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Which player had the best sneakers in the NBA during Week 16?

[ad_1] 9:50 AM ETNick DePaulaESPN When James Harden signed his landmark 13-year Adidas shoe deal worth well over nine figures in 2015, the expectation was that he was committing to the brand's #3StripeLife mantra for the remainder of his career.As the Houston Rockets took the floor for their first post-trade deadline game earlier this week at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Harden's on-court footwear immediately caught everyone by surprise. He
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Did the Heat and Rockets trade their way into the title chase?

[ad_1] The Miami Heat have risen so far over the past two-plus years, and came so, so close before Thursday's trade deadline to building a team that would have really caught the attention of the three juggernauts in Milwaukee and Los Angeles.A little over three years ago, with the Heat at 11-30, Andy Elisburg, the team's general manager, phoned Pat Riley to deliver a dose of realism. "Math is going
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Robert Covington, Clint Capela part of 4-team, 12-player deal

[ad_1] The Houston Rockets acquired the Minnesota Timberwolves' Robert Covington and traded center Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks as part of a four-team, 12-player deal on Tuesday night, league sources told ESPN.The NBA's most expansive trade in nearly 20 years included the Timberwolves acquiring two first-round picks, including Houston's 2020 pick, which they moved onto the Denver Nuggets for guard Malik Beasley and forward Juan Hernangomez, sources said.The Timberwolves
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Sources — Clint Capela, Robert Covington part of four-team trade

[ad_1] The Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets have agreed to a multi-player trade that includes Clint Capela and Robert Covington, among other players, and draft picks, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.The four-team deal sends Covington and Jordan Bell to Houston; Capela and Nene to Atlanta; Malik Beasley, Juan Hernangomez, Evan Turner and Jarred Vanderbilt to Minnesota; and Gerald Green, Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier and Keita Bates-Diop
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Sources — Timberwolves in talks on multiteam deal to land D’Angelo Russell

[ad_1] The Minnesota Timberwolves are orchestrating multiteam trade discussions with Houston and Atlanta in hopes of ultimately turning discussions into a four-way deal that brings Golden State guard D'Angelo Russell to Minnesota, league sources told ESPN.The Timberwolves, Rockets and Hawks have the assets to fulfill some of each team's goals: forward Robert Covington to Houston, center Clint Capela to the Hawks and potentially two first-round picks and an expiring contract
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Timberwolves in talks on multiteam deal to land D’Angelo Russell

[ad_1] The Minnesota Timberwolves are orchestrating multiteam trade discussions with Houston and Atlanta, with hopes of ultimately turning discussions into a four-way deal that brings Golden State guard D'Angelo Russell to Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN.The Timberwolves, Rockets and Hawks possess the assets to fulfill some of each team's goals: forward Robert Covington to Houston, center Clint Capela to the Hawks and potentially two first-round picks and an expiring contract
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NBA Power Rankings Week 16- Raptors, Blazers climb as Jazz fall

[ad_1] Don't get comfortable. The 2020 NBA trade deadline is Thursday, and by the time these Power Rankings return, many of these rosters might look very different.The Milwaukee Bucks are the first team to clinch a winning record this season, despite a rare loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday. The Los Angeles Lakers have already matched their win total from last season. Teams in need of turnarounds include the
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Rockets shopping center Clint Capela to host of East teams

[ad_1] The Houston Rockets are actively discussing several trade scenarios involving center Clint Capela, including with a host of Eastern Conference franchises, league sources told ESPN.The Rockets are engaged in three-way trade possibilities that might allow for them to use Capela to gather the draft assets needed to acquire an impact wing player, league sources said.In talks around the league, the Rockets are expressing hope they can find a deal
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Rockets beat Mavericks using historically small lineup

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- Coach Mike D'Antoni took small-ball strategy to historic extremes during the Houston Rockets' 128-121 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rockets became the first NBA team to play an entire game without a player listed taller than 6-foot-6 since the New York Knicks in a Jan. 31, 1963, loss to the Chicago Zephyrs.It's history that the Rockets will probably repeat
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NBA trade deadline predictions – Top teams, players to watch

[ad_1] What should we expect before the 2020 NBA trade deadline on Feb. 6?After a long hiatus, trade season has ramped up a bit, with the Golden State Warriors recently moving center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for a second-round draft pick.Which title contender most needs to make a move? What about the rebuilding squads? What trades should teams pursue?Our NBA experts answer the big questions about