Monthly Archives: June 2012

Thoughts on today’s trade with Minnesota

As the Houston Chronicle reported earlier this morning: Loading up for a move to get that long-sought franchise star or a move up in the first round, the Rockets dealt forward Chase Budinger to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a first-round pick in Thursday’s draft. The Rockets will acquire the 18th pick to send Budinger to the [...]

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The calm before the storm?

UPDATE at 9:30AM: The Rockets have traded Chase Budinger to Minnesota for the #18 pick in Thursday’s draft. Word broke late Sunday night that the Rockets were exploring ways to acquire both the #5 and #8 picks in Thursday’s draft, hoping to then send those two selections over to Orlando for center Dwight Howard in [...]

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ESPN: Rockets set sights on moving up in draft

Via ESPN: For the past several years, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been trying to package assets together to make a big deal on draft night. The 2012 draft is no different. Sources say that Houston has discussed deals with several teams in the top 10 about moving up in the draft. And [...]

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Some pre-draft speculation…

We now stand just a few days away from the 2012 NBA Draft.  I can’t tell you what the Rockets will do because it’s anyone’s guess, as has been the case for quite some time.  They could deal the picks, or one of them, for a veteran.  They could also use the picks.  The only [...]

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Yao Ming is golfing

For those interested in everything Yao Ming: From Shanghai, here’s a quick blurb from a press release about Ming’s latest venture into golf. Cool stuff. Mission Hills Group today announced a list of international superstars from the worlds of sport, golf and entertainment who will play in the World Celebrity Pro-Am, October 18-21 at Mission [...]

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