SH Blog: Houston Rockets to amnesty Luis Scola, will go after Dwight Howard


Another day passed by, which meant another day of having to deal with Dwightmare. Orlando’s new general manager Rob Hennigan apparently thought  there was a chance to convince the malcontent center to stay home. See how Howard responded, and how far the Houston Rockets are willing to go to acquire him in today’s news:Rob Hennigan tried to talk Dwight Howard into changing his mind about wanting to be traded from the Magic, but Howard would have none of it, from


SH Blog: Dwight to Nets becoming more realistic

Dwight Howard

From the “things that are not breaking news” department, Dwight Howard still wants out of Orlando. We’ve got news on his potential landing spots, plus all the latest news from everywhere in the NBA. Be sure to also check out Jan Hubbard’s column on the USA Olympic basketball squad, Chris Sheridan’s report on the two Olympic qualifying games today, and as always, keep an eye on our team-by-team index of offseason moves. Here’s what’s going on around the NBA:Ken Berger of CBS


SH Blog: Howard (again) wants out of Orlando; plus first day of free agency

And we’re off!  Free agency officially began at 12:01 EDT this morning, and while teams can’t officially sign players until the 11th, it’s still an incredibly exciting time to be a basketball fan.  Here is a roundup of the latest news from around the NBA.Dwight Howard is, as he has been for the last several months, a hot topic on the trade market.  Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Lakers, Nets, and Rockets are interested in Orlando’s All-Star


The top 25 unrestricted free agents

deron williams

Free agency started Sunday midnight ET. On Monday, the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks are expected to make an unrelenting push for All-Star point guard Deron Williams, who is clearly the best available player. The team that lands Williams also has the best chance of acquiring superstar center Dwight Howard, who is not a free agent but has said that he would like to play alongside Williams. In terms of flexibility, the Nets have the inside track. They can offer Williams more money


Playoffs Day 18: Preview of Celtics-Sixers and Lakers-Thunder

Kevin Garnett

Before the start of the conference semifinals, some have considered the possibility of an NBA Finals rematch between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. Both teams will have to start playing much better for that to happen, especially for the Lakers, who have become serious underdogs against the Oklahoma City Thunder after getting blown out by 29 points in Game 1. Two games are slated for tonight on TNT, where silly contests happen. Boston (1-1) at Philadelphia (1-1): The long-time rivals have, predictably,


Five Factors: Thunder-Lakers Playoff Preview


Two years ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder were the upstarts who gave the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers a serious run for their money in a first-round series that lasted six tough games. The Lakers emerged primarily on the strength of their veteran core and extensive postseason experience, while the Thunder went through growing pains that all young teams have. This time, the Thunder – two years wiser and perhaps still not at their ceiling – are the favorites, while


Playoffs Day 10: Preview of Magic-Pacers, Celtics-Hawks, Sixers-Bulls, Nuggets-Lakers


The first round of the playoffs are seemingly coming to a quicker close than many may have anticipated. The Mavericks and Jazz have already been swept out, and one of the remaining teams in each series is on the brink of elimination. Four teams will try to extend their postseason on Tuesday night as they head into their series down 3-1, but history is not on their side, as only eight teams in NBA history have come back from a 3-1 deficit. The


Playoffs Day 9: Rivals Sixers, Celtics win, inch toward first playoff meeting in 10 years

Evan Turner

We’re not gonna get excited about Melo cracking open a 40 and the Knicks fighting off elimination, OK? Win again Wednesday night in Miami. That will make you the lead of the playoffs roundup. Here’s what everyone should be excited about: the 76ers and Celtics look like they will be playing each other in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Thirty years ago, this was the best rivalry in all of sports. Here’s all you need to know about how much these teams hated each