Monthly Archives: July 2012

Trying to preview the regular season

Before beginning my annual process of circling three Rockets games from the future to which I’m most looking forward to viewing, a few roadblocks had to be broken down. And by a few, I really mean one gigantic brick wall of uncertainty standing in the way of a clear opinion: the roster. Thus far, Houston’s [...]

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Goran Dragic vs. Kyle Lowry: Epilogue

Back in March, when I started this series, it seemed unfathomable that neither player would be employed by the Houston Rockets come July.  That is now where we stand.  Both Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic, each deemed future All-Stars and considered franchise cornerstones at some point, have moved on.  What seemed a decision between these [...]

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Criticisms of Asik deal are unwarranted

Except in the die-hard Internet refuges, all month, I’ve seen and heard nothing but mockery for the Rockets’ pursuit and eventual signing of center Omer Asik.  The criticism is a bit difficult to understand.  Had they had Magic center Dwight Howard already in the fold, I do think Rockets management would have opted to spend [...]

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No Howard deal…for now

Via ESPN: The Orlando Magic have told rival executives that they might not trade Dwight Howard after all, according to league sources. An executive who has had discussions with the Magic regarding Howard said Orlando only will trade the star center in a deal that is great for the franchise. The executive said this has been Orlando’s stance for [...]

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Jeremy Lin meets the Houston media, or, the biggest press conference I’ve ever seen

A quick story to start off: the presser was scheduled to kick off at 4PM today so, knowing that it would be the largest gathering since the 2004 Republican National Convention, I left work at 3:15.  (I work downtown and am five minutes from the Toyota Center.)  As I’m turning the corner at Louisiana, two [...]

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