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Rockets associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik, who has overseen the development of the team's defense, is retiring. Rockets assistant Roy Rogers is expected to assume a bulk of the defensive responsibilities.
Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
New Rockets teammate James Harden stopped by Carmelo Anthony's fashion event in New York City last week. Anthony collaborated with Jordan Brand, rag & bone, Goorin Brothers, Rochambeau and Famous Nobodys to produce some clothing.
The city prosecutor is reviewing an allegation that James Harden grabbed a woman by the wrist, took her phone and threw it on a roof after she took video of a fight.
The Basketball Hall of Fame is already one of sports' most inclusive, but there are plenty of worthy candidates like Rudy Tomjanovich who've been left waiting.
The 76ers have been granted permission to interview Golden State's Larry Harris, Houston's Gersson Rosas and Utah's Justin Zanik for the franchise's vacant general manager job, league sources told ESPN.
Bobby Marks ESPN
Houston will generate a $2.6M trade exception and see their current luxury tax bill drop from $20.4M to $14.7M after the trade to acquire Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss. Knight has 2 seasons left at $14.6M, $15.6M and is coming off missing the 2017-18 season with a left ACL knee injury. The former lottery pick Chriss is owed $3.2M and a 2019-20 $4.1M team option that needs to be exercised by Oct. 31. The Rockets now have 12 guaranteed contracts and 2 partials in Michael Carter-Williams and Zhou Qi.
The Rockets on Friday sent Ryan Anderson and De'Anthony Melton to the Suns in exchange for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight.
Bobby Marks ESPN
The current standings for the 8 teams in the luxury tax: 1) OKC-$73.75M 2) GSW- $44.70M 3) TOR- $34.50M 4) HOU- $20.44M 5) WAS- $18.32M 6) POR- $12.58M 7) BOS- $6.03M and 8) MIA- $4.86M. The 22 teams below the tax currently project to receive $4.88M in distribution money. That number is a projection and will increase or decrease by the end of the regular season. Last season, 26 teams received $2.21M.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Our preseason BPI ratings predict how many points per game better or worse every team is relative to the NBA average.
James Harden, discussing Carmelo Anthony's addition to the Rockets' lineup, says "it's going to be easy" thanks to "talented, high-IQ guys around who love to communicate and love to figure things out."
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Rockets GM Daryl Morey is a whiz at statistical analysis. He says he has looked at the numbers and considers LeBron James the best player in the history of the NBA "by a bit of a big margin."
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Cavs guard Jordan Clarkson is among a trio of NBA players who received a onetime exception by the NBA to compete in the Asian Games. The others are Rockets center Zhou Qi and Mavs forward Ding Yanyuhang.