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May 5, 2014 Updates

Casspi said he told his teammates: "Come get a different feel, be in Israel a little bit. Come see my country where I'm from. Kind of get better bonding as a team." And while no dates have been set yet, Casspi said a number of his Rockets teammates want to make the trip. "Dwight is definitely interested," Casspi said. "Chandler said he's interested. James said he's interested, Cisco. Me and Cisco are very close friends. Pat Beverley is going to come. So it's going to be fun." FOX 26 Sports

April 28, 2014 Updates

Some of the narrative around the Rockets has turned to their youth. Age-wise, they are the youngest team in the playoffs. Asked if youth is an obstacle, Howard — who with nine years in the league is the team’s elder statesman — mentioned teammates Josh Powell and Francisco Garcia as players who understand not to take things for granted. It’s a lesson he implied his younger teammates need to grasp. “They don’t understand it,” Howard said. “At the same time, that’s why it takes guys like Francisco, Josh Powell, myself to know that nothing is promised. Guys who’ve been in the league for 15, 16 years didn’t get a ring. … Nothing’s promised, you know. We can’t take any moment, any series, any team, any minute on the court for granted. You gotta go at it. You gotta stay focused. You gotta stay positive.” Oregonian

April 12, 2014 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Corey Brewer's shot chart looks like someone spilled an ink well around the basket. Cisco Garcia: "He took all layups. It's frustrating." Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

April 11, 2014 Updates

It's been a long, rewarding ride for Francisco Garcia with the Dominican Republic national team. The NBA guard-forward, however, is saying it will end after this summer's FIBA Basketball World Cup. A lynchpin in the side since 2005 when he averaged more than 18 points per game at the FIBA Americas Championship on home soil, Garcia will realize a dream when he competes in a major international tournament for the first time this summer in Spain. At 32 years of age, he thinks the time will be right to call time on his career with the Dominicans. "I always want to be there, but this will be my last one because it's time to pass the baton to the youngsters that are growing up because they, too, deserve the opportunity," Garcia said. FIBA.com

March 18, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz were mere seconds away from losing their 46th game of the season 124-86 to the Houston Rockets on Monday night when John Lucas decided on a penultimate embarrassment for his team. Lucas stole the ball from the Rockets, who were letting the final five seconds of the clock run out, and went to score a basket. Why? Because then the Jazz would only have lost by 36. Except Utah didn’t score the layup. So as time expired, Lucas decided to push the Rockets’ Francisco Garcia and then challenge him to fisticuffs with a limp right jab that didn’t come near anyone. For The Win

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While Copeland continues to be discussed, the Knicks also have another idea in mind for that $1.7 million: Signing a small forward who could start alongside Carmelo Anthony at the 4. And, no, Ronnie Brewer isn't coming back. A league source told ESPNNewYork.com that the Knicks are "looking for a 3 who can shoot the 3 and is a good defender on the wing." A few small forwards the Knicks have expressed interest in, who could be in their financial ballpark, are Carlos Delfino, Franciso Garcia and Dahntay Jones. ESPN.com

July 4, 2013 Updates

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