Monthly Archives: June 2011

Shook Ankles: One Team’s Trash Is Another’s Team’s Treasure

via Shook Ankles: One Team’s Trash Is Another’s Team’s Treasure « Shaky Ankles: What people seem to forget when talking about/evaluating/processing basketball players, is their ability to improve in a relatively short time frame. Flynn averaged 13.5 points per game on 42 percent shooting as a 20-year-old starting point guard on the league’s most unfocused franchise. [...]

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Can the Houston Rockets acquire Nene?

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The draft busts of 2009

Depending on your opinion of Earl Clark, it can be said that the Rockets now employ the four biggest busts from the draft class of 2009.  Even Gerald Henderson and Tyler Hansbrough have produced more thus far in their careers than the local team’s quartet. That Houston has compiled these players is not too great [...]

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Battier, Brooks revisited

At the time of last winter’s deadline, there was mixed reaction on the Rockets’ trading of Aaron Brooks and Shane Battier.  Both players were starters and integral components of the franchise’s last playoff team, yet both were slated to become free agents this summer; the club was not expected to retain either player’s services. Last [...]

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Rockets Retro: the high point of the last 15 years

Dating back to the seven minute mark of game 6 of the ’97 West Finals, the above game marked the absolute high point of the last fifteen years for the Houston Rockets franchise.  Up 2-0 going home, it was not simply that Houston seemed to face a sure path to the Finals.  It was that [...]

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