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@  thenit : (19 December 2014 - 10:16 PM) I think Morey wanted Brewer from the get go. But he got them mixed up last season and got the wrong one.
@  YaoMan : (19 December 2014 - 09:43 PM) With Brewer, the Rox can have superior defense all around. Imagine Brewer, Ariza, Howard and Bev pestering the heck out of opposing offenses...
@  Mario Peña : (19 December 2014 - 08:32 PM) This is good news and hopefully Brewer slips right in.
@  YaoMan : (19 December 2014 - 08:04 PM) I like Troy but Brewer will definitely help the Rox
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 08:03 PM) Turiaf is out for the year, so he is definitely going somewhere else, Rockets not done trading
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 08:02 PM) Here's another link http://sports.yahoo....-194852845.html
@  Cooper : (19 December 2014 - 08:02 PM) brewer for daniels possibly with turiaf going somewhere
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 08:01 PM) Along with Brewer is Turiaf, traded Troy Daniels and the Rockets must waive somebody
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 08:00 PM) https://twitter.com/...025897019846656
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 08:00 PM) Wojnarowski
@  YaoMan : (19 December 2014 - 07:52 PM) I haven't seen confirmation on any of the main sports websites
@  YaoMan : (19 December 2014 - 07:51 PM) Wait who is reporting Brewer to Rockets?
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 07:46 PM) Well, I hope we get some minutes out of Harden and Ariza with this
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 07:43 PM) Corey Brewer has been traded to the Rockets.
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 06:59 PM) Well, it's "deadline" day, let's see how the day pans out
@  majik19 : (19 December 2014 - 05:01 AM) i think its clear Morey didn't want Rondo - we could have topped that deal with Jones, Johnson, Terry, a 1st and a 2nd
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 12:16 AM) Yeaaaaaah
Kostas Papanikolaou (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Thursday.
@  jorgeaam : (19 December 2014 - 12:10 AM) Of all the teams he could've gone to, the Mavs :angry:
@  txtdo1411 : (18 December 2014 - 11:50 PM) Rondo to Dallas. Time will tell if it's the right move for the Mavs, but I am happy the Rockets did not trade for him. Wish he would've gone somewhere in the East though.
@  08huangj : (18 December 2014 - 08:36 AM) Unfortunately, Woj didn't say who. Morey is so confusing.

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#1 Red94

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

New post: Preview: Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls
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#2 Red94

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:32 AM

New post: Recap: Houston Rockets 120, Chicago Bulls 97
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#3 carlosrod

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:42 AM

Come on Red94 is better than this. Just read the opening paragraph and tell me this is Truehoop quality:
"The Rockets continue to blast opponents, beating Bulls and the NBA’s 4th best offense in a blowout that featured a 35 point lead in the third quarter. Nate Robinson may have been able to unload 27 points in 27 minutes, but it was too little, too late. The Rockets done to the Bulls the same thing they’d done to the Grizzlies."

For one, the Bulls are awful offensively, I believe you're referring to the defense. And "The Rockets done to the Bulls the same thing they'd done to the Grizzlies." I'm not any grammar nazi, but this stuff is pretty bad. In general, it's just not good writing.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:05 AM

Since I'm in San Francisco for the Christmas period, I was able to have the novel experience of watching this game at a reasonable time of day for once. Makes a nice change to not be falling asleep at the end of the game! I thought the Bulls looked incredibly sluggish tonight - it feels as though it shouldn't be possible to run a fast break off a made basket against any half awake NBA team, yet the Rockets seemed to be able to do It almost at will. There were some gorgeous scores in delayed transition out of situations like that in the second half.

It occurs to me that this is the most dominant stretch of basketball I've seen the Rockets play since I've been following them seriously (2-3 years). I can't recall the team stringing together a series of wins with this margin of victory, anyway. It is worth noting though that there are asterisks to be put against each of our wins in this streak though: New York had no Melo, Philly had no Holiday, Memphis were in the second night of a back-to-back and the Bulls had obviously had too much Christmas lunch (incidentally, I hate that the NBA schedules the marquee matchups for Christmas Day, as the standard of play is generally lower and it makes it less likely that we'll see the high quality game you'd get at any other time of the year. This year there were some close ones though, so maybe I'm just being a bit Bah Humbug). I might start to get excited if we can beat Minnesota in similar fashion tomorrow.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

It's also interesting that the Rockets' surge has coincided with Patterson's injury. Morris hasn't been a world beater as a replacement, but his advanced stats are far superior to Patterson's and he is within 60 minutes of so of Patterson in terms of total playing time. My sense is that this episode may usher Patterson to his proper role as an NBA player, which is as a backup big.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

It's also interesting that the Rockets' surge has coincided with Patterson's injury. Morris hasn't been a world beater as a replacement, but his advanced stats are far superior to Patterson's and he is within 60 minutes of so of Patterson in terms of total playing time. My sense is that this episode may usher Patterson to his proper role as an NBA player, which is as a backup big.

I agree. this may be the beginning of the end for patterson. while morris is not as good defensively he is better offensively which is spreading the floor better which in turn is creating better shots.
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you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

But Patterson was spacing the floor as well.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

But Patterson was spacing the floor as well.

but morris shoots a better 3 ball which pulls the D man just a little futher out.
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you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

Longtime lurker, first time poster.

While I do agree that Morris probably stretches the floor a bit better than 2Pat, and is better offensively, aren't the Rockets the last team to need to worry about offensive production? Esp. at the expense of any defense?
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

But wasn't Patterson shooting the 3 at a 40% clip? Why would Morris be pulling the man further out? You all know I'm as big a Morris fan as there is out there, but not sure if I can attribute this surge to that swap.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

Wow I hadn't realized 2Pat was shooting it at THAT high of a clip. But wasn't it mainly the corner 3? I actually don't know the answer to this, but is Morris a bit more "varied" in where he can go/expected to go to shoot that 3?
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#12 bob schmidt

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

According to http://www.basketbal...s/HOU/2013.html , Morris shoots the 3 at .398 while PP shoots it at .333 . In the area of advanced stats, Morris rates a couple of points better at defense than PP.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

Ah so Morris does shoot the 3 better than 2Pat. Paradigm shift once again in my head haha. As far as the advanced defensive stats though, I wonder how much of that is affected by Morris having played secondary units for most of this season (as opposed to 2Pat starting). Also, I remember reading on here that part of 2Pat's defensive skill set, which seems rare, esp. for younger players, is something about his adeptness at defensive rotations, etc.?, which would not be caught by the advanced stats I presume.
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