7:46 PM EDT, Fri June 24, 2016
The Dream Shake 4 hours ago

On Dwight Howard's legacy in Houston

Reflecting on Superman's tumultuous tenure. When the Rockets signed Dwight Howard, much like every other organization that courted him that summer, we expected big things. Championships were well within our sights. A top 10 (top 20 if you're cynical) guy added to a roster with a budding superstar in James Harden? This team wasn't just fun anymore: it was dangerous. This wasn't just a hopeful fanbase, either. This was top-down expectation. This picture was taken on the day of his signing. Every great living Rockets center (RIP Moses) surrounding Dwight Howard, extensively...
The Dream Shake 7 hours ago

What the Rockets' frontcourt looks like without Dwight Howard

With Howard gone, Houston looks a little thin up front. Well, many of us (myself included) got our wish. Dwight Howard opted out of his $23 million contract with the Rockets, is officially an unrestricted free agent and no longer part of the Houston organization. There's been some lip service from GM Daryl Morey about still having a shot at convincing Howard to return, but that's only slightly more likely than Yao Ming signing to once again patrol the Toyota Center paint. The Houston-Howard bridge was officially burned when D-12 went public with his inside grievances, and the relationship...
Orlando Sentinel 20 hours ago

Shot-blocker Ibaka just what Magic need

OK, now we're getting somewhere at last.The blocked shot is back for the first time since Dwight Howard left -- and so are the Magic, providing they stay hot this summer at the transaction window.The Magic filled their largest offseason need Thursday night, acquiring power forward Serge Ibaka from...
Orlando Sentinel Jun 22, 2016

To Magic, Dwight Howard is like old girlfriend stalking you on Facebook

To the Orlando Magic, Dwight Howard must seem like the old girlfriend who dumped you years ago and now is hitting you up on Facebook to hook up again.At first, you get excited –- until you click on her Facebook photos and see that she's not quite how you remembered her. She used to look like Cameron...
The Dream Shake Jun 22, 2016

The Dream Shake Podcast, Ep. 22 -- Dwightmare Over

Ryan Dunsmore, Ethan Rothstein, and Jeremy Brener talk about Dwight Howard opting out of his contract with the Rockets. The Dream Shake Podcast: Episode No. 22 Hosts: Ryan Dunsmore, Ethan Rothstein, and Jeremy Brener (Air horns sounds) Breaking news! Dwight Howard is no longer a Houston Rocket. Howard has opted out of his contract and is now a free agent and he's more than likely not coming back. We talk about his time with the Rockets: Dwight Howard opts out of Rockets contract, set to hit free agency Dwight Howard's legacy with the Rockets 2016 NBA Draft Alessandro Gentile tells...
Blazersedge Jun 22, 2016

Dwight Howard Likely to Visit Portland Trail Blazers in Free Agency

As Howard prepares to hit the open market, he has once again been mentioned in the same breath as the Trail Blazers. After declining his player option with the Houston Rockets, free agent center Dwight Howard has once again been linked to the Trail Blazers; this time by ESPN’s Calvin Watkins, who lists Portland among the cities Howard is likely to visit in July. There is utility yet left in the 30-year old big man, if he can find the right fit. A worsening situation in Houston has marred his numbers and obscured his value. His usage rate this season was 18.4, also his lowest output...
Blazersedge Jun 22, 2016

LeBron James Announces He'll Stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland.com reports that the biggest potential free agent this summer will remain with his current team. Cleveland.com is reporting that LeBron James intends to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. "I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates," James told cleveland.com, moments before he boarded a float at The Q for the Cavs' championship parade through downtown Cleveland. "Obviously my agent will take care of all the logistical things but, I'm happy. I've got no plans to go nowhere at this point." James is scheduled to enter unrestricted free agency, a by-product...
Blazersedge Jun 22, 2016

Trail Blazers Interested in Trading Into First Round of 2016 NBA Draft

Some quality players will be available in the mid-first round, and the Blazers are reportedly looking for an opportunity to snag one. Early Wednesday morning, reports came in stating that the Portland Trail Blazers are looking to get into the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft. According to @WojVerticalNBA, the @trailblazers would like to get into the first round 'if the opportunity strikes' https://t.co/RJwbhUglO5 — Casey Holdahl (@CHold) June 22, 2016 According to Adrian Wojnarowski (via ForwardCenter.net) the draft looks set up for some movement in the post lottery and into the...
Blazersedge Jun 22, 2016

Woelfel: Trail Blazers No Longer Interested in Greg Monroe

Sources close to the Trail Blazers indicate that trading for Greg Monroe is no longer a focus entering the forthcoming free agency period. With the NBA Draft on Thursday, teams are jockeying for position on trade commodities. One such asset that the Portland Trail Blazers were deeply interested in just one year ago is current Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe. According to Gery Woelfel, the Blazers have lost interest in acquiring him. "Multiple league sources said the Bucks are eager to move on from Monroe, so much so that one official emphatically stated, "They don’t want...
Rip City Project Jun 21, 2016

Trail Blazers: Dwight Howard Becomes Available

The Trail Blazers can now prepare to make an offer to Dwight Howard Dwight Howard and the Rockets have officially parted ways (for now), as the 12-year veteran has opted out of the final year of his contract (according to Sham Charania of Yahoo Sports). The move is not a shock, but a formality that […] Trail Blazers: Dwight Howard Becomes Available - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Dream Shake Jun 21, 2016

Dwight Howard has reportedly opted out, to the relief of Rockets fans everywhere

We have woken up from the Dwightmare The $23.2 million question that has been lingering over the Rockets since the abyss of last season truly took hold has been answered: Dwight Howard will opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer, according to Shams Charania. Dwight was a the no-doubt best center in the league when he signed a mammoth, four-year contract with the Rockets three years ago. Since then, he has performed admirably in stretches — particularly in the playoffs — but has failed to live up to said contract and has been a constant distraction on and off the...
Blazersedge Jun 21, 2016

Dwight Howard Declines Player Option, Will Become Free Agent

After an acrimonious three years in Houston, Dwight Howard will test the free agent waters. Dwight Howard will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, increasing the number of possible big men to be pursued by the Portland Trail Blazers. The news was first reported by Shams Charania on Twitter. The Vertical Sources: Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard has declined his $23.2 million player option for 2016-'17, enters free agency. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2016 Despite reaching the Western Conference Finals with the Rockets just one year ago, Howard and teammate...
Blazersedge Jun 21, 2016

Its Playoff Mania!

We cover the past, present and future in the 147th edition of the Blazer's Edge podcast. The dream of the 90's is alive in Portland. Flying high just minutes after the end of an exhilarating Game 7, the FANalysts break down the NBA Finals as only the FANalysts can. Congratulations Cleveland! Also, hear Jo and Tara talk about what they are hoping for in the new Trail Blazers broadcast team. And just for fun, travel back to 1992 with us and re-live the Western Conference Finals Game 5 Portland vs Utah. Team Mom prepared a quiz and studied film. What stood out? What does it bring up about...
Blazersedge Jun 21, 2016

Portland Trail Blazers 2016 Summer League Schedule Announced

Blazers will face Phoenix, San Antonio, and Utah to start the summer festivities. The Portland Trail Blazers schedule for Summer League, 2016 has been announced. According to the official press release from the team, the Blazers will open Summer League in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 9th against the Phoenix Suns at 1 p.m. Pacific in Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV. They'll follow that game with a 7 p.m. appearance against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, July 10th and a 1:30 game against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, July 12th. Following the three-game preliminary round, the NBA Summer League...
Blazersedge Jun 21, 2016

Greg Monroe Reportedly Being Aggressively Shopped Ahead of NBA Draft

A year after Neil Olshey attempted to sign him, Greg Monroe is reportedly on the trade block. Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports that the Milwaukee Bucks are aggressively shopping big man Greg Monroe leading up to the 2016 NBA Draft, and NBA Free Agency in July. Sources: Bucks are shopping Greg Monroe hard. He's owed $17.1 million next season and has a $17.8 million player option for 2017-18 season. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 20, 2016 Monroe has been linked to the Trail Blazers for the past 12+ months. Last year, the Trail Blazers management and owner Paul Allen met...

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