An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
Carlos Delfino, one of the few impact players still available in free agency, is reportedly off to Houston.
Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle was the first to report that Delfino and the Rockets agreed on a two-year deal, the second year a team option.
Delfino, who will be 30 when the season starts, has played for three teams over a seven-year NBA career. He played with the Bucks...Read more »
Steve Nash is really bummed out. Why? One of Nash's former teammates will play for his new rival, the Clippers, during the 2012-13 season.
Here's a roundup of the free agent news you missed overnight:
Knick don't match on Lin
Just days after Mike Woodson told the media Jeremy Lin would start at point guard for the Knicks during the 2012-13 season, the franchise opted not to match...Read more »
The moratorium on free agents officially signing with teams was lifted at midnight Wednesday. And as expected, Deron Williams signed with the Nets, and Steve Nash was shipped to the Lakers.
The rumor mill is still churning, though, and figures to heat up now that teams can start to lock up players for the 2012-13 season. Here are some of the latest:
Hornets will match on Gordon
Despite...Read more »
On the same day Jeremy Lin, arguably the Knicks' most popular player, reportedly agreed to sign an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, a Hall of Fame point guard reportedly agreed to take his talents to the Big Apple.
OK, let's take a step back. The 39-year-old Jason Kidd the Knicks reportedly signed to a three-year, $9 million deal isn't the same Jason Kidd that averaged near-double-doubles...Read more »
After losing out on Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Raptors are reportedly close to acquiring a new starting point guard.
Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports that the Rockets and Raptors are involved in discussions that would send breakout star Kyle Lowry to Toronto in exchange for a first-round draft pick and Gary Forbes.
Lowry, 26, busted out of the gates during the 2011-12 season...Read more »
Deron Williams will join the Nets in Brooklyn. Steve Nash is headed to Hollywood. What about the rest of this year NBA free agent class? Here's what you missed while celebrating the 4th of July:
Suns open up their checkbooks
Phoenix had the most eventful holiday of teams not named the Lakers or Nets, making power plays at three of the top 30 free agents available this offseason.
The...Read more »
Point guard Goran Dragic, whose free agent stock skyrocketed after a mad dash to the end of the regular season, is unlikely to return the Houston Rockets, according to a report.
ESPN's Marc Stein writes that the Rockets are "pessimistic about their chances of re-signing" Dragic, and the two sides are "far apart in negotiations."
Stein also reports that Dragic is looking...Read more »
Day 20 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Houston Rockets. The Rockets franchise has two NBA title, and has 12 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.
Date: June 22, 1994
Situation: The No. 2 Houston Rockets and the No. 2 New York Knicks are tied, 3-3, heading to Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
Context: The Rockets opened up the season 15-0, lost to the Hawks, then...Read more »
Kyle Lowry is back on a basketball court. But according to a report, he's far away from having any impact for the Rockets.
Out due to a bacterial infection since March 10, the Houston Chronicle reports that Lowry, who participated in Rockets practice Monday, may not see game action the rest of this season.
Jonathan Feigen reports that Lowry was very limited in practice, the use of his...Read more »
Monta Ellis doesn't scare Newsday.com's readers.
In a poll posted last week, users overwhelmingly predicted that the Knicks, not the Bucks or Cavs, would make the East playoffs.
Since voting opened, Milwaukee beat Cleveland and Golden State, running their winning streak to five games. The Bucks also added dynamic scorer Monta Ellis, and dealt struggling forward Stephen Jackson.
The...Read more »