Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Dream Team of 3-on-3

So this was interesting, from USA Today: Could three-on-three basketball be coming to the Olympics? It will if FIBA, the international governing body, has its way. Secretary-general Patrick Baumann said Saturday that his group planned to propose it to be played as early as the 2016 Rio Games.

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The Kevin Martin Dilemma

Upon the signing of guard Carlos Delfino, many speculated that the move signaled a trade of incumbent starter Kevin Martin.  The thinking went that the team now had three good shooting guards so one was probably on the way out.  With rookie Jeremy Lamb a sure bet to stay, fingers pointed towards Martin.  However, I’m [...]

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Making sense of the Carlos Delfino signing

If you’re reading this, you already are aware that yesterday, the Houston Rockets agreed to terms with Carlos Delfino.  With a second year team option, the move holds little financial significance.  The real concern are the other ramifications.

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What really happened: why the Houston Rockets did not land Dwight Howard

Describing the Rockets’ reaction to this deal as “mystified,” Jonathan Feigen: The Rockets had tried to position themselves for this opportunity, offering the Toronto pick they got for Kyle Lowry along with a pick from Dallas and were open to adding a pick of their own. They would have sent two players from among Patrick [...]

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Outlining a plan of attack

As Rahat splendidly wrote in his last two articles, the Rockets are officially moving on, sans Dwight Howard, with a younger than young nucleus of players who boast little to no playing experience. Now that Howard isn’t a distraction, we can officially begin to sketch a skeletal outline of the team’s immediate future. There’s an [...]

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