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January 16, 2015 Updates
January 15, 2015 Updates

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said Thursday that a tweet that he sent on Wednesday using a gynecologist joke was “in bad taste.” During an interview about the NBA Development League showcase he is attending, Morey addressed the backlash to his tweet during a question-and-answer session he did on Twitter while on his way to the event in Santa Cruz, Calif. “I had a tweet that was in bad taste,” Morey said. “I’m going to leave the comedy to the professionals. I think I’m going to stick with my GM job.” Houston Chronicle

January 14, 2015 Updates

Daryl Morey: No, it is like being a gynecologist, you don't get sick of it RT @chriswk14 does having a job in bball make you sick of watching it? Twitter @dmorey

Despite the negativity that surrounded him when he left, Howard said he has fond memories of playing for the Magic. When he played for them, it was his goal to leave a good legacy. That is something he still thinks about. “I think about it a lot, talk about it a lot,” Howard said. “We had an amazing time, even though it didn’t end the way we all wanted it to end. At the end of the day, my time here was great, every minute of it – being in the community, going to the Finals, being at Disney World or Universal Studios. I had a great time here. I wish things didn’t happen the way they did, to end on a sour note. “At the end of the day, my time here was amazing.” Houston Chronicle

January 13, 2015 Updates

Garnett and Howard got tangled up under the basket with 7:53 remaining in the first quarter. Garnett was upset about a call, complaining to the ref while giving Howard a little shove after the whistle. “He hooked (his arm around) me,” Garnett yelled at the ref. New York Daily News

After the two were separated, Garnett walked demonstrably around the court while holding his head, as if talking himself into avoiding further action. He made another turn towards Howard after the situation cooled, failing to get close to his opponent. “I’m going to ---- this ----- up,” Garnett shouted. New York Daily News

Garnett was clearly the aggressor, but the Nets — specifically Joe Johnson — expressed surprise that Howard wasn’t also ejected. “They said it didn’t look like Howard threw a punch, that it was an open-hand punch, wasn’t much of a punch,” coach Lionel Hollins said. “It doesn’t matter whether I do (agree with Howard not being ejected) or not. That was the decision that was made and we have to live with it.” New York Daily News

Howard spoke glowingly about Garnett before the game. Both players were drafted out of high school and became superstars. "I mean, part of the reason I have the number that I have (No. 12) is because of him (Garnett used to wear No. 21)," Howard told ESPN.com. "I wanted to be just like him coming out of high school. When I was in high school I think I went to see him play one time, and it's just crazy because you watch the game, you don't see nothing special sometimes, but he'll end up with 25 (points) and 15 (rebounds). He's always been that intense guy that's gonna bring it every day at practice, and he really loves the game. And you can tell with his energy and effort. I think this is what, year 19? And he's still playing with the same intensity as year one." ESPN.com

When Hollins, who took last season off after his contract wasn’t renewed by Memphis, found himself without a head-coaching opportunity, he contemplated a return to the bench as an assistant. One of the head coaches he spoke with was his Monday night counterpart, Kevin McHale. Talks weren’t extensive and he was never offered a spot on McHale’s staff according to Hollins, who just wanted to be back in the NBA. It was more of an exchange of philosophies. New York Daily News

January 12, 2015 Updates


Average height of the main three players is 6-foot-10. It's truly a big man franchise.


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