their efforts to become the NBA’s next super-team, and now they have
their sights clearly set on adding one more All-Star: Carmelo Anthony.
After the Rockets previously traded for point guard Chris Paul and on Saturday signed MVP-runner-up James Harden to the richest extension in NBA history, Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that the Rockets have turned their “full attention” to completing a trade for Anthony.
“The Rockets have fast-tracked the Harden extension with the arrival
of All-Star guard Chris Paul and are turning full attention to
completing a deal with the New York Knicks to acquire eight-time
All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony in a trade, league sources said.”
Wojnarowski previously reported
that Anthony was willing to waive his no-trade clause with the New York
Knicks, but only if he were traded to the Rockets or the Cleveland
However, a deal with the Rockets would not be easy.
Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs are “a preferred destination” for
Anthony because of LeBron James. However, the Rockets also have a
disadvantage because they are already over the salary cap and Anthony is
owed $54.2 million over the next two seasons, including $26.3 million
in 2017-18 salary and an $8.1 million “trade kicker.”
While Anthony could waive some or all of the trade kicker, if he
chose not to, he would be owed $34.4 million next season and the Rockets
would be required to also give up the same amount in 2017-18 salaries
in any trade.
It is not an impossible task for the Rockets. They could include
players like Ryan Anderson, who has a 2017-18 salary of $19.6 million.
However, Wojnarowski also reported that the Knicks have been “reluctant”
to even consider Anderson in a trade as he is owed more than $60
million over the next three seasons.
The Rockets also do not have a first-round pick in 2018 to offer the
Knicks as it was included in the recent trade with the Los Angeles
Clippers for Chris Paul.
There is also the issue of Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni who
previously coached Anthony with the Knicks for parts of two seasons.
D’Antoni eventually resigned midway through 2011-12 season, at least in
part, due to a well-publicized butting-of-heads between himself and
It would seem that Anthony is now willing to put aside his beef with
D’Antoni for a shot at a ring, but the Rockets are going to have to get
creative in order to outbid the Cavs.
L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)
A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .
They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.
The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.
He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.
When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.
But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.
Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.
“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.
Watch the Video HERE
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)
A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.
The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.
Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:
This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.
what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.
“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.
Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:
His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!