Why trading Kevin Durant may not be that easy

Kevin Durant’s trade request not set free agency on its ear , but that of the enitre NBA as well. Players of Durant’s caliber aren’t on the market that often so the Nets were Miley fielding calls from every team in the league, whether they believed they had a legitimate shot at acquiring him or not. KD has Phoenix and Miami at the top of his list of preferred destinations but is there any one franchise that can put together a package sufficient enough to pry Durant away from Brooklyn.…

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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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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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