Would You Like Kyle Lowry or Pau Gasol?

A little over one month ago, the city of Houston sat wide-eyed and speechless beside the rest of the world’s basketball watching community as David Stern overruled a league-altering trade that the Rockets were heavy participants in. You know the details, and so do I. Revisiting what might have been and tinkering the pieces has been beaten to death more times than Steven Spielberg’s beloved War Horse, but what I’m about to touch on is different in that it is as much theoretical as it is literal. I find this deal interesting due to the polarity it’s sure to arouse, and the ideological foxholes those on each side of the argument will find themselves digging into. Read More »

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Rapid Reaction: Milwaukee Bucks 105, Houston Rockets 99

My grades from tonight’s backbreaking loss against the Bucks.

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Houston Rockets vs Milwaukee Bucks – January 25, 2012 7:00PM

The gist: The Bucks are currently sitting at ninth in the East and badly need to bolster their 2-8 road record. Prior to this game, they failed to register a win despite the bench producing 44 points in a 97-92 loss to the Hawks.

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Rapid Reaction: Rockets 107, Timberwolves 92

Our grades from tonight’s win.

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The Psychology of Greatness

As I write this, the Houston Rockets are on a six-game winning streak and are entering an eight-game stretch in which they should be at least even odds to win every night; they currently occupy the 8th seed in the playoff standings.  Barring some catastrophic injury, I fully expect them to make the postseason.

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