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  • Decisions On 2021/22 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the revamped schedule for the 2020/21 league year, NBA teams have until December 29 to make decisions on the third- and fourth-year team options for players on rookie scale contracts. All the players whose options will be exercised or declined by December 29 are already under..." December 05

  • Russell Westbrook’s massive mural with James Harden in Houston now taken down

    Clutch Points "Nothing’s ever official until it’s take-down-your-gigantic-mural official. It’s finally reached that point with Russell Westbrook after the Houston Rockets traded him for another All-Star point guard in John Wall. The Rockets’ sky-scraper..." December 05

  • 10 NBA Players Under The Most Pressure In The 2020-21 Season

    Fadeaway World "The 2021 season is coming very soon and that means certain NBA stars will be under pressure. Most NBA superstars have a lot to prove anyway, but 10 players will need to prove their critics wrong and step their games up. This means they need to showcase their talents in terms of numbers or team..." December 04

  • James Harden will report for training camp on time

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite speculation regarding his whereabouts and his unhappiness with the Houston Rockets, James Harden appears set to arrive in camp on time. According to Adam Spolane of SportsRadio 610, Harden returned to Houston on Friday and expects to appear at the Rockets’ first day..." December 04

  • Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal calls John Wall trade 'shocking' but likes fit with Russell Westbrook

    ESPN "Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal said it was "shocking" and a "tough pill to swallow" to see John Wall traded to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook but believes he and Westbrook will "mesh..." December 04

  • NBA releases 1st half of 2020-21 schedule

    The Score "The NBA released the first portion of its 72-game schedule for the upcoming season Friday. The Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets will kick off the 2020-21 campaign Dec. 22 with a matchup against his former team, the Golden State Warriors, at 7 p.m. ET. That..." December 04

  • Breakups are hard, but Wizards know Russell Westbrook is an upgrade

    USA Today "Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard called trading John Wall one of the most difficult decisions he’s made in 27 years in the NBA. "John Wall is one of the greatest players in this franchise’s history and somebody who is very dear to me," Sheppard..." December 04

  • Ranking NBA 'City' uniforms for 2020-21 season

    CBS Sports "For the fourth-straight season, the NBA and Nike collaborated on 'City' edition jerseys for every team in the league. Since Nike took over as the official uniform partner for the league, some teams have really gotten creative with uniform designs, while others have simply taken the easy..." December 04

  • Are Rockets worried about James Harden's absence at camp?

    The Sports Daily "On Tuesday, the NBA opened up the week with light training camp and what they are referring to as “media week.” At the moment, players are just participating in individual workouts, so it’s not your typical start to an NBA training camp. Seeing Russell Westbrook..." December 04

  • James Harden Drops $300K Birthday Gift Bag On Lil Baby

    TMZ "James Harden with the ultimate birthday assist ... because he just hooked up rapper Lil Baby with an insane $300,000 gift bag!!!! Lil Baby turned 26 this week -- and to celebrate, his good pal, James, turned up with a designer Prada bag loaded with..." December 04

  • What actually happened between Scottie Pippen and Larsa Pippen?

    Clutch Points "The world is rife with strange stories that don’t have any bearing on how we live our daily lives yet we are so desperate of knowing more about them. Take for example the relationship of former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen and his estranged wife, Larsa..." December 04

  • NBA plans to continue not testing for marijuana during 2020-21 season

    Clutch Points "The NBA will not test its players for marijuana in the 2020-21 season, per Ben Dowsett, the same policy adopted by the league for the bubble in Orlando. In March, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported that the NBA and the National Basketball Players..." December 03

  • James Harden Didn't Attend The Houston Rockets' Individual Workouts on Thursday

    Bleacher Report "Houston Rockets guard James Harden didn't appear for the Rockets' individual workouts Thursday, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Rockets coach Stephen Silas said he was "confident" that Harden would arrive in time for the..." December 03

  • League may boost active player tally to 15

    MSN.com "Due to the compressed 2020-21 season schedule and fears over the impact of COVID-19 on NBA roster availability, the league may boost its active player list tally from 13 players to 15 players this year, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The league’s Competition Committee..." December 03

  • Houston Rockets' Stephen Silas says he's giving disgruntled James Harden 'space'

    ESPN "First-year Houston Rockets head coach Stephen Silas has not been in regular contact with James Harden, saying he is giving the disgruntled face of the franchise "space" as the season nears. Harden has informed the Rockets that he wants to be traded to..." December 03

  • Russell Westbrook thanks Houston, looks forward to ‘next chapter’ in DC

    NBC Sports "For the first time since the news broke that he was being traded to Washington, Russell Westbrook has broken his silence. “I want to thank the fans and the city of Houston for embracing me and my family,” Westbrook said in a statement on his social media accounts. “I..." December 03

  • Rockets big man DeMarcus Cousins sees some Anthony Davis in Christian Wood

    Clutch Points "DeMarcus Cousins will be spending the next couple of weeks adjusting to his new teammates ahead of opening night. In such, he’s already had some impressive takes on one of his fellow Rockets newcomers in Christian Wood. Cousins spoke to Wood’s talents and..." December 03

  • NBA Targeting March 25 For 2021 Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has its eye on Thursday, March 25 for this season’s trade deadline, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). While that’s the tentative plan, the date will still need to be approved by the league’s Board of Governors, Charania notes. In..." December 03

  • Is John Wall good enough to convince James Harden to stay with Rockets?

    Clutch Points "The Houston Rockets took a pretty big risk trading Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook. Chris Paul’s fit with James Harden was cleaner and they had some success together in the playoffs. One of the biggest cases in Westbrook’s favor was his prior relationship..." December 03

  • 5 NBA Duos That Could Break Up This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA season is fast approaching and there are still star duos across the league. We are one season removed from seeing a ton of dynamic duos put forth fantastic performances together. The Lakers ultimately had the best duo, with Anthony Davis and LeBron James completely stepping above the..." December 03

  • Porn Star Mia Khalifa Breaks Down After John Wall Traded, Says She is a Rockets Fan Now

    Total Pro Sports "It was a sad day in D.C. yesterday after the news came down that John Wall was being traded out of town for Russell Westbrook. The Wizards are sending Wall and a lottery-protected 2023 first-round NBA draft pick to the Rockets for Westbrook in a deal that both players wanted and had..." December 03

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "The Cavaliers finished dead last in their conference at the end of the 2020 NBA season. They need to rebuild and look towards the future. Collin Sexton and Obi Toppin could be exciting in the future; why not help them by getting players to support them in contending? The Cavaliers’..." December 03

  • James Harden 'had a preference for John Wall over Westbrook'

    Chron "After a month of rumors about James Harden and Russell Westbrook being unhappy in Houston, the Rockets made a move to ship Westbrook to Washington in exchange for John Wall and a first-round pick Wednesday night. It's been suspected that Harden and Westbrook had decided..." December 03

  • John Wall pens tearful goodbye to D.C. after Wizards trade him to Rockets

    TMZ "John Wall is pouring his heart out to his fans in Washington D.C. after being traded to Houston ... thanking his supporters for treating him like family over the past 10 years. The #1 overall pick in 2010 was just shipped to the Rockets in exchange for Russell..." December 03

  • Five big questions from the Russell Westbrook for John Wall trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Welcome to the NBA, where no contract is untradable. Washington’s John Wall and Houston’s Russell Westbrook had two of the top five worst contracts in the NBA (maybe two of the top three), and Wednesday the Rockets and Wizards decided to swap..." December 03

  • Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade indicative of where both players stand in today's NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Russell Westbrook and John Wall are changing jerseys and moving addresses but instead of it being a blockbuster deal in a league that never sleeps, it’s indicative of a standing neither no longer possesses. It’s not quite a crossroads or a fall..." December 03

  • John Wall trade leaves many Wizards fans heartbroken in Washington

    USA Today "The Washington Wizards traded John Wall and a future first-round draft pick to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook on Wednesday, at least in part because of the injury risk Wall faces coming off an Achilles tear that cost him all of last season. Nonetheless,..." December 03

  • Is Russell Westbrook for John Wall a lose-lose for everyone?

    The Score "In a blockbuster akin to a couple teams rearranging expensive deck chairs on a sinking ship, the Houston Rockets traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a future first-round draft pick. Here's what the deal means for the parties..." December 03

  • Will Rockets trade James Harden next?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets are remaking their team, but they still have James Harden on their roster. The question is: for how long? The Rockets on Wednesday traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a protected future first-round draft pick. Both..." December 02

  • Rockets deal Russell Westbrook to Wizards for John Wall, 1st-round pick

    Bleacher Report "So much for Russell Westbrook and James Harden teaming up in Houston to win the championship that eluded them in Oklahoma City. The Houston Rockets reportedly traded Westbrook to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday in exchange for John Wall and..." December 02

  • 48 NBA players positive for COVID-19 in 1st round of testing

    The Score "Forty-eight of 546 NBA players tested positive for COVID-19 during the league's initial testing phase from Nov. 24 to 30, the league announced Wednesday. That represents an 8.8% positivity rate of those tested, which is lower than the current United States average of 10.2%,..." December 02

  • Danuel House Sorry For 'Mishap' That Led To NBA Bubble Exile

    TMZ "Danuel House says he's "sincerely" sorry for his actions that got him booted from the NBA bubble in Sept. ... with the Rockets player telling reporters Wednesday the whole thing was a "mishap." As we previously reported ... House got punted from Walt..." December 02

  • The Houston Rockets want to keep James Harden

    Bleacher Report "James Harden reportedly remains steadfast in his desire to leave the Houston Rockets despite the team trading Russell Westbrook for John Wall on Wednesday. Tim MacMahon of ESPN reported the Rockets remain equally committed to keeping..." December 02

  • Warriors Can Land James Harden For Three Players And Two First-Round Picks

    Fadeaway World "In the aftermath of another disappointing season, James Harden has reportedly made it clear to the Rockets that he wants out. The 3x Scoring Champ, even with his flaws, would be a massive get — and it’s no surprise that his name has been at the top of every trade..." December 02

  • Way-Too-Soon 2021 NBA Trade Deadline Predictions

    Bleacher Report "There's no such thing as thinking too far ahead in the abbreviated and accelerated 2020-21 NBA season. Ink is still drying on most free-agent and rookie contracts, but players are already in training camps. The campaign will tip off before you know it, and roster..." December 02

  • Cavaliers Could Land Russell Westbrook For Kevin Love, Darius Garland And Two First-Round Picks

    Fadeaway World "The Cleveland Cavaliers were last in their conference despite having two former All-Stars in Kevin Love and Andre Drummond. Changes need to be made, and a lot of them could be through trade. Kevin Love in particular is a prime trade candidate; he is a player that still holds some value, and..." December 02

  • 3 Trade Offers For Bradley Beal The Wizards Can’t Refuse

    Fadeaway World "The Washington Wizards will apparently start the season with both John Wall and Bradley Beal suiting up in the Wizards jerseys. After all, they are both All-Star talents with tremendous offensive upside and have experience playing with each other. But they shouldn’t fool themselves, Wall..." December 02

  • 5 best trade destinations for Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo

    Sportsnaut "Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo claims he doesn’t want to be traded, but his alleged words to players from other teams on the court in the Orlando bubble suggest otherwise. Oladipo said when asked if he’d ever demanded a trade from Indiana,..." December 02

  • Rockets in ‘no rush’ to trade James Harden to Nets after reported verbal agreement

    Clutch Points "It looks like James Harden may start the season on the Houston Rockets and not on the Brooklyn Nets, the team he reportedly wants to get traded to. According to Anthony Puccio of SNYTV, the Rockets are in no rush to trade Harden and any verbal agreement..." December 01

  • NBA leaks its Christmas Day schedule

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s hard to believe that the new NBA season is nearly upon us even though it feels like the last one just ended. But yes, the 2020-2021 NBA season is coming up, and we already have the tentative schedule for Christmas Day. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski leaked the schedule. It..." December 01

  • Cavs talked Russell Westbrook trade with Rockets

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets discussed a Russell Westbrook trade, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Westbrook has reportedly requested a trade from the Rockets after just one season in Clutch City. “They talked to..." December 01

  • Kevin Durant denies trying to get James Harden to Nets

    New York Daily News "Kevin Durant denied the rumor he and James Harden conspired to join forces in Brooklyn while working out together in California during the offseason. “I don’t know where you’re making these stories up, that me and James talked about any of this at a workout,”..." December 01

  • Golden State Warriors inquired about James Harden trade

    Sportsnaut "Could a James Harden trade be on the horizon with the 2020-21 NBA season slated to start here soon? If the former MVP had his way, that would come to fruition here soon. We’re now hearing rumors that the Golden State Warriors have already inquired about making a deal for Mr...." December 01

  • What blockbuster NBA deals could be coming next?

    Sportsnaut "We’ve already seen NBA trades that will shake up the foundation of the league this coming season season. It has been just a few weeks since the Association allowed teams to finalize trades. Meanwhile, the NBA is coming off finally holding its annual NBA Draft. From Chris..." December 01

  • Rockets viewed James Harden’s attempt to force Nets trade as ‘improper’

    Sportress of Blogitude "James Harden’s future with the Houston Rockets remains as uncertain as it was when whispers surfaced last month that the superstar had demanded a trade. It sounds like the Rockets were unsurprisingly left unhappy with how Harden went about things. Word surfaced this week..." December 01

  • Rockets To Sign Jerian Grant

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets reached agreement on a one-year contract with free agent guard Jerian Grant, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Tuesday. Grant, 28, appeared in just six games with the Wizards last season, his fifth in the NBA when he was signed as a substitute player for the NBA..." December 01

  • NBA Rookies with the Most to Prove in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Expectations for NBA rookies are generally low, but a handful this year will have more to prove than others. The top picks in particular will want to show they were deserving, especially LaMelo Ball, the draft's biggest name who went No. 3 after playing just 12..." December 01

  • 5 Reasons Why The Houston Rockets Could Shock Everyone And Win The Championship

    Fadeaway World "The Houston Rockets might be imploding with both James Harden and Russell Westbrook requesting trades, but they still have a great squad intact. The Rockets don’t have to trade James Harden at all, even if The Beard wants out. He will have to suit up for the team and go out there barring..." December 01

  • Rockets To Sign KJ Martin To Four-Year Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign KJ Martin to a multi-year deal. " December 01

  • Rockets add Jeff Hornacek to Stephen Silas’ coaching staff

    MSN.com "The Rockets have hired Jeff Hornacek as an assistant on Stephen Silas’ staff, according to a team press release. Hornacek was the head coach in Phoenix for 2 1/2 seasons from 2013-16 and in New York for two seasons from 2016-18. Previous reports indicated Houston was..." December 01