Scotto: Rudy Gay is Available with NBA Trade Deadline One Month Away

Rudy Gay

Need a forward? Rudy Gay is available, multiple league sources tell And the list does not end there. Ryan Anderson is on the wish list of several teams. Josh Smith can be had … again. Markieff Morris is playing again in what looks like a showcase. Terrence Jones’ name is resurfacing again, along with Houston Rockets teammate Corey Brewer — who is eligible to be dealt as of 12:01 a.m. EST Friday. The NBA trade deadline is a month away, and GMs are working


Scotto: 2016 NBA New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolution Calendar

The Golden State Warriors’ historic start, led by Stephen Curry’s MVP campaign, and Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour have captured the headlines so far this season. We saw LaMarcus Aldridge become the biggest free agent to change teams and Kevin McHale became the first coach to get fired in Houston. Will Kevin Durant leave the Thunder this summer? Will Jeff Hornacek become the first coach fired in 2016? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. A new calendar year will bring more coaching changes,


DuBose: Howard stresses collaboration with Harden as Rockets show signs of life

Harden & Howard

HOUSTON — Dwight Howard wore a T-shirt depicting characters from the movie Step Brothers after Saturday night’s big win over the Los Angeles Clippers. When asked about it in the Rockets’ locker room at Toyota Center, Houston’s star center responded with his usual mix of jovial humor and brutal honesty: “This is Step Brothers,” Howard told the media while laughing. “Me and James [Harden].” In that movie, of course, stars Will Farrell and John C. Reilly often bicker before being forced to put aside their individual


Bernucca: If Anthony Davis Was a Top-Five Player, Wouldn’t the Pelicans Be Better?

Anthony Davis

Can we now stop pretending that Anthony Davis is the second coming of Wilt Chamberlain? Can we now stop with the hyperbolic declarations that Davis is going to own the NBA in two years or that Davis is going to make the New Orleans Pelicans a perennial title contender? Can we now stop calling Davis a top-five player? Top-five players elevate teams by themselves. Top-five players assure their teams of 50 wins and playoff berths, regardless of circumstances. Top-five players don’t say, “We


Sheridan: Why Did Dwight Howard Call Me a Liar?

Dwight Howard interview

Dwight Howard called me a liar Tuesday night. He is mistaken. I wrote that Howard is very unhappy in Houston, and I stand by that report 100 percent. For the reasons why he is unhappy, and my best guess as to where he will finish the season (Miami), click over and give a read to my column. But back to the liar part. Howard was interviewed in Sacramento after the Rockets lost to the Kings, and the man asking the questions was Jonathan Feigen,


Sprung: Porzingis Drawing Praise But Still Has Weaknesses

Kristaps Porzingis

For all the brilliant performances, jaw-dropping athletic feats and impressive double-doubles we’ve seen from New York Knicks 20-year-old rookie Kristaps Porzingis, the 7-3 Latvian still has a lot to improve upon as he navigates through his first NBA season.  There will be growing pains for Porzingis along the way – no pun intended – including the rough patch he is currently enduring. In New York’s last three games— a road trip to Utah, Sacramento and Portland— Porzingis had a total of 17 points, 13 rebounds


Tweet of the Night: Gerald Henderson can’t believe the lineup utilized by the Rockets against Kings

Gerald Henderson

The Golden State Warriors re-popularized the use of small-ball lineups last season when they won the NBA Finals by utilizing it, and have further showed the dominant abilities of it this season with a lineup featuring Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green. That starting five is known these days as the “death lineup” due to how dominant it has been against every team it has faced, and it’s something certain teams have tried to replicate because