Swarm and Sting
Team USA vs. Serbia: FIBA Gold-Medal game preview
Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The United States bench reacts during the second half of a game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Well, there's only one game left for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, and that is the Gold-Medal match against Serbia.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
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Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a sparsely attended Texas Rangers game on a 100-degree September evening wasn't exactly how new Dallas Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons had this planned. Parsons was one of the final cuts from Team USA on Aug. 23, about a week before the start of the FIBA World Cup.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Houston Rockets Can't Afford to Leave Major Hole Behind Dwight Howard
The Houston Rockets swung for the fences this offseason by clearing cap room for a major star. While it didn't work out, the Rockets are still in position to acquire a third star at some point with their multiple young assets, cap space and future draft picks.
Time, Goodwill Could Be Running Short for Harden
Fans have his back for now, but another poor defensive showing this season and James Harden will be on his own. It's amazing how quickly things can turn.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
5 Things Houston Rockets Must Figure Out Before Start of 2014-15 Season
The Houston Rockets have made a lot of moves this summer and still have more to make.
Why Houston Rockets Need Dwight Howard to Embrace the Pick-and-Roll Game
Scoring 108.6 points per 100 possessions last season, the Rockets held the fourth-best mark in the league.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Houston Rockets' PR Problems Won't Overshadow Basketball Promise
After whiffing in their pursuit of Chris Bosh , losing Chandler Parsons to the rival Dallas Mavericks and shipping off key rotation players Jeremy Lin and , snatching up James Harden and Dwight Howard when few people thought either would leave their teams.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
The Dream Shake
Reliving the Dwightmare: A Social Media Retrospective
I'm not a big fan of Twitter. That's not to say I dislike it- I just don't have an active presence there.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Jason Terry is a Houston Rocket
In the ultimate troll move, Daryl Morey's Houston Rockets have traded for one of the Mavericks' all-time most beloved players.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
Ludacris holds celebrity hoops game for LudaDay
Ludacris and his Disturbing tha Peace record label will play against Lil Wayne and his label Young Money in a celebrity basketball game.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Diagnosing Houston Rockets' Remaining Roster Flaws
By now, you might have heard that Houston's offseason didn't go quite as planned.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Jerry Colangelo on James Harden leading Team USA: 'He's the one'
First, he said all his teammates besides Dwight Howard are role players . Then, when patching things up with Chandler Parsons , he clarified he wasn't talking about the new Mavericks forward.
Why James Harden and Dwight Howard Are Under Enormous Pressure to Win Now
As the self-proclaimed "cornerstones" of the Houston Rockets , the pressure is on Dwight Howard and James Harden to take the team to another level immediately.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Rockets championship odds (16-1) ranks sixth best. Place your bets?
The release of championship odds really does not qualify as news, but they do remove emotion from the discussions, a task that has been difficult for many in the heat of summer roster shuffling.
Five Out: Cuban: "Every bit of me wanted to kick [Daryl Morey's] a**"
Mark Cuban makes it personal with Daryl Morey, Parsons and Ellis make some lists, and the Mavs Dancers dance.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Canzano: USA Basketball did Damian Lillard (and Portland) a favor
USA Basketball cut Damian Lillard and kept Derrick Rose. Tough decisions have to be made.
Mike Brown tragedy affects many athletes
Morning. While I'm on vacation, we've lined up some excellent Guest Morning Tippers.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Film Study: Looking at Chandler Parsons' offensive tendencies
Historically, Shawn Marion is a player who very rarely had plays run for him -- he just knew where to be and what to do.
Pounding the Rock
This summer's free agent market bodes well for a Spurs repeat
The Spurs brought back almost their entire team and didn't make any meaningful additions in free agency.