Monthly Archives: December 2012

More on Cousins

From Cowbell Kingdom: “Like I said, all along I’m trying to create an environment here,” Smart told reporters after Saturday practice.  ”And we all gotta move forward to making sure that we do everything we can to keep that environment in the right direction.  And when any player goes beyond that, then there’s going to [...]

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Sacramento Kings suspend forward DeMarcus Cousins indefinitely

via Ken Berger: Kings announce they have suspended DeMarcus Cousins indefinitely for “unprofessional behavior and conduct detrimental to the team.” While they’ve repeatedly stated a long-term commitment to Cousins, I don’t see how this marriage can last; the young power forward has apparently not made any progress with his maturity issues. It begs the question [...]

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Patrick Patterson out at least two more weeks

via the Chronicle: Pending the opinion of a third doctor to examine Patterson, the Rockets are expected to wait two weeks to evaluate Patterson in hopes he can avoid surgery, Patterson’s agent, Odell McCants, said.

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Preview: Memphis Grizzlies @ Houston Rockets

After a two week honeymoon following that exciting overtime game against the Spurs, the Rockets now have to face a vicious schedule that starts with the Grizzlies and takes them on the road for 15 of their next 23 games. As the Rockets prepare for a deluge of teams currently in the playoff race (15 [...]

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Examining the Lin/Harden pick-and-roll

It’s safe to say that Jeremy Lin and James Harden are two young basketball players infatuated with the pick-and-roll. Moments before magically transforming it into an Omer Asik-looking-catapult that hurls them towards the basket, they salivate at the site of a ball screen. For Harden, the pick-and-roll has played a major role in solidifying him as [...]

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