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November 26, 2014 Updates

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a come up with a proposal to level the playing field between the NBA's two conferences. Cuban suggests a conference realignment that would result in a total of eight teams, including the Mavs, switching conferences. In Cuban's plan, the Mavs, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans would move to the Eastern Conference. The Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks would move to the West. "It's not like it'd be the first time we've ever realigned," Cuban said. "It's happened many times before, so there's precedent and I just think it shakes things up and makes things interesting." ESPN.com

"It's not like you're reducing competition," said Cuban, who noted that the teams he suggested moving to the West are approximately the same distance from Portland as Dallas and closer than New Orleans, San Antonio and Houston. "You keep Cleveland, Washington and other good teams in the East. It kind of shakes things up in terms of not just interest but also in terms of how people rebuild. "It just changes things up and it changes the thought process of a lot of teams. It makes both conferences very competitive, at least for the short-term and I think, based on the history of the teams, for the long-term as well." ESPN.com

November 25, 2014 Updates

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets are considering signing 16-year veteran forward Al Harrington, who was recently cut in China in order to allow him to pursue a NBA return. Harrington played 34 games for the Washington Wizards last season, averaging 6.6 points and 2.2 rebounds. With great experience and versatility, he could be an ideal fit on the Rockets’ frontline as they await Terrence Jones’ return from a nerve issue in his left leg. Basketball Insiders

Amar’e Stoudemire feels the Knicks were struck down by angels Monday night. Stoudemire chose an interesting metaphor to describe the way James Harden rallied the Rockets to victory. In fact, Stoudemire thinks Harden’s 6-of-6 free-throw shooting line in the final period was something out of divine intervention. In a clear slap at the officiating, Stoudemire said: “It was like an angel came down and started calling calls for him. Down the stretch, I don’t see how he was getting those foul calls.’’ New York Post

November 24, 2014 Updates

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has recalled guard Nick Johnson from Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley. Johnson (6-3, 200, Arizona), who was assigned to the Vipers on Nov. 18, appeared in three games for Rio Grande Valley and averaged 21.7 points, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 31.8 minutes per game. NBA.com

Adrian Wojnarowski: Houston's Dwight Howard is a "potential go," against New York tonight, league source tells Yahoo. He's missed two games with a knee strain. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

November 23, 2014 Updates

There is no timetable for Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard's return after he underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee, coach Kevin McHale said before Saturday night's 95-92 win against the Dallas Mavericks. It was the second consecutive game missed by Howard, who warmed up before Wednesday's loss to the Lakers before it was determined minutes before tip-off that he could not play. ESPN.com

Despite the tension between Rockets fans and Parsons, he insists there is no bad blood. “This was home for me for three years, so I have no hard feelings toward them,” Parsons said. “It obviously got a little ugly during free agency, but (Rockets general manager) Daryl (Morey) told me it was going to, so it didn’t surprise anyone. “That’s just how it goes and it’s business, and at the end of the day, my friendship with these guys will stay the same.” Houston Chronicle

Coach Rick Carlisle wasn't talking out of school, but he kind of put the onus on Cuban when he said that new Houston Rocket Jason Terry will be immortalized at American Airlines Center someday. "He's one of the all-time great Maverick players," Carlisle said. "No doubt about that. His number will be retired one day. I have no doubt about that. I have strong feelings because he and I were very close." Dallas Morning News

November 22, 2014 Updates
 

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