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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 18, 2019 at 08:38. 2 comments

Free Chris Paul

Free Chris Paul

Before the Houston Rockets traded Chris Paul to the rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder last week, they reportedly tried to involve a third team in the deal, in order to redirect Paul to a more competitive situation. When that effort proved especially cumbersome, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey resolved to make that second move the problem of Thunder general manager Sam Presti, and the...

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Jul 15, 2019.

James Harden Pulled Over While Traveling

James Harden Pulled Over While Traveling

James Harden is currently in China doing one of those promotional tours where he visits some cultural landmarks, shoots some hoops at an outdoor half-court to a crowd of fans, and does various other silly things all while donning apparel of the company that sponsors him. But during his tour, photos emerged of The Beard getting pulled over by Chinese traffic police.

The stop didn’t lead to...

Tom Ley Tom Ley Jul 14, 2019.

Let's Remember Some Carmelo Anthony Highlights

Let's Remember Some Carmelo Anthony Highlights

Carmelo Anthony’s time with the Houston Rockets seems to be coming to a quick and humiliating end . This comes after an agonizing season with the Thunder and a productive but mostly disappointing tenure with the Knicks. It’s been true for long enough now that it can be said without qualification: Carmelo Anthony............. is bad.

But, also, Carmelo Anthony was good. Good enough that his...

Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Jul 14, 2019.

Steph Curry Blows Wide-Open Dunk In OT, Warriors Immediately Wave White Flag And Give Up On Comeback

Steph Curry Blows Wide-Open Dunk In OT, Warriors Immediately Wave White Flag And Give Up On Comeback

The Golden State Warriors needed to score a whole bunch of points real quick at the end of overtime to keep pace in Game 3 tonight in Houston, and instead of doing so, they ended the game in one of the weirder ways you’ll see all postseason.

After Klay Thompson forced an extra five minutes with some masterful defense on Chris Paul, James Harden came up huge in the final minute of the bonus...

Kevin Draper Kevin Draper Jul 14, 2019.

Some Top Notch Free Throw Distractors Worked The Rockets Game Tonight

Some Top Notch Free Throw Distractors Worked The Rockets Game Tonight

I don’t know what to say about all these women attempting to distract Pelicans free throw shooters in Houston tonight, except that they’re certainly committed to their craft. I mean, for the above screenshotted gag, they got two children(?) to play Thing 1 and Thing 2 to accompany their sexy Cat in the Hat routine. That’s really taking it to the next level.

And the presence of a completely...

Tom Ley Tom Ley Jul 13, 2019.

K.J. McDaniels Gets Two Chasedown Blocks In 10 Seconds

K.J. McDaniels Gets Two Chasedown Blocks In 10 Seconds

Houston Rockets rookie shooting guard K.J. McDaniels has quickly established himself as one of the best shot-blocking guards in the league. He’s averaging 1.1 blocks per game while playing just 22 minutes a night, and his 70 blocks put him ahead of big men like Taj Gibson, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Kenneth Faried. During last night’s game against the Spurs, McDaniels needed just 10 seconds to...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 13, 2019.

Maybe D.J. Wilson Had Someplace He Needed To Be, Did You Ever Think Of That

Maybe D.J. Wilson Had Someplace He Needed To Be, Did You Ever Think Of That
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It’s easy to watch this video of Chris Paul executing a sharp step-back crossover dribble, and Bucks defender D.J. Wilson careening off into the distance like God reached down and violently tilted the court under his feet, and assume that Wilson was somehow “owned.” That because Wilson’s wild, stumbling exit came...

Ray Ratto Ray Ratto Jul 13, 2019.

The NBA Got Out Of Basketball's Way

The NBA Got Out Of Basketball's Way

When Allie LaForce was dispatched to get a postgame interview from Tuesday’s Rockets-Warriors game, she or maybe her producer chose the sport’s third eye, Klay Thompson. Not bad, as these things go. Thompson is always a better choice than nearly anyone else for these say-little-and-then-go-inside sessions.

But it was still the wrong choice. The correct choice would have been the man who saved...

Ray Ratto Ray Ratto Jul 12, 2019. 19 comments

The NBA Offseason Doesn't Get Better Than This. Unfortunately.

The NBA Offseason Doesn't Get Better Than This. Unfortunately.

And now, the longer view on the Russell Westbrook–Chris Paul deal that you haven’t seen yet:

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Okay, that was nice. Now what else you got?

And no, Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona isn’t going to cut it.

Sure, you can do the winners-and-losers analysis that everyone has, secure in the knowledge that when this much money is being shoveled into the air, everyone wins just for the spectacle.

But let’s...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Jul 12, 2019. 20 comments

NBA Teams Shouldn't Be Allowed To Even Think About 2026

NBA Teams Shouldn't Be Allowed To Even Think About 2026

Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets pushed the absolute limits of the NBA’s rules on trading draft picks to dump Chris Paul in Oklahoma City and bring in a slightly younger ball-dominant point guard —one who’s only two years removed from his last All-NBA first team appearance instead of five. To ditch Paul’s contract and trade for Russell Westbrook, the Rockets essentially gave up four years...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 12, 2019.

Warriors Get Go-Ahead Overtime Bucket After Just An Incredible Blown Call

Warriors Get Go-Ahead Overtime Bucket After Just An Incredible Blown Call

The Rockets and Warriors were tied at 132 with less than a minute left in overtime Thursday night when Kevin Durant lost control of the ball in the paint and chased it into the corner. Here’s what happened:

That’s Durant taking like three full steps out of bounds before chucking the ball back into play. And not just barely out of bounds! He’s like two full feet out of bounds. There were fans...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 12, 2019.

Steph Curry's Finger Mangled And James Harden's Eye Gouged In Opening Minutes Of Game 2

Steph Curry's Finger Mangled And James Harden's Eye Gouged In Opening Minutes Of Game 2

Basketball fans had every reason to expect Game 2 of the Rockets-Warriors Western Conference semifinal series to be ugly, with the Rockets working the officials in embarrassing fashion and franchise enemy Scott Foster assigned to the refereeing crew. But this was not the start that anyone imagined!

What at first looked like James Harden selling incidental contact in the paint was in fact...

Rohan Nadkarni Rohan Nadkarni Jul 12, 2019.

Rockets Blow Out Clippers, Win Series After Going Down 3-1

Rockets Blow Out Clippers, Win Series After Going Down 3-1

Clippers-Rockets will go down as one of the stranger seven-game series in recent history.

The Clippers, fresh off a narrative-changing Game 7 win over the Spurs in the first round, took the first game of this series without an injured Chris Paul. Paul would return by Game 3, and the Clippers reeled off two more huge wins to take a 3-1 lead.

The series, marked by an absurd number of intentional...

Samer Kalaf Samer Kalaf Jul 12, 2019.

Wacky, Hilarious Guy Dwight Howard Wore A Big Hat To The Astros Game

Wacky, Hilarious Guy Dwight Howard Wore A Big Hat To The Astros Game

Poop joke virtuoso Dwight Howard was at last night’s Astros game, wearing a Rockets tank top and—a big cowboy hat??

Oh, Dwight. Wearing a larger-than-normal cowboy hat is a classic gag. What’ll this guy think of next?

[MLB]

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 12, 2019. 19 comments

So, Yeah, The Rockets Really Did Not Want Chris Paul Anymore

So, Yeah, The Rockets Really Did Not Want Chris Paul Anymore

Please allow me to spoil the various blogs picking out the winners and losers of Thursday night’s blockbuster trade sending Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul and some draft goodies. The loser is Chris Paul, who had his ass kicked.

The more fascinating end of this trade is Houston’s, where general manager Daryl Morey evidently believes that $170 million worth...

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Gabe Fernandez Gabe Fernandez Jul 12, 2019. 22 comments

Rockets Reunite Russell Westbrook And James Harden, Exile Chris Paul To Thunder In Trade

Rockets Reunite Russell Westbrook And James Harden, Exile Chris Paul To Thunder In Trade

Welp, so much for “nothing’s happening today .”

Once it became clear less than a week ago that the Thunder were prepared to nuke their current roster in favor of a rebuild, the timer on Russell Westbrook’s unceremonious exit from Oklahoma City via trade began counting down faster than ever before. That countdown came to an end on Thursday with this update from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

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Luis Paez-Pumar Luis Paez-Pumar Jul 10, 2019.

There Should Be More Sweeps

There Should Be More Sweeps

At halftime of Game 4 in the Bucks-Pistons first-round series, Milwaukee found itself down six and on the verge of squandering the chance to match their potential second-round opponents (the Celtics) in sweeping away an inconsequential foe. Giannis and co. had taken not just a 3-0 lead in the series to that point, but a violently commanding one: the Bucks won the first three games by a...

Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Jul 09, 2019.

Daryl Morey Is Daring Tom Thibodeau To Say No

Daryl Morey Is Daring Tom Thibodeau To Say No

Jimmy Butler’s trade demand has yet to be fulfilled at least in part due to a conflict of priorities inside the Timberwolves organization. Owner Glen Taylor reportedly favors a quick resolution and may be willing to trade Butler for players or picks with more long term than immediate value. Head coach and team president Tom Thibodeau is notoriously unwilling to give an inch on immediate...

Timothy Burke Timothy Burke Jul 07, 2019.

Lady Rockets Fan Would Prefer Her Husband Stop Taunting Stephen Curry

Lady Rockets Fan Would Prefer Her Husband Stop Taunting Stephen Curry

This geezer thinks he can boo Stephen Curry on a night the NBA MVP has led his team to a 27-point (and counting) lead over his Houston Rockets. This geezer’s wife wishes he would shut the hell up.

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Rohan Nadkarni Rohan Nadkarni Jul 05, 2019.

Who Will Be Healthy For The Western Conference Playoffs?

Who Will Be Healthy For The Western Conference Playoffs?

All season, we’ve been waiting for the Western Conference playoff bloodbath to start. Unfortunately, it’s looking like a lot of the blood has been spilled too early.

The two-to-six seeds in the West should seemingly provide the most drama when the postseason begins. Memphis, Los Angeles, Portland, San Antonio and Houston are all in the midst of a wild finish to determine homecourt and...

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