Monthly Archives: August 2011

Searching For Houston’s Identity

All great teams have an identity. Usually if sustained success is there and a championship (or multiple) is won, that identity stretches further beyond even the most universally known superstar. Here are some examples: Right now the Boston Celtics are a group of talented veterans—gritty, tough, defensive minded, led by the best communicator in the [...]

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A 7’6″ Hole to Fill: Breaking down the Rockets’ Centers

So here we are at the center of our discussion. The Rockets are a team built around the expectation of a super-large anchor who’s chain separated and set the team adrift in a storm with a demagnetized compass. And now the team’s fantastic collection of parts seem like just that, parts. With the giant man [...]

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Powering through the Rockets’ Forwards

In recent NBA times, defining the power forward and center positions has been about as simple and clear as corporate tax code. Tim Duncan is apparently a power forward, while Mehmet Okur and Andrea Bargnani hoist three’s from the center position and Brad Miller passes out of the high post and looks cool in a [...]

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ESPN: 5-on-5 on the Milwaukee Bucks

Today’s new 5-on-5 discussion has been published with some thoughts from myself on the Milwaukee Bucks, including this take on this summer’s trade between the Bucks and Bobcats that brought Stephen Jackson to Wisconsin: Last season’s Bucks offense revealed a couple of things: Bogut’s hand functions as if repaired mostly with duct tape and hope, [...]

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From the NinetyFourums: The blessed and the cursed

Reader Favian Pua breaks down each of the NBA’s respective fanbases: 16. Houston Rockets: The Yao Dynasty has come to an end and dissipating for the most part is the Chinese community who wholeheartedly rode the Rockets bandwagon for the past decade. For those who are sticking it out with the Rockets this year, be [...]

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