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Morning-after reactions to the Houston Rockets’ 2011 draft performance

A lot of thoughts.  First, I recommend heading over to SBNation’s TheDreamshake for in-depth pick by pick coverage of yesterday’s event. One thing I want to touch on is my attitude towards the draft itself, in general.  It used to be something I regarded with complete apathy, and for good reason.  There was little chance [...]

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I’ve seen this tale before

While watching the Oklahoma City Thunder crumble down the stretch in tonight’s game, completely unable to execute anything resembling a basic offensive set, I couldn’t help but think to myself, “I’ve seen this tale before and it didn’t end well.” Like Russell Westbrook, Steve Francis in his time was the most scintillating point guard prospect [...]

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Parting ways with Adelman was the right call

This isn’t exactly a profound statement.  Others before me have said it, and far earlier than this.  But for the record, after my initial bewilderment, after some of the tidbits that have come out in the media, I want to state that I’m on board with management’s decision to part ways with Rick Adelman. On [...]

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Red94 season two in review: reflections

You can read my season 1 write-up here. I want to first extend thanks to my many wonderful contributors, this season seeing my staff expanding from two to 13.  I cannot express enough gratitude to our columnists, Jacob Mustafa, Connor Winn, Ben Heller, Eric Todd, and Shawn Grady, each without whom we would be at [...]

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Like Les Alexander, the Philadelphia 76ers own the Rockets.

Wednesday night’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers could be described as heart or back-breaking to Houston fans, the kind of loss that might finally bang the gavel on the Rockets’ postseason chances. Such observations are entirely valid, as is any palpable frustration with the Rockets’ apparent collapse in the fourth quarter of a must-win (on [...]

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