Five Things To Watch: Houston Rockets

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Times flies. And things change. The Houston Rockets are Exhibit A. One year ago, the Houston Rockets headed into training camp seemingly empty-handed after a summer spent chasing Dwight Howard via a trade with Orlando. Gone were Luis Scola, Goran Dragic, Kyle Lowry, Samuel Dalembert, Courtney Lee and countless others, and in were the unproven Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik. It was a seemingly disappointing offseason, but just before the season was set to start, GM Daryl Morey changed all of that,

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Evening News: Nets to retire Kidd’s jersey; Howard recruited Camby; Olajuwon wants to help Durant

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In today’s news, the Brooklyn Nets announced that they plan to retire their new head coach’s jersey, Marcus Camby reveals how he was lured back to Houston again, and Hakeem Olajuwon tells the media who he thinks would benefit the most from his tutelage. Jason Kidd’s #5 will be retired in Brooklyn The Brooklyn Nets will retire Jason Kidd’s number when the Miami Heat come to town on October 17th. Kidd, the franchise’s all time leader in assists, will become the sixth Net

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Handicapping the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes: Who will be NBA’s worst team?

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Of the popular meanings of the word tank, two have roots signifying damage and destruction. There is the blunt military vehicle, and the less subtle term that is popular in our contemporary basketball lexicon. The basketball version of tanking will unavoidably be a central theme in the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Compared to previous seasons, the 2014 NBA draft class is projected to be filled with All-Stars and franchise-changing players, headlined by Canadian wing Andrew Wiggins, who will play at Kansas this coming

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Top 10 Offseason Free Agent Signings

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With transactions reduced from a torrent to a trickle, the NBA is now truly in its offseason. Yes, there’s still a few prominent names out there – Lamar Odom, Corey Maggette and Tyrus Thomas among them – but no one who is going to crash our list of the top 10 free agent signings. 

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SH Blog: Jamison said Kobe and Dwight didn’t trust each other; J.R. Smith angry with Pierce

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It was quite obvious something wasn’t right last season in Lakers nation. An elite starting five that had many experts expecting a championship off the bat, but it wasn’t the lack of individual play that made the Lakers non-contenders, it was their chemistry that was out in left field. Antawn Jamison spent last season with the Lakers, the majority of that time on the bench. But the 15-year NBA veteran saw greater opportunity elsewhere this summer, signing a one-year deal worth

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Five Things To Watch: Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan

After jettisoning Dwight Howard in August 2012, the Orlando Magic fully embraced a rebuilding plan, starting over with two young prospects in Nikola Vucevic and Moe Harkless and a veteran contributor in Arron Afflalo. After a surprisingly strong 12-13 start which had some folks around the NBA wondering if they could make the playoffs, the Magic floundered to the finish, losing 49 of their final 57 games. Along the way, they lost Glen Davis to two injuries – one which would

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