Alykhan Bijani: Chinese Consulate General Spokesperson released a statement: “We have lodged representations and expressed strong dissatisfaction with the Houston Rockets, and urged the latter to correct the error and take immediate concrete measures to eliminate the adverse impact.”
Steve Kyler: The Tencent reaction to Daryl Morey is a major deal. Rockets are the top team in China and pull in a sizable amount of additional revenue from that. They have China only sponsors. If they are blocked, that's a major hit for the franchise.
Yu Fu: Tencent now offers "switch home team" option to Rockets fans who bought single team pass. It could be the signal that Rockets games won't be broadcasted from now on. We will see the result next week.
Andrew Bogut: Thanks @dmorey for taking some of the nmsl’s I was flooded with....! Enjoy the next few weeks anytime you post anything! 😂 #nmsl
In a later interview with ESPN, Mr Fertitta insisted that his relationship with Mr Morey remained strong. "I have the best general manager in the league," Mr Fertitta told ESPN. "Everything is fine with Daryl and me. We got a huge backlash, and I wanted to make clear that (the organisation) has no (political) position. We're here to play basketball and not to offend anybody."
Difference of opinions on Twitter within the Houston Rockets: after a message of support for the cause of Hong Kong by team GM Daryl Morey, Rockets’owner Tilman Fertitta has distanced himself and the franchise on the issue, claiming that “Morey does NOT speak for the Houston Rockets” and referencing to the team presence in Japan for the NBA preseason.
Tilman Fertitta: Listen.... @dmorey does NOT speak for the @HoustonRockets. Our presence in Tokyo is all about the promotion of the @NBA internationally and we are NOT a political organization. @espn https://twitter.com/dmorey/status/1180312072027947008
Olgun Uluc: Interesting situation going on with Rockets GM, Daryl Morey, right now: - Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong. - Rockets owner, Tilman Fertitta, quickly distanced the team from the tweet, which has a big Chinese fanbase. - Morey’s latest tweet has been ratioed by Chinese users. pic.twitter.com/5pEHPudZ58
February 5, 2023 | 7:31 pm EST Update
Adam Spolane: Rockets list Garrison Mathews questionable to play against the Kings tomorrow night with left big toe soreness, and Kevin Porter Jr will miss his 13th straight. No one else is on the injury report
Nets Daily: Trade will generate two trade exceptions for Nets, one of $5 million, another of $1.8 million that they can use at any point in next year. Trade also saves Joe Tsai $18.8 million in luxury taxes, dropping the bill from $108 million to $80 million barring any subsequent moves.
February 5, 2023 | 6:27 pm EST Update
Golden State Warriors PR: Warriors assign Patrick Baldwin Jr. to Santa Cruz: pic.twitter.com/FIPZkIXtwN