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Dwightmare appears over; Rockets look to move on with life

According to ESPN, a four-team deal which will send Dwight Howard to the Lakers appears to be complete.  In it, Andrew Bynum will be sent to the 76ers with guard Arron Afflalo, some worthless draft picks, and two other unnotables heading to Florida.

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Rockets Retro: The Young Nucleus

Barring a major trade, the Houston Rockets will enter the season with an impressive collection of young talent.  Jeremy Lin, Jeremy Lamb, Omer Asik, Chandler Parsons, Donatas Motiejunas, Patrick Patterson, Marcus Morris, Royce White, and Terrence Jones are all under 26 years old and all carry some degree of promise as a player in this [...]

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A thread this morning in the discussion forum brought to mind a topic I’ve pondered for some time: how exactly are the demographics of Rockets fans composed?  The question holds significance because, as we can infer from the Jeremy Lin signing, business implications do hold bearing on personnel decisions.

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Goran Dragic vs. Kyle Lowry: Epilogue

Back in March, when I started this series, it seemed unfathomable that neither player would be employed by the Houston Rockets come July.  That is now where we stand.  Both Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic, each deemed future All-Stars and considered franchise cornerstones at some point, have moved on.  What seemed a decision between these [...]

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Criticisms of Asik deal are unwarranted

Except in the die-hard Internet refuges, all month, I’ve seen and heard nothing but mockery for the Rockets’ pursuit and eventual signing of center Omer Asik.  The criticism is a bit difficult to understand.  Had they had Magic center Dwight Howard already in the fold, I do think Rockets management would have opted to spend [...]

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