The Rockets will make a bid to host the All-Star Game writes Jonathan Feigen on the Houston Chronicle and are preparing to make their case for either the 2020 or 2021 festivities.
Just recently, Feigen writes, the league sent the Rockets and other select teams information related to the bidding process. The team ultimately granted the privilege to host the week-long celebration will set out to make the most out of an excellent economic opportunity.
In 2013, the last time the Rockets hosted the event, the game generated roughly $60MM in direct spending and a near $100MM economic impact. The city of Houston also hosted All-Star Weekend in 2006 and 1989.
There’s more news from the NBA world today:
- Having recently signed his first professional contract since being ceremonially drafted in the 2014 NBA Draft, Isaiah Austin has passed all physicals and is set to make his Adriatic League debut, reports Sportando via DjordjeMatic on Twitter.
- Former Lakers big man Robert Sacre has signed on to play in Japan, writes Kaz Nagatsuka of the Japan Times. The 27-year-old spent four seasons in Los Angeles.
- It appears that Vitor Faverani could be on the move, tweets international basketball reporter David Pick. Faverani, who last suited up for the Celtics, has requested release from his current ACB League club in order to sign with FC Barcelona Basquet.