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Greg Smith demoted to the Vipers

This news earlier today via Rockets press release. The demotion doesn’t come as a total shock as much of Smith’s playing time had been stolen away by one Cole David Aldrich.

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The Emerging Chandler Parsons

via rockets.com: “I knew that I was capable of doing this, I knew my coaching staff believes in me and I knew I was going to get an opportunity. I just worked really hard on the things Coach McHale told me to work on. He told me that every time I get a rebound to go [...]

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More on Greg Smith

Yesterday, Ming Wang penned this fabulous piece on Greg Smith, articulating the big man’s progress this year.  On one point, however, I disagree: While Smith lacks even a rudimentary post-game or a spot up jumper, the ability to score as a roll man can pay huge dividends for a team offensively (see Tyson Chandler on [...]

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In Greg Smith, Rockets Find Another Hidden Gem

Greg Smith, a previously unheralded and undrafted second-year player out of Fresno State, entered the realm of NBA relevance with a crucial role in Houston’s 107-105 win over the Lakers on December 4th. In 24 minutes of action that included much of a tight fourth quarter, Smith took over Asik’s role as the roll man [...]

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The Jeremy Lin Situation

Monday night’s loss at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs bore the most significant results of the season.  The team didn’t earn a victory, but observers came away with proof of something far more valuable. In scoring 38 points in his first outing without James Harden, Lin put to rest any doubts regarding his overall ability. [...]

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