HoopsHype Scott Machado rumors

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Q: How does the progress of Scott Machado compare to his fellow rookies? A: Machado is a different case than the other two players. He was undrafted, and being a point guard, he's at the toughest position to make the transition from college to the NBA. We're investing a lot of time and effort in allowing him to run the team. We want him to do a good job of running the offense, making good plays, and putting teammates in the right spots to be successful. Improving on the other side of the ball as a defender is important too. In the D-League, Scott is put in the position to become a better defender as well. It comes down to learning how to better defend pick and rolls, be a consistent defensive rebounder, and just understand the game from both ends. It's about developing into a guy who can make an impact as a backup point guard. Ridiculous Upside

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Sources say the Rockets are contemplating sending White to the D-League along with rookies Scott Machado and Donatas Motiejunas. But White has been absent from team's past two practices and Monday night's game against Miami. The Rockets reportedly are fining him every day he is absent from team functions or fails to attend sessions with the therapist the Rockets have arranged for him. CBSSports.com

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In a rather unexpected move the Houston Rockets have decided to send Donatas Motiejunas to their NBDL team, alongside two other teammates. Motiejunas will now have to spend an undetermined period of time playing for Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston's own D-League team. The other two players who were also sent there are Royce White and Scott Machado. It is worth mentioning that Motiejunas had declined an invitation from the Lithuanian National Team last summer, in order to put extra work with the Rockets. Hence missing the chance to participate in the Olympic Basketball Tournament. TalkBasket

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Jeremy Lin thought he was doing the right, veteran thing. He called Scott Machado to say goodbye and good luck. The only problem was that he called the wrong rookie. Machado had been nervously awaiting word on whether he had made the Rockets’ roster. As Lin wished him well, his heart skipped a few beats until he realized he did not need to worry. Lin had thought he called Jeremy Lamb, who had just been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. By Monday, Machado knew made the team when no one called. “I was like, ‘Hey, it’s Scott, it’s not Jeremy,’ ” Machado said of his conversation with Lin. “’Did you hear something about me?’ I was all nervous. He was like, “Oh, I apologize, I apologize.’ It all worked out.” Houston Chronicle

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Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed guard Scott Machado. The rookie free agent was a member of the Rockets 2012 NBA Summer League team, where he averaged 8.0 points, a team-high 5.6 assists and 2.20 steals. NBA.com

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The Houston Rockets have signed Scott Machado, who led the nation in assists last season with Iona. The 6-foot-1 Machado played well on the Rockets' summer league team, averaging 8.0 points, a team-high 5.6 assists and 2.2 steals in five games. He closed summer league play by leading the Rockets with 20 points and six assists in a 96-88 win over Chicago. ESPN.com

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Daryl Morey: Official welcome to the Rockets @_ScottMachado! Highlight from this summer youtube.com/watch?v=hj-yhS… Twitter

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Juve Caserta is on the market looking for a PG and a center. Both Kyle Visser and Nic Wise, newcomers in the Italian club, didn't pass the physical tests. Visser was already waived while on Wise Caserta has not decided yet If Wise is waived, Caserta will try to sign Scott Machado, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport. The American-Brazilian PG went undrafted in 2012 and is still free agent. Sportando

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Machado said he’s in discussion with several other NBA teams and it’s possible he never makes it to the Rockets training camp. The Rockets purged most of their roster after last season and lost unrestricted free agent Goran Dragic to Phoenix and traded Kyle Lowry to Toronto, making the team especially thin at point guard. Based on his senior season at Iona, when he led the nation in assists, Machado is confident in his ability to run a team. Machado also agreed with a reporter who suggested he probably had a better college career than Lin, who played at Harvard. New York Daily News

Machado is subdued and naturally polite, but in comments he made Saturday following a charity game, it was clear Machado is not as charmed with Lin as the Houston Rockets, who signed Lin to a back-loaded three-year $25 million contract earlier this month. “I feel like Jeremy Lin is a good player - nothing against his game - but I want to show my talent and be able to play there as well,” Machado said. “If I have to sit behind him for a little while then that’s fine, but hopefully one day I’ll be starting for an NBA team.” New York Daily News

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