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  1. Adam Silver says he doesn’t think tanking works

    Sep 20, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

    NBA Commissioner David Stern Announces Retirement

    We haven’t even started the season — he’s not even commissioner yet — and already Adam Silver seems bothered by talking about tanking. Well, a lot more questions are coming this year, tanking is going to be one of the big topics around the league this season. With a deep and loaded draft next season…

  2. Olajuwon says Howard/Lin combo can be “very deadly”

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

    Jeremy Lin

    Let’s remember that big man legend and guru Hakeem Olajuwon is an employee of the Houston Rockets now — everything he said comes with an element of spin. That doesn’t mean it’s all wrong, either. After working out with them, Olajuwon is very high on the potential of a Dwight Howard/Jeremy Lin combo, he told…

  3. Rockets’ GM Morey: There are at least three teams better than us

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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

    Expectations are high around the Rockets. They made big strides last season getting James Harden in the fold, playing an exciting up-tempo brand of basketball, winning 45 games and getting into the playoffs. Then they went out and got Dwight Howard. The talk in Houston is of a title — this team is a contender…

  4. Durant confirms Westbrook expected back to start season

    Sep 9, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Atlanta Hawks

    When last we saw Russell Westbrook on an NBA court, it was in a game where a collision left him with a torn meniscus and needing knee surgery. This week, we’ve seen him at Fashion Week in New York, because where else can you get the shirts he wears? But when will we seen back…

  5. Damian Lillard sets goal of being All-Star

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Rookie of Year Basketball

    Damian Lillard sets his goals high. Last season’s Rookie of the Year isn’t shying away from expectations — he wants to help lead the Trail Blazers to the playoffs and he wants to make the All-Star Team this year. He believes he can. That’s what Lillard said to Matt Moore of CBS’s Eye on Basketball,…

  6. Other NBAers at NFL games: Harden at the Niners

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets guard James Harden takes a defensive position against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City

    LeBron James wasn’t the only NBA player getting some access for the start of the NFL season. Check out James Harden at the 49ers game. Harden is a Niners fan? Well, Houston didn’t play (they go  Monday night in San Diego) so we’ll cut him some slack. Plus, he grew up in Los Angeles and…

  7. Durant on playing in OKC: “I don’t have any plans to move”

    Sep 6, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Durant is seen in the second half of their Game 1 NBA Western Conference semi-final playoff basketball game against Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City

    When Kevin Durant switched agents to Jay Z’s Roc Nation, there were some fans trying to suggest this was KD’s first step out of the NBA’s second smallest market, Oklahoma City. Durant told OKC fans to chill. Now he has said again he has no plans to leave. He is on a tour of Europe…

  8. Chandler Parsons pretty much owns Orlando pro-am (VIDEO)

    Sep 5, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets - Game Four

    Watch just 20 seconds of this video and it becomes clear Chandler Parsons is by far the best athlete on the court. And he can pretty much do whatever he wants in this game. So he does. Parsons, a Florida native, pretty much owns the Orlando Summer League here. Since it’s summer these are the…

  9. Charles Barkley doesn’t believe in analytics, uses current Rockets team as his primary example

    Aug 28, 2013, 12:19 AM EDT

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

    Charles Barkley is good at his job of being an NBA analyst for TNT primarily because of the lack of filter he has when giving us his thoughts. He’s paid to have strong, sometimes silly opinions. But unlike other television personalities, Barkley isn’t engaging in any kind of schtick — he’s telling us what he…

  10. Kobe Bryant receives most votes from rookies asked to name their favorite player in the league

    Aug 27, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    Kobe Lakers black uniform

    Each year when the NBA’s freshly drafted rookies gather for the offseason photo-shoot during the summer, NBA.com surveys the group to get their thoughts on the league’s current players, as well as predictions for the future of this year’s incoming class. While several topics were covered, one of the more interesting questions posed to the…

  11. Jeremy Lin says Dwight Howard ‘really likes to play pick-and-roll,’ which may be news to Dwight Howard

    Aug 25, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets basketball player Lin gestures during a news conference in Taipei

    Jeremy Lin started all 82 games for the Rockets last season, and managed to average 6.1 assists in 32.2 minutes per game despite the ball dominant ways of James Harden. The addition of Dwight Howard brings all kinds of new possibilities to the offense, at least on paper. That’s what Lin is counting on in…

  12. When you vote for West All-Star guards, who you going to snub?

    Aug 24, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors - Game Three

    When you sit down to fill out your All-Star ballot this year (or you may not sit down, you can do it from your phone while standing) who are you going to select as the starting guards in the West? Are you going to take Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant, like last year? Smart money…

  13. Jeremy Lin used to think he had to save Rockets’ basketball

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets basketball player Lin gestures during a news conference in Taipei

    While he was in the middle of the swirling vortex that was Linsanity in New York, Jeremy Lin talked about trying to keep his head about him and not get sucked into it. But he did a little — how could you not? — and that impacted how he played in Houston his first year.…

  14. Jeremy Lin’s pretty funny take on fame: “You’ve changed bro” (VIDEO)

    Aug 15, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    Jeremy Lin may have changed, but he still has a great sense of humor and he still doesn’t mind being the butt of the joke. This is an amusing video from Lin’s own YouTube channel, where he looks back on how those around him think fame has changed him — he’s not practicing enough for…

  15. Kevin Durant and James Harden miss playing together (VIDEO)

    Aug 14, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v San Antonio Spurs - Game Two

    Kevin Durant and James Harden sat down with Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose (now the guys from ABC’s NBA pregame show although both had plenty of success before that) and talked about what it felt like when everyone’s favorite young team was broken up last season in OKC. Basically, they both miss playing together —…

  16. Latest Foot Locker ad shows us James Harden can’t sing (VIDEO)

    Aug 13, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets guard James Harden takes a defensive position against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City

    Well, James Harden isn’t going to end up on Michele Obama’s hip-hop album. But he’s willing to poke a little fun at himself so this Foot Locker ad with Stephen Curry is pretty funny. And since it’s August “pretty funny” qualifies as its own post.

  17. Kendrick Perkins working to have some semblance of an offensive game

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    Kendrick Perkins

    Last season, other teams largely would ignore Kendrick Perkins on the offensive end. The Thunder would try to get him going pretty much every night, throwing the ball to him in the post on the first couple trips down the court, getting him some touches before letting Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook take over. How…

  18. Ralph Sampson says Rockets have built a “good foundation”

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT

    ralph-sampson

    Ralph Sampson was part of the pitch to bring Dwight Howard to Houston — he’s a Hall of Famer and part of the Rockets history of big men. But like a guy who has been through the long grind of an NBA season, Sampson knows assembling good players is like having all the ingredients to…

  19. Monday And-1 Links: Watching Cody Zeller go to work

    Aug 5, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    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. • Here is what Cody Zeller was doing right at Summer League. • You…

  20. Harden finishes DeRozan alley-oop at Drew League (VIDEO)

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets guard James Harden takes a defensive position against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City

    The Drew League draws some of Los Angeles’ best to come on out for a little pro-am action. So sometimes you get Compton High’s DeMar DeRozan throwing the lob and Artesia High’s James Harden finishing the play. Impressively, we should add. Just a little summer fun.  Hat tip to Hoopmixtape and SLAM.

  21. James Harden gives important Eurostep lessons in Nike’s latest #SummerIsSerious spot (VIDEO)

    Aug 3, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    James Harden

    In Nike Basketball’s latest spot for the Summer Is Serious campaign, James Harden shows us the proper way to Eurostep, while making sure his beard remains properly fluffed between takes. When I think of current players known for their Eurostep, Harden is maybe third on my list behind Manu Ginobili and Dwyane Wade. The Ginobili…

  22. The Oklahoma City Thunder really want to avoid luxury tax

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    When we say NBA rookies are on a “rookie scale contract” what really is going on is there is a salary level set for said player (amount based upon draft pick), and teams can offer between 80 percent and 120 percent of that number. Around the league, it’s a pretty standard for teams to give…

  23. Report: Marcus Camby will sign with the Rockets

    Jul 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v New York Knicks

    The Rockets have made another free agent big man acquisition, and while it’s not as big of a deal as the one involving Dwight Howard earlier this summer, it may be an important one to the team’s ultimate chances nonetheless. Marcus Camby is expected to sign with Houston today, according to a report from Marc…

  24. First guess at who makes Team USA for 2014 World Championships

    Jul 27, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    USA Basketball Men's National Team Blue And White Game

    The FIBA World Cup – the basketball World Championships coming to Spain next summer — don’t play as big in the United States as the Olympics. It can get overlooked… unless Team USA loses, then newspaper columnists who hadn’t given the thing a sideways glance will pontificate on how this is some kind of disaster.…

  25. Harden thinks Thomas Robinson will be fit in with Portland

    Jul 22, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Dallas Mavericks

    Thomas Robinson had a nice Summer League in Las Vegas. He’s a plus rebounder that not only gets the balls in his position but also takes them away from other guys, and he averaged 12.8 rebounds a game. He also averaged 10.4 points and 1.2 blocks through five games. However, the shooting woes were still…

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