When a report surfaced a few days ago suggesting that the Bucks and Rockets were in talks about a deal that would send Ramon Sessions to Houston in a sign-and-trade, it made a lot of sense.
It’s unclear what assets would have been heading back to Milwaukee, but the Rockets are thin at point guard since Jeremy Lin signed with the Lakers this summer, and Sessions, a seven-year veteran, would have been more than capable of running the show as James Harden’s backup.
But it appears as though the two sides won’t be coming to an agreement any time soon.
From Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:
Sessions is an unrestricted free agent, so theoretically the Rockets could sign him outright if a deal could be reached. But Houston already has more players under contract than roster spots allowed, so freeing up one or more of those (along with the financial concerns) would have been the reason for completing the trade with the Bucks.
Harden averaged 38 minutes per game last season, so it’s not like Houston needs an extremely strong replacement for what amounts to no more than 10 minutes a night. But a pickup like Sessions would have been a nice addition to a team with aspirations of playing deep into the postseason.
It almost fits the song: “All I wants for Christmas is healthy knees, healthy knees, healthy knees.”
Chandler Parsons took to Twitter to answer questions from fans, and there were a few good answers in there but my favorite was this one:
Parsons has played in just six games for the Grizzlies this season, missing the start of the season to recover from off-season knee surgery, then now he has missed the last eight games with a knee bone bruise. The banged up Grizzlies could really use his shot creation back in the lineup.
As for other good questions/answers there was this combo, with a little help from ESPN’s Zach Lowe:
And then there’s this for the haters.
Who doesn’t love a good dunk compilation?
Well, somebody probably just said “bah, humbug” but is that the person you really want to hang out with?
The fine folks at NBA.com put together the Top 10 dunks of October and November, and when Rudy Gobert dunking over Kristaps Porzingis is all the way down at 10, you know it’s a good list. Put off starting your Christmas shopping, at least for another 2:44, and watch the video.
Want to watch Chance the Rapper throw dodgeballs at mascots? Of course you do. How is that even a question?
Above you can see just that from Chicago Friday night (where Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and the Bulls knocked off the Cavaliers). Benny the Bull is on his side as well, while the Cubs’ mascot and others try and stay out of the way.
I’ll take this over another kids’ dribbling contest any day.
That’s about the most Spurs play ever.
During the third quarter of San Antonio’s win over Washington Friday night, LaMarcus Aldridge saved the ball from going out-of-bounds on the baseline, he threw it out high to Manu Ginobili, who had to leap and save it from going into the backcourt. Two hustle plays. From there the Spurs whipped the ball around the perimeter, and it ended up back to Aldridge on the baseline, where he nailed the 12-foot jumper.
Eventually, the Spurs would get a Kawhi Leonard jumper to give them the victory.