12:44 AM EDT, Sat June 23, 2018
31 mins ago

Ice Cube, Clyde Drexler bring BIG3 vision to Toyota Center

Ice Cube's vision spread to Houston on Friday night when the BIG3 came to the Toyota Center.
11 hours ago

UH's Rob Gray to play summer league with Rockets

Gray was among the nation's top scorers his final two seasons, averaging 20.6 as a junior and 19.3 as a senior as the Cougars made their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010.
23 hours ago

Return to court for BIG3 fuels players’ NBA memories, competitive fire

Imagine going to your local park and seeing former NBA players go at it on the blacktop in a pickup game. That’s the experience fans got Friday night when the BIG3 opened its second season at the Toyota Center. The BIG3 is a 3-on-3, half-court basketball league featuring former NBA players and Hall of Famers as coaches. Festivities began with a tailgate party outside of Toyota Center, where league co-founder Ice Cube performed. The La Branch entrance of the arena was packed for Ice Cube’s concert, but many seats inside were empty at the 5:30 p.m. start of the first of four games. Still,...
Jun 22, 2018

Rockets take USC guard Melton, trade for Purdue's Edwards

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets added Southern California's De'Anthony Melton with the 46th pick in the NBA draft following a season where he was ruled ineligible because of an extra benefits scandal. Houston added a second player on Thursday night when they received Purdue forward Vincent Edwards in a trade with Utah after the Jazz selected the senior with the 52nd pick. Melton, a 6-foot-3 guard had to sit out last season after an investigation by the FBI alleged that a friend of Melton's family accepted $5,000 to influence Melton to sign with a certain agent and financial adviser when...
Jun 21, 2018

Rockets pick De'Anthony Melton with No. 46 selection in draft

The Rockets went bargain hunting with their draft pick in the middle of the second round and with the unusual circumstances of De'Anthony Melton's sophomore year at USC, they might have found one.
Jun 21, 2018

Texas Tech's Zhaire Smith drafted by Suns, to be traded to 76ers

Zhaire Smith of Texas Tech was selected 16th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft, but he won't stay in the desert.
Jun 21, 2018

NBA draft picks put on top-notch fashion display

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander stole the show at the 2018 NBA Draft, for better or worse.
Jun 21, 2018

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Deandre Ayton first in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have made Deandre Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history. The Suns stayed close to home Thursday to take the Arizona center who averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his lone college season. The 7-foot-1 Ayton tied for the national lead with 24 double-doubles in 35 games. He joined Mychal Thompson — father of Golden State All-Star Klay Thompson — in 1978 as the only players from the Bahamas to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The Sacramento Kings have the No. 2 selection. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
Jun 21, 2018

Rockets' James Harden living it up with teammates in offseason

James Harden is expected to be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, but until then he's living it up with his teammates on vacation.
Jun 20, 2018

Rockets' P.J. Tucker estimates he spent $200,000 on sneakers last season

The Rockets' P.J. Tucker is probably the biggest sneakerhead in the NBA in a league full of sneakerheads.
Jun 20, 2018

AP source: Hornets agree to trade Howard to Nets for Mozgov

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Hornets will get the Nets' second-round pick Thursday night (45th overall) and a second-round pick in 2021, the person said. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the teams have not announced the trade and the league cannot approve the deal until the trade moratorium ends on July 6. The 32-year-old...
Jun 20, 2018

Source: Hornets agree to trade former Rocket Dwight Howard to Nets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the teams have not announced the trade and the league has not yet approved it. Howard played only one season for Charlotte, averaging 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. He is due to make $23.8 million this season, the final year of his contract. Mozgov has two years...
Jun 20, 2018

NBA returns to London with Wizards-Knicks matchup

LONDON (AP) — The NBA will return to London next year with a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks. Tickets for the Jan. 17 game at the O2 Arena will go on sale in the fall. It will be the NBA's ninth regular-season game in London, all sellouts. The Knicks have played there twice, facing the Detroit Pistons in 2013 and the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015. This will be the first game in London for the Wizards. International players on the rosters include Wizards center Marcin Gortat of Poland, Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis of Latvia and Knicks point guard...
Jun 20, 2018

All-time Houston area players taken in the NBA Draft

Jarred Vanderbilt should add to the Houston high school basketball legacy of a local player being selected in the NBA Draft.
Jun 19, 2018

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, Kawhi Leonard have San Diego sitdown

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and disgruntled superstar Kawhi Leonard had their long-awaited meeting Tuesday in San Diego. Can the relationship be salvaged?