I, like many of our readers, have been quite geeked about Mr. Huq’s recent forays into the locker rooms, allowing our slightly heady, hushed questions into the fray with the rest of the post-game platitudes. There’s been the excitement of seeing players not often seen interviewed speak up (or in Terence Williams’ case, not speak at all), the questions with just a hint of Rahat’s more subversive side and the general fun that’s associated with, “Hey, I know that dude!” Read More
My guest in this episode was Sachin Gupta, Basketball Operations and Salary Cap Analyst for the Houston Rockets, and also, the creator of ESPN’s Trade Machine. We talked about the role of analytics in the Rockets’ operations and discussed some of the public’s perceptions regarding Morey and the staff.
The entire interview is broken down into two clips with Part 2 a short 2 minute take on the staff’s modus operandi in the event of a conflict between the statistical analysis and the traditional scouting reports. I hope you enjoy!
Wednesday, 7:30pm CST @ Toyota Center
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So far, this was the best suggestion out of the lot. If it’s met with support, Jagz gets the tickets. If this is terrible, we can change. It’s critical to have a good column name or you won’t want to come read this stuff. At least I’m guessing how that works.
Anyways, I have a lot to cover today, much of it unrelated to the Rockets. Because who exactly is paying any attention to the team right now? We’re basically waiting for next week to see if something goes down. On that note, is this the most boring season you’ve ever experienced? It has to be, right? Last year, there was all of the McGrady drama, and then after the Kevin Martin trade, serious hopes of contention with a free agent pickup in the summer. This time around, we have no franchise or potential franchise player for the first time since…I don’t even know…and seemingly not really much hope. We’re just waiting for some sort of domino to drop.