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Food for Thought

Another ten assists tonight for Kyle Lowry.  Via 82games, on jump shots, Lowry has a eFG% this year of 22%.  Yikes!  (By comparison, Aaron Brooks is at 44%.) As I’ve said since last season, I’ve never quite understood how a player who is close to elite (yes–check the stats–Lowry is near elite for a point [...]

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Food for Thought

via 82games, the Rockets’ top 5-man unit, overall, has been the one featuring Lowry-Martin-Battier-Scola-Miller with a +/- of +22.  Replacing Miller with Hayes has produced a +2 overall, though that lineup has been much stingier, predictably, on the defensive end.

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Food for Thought

I dug up some interesting nuggets, via hoopsstats.com: Opposing point guards are shooting 45% against the Rockets, good for 26th in the league. Opposing shooting guards are shooting 44% against us, good for 19th. Opposing small forwards are shooting 47% against the Rockets, good for near-last at 28th in the league. Opposing power forwards are [...]

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Food for Thought: Kyle Lowry in his last 3

Kyle Lowry in his last three games has amassed 10 (and counting), 8, and 12 assists respectively.  After a terrible start to the season where he was likely still suffering from the effects of his injury, many labeled him a bust, asserting he was not worth the contract he was given and could not handle [...]

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Food for Thought – Ron Artest and Yao Ming

During my recent interview, while I remembered that Ron Artest had played very poorly to end the Lakers series last season, even I was surprised to find just how drastically his stats had tailed off. More interesting was the distinct correlation with the drop-off and the injury to center Yao Ming. As we know, Yao [...]

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