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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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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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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Daryl Morey fined $50k for violating anti-tampering rules

Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey was fined $50,000 by the NBA for violation of the league’s anti-tampering rule. The fine stems from a now-deleted December 20 tweet in which Morey celebrated the one-year anniversary of James Harden breaking the Rockets’ all-time assist record. While on the surface the tweet, which Morey later said was sent out mistakenly via an automated application, may seem innocuous but steps into the realm of tampering due to the Harden trade demand/speculation has Philadelphia as a potential landing spot. This is not…

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Wednesday’s Rockets and Thunder game postponed

From ESPN: The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thundergame for Wednesday night has been postponed, the league announced. The NBA said three Rockets players have returned tests that were either positive or inconclusive for coronavirus under the NBA’s testing program. In addition, four other players are quarantined at this time under the contact tracing protocol. Contact tracing protocols caused the Rockets to send home three players Wednesday after rookie teammate Kenyon Martin Jr. returned a positive coronavirus test and needed to be tested again for confirmation, sources told ESPN. John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins and Martin were…

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