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April 16, 2015 Updates

Alexander reiterated that he believes Harden deserves the NBA's top individual honor. "James Harden, in my opinion, is the MVP," Alexander said. "100 percent, he is the MVP. With all of the injuries that we had, not having a full team, seeing another superstar go down in Dwight. For us to have all these wins is truly something, and a lot of it is because of him. He's the top player in the league, and if he's not he's 1, 2 or 3. When you get a player like that in a trade, not free agency, it's truly amazing. He's young. He's going to be with the team for the next 10 years at least. You know when you have a player like that you're going to be in the playoffs fighting for a championship every year." FOX 26 Sports

Either way, the Rockets are just focusing on beating them and moving on to round two. “He’s the enemy,” Dwight Howard said of Parsons. “We’re still going to be friends and we’re still going to kick it in the summer, but right now, him and his team are trying to end our season. And that’s our mentality – we’re not going to let anybody end our season, so we’ve got to go out there and dominate from the first game and send a message.” “It’s not about Chandler,” James Harden said. “It’s about trying to win. The last couple of years I’ve been here, I’ve been (knocked) out the first round, so it’s bigger than one person.” CBS Local

April 15, 2015 Updates

Olimpia Milano captain Alessandro Gentile said he will decide his future after the season. The Houston Rockets want to bring him to the NBA from next season. Gentile was selected by the Rockets in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft. “I will decide after the Serie A playoffs whether to go to the NBA from next season or not. It looks like everyone has decided for me. But I am the only one to decide. I am very pleased that the Rockets are so interested in me. They treat me like a player that will go playing with them. Sportando

April 14, 2015 Updates

But who do NBA players think that deserves to win the Maurice Podoloff trophy? We asked that question to 29 NBAers in the last few days. It was a close contest, but Harden was the one that ended up prevailing. All the players polled picked Harden and Stephen Curry in their Top 3, but only the Rockets guard was among the first two choices every time. That's why he comes out on top. HoopsHype

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Beverley will be a restricted free agent this summer. While his immediate goal is to return in time to help during the playoffs, Beverley hopes to continue playing for the Rockets. "My focus is getting healthy and getting back out there," Beverley said. "When I first got the surgery and some people said it was a season-ending injury, of course you're forced to think about that. I want to be in Houston. I want to be a part of this whole thing that we've built since me and James first got here, but that's not under my control. That's up to my agent and (general manager) Daryl Morey of the Rockets. It's going to be interesting this summer. I'm just happy I put myself in a position where I can play basketball and earn enough money to take care of my family." FOX 26 Sports

Houston Rockets guard Pat Beverley is hopeful he will recover from left wrist surgery in time to help the Rockets in the playoffs if they are still alive. The Rockets announced Beverley would miss the remainder of the 2014-15 (regular) season, but did not address the possibility he could return at some point during the playoffs. "Very strong possibility," Beverley said in an interview with FOX26 Sports. "Very strong. Let's hope everything goes right. I don't care about the pain. I can play through pain. I've been playing through all type of stuff the whole year, so I can play with the pain. I just have to get this cast off. When the cast comes off May 18, May 20th, wrap it up with tape and (I'll) be good to go. I don't care how weak it is. I don't care how strong it is. I don't care about that. As soon as this cast is off I'm back to business." FOX 26 Sports

"Time is not really on my side right now," Beverley said. "Hopefully, the Rockets, we do what we need to do and hopefully I'll be back at the end of the playoffs. If this injury happened a month ago or two months ago, then it's something different, but it happened right before the playoffs. So it's just a waiting process. I guess my cast off the 18th or the 20th, after that I'm not going to be that strong, but I will be healed. If we do what we need to do hopefully I come back like Willis Reed." FOX 26 Sports

 

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