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@  thejohnnygold : (22 October 2018 - 02:02 PM) The Rockets may be 1-2 right now, but the Thunder and Lakers are a combined 0-5 :)
@  Mario Peña : (21 October 2018 - 07:13 PM) Many times more concerning is the Rockets defense, specifically the help defense and in the middle. Capela looks a step slow to my eye but who knows?
@  Mario Peña : (21 October 2018 - 07:11 PM) Looks like Rondo spit which is concerning.
@  redfaithful : (21 October 2018 - 11:43 AM) The Lakers are definitely showtime if Lance Stephenson is the one trying to calm things down
@  Losthief : (20 October 2018 - 03:36 AM) Mix of both. Def early in season seemed slow, but working new rotation in doesn't worry too much unless it stays a trend. NO looked awesome though, and shot really well.
@  thejohnnygold : (18 October 2018 - 02:16 PM) I know the Rockets didn't look very good last night, but I honestly can't tell how much of it was us and how much was New Orleans looking good.
@  DenverRocket : (11 October 2018 - 08:30 PM) Last call for fantasy - we could really do with a few more participants. It's free! Register your interest by the end of today on the New Fantasy Season thread
@  Mario Peña : (07 October 2018 - 04:31 PM) If anyone is interested in joining the Red94 fantasy basketball league join in on the New Fantasy Season thread.
@  slick shoes : (05 October 2018 - 02:18 AM) james ennis is looking like our starting three. tenacious, defends well and can shoot the three.
@  Losthief : (21 September 2018 - 10:28 PM) me either...but thibs gonna thib
@  slick shoes : (21 September 2018 - 08:36 PM) Sounds like no one will be getting anything at this point. I don't see the angle the T wolves are trying to play here. This will only affect their locker room negatively going forward.
@  Losthief : (21 September 2018 - 06:49 PM) I didn't mean he deserved/we should give more...but i can see them getting more from others. Its really only one asset and cap filler/matching. Probably take at least two assets (or a higher value pick than our late late 1st)
@  slick shoes : (20 September 2018 - 05:44 PM) They dont have much leverage at this point. He's on the last year of his deal and he wants out. Maybe another developmental player on top of the previously mentioned package?
@  Losthief : (20 September 2018 - 06:51 AM) tough seeing that as enough. Hopefully we make a play for him though.
@  slick shoes : (19 September 2018 - 06:14 PM) Jimmy B has requested a trade. Marquis Chrriss, Brandon Knight, and a future first?
@  slick shoes : (10 September 2018 - 11:22 PM) corey brewer!
@  slick shoes : (31 August 2018 - 04:17 AM) cap space!
@  slick shoes : (23 August 2018 - 06:46 PM) I am hoping the team chemistry building trip to the Bahamas will integrate Melo into the fold quickly. He seems to be open to being a part of our culture instead of Melo on a team so there's at least that.
@  thejohnnygold : (23 August 2018 - 02:06 PM) I'm of the mind to concede judgement to the players. CP3 is too smart to want to bring in dead weight. If he thinks Melo will help, then I have to believe it too.
@  slick shoes : (22 August 2018 - 09:37 PM) As I recall, DH12 spurned many other suitors to join James and Co. It is just a matter of fit. He was not a good one.

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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.

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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


#5 Sir Thursday

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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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