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@  thejohnnygold : (22 January 2019 - 12:01 AM) Faried is intriguing...
@  Mario Peña : (17 January 2019 - 01:17 PM) That game last night was a tough loss but that Nets team was scrappy and hit all those threes at the end. The defensive effort was lacking but these loses happen.
@  slick shoes : (14 January 2019 - 09:21 PM) Clint out for a month!
@  slick shoes : (10 January 2019 - 11:52 PM) I would almost rather shelf CP until after the all star break to keep him fresh for a potential postseason run. Would be nice to get EG back sooner than later though.
@  thejohnnygold : (10 January 2019 - 10:22 PM) This has been a brutal stretch of games and we've handled it about as well as could be hoped for. It will be nice to cruise through a slightly softer part of the schedule for a while.
@  Mario Peña : (08 January 2019 - 07:14 PM) The Rockets smoked those Nuggets last night!
@  Mario Peña : (04 January 2019 - 06:49 AM) MVP!!!
@  redfaithful : (04 January 2019 - 06:44 AM) Wow, great great win
@  thejohnnygold : (03 January 2019 - 02:32 PM) I had to go look that up...then I remembered :)
@  slick shoes : (02 January 2019 - 08:37 PM) I'm with JG on this one. March 29, 1990.
@  thejohnnygold : (02 January 2019 - 04:13 PM) I may be biased, but Olajuwon keeps the title of greatest. Not only was he unstoppable offensively, but he was one of the greatest defenders the game has ever seen. Harden is not even close on that end of the floor...yet :)
@  slick shoes : (01 January 2019 - 09:20 PM) I have to concur, I have been pleasantly surprised with our play without CP. I still think we are a 2nd round exit at best without him but hopefully with careful maintenance the rest of the season he can be in uni when we need him.
@  Mario Peña : (31 December 2018 - 09:49 PM) Harden seems unstoppable right now. Maybe the most amazing Rocket of all time though I grew up watching Dream.
@  Mario Peña : (31 December 2018 - 09:46 PM) I had given up hope for the season but it looks like this team could gel. Nene’s presence seems more important that I had figured and I hope he stays healthy.
@  thejohnnygold : (30 December 2018 - 03:21 PM) We're on a pretty impressive stretch...makes me feel a little better about where we are as a team.
@  slick shoes : (21 December 2018 - 02:24 AM) CP going down (again) with a hammy is a big big blow. Barring jesus christ himself joining our squad, we are a 2nd round exit at best. Harden’s championship window just closed i’m afraid :/
@  Losthief : (20 December 2018 - 03:10 AM) and at 11 mil i think he clears for sure.
@  Losthief : (20 December 2018 - 03:09 AM) if he clears waivers we can just sign him at vet min no need to clear any space. Just will cost in luxury tax dollars.
@  slick shoes : (20 December 2018 - 01:14 AM) A Rivers is nice when featured, but I don't know that he is an upgrade over Knight at this point. Maybe if we can trade for cap space and bring him on for the vet min.
@  Losthief : (20 December 2018 - 12:24 AM) jabari was fine in mil w/ space, sucked in chicago...but thats a messed situation. Don't think its worth trading for tho...what do u guys think about our apparent interest in a. rivers?

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#1 Red94

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:15 AM

New post: The Rockets Daily - July 17, 2013
By: John Eby

This Kid - From a reader, this is pure win:

Good people. Good times. Right on. Rock n' Roll.

(If you don't know why he's mad at Shaq, read here).

Meet Your 2013-2014 Houston Rockets: Within the past week or so, the Rockets have signed 5 free agents/rookies/rookie free agents. So it's time for a good look at the newcomers, and how the roster is likely to look as free agency seems to be winding down.First off, even though the Rockets don't have another late lottery pick to talk about this year before he gets shipped off to another team, they still have three new rookies: Isaiah Canaan, B.J. Young and Robert Covington. Check the team's official site for the quick and dirty on these guys.

Canaan was the only draft pick; a diminutive point who can make it splash from anywhere in the gym. Young and Covington are probably strangers to anyone who wasn't glued to summer league.

Via DraftExpress, Young is a 6'3" combo guard who can score, but can't shoot. He's an excellent athlete (best case scenario: Eric Bledsoe) with a 6'8" wingspan who regressed in his sophomore season. While Young played well enough in Summer League for the Rockets to sign him, he'll probably need to clean up his shot and amp up his defense (0.7 steals last year despite those long arms) if he wants to play anywhere other than the D-League.

As for Covington, a 6'9" power forward who stayed all four years in college, it's not too hard to see how he fits in Houston. Take it away, DraftExpress:

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Covington’s biggest appeal as a prospect revolves around his jump shot, which comprises nearly 56% of his overall shot attempts. He converted 37.5% of his nearly five 3-point attempts per game, down from 45% last season and 46% as a sophomore. Though his mechanics are a bit unorthodox, his high arcing shot is difficult to block and he has proven to be one of the nation’s top perimeter shooting big men throughout his entire career, hitting 183/430 of his overall attempts, or 43%. He shows the ability to make shots with his feet set, off the dribble, and with a hand in his face, which bodes well for his ability to operate as a floor spacer at the professional level, something that is increasingly coveted in modern basketball.

Covington will play for Houston because Dwight Howard is ta'veren. And if you understand that reference without having to Google it, you and I can be very nerdy friends.
The other three FA's to sign with Houston this week are Francisco Garcia, Omri Casspi, and Reggie Williams. Garcia and Casspi are both long, lanky forwards capable of filling in as stretch fours or 3-and-D wings, while neither truly excels at either role. Williams used to be a great shooter before being sent to purgatory Charlotte. If you want to know more about Reggie than you ever wanted to know, check out the Dream Shake.
So if you're scoring at home, here are all 15 of your 2013 Houston Rockets by approximate position:
PG: Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverly, Isaiah Canaan
SG: James Harden, B.J. Young, Reggie Williams
SF: Chandler Parsons, Francisco Garcia, Omri Casspi
PF: Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas, Robert Covington
C: Dwight Howard, Omer Asik, Greg Smith

Barring any trades, that's what we're going to war with. If you want to embitter yourself by looking at NBA.com's handy list of which free agents are still out there, be my guest.

Dork Elvis Dishes Wisdom: Huge thanks to 2016Champions for posting this interview in the forums. Daryl Morey tells J.A. Adande what's going on.

Got any sweet links or suggestions? Email them to jeby901@gmail.com or message @EbyNews on Twitter.


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#2 Colt Smokey

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:04 AM



Brandon Sanderson is poo. He ruined the Wheel of Time just like Brian Herbert ruined Dune!


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#3 bboley24

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:08 AM

Man o man does All-Hail-Thee sound and look like a moron.  I swear he's a second coming of GWB.  AND IM A REPUBLICAN!


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#4 timetodienow1234567

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:23 AM

Brandon Sanderson is poo. He ruined the Wheel of Time just like Brian Herbert ruined Dune!


I like Sandersons works besides the WOT stuff.
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Why so Serious? :D


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

Brandon Sanderson is poo. He ruined the Wheel of Time just like Brian Herbert ruined Dune!

 

I disagree. He cut out all of the rambling stuff the RJ had filled all his later books with (go read Crossroads of Twilight and try to argue that it's better than any of Sanderson's stuff), and did the best he could to bring to a conclusion a story that everyone already knew the ending to. It was a difficult job and I thought he did it about as well as could be expected given the circumstances.

 

(Although he did spend a significant proportion of the last book trying to cram in as many answers to "Why don't they do _____ with the One Power?" questions as he possibly could, which may not be to your taste I suppose).

 

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