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76ers Plan Additional Talks With GM Candidates Gersson Rosas, Justin Zanik

Sep 17, 2018 4:57 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers are planning additional dialogue with general manager candidates Gersson Rosas and Justin Zanik.

Rosas currently works in the front office of the Houston Texans while Zanik is with the Utah Jazz.

The 76ers are also considering internal candidates.

Philadelphia is searching for a replacement for Bryan Colangelo.

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Tags: Houston Rockets, Philadelphia Sixers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jeff Bzdelik Retires From Assistant Coach Position With Rockets

Sep 16, 2018 8:38 PM

Jeff Bzdelik has informed the Houston Rockets he will retire from coaching.

Bzdelik is credited as being the architect of the Rockets' improved defense.

Bzdelik was previously a head coach in the NBA with the Nuggets.

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Tags: Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers Granted Permission To Interview Larry Harris, Gersson Rosas, Justin Zanik For GM Job

Aug 31, 2018 3:06 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have been granted permission to interview Larry Harris, Gersson Rosas and Justin Zanik for their general manager vacancy.

Harris currently works for the Golden State Warriors as assistant general manager. Harris was previously general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Rosas has worked for the Houston Rockets for 18 seasons.

Zanik has worked in the front offices of the Bucks and Utah Jazz after previously serving as a player agent.

Brett Brown is currently interim general manager.

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia Sixers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Ryan Anderson Agrees To Reduction Of 19-20 Guarantee To $15.6M

Aug 31, 2018 2:44 PM

Ryan Anderson agreed to reduce the guarantee on his $21 million salary for the 19-20 season from $21 million to $15.6 million as part of the Houston Rockets' trade of him to the Phoenix Suns.

For the Suns, the $15.6M represents Brandon Knight's salary for the 2019-20 season.

The Suns will have to decide by July 10, 2019 on guaranteeing the full amount for the final season of Anderson's contract, or they can waive him and owe him the $15.6 million. 

Anderson could recoup some of that money if he's waived as teams enter 2019 with more cap space.

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Tags: Ryan Anderson, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rockets Trade Ryan Anderson To Suns For Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss

Aug 31, 2018 9:04 AM

The Houston Rockets have traded Ryan Anderson and De'Anthony Melton to the Phoenix Suns for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight.

Houston had been attempting to trade Anderson for more than a year. Anderson is owed $41 million over the final two years of his contract compared to two years and $30 million for Knight.

Knight missed last season due to a torn ACL.

Anderson could conceivably start at power forward for the Suns.

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Tags: Ryan Anderson, De'Anthony Melton, Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks On The Northwest Division

Aug 31, 2018 3:02 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) and Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated (@RobMahoney) go in-depth on the NBA’s Southwest Division.

They discuss how the Rockets, Pelicans, Spurs, Mavericks and Grizzlies fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

 

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, RealGM Radio

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Rockets Waive R.J. Hunter

Aug 17, 2018 6:02 PM

The Houston Rockets have waived R.J. Hunter.

Hunter was on a two-way contract, appearing in five NBA games last season.

Hunter also played for the Rockets in Summer League.

The Boston Celtics selected hunter in 2015 but he was waived before the start of his second NBA season.

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Tags: R.J. Hunter, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Rockets Agree To Sign Bruno Caboclo To Exhibit 10 Deal

Aug 17, 2018 5:19 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to sign Brunco Caboclo to an Exhibit 10 deal.

Caboclo was a first round pick by the Toronto Raptors in 2014.

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Tags: Bruno Caboclo, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

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Tarik Black Agrees To One-Year Deal With Maccabi Tel Aviv

Aug 17, 2018 4:16 PM

Tarik Black has agreed to sign a one-year deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Black spent last season with the Houston Rockets.

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Tags: Tarik Black, Houston Rockets, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, Euroleague, Israeli BSL, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Daryl Morey: LeBron James Is Greatest Ever 'By A Bit Of A Big Margin'

Aug 15, 2018 8:36 PM

Daryl Morey believes LeBron James is the best player in the history of the NBA "by a bit of a big margin."

"You look at his ability to generate wins and championship probability over time, and you basically break that down. You don't need all the numbers. You can watch as well and see that.

"But if you basically isolate that and also look at the career he's had, frankly I think at this point it's become a bit of a big margin, actually, where he's come out ahead. I know that's a little controversial."

James has won three titles and four MVPs to six titles and five MVPs by Michael Jordan.

The Houston Rockets had interest in signing James but he instead signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Scottsdale Police Investigating Incident Involving James Harden
According to TMZ, a woman said she was at a nightclub in Scottsdale when someone with James Harden got into a fight.

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Mike D'Antoni Feels Carmelo Anthony Will Be Better Fit With Rockets Than Knicks
Mike D'Antoni and Carmelo Anthony will reunite with the Rockets.

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Carmelo Anthony Officially Signs One-Year, $2.4M Deal With Rockets
Carmelo Anthony has traveled to Houston and is completing his physical.

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Carmelo Anthony Agrees To Sign With Rockets
The Rockets prioritized Carmelo Anthony after the loss of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute.

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Rockets Trade Chinanu Onuaku To Mavericks
Chinanu Onuaku is due $1.5 million this season.

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Rockets Consider Trade For J.R. Smith
J.R. Smith is owed $30.4 million over the next two seasons, though the 19-20 season is partially guaranteed.

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Rockets, Pelicans Interested In Kent Bazemore
The Hawks like Kent Bazemore but would be willing to move him for the right offer as they rebuild their roster.

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LeBron James 'Thought Long And Hard' About Signing With Rockets, 76ers
LeBron James never formally met with the Rockets or 76ers.

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Carmelo Anthony Gives Back $2.4M In Buyout With Hawks
Carmelo Anthony will recoup that amount by signing with the veteran's minimum.

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Hawks To Waive Carmelo Anthony On Monday
Carmelo Anthony will become a free agent and is expected to sign with the Rockets.

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Clint Capela Agrees To Five-Year, $90M Deal With Rockets
Clint Capela has been a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Carmelo Anthony: Oklahoma City Wasn't A Good Fit
Carmelo Anthony believes winning "rewrites everything."

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Isaiah Hartenstein Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Rockets
Isaiah Hartenstein's first season is fully guaranteed.

Michael Scotto/The Athletic

Carmelo Anthony Agrees To One-Year, $2.4M Deal With Rockets
Carmelo Anthony met with the Rockets in Las Vegas during Summer League.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Rockets Expected To Sign Isaiah Hartenstein To NBA Deal
Isaiah Hartenstein played for the Rockets' Rio Grande Valley affiliate last season.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

76ers Unsuccessful Trying To Hire Daryl Morey As GM
Daryl Morey has been with the Rockets over the past 12 seasons.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Rockets Considered Strong Frontrunners To Sign Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony has also considered signing with the Heat.

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James Ennis Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Rockets
James Ennis will have a player option in the second season of the deal.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Carmelo Anthony Granted Permission To Meet With Rockets, Heat
Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder are working towards a buyout.

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Rockets Initially Offered Four-Year, $60M Deal To Clint Capela
Clint Capela is seeking a deal similar to Steven Adams' four-year, $100 million deal.

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