When Kobe Bryant learned that Dwight Howard made the decision to bolt to the Houston Rockets last Friday, his only reaction on twitter was this: Unfollow his former superstar center. Then came more news about the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, when Kevin Ding of The O.C. Register reported that the team would use the amnesty provision on forward Metta World Peace. Perhaps just as importantly, the Lakers also agreed to sign center Chris Kaman to a one-year contract. With so many changes
When it was reported that Andre Iguodala agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors last Friday, most assumed that the move was made by the front office with a bigger picture in mind: to lure super free agent Dwight Howard into joining the team. That didn’t quite pan out, obviously, which left plenty wondering if the Warriors really just gave up the rights to Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry, as well as future draft picks all for the service of
After billboard signs, a team meeting and a Time Warner Cable presentation, the Los Angeles Lakers lost the Dwight Howard sweepstakes. Howard chose to take his talents to H-Town, joining forces with James Harden the the Rockets. [Tweet of the Night: Dwight Howard makes official announcement of his decision to play for Houston] The Lakers—as a team—are moving on without the All-Star center. However, it appears that the Lakers’ PR and marketing staffs are not on the same page with basketball operations. Golden
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While you were barbecuing, partying, working, relaxing or otherwise enjoying your extended July 4 weekend, a total of 14 teams made notable moves ranging from The Dwecision down to the smart or foolish signings of role players. And since we live in a country where instant gratification rules the day and short attention spans allows games like Candy Crush to reap $633,000 a day in revenue, we here at Sheridan Hoops will break everything down for you into bite sized Winners & Losers
After a slow start to July, NBA free agents have started to drop like flies. We knew all along that the big names would cause a domino effect, this year more than ever. First Chris Paul (Clippers), than Dwight Howard (Rockets), Andre Igoudala (Warriors) and Josh Smith (Pistons). There are very few remaining “big-name” players available — see who’s left courtesy of SheridanHoops’ Mighty Moke — so one of the more established, veteran, yet under the radar players, Chris Kaman, is reminding
The Dwight Howard signing is behind us. The fallout is happening now — in Houston, in Los Angeles, and around the rest of the NBA. First and foremost, Omer Asik has asked for a trade out of Houston, but the Rockets are refusing his request. They believe Asik could be a valuable asset to play alongside Howard.