Rockets lose Cameroon’s Mbah a Moute, seek Carmelo

11 July, 2018, 09:45 | Author: Marlene Myers
  • Kevin Love

Despite a poor year in Oklahoma City, during which the four-time Olympic gold medallist nearly became unplayable during the Thunder's miserable first-round playoff loss to the Utah Jazz, there are no shortage of teams reportedly interested in acquiring him.

Sources told ESPN that the Rockets' initial offer to Capela was in the four-year, $60 million range, with the blossoming star center seeking a deal similar to Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams' four-year, $100 million contract. Further reports have now suggested we're moving closer to that eventuality.

Led by James Harden and Chris Paul, the Rockets had the NBA's best record in 2017-18 and fell to the Golden State Warriors in seven games in the Western Conference finals.

Now they are faced with the loss of two forwards in Mbah a Moute, who came to the Rockets last year from the Clippers and will return for $4.3 million, and Trevor Ariza, who signed a one-year deal with Phoenix last week worth $15 million.

More news: Jordan Pickford's cheeky England penalty preparation revealed

Veteran Gerald Green has signed a contract to remain with the Houston Rockets, the team announced Tuesday. He is coming off of a career season, where he averaged 13.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks. However, at this stage of free agency, the Rockets can't be extremely picky about who they sign despite Melo's poor numbers.

Oklahoma City needs Anthony to waive his no-trade clause to allow him to leave.

As Wojnarowski alludes to, the Thunder is most likely to find a trade that would send Anthony somewhere he would ultimately be waived, thus giving him the freedom to choose his preferred destination as a free agent on the open market.



Luka Modric: 'England good at set pieces
I was in the right positions, so when it's like that you have to make sure you are doing the basics right", added the 22-year-old. Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will come to an end on Sunday, with the final set to be held at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Croatia ends Russia's run in shootout
For the occasion they have decorated their shop, the Taste Croatia deli in Borough Market, with both England and Croatian flags. Looking cheerful, the players and their manager walked out on stage to roars of " thank you " and "well done" from the crowd.

Justin Bieber Just Got Engaged To Hailey Baldwin
Pop singer Justin Bieber became engaged to model Hailey Baldwin over the weekend, according to U.S. media reports on Sunday. She's over Justin and the last time they broke up allowed her to get over him fully", the insider tells Us.

Thai boys write 'don't worry' to parents as rescue operations continue
Despite their ordeal, one of the trapped children had thoughts about getting out and helping his mother work at the local market. The boys, he added, "cannot dive at this time" and are not ready to make the nearly six-hour journey out of the cave.

Elon Musk building 'kid-size submarine' to rescue Thai kids in cave
The Thai government confirmed that the engineers from Musk's companies were en route in an effort to help, according to CNN . He said he was also making an "inflatable tube with airlocks", which was "less likely to work, given tricky contours".

Ronaldo tight-lipped on future after World Cup KO
Ronaldo finished his World Cup campaign with four goals, one adrift of England's Harry Kane who leads the standings with five. It's a tough match, like the ones we've been having, and we'll do our job, trying to be compact, defending all together .

Could Neymar’s incessant flopping and ‘histrionics’ hurt Brazil - and soccer?
There have also been news going round that the 31-year-old could announce his retirement from worldwide football. Brazil came into the tournament as one of the favourites, with Belgium something of a dark horse contender.

Pompeo will visit North Korea on July 5 for crucial meeting
The White House has declined to comment on the prospect, maintaining that the continuing to make progress with the nation. The North Koreans were finishing construction of the plant around the same time President Trump was meeting Kim in Singapore.

The Lakers Have Renounced Julius Randle
The young power forward played extremely well in 2017-18 and likely could've been a good fit next to LeBron James . He has career averages of 13.5 points and 8.9 rebounds in 238 National Basketball Association games (182 starts).

Who wore what to Akash Ambani's star-studded engagement
Amongst other attendees were Madhuri Dixit Nene with husband Sriram Nene, veteran actress Rekha, Amir Khan with wife Kiran Rao. To satisfy the taste buds of the VIP and A-list guests, catering is being looked after by Foodlink Banquets and Catering.