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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James Harden not with team

from ESPN: The Houston Rockets are planning to keep James Harden away from the team until they can complete a trade involving the unhappy star, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski. Houston’s front office is currently weighing the best final trade offers from the Brooklyn Netsand Philadelphia 76ers, sources told Shelburne and Wojnarowski. Rockets coach Stephen Silas told reporters that Harden would not be at Wednesday’s practice, one day after the former league MVP said the team is “just not good enough” following a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. “We felt that it…

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James Harden has announced to the world it’s a wrap in Houston

You can mark January 12,2021 as the day that the relationship between James Harden and the Houston Rockets officially came to an end. After a second consecutive drubbing at the hands of a very jovial Los Angeles Lakers , 117-100, Harden used the postgame presser to subtly and not-so-subtly declare that he was done in Houston. Harden’s comments seemingly did not go over well with still new teammate John wall who had this to say after the game: Wall is absolutely correct. If Harden after just ten games is ready…

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James Harden out against Sacramento Kings with ankle injury

From Joseph Zucker of B/R: Houston Rockets star James Harden will not play Saturday against the Sacramento Kings because of a sprained right ankle, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26. While Harden has primarily made headlines for his reported trade request, he is off to another dominant start this season in Houston. In three games for the 1-2 Rockets, the 2018 NBA MVP is averaging a league-best 37.0 points per game to go along with 11.0 assists and 5.3 rebounds. Last season, Harden averaged a league-high 34.3 points per game—the third straight season in which he was…

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