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Moore waived by Rockets, Bulls interested

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Moore waived by Rockets, Bulls interested

The Houston Rockets announced this morning they had waived guard E'Twaun Moore, who came to the team in a sign-and-trade with the Boston Celtics for shooting guard Courtney Lee.
The Rockets also acquired forward JaJuan Johnson, Sean Williams and a future second round draft pick, while the Rockets signed the 25-year-old Lee to a four-year, 21.5 million contract.
The move is noteworthy because Moore has long been linked to the Bulls. The 6-foot-4 East Chicago native reportedly has interest in signing with Chicago once he clears waivers.
Last year, the 23-year-old Moore appeared in 38 games for the Celtics, averaging 2.9 points in 8.7 minutes per game as a second round draft pick (No. 55 overall).
Moore led the Celtics with 14.0 points per game in five Summer League games in Orlando earlier this month. He then averaged 17.0 points per game in two Summer League games in Las Vegas, including a 25-point, 7-rebound performance in a 79-74 win over the Bulls.
The Bulls have been active in recent weeks filling out a back court that lost C.J. Watson (Brooklyn), John Lucas III (Toronto), Ronnie Brewer (New York) and Kyle Korver (Atlanta).
Guard Kirk Hinrich officially signed with the Bulls Monday, and shooting guard Marco Belinelli signed Tuesday. Stretch-forward Vladiminr Radmanovic signed last Thursday. The Bulls also used their first round pick on freshman point guard Marquis Teague, while Rip Hamilton remains in a back court looking for answers while Derrick Rose continues his left knee rehabilitation.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Moral victory for the Bears?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Moral victory for the Bears?

David Schuster, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel.

0:00- Dave Wannstedt joins the panel to discuss the Bears 38-31 loss to the Patriots? Was it a moral victory? Is Matt Nagy crazy to say Mitch Trubisky didn’t play that bad?

13:00- Joe Girardi pulls his name out of the Reds managerial search and Jon Heyman reports that industry sources believe he might wait to see if there’s an opening in Chicago. What are the chances that he replaces Joe Maddon?

14:30- Adam Amin joins Kap to preview the Bulls/Mavericks game and discuss the lack of defense in the NBA.

NBA Power Rankings: League on pace for best offensive season in decades

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NBA Power Rankings: League on pace for best offensive season in decades

The NBA season is off to an explosive start, with offense being the theme so far.

NBA fans have gotten to see great offense from all around the league. Rookie guard Trae Young went off for 35 points, the Pelicans scored 149 points in a (no overtime) game and even well-known downtrodden franchises like the Sacramento Kings have got in on the fun, putting up 131 points in a surprising win over the Thunder. 

If the pace of play keeps up league-wide, the 2018-19 season will end up being an offensive masterpiece, sure to spark change to defensive systems in the ever-evolving NBA.

With the Golden State Warriors still shaking off rust and the Rockets looking weaker, (relatively) new powerhouses like the Raptors and Nuggets have dominated this very early portion of the NBA season.

You can take a look here to see how the new hierarchy is shaping up in this week's NBA Power Rankings.