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@  thejohnnygold : (26 May 2018 - 03:47 PM) ...better make it 60...just to be sure.
@  Cooper : (25 May 2018 - 11:25 PM) Yeah maintain the defense, then take like 50 3s and hope to hit 20+
@  thejohnnygold : (25 May 2018 - 09:33 PM) I would like to think that Saturday they play as hard as they've played all year. To be this close and do anything less would be disappointing. I also think there is a chance we dust off Ryan Anderson for 15 minutes or so and hope he's hitting from deep.
@  Mario Peña : (25 May 2018 - 02:02 PM) Looks like championship defense but I guess we’ll see how gritty they can get Saturday.
@  redfaithful : (23 May 2018 - 08:37 AM) Wow. Defense.
@  Mario Peña : (21 May 2018 - 02:29 AM) Reggie and Chris are so annoying as color/analysis commentators.
@  Mario Peña : (16 May 2018 - 06:27 PM) Well there’s this “LeBron wants to play off the ball” rumor making the rounds. https://www.google.c...-in-future/amp/
@  Mario Peña : (14 May 2018 - 03:52 AM) They have to get Capela going offensively but more importantly on defense Clint will have to have an effect on Curry and Durant. I think the Durant’s contesested twos will be welcomed but any threes by him will be trouble. The Rockets defense has to fly around enough to force them off the three point line and then create turnovers on their overconfident passes.
@  thejohnnygold : (13 May 2018 - 08:00 PM) Aside from knocking down our 3's and playing stellar defense I think the other key to victory is keeping Curry off the floor by attacking him early and often to try and rack up some fouls and force him to sit.
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2018 - 04:35 PM) So this site is finalizing apparently on Shoutbox after all these years. So sad............
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2018 - 04:34 PM) Casey firing confirms NBA is a player first league. Unfortunately for the Raptors they have nobody
@  thejohnnygold : (10 May 2018 - 05:29 PM) Fair enough, but I think it speaks more to the depth Boston has and their coach. They are fortunate that the injuries occurred at the positions they did. I think an injury to Horford would have been worse for them.
@  rocketrick : (10 May 2018 - 03:12 PM) When Boston makes the Conference Finals without their 2 best players, what does that say about the Eastern Conference?
@  rocketrick : (10 May 2018 - 03:11 PM) As I recall, Rozier was far from consistent in the regular season.
@  thejohnnygold : (10 May 2018 - 01:20 PM) It's voted on by sportswriters...These are the same people who did not know Terry Rozier is very good at basketball despite the fact Boston has been trumpeting that for over a year. Outside of Zach Lowe and Woj, are there any good NBA writers out there? I'm sure there are, but I doubt they are the ones voting.
@  rocketrick : (10 May 2018 - 10:56 AM) Brad Stevens received 0 votes for 2018 Coach of the Year.
@  thejohnnygold : (09 May 2018 - 02:01 PM) I'd say we're all nervous. It's tough not to be. Watching us vs. GS last night one can see how much easier they make the game look. Our defense is going to need to find another level if we want to advance.
@  Mario Peña : (09 May 2018 - 01:19 PM) So here comes the toughest test. For the first time this year I’m a little nervous. Guys talk me out of being nervous!
@  Mario Peña : (29 April 2018 - 09:05 PM) Rockets looking good with half of game one in the books. Good to see Luc back.
@  rocketrick : (28 April 2018 - 01:18 PM) 07


The Rockets Daily - July 17, 2013

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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:


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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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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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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