a real struggle to discern what’s real and what isn’t in the early part of the season, and the standings are almost a totem of sorts. If…

  13. Houston’s point guard battle still interesting, up in the air

    Oct 22, 2013, 12:39 PM EST

    BASKET-US-TAIWAN-TPE-NBA-PACERS-ROCKETS-LIN

    Monday night the focus around the Houston Rockets was how Omer Asik and Dwight Howard would play together. And the answer was Asik was really rusty and so the whole thing was awkward, but it’s too early to tell how it ends (probably with an Asik trade). However, I still find the point guard battle…

  14. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Houston Rockets

    Oct 22, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Houston Rockets Introduce Dwight Howard

    Last season: The Rockets began the year with the somewhat surprising trade for James Harden — surprising because of the Thunder’s choice to deal him so soon instead of pursuing a title with him in place for one more season. It was the right call on Houston’s part, as Harden immediately turned into the offensive…

  15. FIBA Americas: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Mexico qualify for 2014 FIBA World Cup

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:27 AM EST

    Dominican Republic's Martinez celebrates after defeating Canada during their FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Caracas

    The 2013 FIBA Americas Championship tournament will wrap up this week, but the important part was concluded on Sunday when the semifinalists were finalized. The top four teams of the tournament automatically earn berths to next year’s FIBA World Cup (an Olympic qualifier) meaning Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Mexico are one step closer…

  16. FIBA Americas results and recap, featuring Jack Michael Martinez vs. Luis Scola

    Sep 1, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Argentina's LuisScola goes for a basket against Martinez of Dominican Republic during their FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Caracas

    The 2013 FIBA Americas tournament finished its second day of action on Saturday night. The games that were supposed to be the best ended up being the most lopsided but, on the bright side, even those games were relatively fun to watch for a weekend in August. Saturday’s featured game, according to your’s truly, took…

  17. FIBA Americas tips off Friday. We breakdown why you might care.

    Aug 29, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

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    Team USA had a mini-camp workout for some younger players this summer, but that was basically it for the senior men’s team. USA Basketball largely gets to take the summer off and gear up for the World Championships in Spain next summer. But much of the rest of the world is going at it in…

  18. Rockets officially sign Aaron Brooks and Reggie Williams

    Jul 19, 2013, 10:26 PM EST

    Aaron Brooks

    Now that the Rockets have Dwight Howard, the goal is to surround him and the rest of the team’s core with enough talent and depth to build a contending team. With that goal in mind, the Rockets have officially added two perimeter threats that should be able to take advantage of the space Howard creates…

  19. Winners and losers to this point in NBA free agency

    Jul 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Clippers Introduce Chris Paul

    Teams began entering into agreements with free agent players shortly after midnight Eastern on July 1, but due to a league-imposed moratorium on activity, no deals can be officially signed until July 10. We’re almost there, and plenty of the top names available have indeed been swooped up by teams looking to make a splash…

  20. Rockets agree to two-year deal with Francisco Garcia

    Jul 7, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Francisco Garcia

    Francisco Garcia was essentially a throw-in as part of the deal made at the trade deadline that sent Thomas Robinson from the Kings to the Rockets. Garcia was looked at as not  much more than an expiring contract,  because he had a team option for next season for $6.5 million that was out of line…

  21. Knicks pursuing Francisco Garcia and Matt Barnes

    Jul 2, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony, Francisco Garcia

    The Knicks need another small forward. Chris Copeland is a free agent and could join the Pacers soon. Steve Novak was included in the original Andrea Bargnani trade, and Quentin Richardson was added to the revised version. James White was nearly waived during the season, and he’s probably headed to China. Iman Shumpert might play…

  22. While the Lakers wait on Dwight Howard, they’re pursuing outside shooters for Mike D’Antoni’s system

    Jul 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls

    Dwight Howard is the Lakers’ first (and second and third) priority in free agency. They’ll meet with the big man on Tuesday with the hope that their pitch seals the deal on his return to Los Angeles where he will anchor their franchise and lead them into the post Kobe Bryant era. However, as the…

  23. Monday And-1 links: Andre Drummond to work out with Hakeem

    May 13, 2013, 8:06 PM EST

    Andre Drummond

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like Chicagoans love to boo LeBron James… • Detroit rookie big man Andre Drummond…

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