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  1. Rockets try for Marcus Camby, settle for Dexter Pittman

    Apr 11, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

    Dexter Pittman

    Houston waives talented Greg Smtih

  2. Rockets’ Howard out 10 days; Clippers’ Granger out 3 games; both to miss Clippers vs. Rockets

    Mar 29, 2014, 1:37 PM EDT

    Philadelphia 76ers v Houston Rockets

    At this time of year playoff teams are cautious with injuries — as much as you might need a player for key games now, you need him more for playoff games. Which accounts for these two bigs of news: Dwight Howard will be out for the Rockets for at least 10 days to rest a…

  3. Omer Asik swats Luc Mbah A Moute dunk attempt (VIDEO)

    Mar 21, 2014, 8:46 AM EDT

    Omer Asik

    That is the Omer Asik we saw so much of last season — he remains one of the best defensive centers in the game. It’s why despite his contract (and the fact Houston can use him) I think some team trades for Asik this summer. Luc Richard Mbah A Moute got the pass and was…

  4. Dwight Howard likely out for Rockets Thursday due to ankle injury

    Mar 19, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Chicago Bulls

    Dwight Howard has been healthy this season, and with that played like the guy the Lakers thought they were getting a year ago. Houston has looked good and improving with him in the paint. But he was out Monday night against Utah with an ankle strain suffered against Miami on Sunday. Now he is going…

  5. Report: Houston Rockets to pursue Carmelo Anthony this summer

    Mar 14, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    At a panel during the Sloan Conference, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers described the arduous process of acquiring Andre Iguodala. The Warriors had no cap room last summer, so Myers faced a two-sided task to land the free agent. Not only did he negotiate with Iguodala, Myers discussed trades with other teams to…

  6. Dwight Howard with pass to wide open Omer Asik… on the bench (VIDEO)

    Mar 12, 2014, 12:32 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Houston Rockets

    To be fair Omer Asik was wide open, he just was on the bench at the time when Dwight Howard hit him with a pass.

  7. Rockets’ reserve big Greg Smith out for season after knee surgery

    Feb 28, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Sacramento Kings

    Rockets big man Greg Smith hasn’t seen a lot of court time in Houston this season. Even with Omer Asik out injured (or whatever was going on) Smith has gotten on the court for just 11 games. And it will stay at that number — Smith had knee surgery and is done for the season,…

  8. The Extra Pass: Is the second tier in West ready to challenge Thunder, Spurs?

    Feb 28, 2014, 8:51 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

    We know Oklahoma City is a contender — despite their little three-game blip as they re-adjust to Russell Westbrook in the lineup, they are still 21-7 when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both play this season, they have a top-10 offense and defense when you look at points per possession. The same is true of…

  9. Report: Teams reaching out to Celtics about Brandon Bass

    Feb 10, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

    Boston is expected to be an active team at the trade deadline — they are a franchise looking ahead to the draft and rebuilding, plus they have some assets that are attractive to other teams. Brandon Bass is apparently at the top of that list. The veteran big man is generating a lot of calls…

  10. Omer Asik could return to Rockets in a week… just in time for the trade deadline

    Feb 5, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    I’m sure this is all just a coincidence. The fact that the Rockets were playing Omer Asik back when GM Daryl Morey set up a false trade deadline to try and generate offers, and then when that didn’t work he had a somewhat mysterious knee injury. Now that the league-mandated “real” trade deadline is approaching,…

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

    Feb 3, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

    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,…

  12. Rockets GM says Omer Asik likely to remain with team through the end of his contract next season

    Jan 26, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    There was a bit of internal drama with the Rockets this season, and it began with the team’s offseason acquisition of Dwight Howard in free agency. In a nice change of pace, Howard wasn’t the cause of it this time. But his presence didn’t sit well with the team’s resident big man Omer Asik, who…

  13. Reports: Rockets, Nets discussed Deron Williams trade recently. But no more.

    Jan 10, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    Remember a couple years ago how desperately the Nets were trying to pair Dwight Howard with Deron Williams? Howard wanted it to happen but Orlando wasn’t going to give him exactly what he wanted, so they sent him to Los Angeles (in a deal that worked very well for their rebuilding plans). That ended up…

  14. Report: Rockets likely to keep Omer Asik past trade deadline

    Jan 3, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    Last month the Houston Rockets created a pseudo self-imposed deadline in an effort to jump-start trade talks for big man Omer Asik. Before you scoff at the idea, remember that trades and pretty much everything else business related in the NBA doesn’t get done until there is some kind of deadline pressure to make a…

  15. Report: Nets asked about Jeremy Lin, Omer Asik, but Rockets wanted Deron Williams. Talks died.

    Dec 23, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets

    In the NBA there are more trades discussed than there are in your fantasy league. Just very few ever get off the ground in any real way. Take for example a conversation between the Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets that took place before Brook Lopez went down for the season, according to an ESPNNewYork.com report…

  16. Celtics coach Brad Stevens tells players he won’t talk to them about trade rumors

    Dec 21, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    New Boston Celtics Head Coach Stevens smiles during a news conference at the Celtics training center in Waltham

    The Celtics have been better than most expected through the first 27 games of the season, and thanks to playing in the dreadful Atlantic Division, their 12-15 record has them sitting at the four seed in the Eastern Conference standings. That isn’t likely to last all year long, however, and being three games under .500…

  17. Paul George with the breakaway reverse dunk (VIDEO)

    Dec 21, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    paul george

    The Pacers have been one of the top teams to this point in the season, but two of their five losses had come in their last two games. They made sure to leave no doubt in getting back on track Friday, beating an undermanned Rockets team that was without Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik by…

  18. Reports: Houston Rockets pull out of Asik trade talks, will keep him for now

    Dec 19, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    Omer Asik may not like it, but he’s staying a Rocket for now. Probably. After weeks of talks — not to mention media and fan speculation — Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey has looked at the trade market for Asik and decided it’s not good enough. The Rockets have pulled out of all Asik trade talks…

  19. Report: Celtics may be frontrunners for Asik; would move Bass, Lee, pick

    Dec 18, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Houston Rockets

    Houston’s Omer Asik is going to get traded Thursday. Not Wednesday —deals are still being hammered out. Not Friday — anyone acquired this day or later can’t be traded again at the February trade deadline in a combined deal with other teammates. It will happen Thursday. It looks more and more like the Celtics will…

  20. Asik trade update: Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland and Philadelphia most likely destinations

    Dec 17, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    This is the one thing that is certain: Omer Asik will get his wish and be traded in the next 48 hours. Houston still plans to move him by Dec. 19 — after that date and they can’t flip any of the assets they get at the trade deadline. Where he is going to land…

  21. Updated Report: Boston Celtics talking Rondo trade with Kings, multiple sources deny

    Dec 17, 2013, 3:47 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Boston Celtics

    UPDATE 3:47 pm: It didn’t take long for multiple quality sources to shoot this idea down. Spoke w/source moments ago who said the latest Rajon Rondo rumor that he will be traded to the Sacramento #Kings, is "not happening."— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) December 17, 2013 FYI re: Rajon Rondo rumor, Celtics & Kings have…

  22. PBT Extra: Kobe, Wade are All-Stars? Plus when does Asik get dealt?

    Dec 16, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    To answer your first question: I am fighting off a cold, that’s why I sound like that. Raspy voices are in, I hear. As for the topics… If you’re a basketball purist who thinks the All-Star Game should be filled with the players who performed the best the first half of the season… well life…

  23. PBT’s NBA Power Rankings: Stability at the top, trades could shake up bottom

    Dec 16, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers

    There is no movement at the top of the standings as the top five teams went 15-1 last week (and that one loss was to another top 5 team). However, get past that five and you get into teams like the Rockets, Suns and others where trades could really change rankings as we move toward…

  24. Omer Asik trade update: Rockets have offer in place, likely to be a three-team deal

    Dec 15, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Omer Asik

    The Rockets are determined to trade Omer Asik in the next few days, and the latest update says that the framework of a three-team deal may be already in place. Now that Dec. 15 is upon us, players who signed new contracts last summer are eligible to be dealt, and players traded before Dec. 19…

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