John Wall and Rockets to agree to buyout

After trading for him and then sitting him, because you can’t let good players play when team tank is the club’s mantra, the short and confusing marriage between John Wall and the Houston Rockets. Wall appeared in only 40 games in space city and in those games he averaged 20.6 points , 6.9 assists ( a career low) and 3.2 rebounds ( also a career-low) on .404/.317/.749 splits. In that small sample size, the jury is still out on precisely where Wall’s game is post Achilles. He looked fine in…

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Barnes and Green named Rooks of the Month

The NBA named the Rookies of the Month for the months of March and April and the Raptors Scottie Barnes was named Eastern Conference ROTM, while Houston’s Jalen Green was named the West’s top monthly rookie. Eastern Conference- Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors The Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes was Eastern Conference Rookie of March and April averaging 16.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists over that time frame. The no.4 overall picks in this past NBA draft has been a solid contributor for the 5th seeded Raptors ,averaging 15.3 points, 7.5…

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Wizards announcer apologises for for comments on Kevin Porter Jr’s father

In this latest edition of represhinsible things announcers say, we have the case of Washington Wizards broadcaster who chucked the proverbial turd in the punch bowl of Porter Jr’s game-winning shot that beat the Wiz. Consor said: “You’ve got to give credit. Kevin Porter Jr., like his dad, pulled that trigger right at the right time,” The distasteful comments are in reference to the life of Porter’s father, Kevin Porter, Sr., who served four and a half years after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the 1993 shooting death of…

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Overseas Hoops: Usman Garuba is officially a Houston Rocket

Real Madrid bade farewell to Usman Garuba. By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net Usman Garuba has officially parted ways with Real Madrid, the club announced. The 2021 EuroLeague Rising Star is on his way to signing with the Houston Rockets, the team that selected him with the 21st overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Real Madrid and Garuba reached an agreement regarding the $3 million buyout on his contract, which the player will pay in installments. The Spanish big man is leaving Real eight years after he first joined them as a teenager. Garuba, 19, entered…

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NBA 2021Draft Lottery Odds

The hope that fuels every NBA offseason will commence with Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery. The new anti-tanking rules mean that at most, a team has only a 14% chance of snagging the number 1 pick. Probabilities of getting the #1 overall pick in tonight’s lottery Team. #1 Odds Percentage HOU 14.0 DET 14.0 ORL 14.0 OKC 12.5 CLE 10.5 MIN 9.0 TOR 7.5 CHI 6.0 SAC 4.5 NOP 3.0 CHO 2.0 SAS 1.5 IND 1.0 GSW 0.5 Other pick possibilities to track: Houston Rockets: If pick falls outside top…

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Houston trading PJ Tucker to Milwaukee

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker is headed to Milwaukee. With a 17-game losing streak under its belt, the Rockets are going nowhere fast and it appears they will become sellers, as this will signal the franchise in embarking on a full rebuild.

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Victor Oladipo rejects extension from Rockets

From Jenna Ciccotelli of B/R: Victor Oladipo reportedly turned down the opportunity to remain with the Houston Rockets after this season. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the guard passed on a two-year, $45.2 million max contract extension. Oladipo is in the last year of a four-year, $85 million deal that he signed with the Indiana Pacers, from whom he was dealt in the four-team deal that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets in January. Oladipo is seeking a longer-term deal, which the Rockets can still offer him, per Wojnarowski. The league’s collective bargaining agreement requires that the team…

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DeMarcus Cousins and Rockets to part ways

This latest edition of WTF NBA news comes from Houston, where apparently the Rockets and DeMarcus Cousins have agreed on a parting of the ways, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Ch While the age part is understandable, Cousins is 30 and trying to come back from two devastating injuries, torn Achilles and ACL, that happened in back-to-back years. That ,coupled with the emergence of Christian Wood , made Cousins expendable. It is somewhat head scratching that in a sport where height matters, the Rockets want to get smaller. This…

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Cleveland Cavaliers trade Kevin Porter Jr to Houston Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded former first round draft pick to the Houston Rockets, according to reporting from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers actually moved up , sending the Pistons a package of Utah’s 2020 second round pick, Portland’s 2021 and 2023 second round picks, Miami’s 2024 second round pick (protected) and cash considerations in order to be able to take Porter with 30th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Reportedly, instances of negative interactions with the coaching staff during his season…

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James Harden traded to Nets in mega-deal

Massive but unsurprising news surrounding James Harden. He’s been traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a gigantic, four-team deal. From Woj: The Rockets have their third star, or rather the second until Kyrie Irving comes back, whenever that is. Though one could wonder if the Nets know more than they are telling about Irving’s status with this move.

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