Rockets, Nene fail to come to terms on new deal

While reports overnight Friday said the Rockets and back-up center Nene had agreed to a four-year, $15 million contract extension, ESPN reported Saturday that no deal has been UK Cheap Jerseys reached.

Per ESPN, the Rockets cannot offer Nene a four-year deal because of the Over 38 rule in the collective bargaining agreement, as the fouth season would have extended past his 38th birthday. A new deal with Houston would be for three-years and $10.9 million, terms Nene isn’t happy about.

You can point to an offense that has gone quiet (.206 in the past eight games), but the rookie-laden rotation’s ERA during the skid is 10.22. The ripple effect: Because the Rockies have gotten one quality start during the losing streak, the bullpen has been stretched thin. Relievers have combined to give up eight runs in one game, seven in another and held the opposition scoreless only once while posting a 5.97 ERA.

“We can talk about a lot of things,” manager Bud Black said. “But I have looked at back at those [eight] games again, and we just didn’t pitch very well.”

Enter Gray, who faces a second-place Diamondbacks team (50-30) that is 17-8 in June and trying to stay within whistling distance of the first-place Dodgers (53-28), who Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap are an astonishing 18-3 since June 7.

Free agent JaVale McGee has a meeting set with Clippers today, sources tell ESPN. He’s remained engaged with Warriors on return there.

While McGee did average just 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in a little more than nine minutes this season, he gave big minutes in the postseason shooting better than 70 percent from the floor in key minutes off the bench.

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