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Rockets’ rookies continue to roll

A reader, Sir Thursday, writes: There’s little more to say about Lamb that hasn’t already said – it feels as if he’s playing the game in slow motion at times. Never seems to be rushed by anything, but somehow always gets open, can always shake off his man (I recall one particularly effortless crossover) and [...]

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Luis Scola is now a member of the Phoenix Suns

Michael Schwartz of Valley of the Suns writes: Although the Suns are prohibited from trading Scola until next July 1 (and can never trade him to Houston), depending on where his salary comes in at they just acquired a very attractive future trading piece. Even as he ages a durable, productive and cheap power forward [...]

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Linsanity could be coming to Houston

Via ESPN: With point guard Raymond Felton on his way to New York via a sign-and-trade deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, evidence is mounting that the Knicks will not match the Houston Rockets‘ offer sheet to Jeremy Lin. Team sources say the Knicks are still deliberating whether they can pay Lin more than $25 million over three years, but [...]

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Where we stand as the weekend commences

Here’s my interview (10 minute podcast) from Friday afternoon with ESPN Radio’s The Blitz where I explained where things stand with respect to the Houston Rockets’ pursuit of Dwight Howard.  Not much has changed since that point except that the Rockets altered the offer sheet  given to Jeremy Lin, removing the fourth year on the contract and [...]

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Houston Rockets amnesty forward Luis Scola

As Y! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted just hours ago, the Houston Rockets have used the collective bargaining agreement’s amnesty provision to cut forward Luis Scola.  The deal clears the roughly $20million owed to the Argentinian from the team’s books, though they will still be on the hook for the bill in real-life fiscal terms. Those circumstances [...]

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