Category Archives: musings

‘Musings’ are not quite ‘essays’ but rather shorter nuggets of analysis, queries, responses etc.

Chris Finch on Howard, late game isolations

Via Jason Friedman:  JCF: To that end, I think there are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding how the offense works and is supposed to run. Last year, for example, some criticized the late-game offense because it had a tendency to get too iso-heavy and used that as an indictment of what happens when you [...]

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LaMarcus Aldridge expanding game?

Thanks to a reader for passing on this tidbit about everyone’s favorite Rockets trade target: LaMarcus Aldridge says he has expanded his game to shooting threes. Says he expects to shoot more of those this season. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 30, 2013 This was interesting for no other reason than that I’ve argued in [...]

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Which was the more impressive rebuilding?

I noted yesterday that, with training camp already having begun, it wasn’t too difficult to forget that at this time last year, Jeremy Lin was the best player on the Houston roster.  Indeed, the Rockets acquired two top-10 players within the span of nine months.  I wondered aloud if there were comparable instances in history [...]

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More on Aldridge

I wrote this morning some thoughts on LaMarcus Aldridge.  A reader writes: As for the salary Cap,it’s been blown.the only options the Rockets have the next two yrs is via trade or the Draft. I should clarify.  My contention with theoretically paying Aldridge $16million does not stem from a desire to preserve space or from [...]

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Houston Rockets promote Eli Witus to Vice President of Basketball Operations

Even with the changes since, he still plans to fill the openings with promotions and adjustments in responsibilities, moving up Basketball Operations Analysts Monte McNair and Eli Witus, Director of Player Personnel Gianlucca Pascucci and Personnel Scout Jim Paulus. The LinkedIn profile for the Harvard Law educated Witus confirms the promotion.  As it has now [...]

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