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January 31, 2015 Updates

And while the Rockets certainly heard the tales about some of the challenges Smith had in Detroit and prior to that Atlanta, the slate has been wiped clean in Houston. “I wouldn’t necessarily call it a clean slate,” Smith said. “I’m a person that’s always … anybody in this league is always criticized. I really can’t take that into deep thought. I have to go out and just play. I’m with the Houston Rockets now. I’m extremely excited to be in this position. I’m trying to make the most out of my opportunity here instead of always answering questions about the Pistons.” CSNNE.com

And it is that desire to be successful, something he has done little of as a pro, is what’s often overlooked when the narrative of Josh Smith is laid out. When asked if he believes he’s misunderstood, the veteran forward didn’t hesitate to respond in the affirmative. “Oh yeah, for sure,” he said. “I think so. Maybe because I really don’t talk as much as people want me to or I’m not a social media junkie. I kind of stay to myself and I kind of stay reserved to regular things in life as far as just family and concerning myself with the people I love that I surrounded myself with.” CSNNE.com

January 30, 2015 Updates
January 29, 2015 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Dwight Howard will get second opinion on his knee, could miss extended time. Likely eliminates Howard as All-Star sub for Kobe. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

Jonathan Feigen: I'm told he is consulting with doctors, considering options. RT @IGetBuckets1994: @Jonathan Feigen any news on Dwights knee? Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

We tracked trade rumor mentions on HoopsHype (which we humbly consider the go-to place for these matters) in the last three years to find out which players appeared most often in the trade mill without actually getting moved. Kharpetian's assertion was not far off: Nets center Brook Lopez is No. 3 in mentions of trade rumors that didn't lead to a deal. Only Pau Gasol and Josh Smith are ahead of him in the past three years. HoopsHype

If Chandler Parsons had a midseason MVP vote, it would go to former teammate James Harden. "For sure. He's the best player in basketball right now," Parsons said before his Dallas Mavericks fell 99-94 to Harden's Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. "The things he's doing are incredible. The scouting report is focused in on stopping him and you see he's still getting 30 a game. It's impressive." ESPN.com

January 28, 2015 Updates
January 27, 2015 Updates

The Rockets have already made two midseason moves, but they have still been working the phones. League sources say they have been dangling Jason Terry’s $5,850,313 expiring contract in trade talks, and it seems they’re open to packaging it with picks or prospects in order to complete a deal. Expiring contracts aren’t as valuable in today’s NBA, but certain teams do have interest in ending or non-guaranteed deals. Basketball Insiders

January 26, 2015 Updates


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


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