Monthly Archives: August 2012

Houston Rockets 2012-2013: What would make this year a success?

I’ve done season previews for the past three years.  Loyalists are well familiar with my MO.  The goal is to win a championship.  To that end, arbitrary win totals or thresholds such as “making the postseason” are (were) not of direct relevance and only serve to blur the issue.  The question to be asked each [...]

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A review of Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’, 14 years later

I watched Spike Lee’s 1998 drama (??) He Got Game starring Denzel Washington and Miami Heat guard Ray Allen for the first time Tuesday night.  Seriously.  I was scanning through my guide and saw that it was scheduled to air on BET so I flipped accordingly.  To my dismay, while He Got Game was listed, some [...]

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Why LaMarcus Aldridge would be perfect in Houston

Two days ago, fellow TrueHoop scribe Sean Highkin wrote a thought provoking piece on Hardwood Paroxysm about the rookie extension, and why small market organizations ducking for cover in the Super Team age can no longer take comfort in re-signing their homegrown prospects. The NBA is busy shifting to a place where teams like the [...]

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Philadelphia 76ers targeting Houston Rockets VP of basketball operations Sam Hinkie in quest for new general manager

This from SI.com: The Philadelphia 76ers are targeting Houston Rockets executive vice president of basketball operations Sam Hinkie in their ongoing search for a new general manager, SI.com has learned. A leader in the league’s analytics movement who has been the Rockets’ second-in-command behind general manager Daryl Morey for the past five years, Hinkie joins [...]

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The bold projection

A couple days ago, Daryl Morey used his Twitter account to fill in the general public about a few jobs that were opening up within the Rockets organization. He ended the string of notifications with an interesting tweet that I’m sure stirred the soul of every Rockets fan who read it. Also have All-Star player [...]

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