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Rockets Guard Kyle Lowry Charged with Misdemeanor Battery

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[Clearly, Kyle has some temper problems. He's charged with misdemeanor battery over an incident during a basketball game in Las Vegas during the summer. He assaulted a referee with a basketball, and faces a penalty of up to six months in jail or a $1000 fine. -- oal]

KYLE LOWRY CHARGED WITH BATTERY

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"Houston Rockets guard Kyle Lowry has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery by the Clark County District Attorney's office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Justice Court issued a summons for Lowry to appear before it on Feb 2. If convicted, Lowry faces up to six months in the Clark County Detention Center and/or a fine of not more than $1,000." Just in case things couldn't get any worse

Former Rocket Dikembe Mutombo Allegedly Involved in Gold Smuggling Scheme "The proposal for buying...

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Former Rocket Dikembe Mutombo Allegedly Involved in Gold Smuggling Scheme "The proposal for buying the gold originally came from Dikembe Mutombo, a retired NBA star who played for the Houston Rockets for several seasons at the end of his 18-year career, the report says. Mutombo was born in Congo and is involved in a number of humanitarian projects there, including a hospital. His motivation, those involved said, was to help fund some of his projects."

Kings saying Cousins won't be traded

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Looks to me like the coach is close to being canned. The Kings brass sound like they are gonna try to smooth things over with Cousins instead. If so, that's bad news for all Rockets fans who wanted this guy. We will just have to wait and see, I guess...

"DeMarcus Cousins has demanded to be traded"

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DeMarcus Cousins apparently wants out of Sacramento. The Rockets need a center for the future. Let the rabid speculation begin.

Fraternizing with the Enemy @ PTR

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So I did this thing with DrumsInTheDeep over at Pounding the Rock. We talked about the Rockets, Spurs, and the NBA in general for a while and then put it online for the world to see. I'm told this is (thanks to my own long-windedness) the longest one they've done, but it's worth it, I promise.

Jeremy Lin Hopes To Take Off

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Awful timing on my part now that Lin has been waived (according to Feigen), but still a worthwhile read on the former Harvard point guard.

In a hilarious turn of events, former Rocket Brad Miller is on the 2012 Houston Rockets team...

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In a hilarious turn of events, former Rocket Brad Miller is on the 2012 Houston Rockets team calendar. He's in there twice, actually, in April and October. It's fitting, as nothing better describes a Brad Miller journey through the lane like "spring" and "fall." A few questions: 1) What is happening in this picture? If that's the center court logo directly behind Miller, and if he's completely unguarded and shooting the ball mid-jog before approaching the three-point line... that makes total sense, right? 2) In actuality, Brad Miller is currently hunting for grizzly bears in an abandoned field behind a Super Target that swears is the "rogue Minnesotan wilderness." Probably.