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With Lin, Parsons will hit new heights with Rockets

While the whole city of Houston will benefit from Linsanity’s landing, one of its Rockets may get the biggest boost of all. Small forward Chandler Parsons was gearing up for his rookie season when point guard Jeremy Lin was cut by the Rockets in training camp last December. Now, Parsons is thrilled that Lin is officially back after the Knicks decided not to match the Rockets’ three-year, $25.1 million offer for the restricted free agent. “I think it’s incredible,” Parsons… Read More »

Horford may return to Florida if Howard returns to Atlanta

Dwight Howard made it perfectly clear on Monday that he wants to play for the Nets. But just as badly as he wants to be in Brooklyn, he wants out of Orlando. Now that his favorite destination has appeared to close its door on him just a little, the door is wide open for Howard to return home. And home looks more appealing now than it has in a long time. Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated has said Atlanta is… Read More »

Thunder, four other teams’ interest in Beal says a lot

The Wizards don’t exactly attract a ton of envy these days, especially after posting the second-worst record in the NBA last season. But before Washington snagged Bradley Beal with the third overall pick in Thursday’s draft, even the Thunder front office was scratching its collective chin at the possibility of shaving the man with the gigantic beard in a trade for the smooth-shooting Beal. Sources said at least five teams had a green eye on Washington as it snagged Florida’s… Read More »

Injury-riddled Miller seals 2nd Heat title with hot hand

Mike Miller denied rumors before the start of the NBA Finals that he’d retire after this season. Well, is there a better game to go out on? Battered but filled with adrenaline, Miller made it rain on the Thunder by splashing seven 3-pointers in the Heat’s title-clinching Game 5 victory on Thursday night. Time and time again, the former Gator took cuts at any slim chance Oklahoma City had of becoming the first team to rally from 3-1 in the… Read More »