On the Samuel Dalembert signing

As is well known by now, the Houston Rockets signed center Samuel Dalembert yesterday, solidifying their frontcourt rotation.

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I don’t like the acquisition.

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I’m not completely sure where to start.  Whereas the front page should be littered with discussions ranging from “how many good years does Pau have left?” to “is our big man duo better than Randolph and Gasol?”, instead, cold silence.  I still don’t think we’ve completely overcome the collective shock that was last week.

Yes, this essay should have entailed a sincere look into the Rockets’ odds at winning the West in the next three years, during the duration of Pau Gasol’s contract.  Instead, we scramble to assess what we have and what our objectives should be during this challenging season.

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Rockets 5-on-5

Rahat and I help break down the Rockets upcoming season on ESPN.com

Rockets 5-on-5

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Chuck Hayes fails physical in Sacramento

ESPN reported this afternoon that former Rockets forward Chuck Hayes failed the team physical in Sacramento and has been released.

Hayes was signed by the Kings to a four year $21 million dollar contract on December 9th.

The complete details of the physical have yet to be released, but the preliminary reports suggest that the Kings’ team doctors found a heart abnormality.

The implications of Hayes’ release for the Rockets are potentially auspicious. Should he pass a Houston physical, the team remains $9 million dollars under the NBA salary cap and could possibly resign its former player.

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A tribute to Yao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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