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@  majik19 : (25 October 2015 - 08:26 PM) also read the Zach Lowe article - he's definitely drinking the kool-aid, and for good reason! I don't know if we're the biggest regular season threat (howard's health), but I think we are in the playoffs.
@  majik19 : (25 October 2015 - 08:25 PM) Sad about Saunders... seems sudden, though I knew he had fought on and off with cancer.
@  jorgeaam : (25 October 2015 - 06:41 PM) RIP Flip Saunders, sad day for basketball
@  YaoMan : (23 October 2015 - 04:49 PM) Zach Lowe seems to think the Rox are the biggest threat to GSW: http://grantland.com...-16-nba-season/
@  cointurtlemoose : (23 October 2015 - 04:36 PM) Hey if yall want a good podcast to listen to, find the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast on Itunes, Rahat just did a Rockets preview with the host.
@  majik19 : (13 October 2015 - 09:09 PM) Apparently we claimed Arsalan Kazemi off waivers from the Hawks today... yet another undersized (6'7") power forward for Morey's cupboard.
@  Mario Peña : (10 October 2015 - 01:12 PM) If your part if the Red94 Fantasy Basketball League check the thread to vote for the date and time for the draft event. Thanks y'all!
@  jorgeaam : (07 October 2015 - 08:47 PM) Guys we need 1 more owner for the Red94 fantasy league, if interested please comment on the post in the fantasy basketball thread
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 06:50 PM) Kobe ranked one spot higher than Ariza? Is this based on legacy or...??
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 04:13 PM) It was hard to keep up with both the Astros and Rockets at the same time. Should be interesting on Thursday with the Texans and Astros on simultaneously.
@  Mario Peña : (07 October 2015 - 04:09 PM) It was fun to have the Rockets on last night! Right now I'm watching the Celtics versus Milan and Alessandro Gentile is impressive.
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Well, thinking twice about it, I'd rather have him score less and have the team as a whole do better. Lawson should take a lot of his load off
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Loving that, hope he hits 30 PPG this year
@  thejohnnygold : (06 October 2015 - 06:15 PM) Someone is feeling confident :) : LINK
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 05:54 PM) 10 Teams done, will need 2 more
@  Mario Peña : (06 October 2015 - 02:35 PM) Alright guys, if anyone is interested in joining the Red94 fantasy basketball league we could use one more player to get us to 10 teams (or three to get us to 12 teams). Just check the thread in the Fantasy Basketball forum. Thanks!
@  thejohnnygold : (05 October 2015 - 06:23 PM) I use leaguepass here in Austin with no problems...
@  skip 2 my lou : (05 October 2015 - 03:14 PM) Hey fellas, I'm a rocket fan but I live in the heart of Dallas. Does anybody know if I buy NBA Leaguepass if it's too close to be subject to blackouts?
@  Losthief : (02 October 2015 - 02:24 AM) tks jg
@  thejohnnygold : (29 September 2015 - 05:16 AM) FYI, it was media day today. Interviews are up at NBA.com

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The Rockets Daily - August 20, 2013


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    Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:47 AM

    New post: The Rockets Daily - August 20, 2013
    By: John Eby

    Una Mas - ESPN reports the Rockets have signed Ronnie Brewer to the team on a two-year, partially guaranteed deal. Brewer is billed as a defensive specialist, and that pretty much sums him up. He languished last season in New York and Oklahoma, but spent several productive seasons before that on good teams in Utah and Chicago, and was the starting

    In his last meaningful season for the Bulls (2011-2012), he held opposing SF's to an 11.5 PER and opposing SG's to 11.8--not too shabby. The problem is that he can't shoot, putting up around 25 percent from three for his career and a brutal 41.6 percent True Shooting percentage last year.

    Brewer joins Omri Casspi, Reggie Williams and Aaron Brooks as Rockets who have had some very effective seasons in their careers, and whose recent slumps have correlated mainly with a change of teams as opposed to injury. While in the past it seemed like Daryl Morey saw undervalued players (Chuck Hayes, Carl Landry, Kyle Lowry, Shane Battier) with a statistical third eye that remained a mystery to the rest of us, this season his acquisitions seem to follow a pattern. He has targeted players with proven skills who performed well in one situation but not in another, taking a calculated risk that Houston will be a good fit. This strategy should not be confused with the acquisitions of Terrence Jones, Hasheem Thabeet, Jonny Flynn or Jordan Hill. In those cases, the team was hoping that unproven talent would flourish in a new situation.

    With 18 players now under contract, training camp may feel like the Hunger Games. So many players are competing for complimentary roles that the odds of piecing together a strong bench are in Houston's favor.

    Flexibility - According to Taiwanese media, Dwight Howard is cool with playing power forward next to Omer Asik, as Daryl Morey hinted on Reddit the other day.

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    "There is no need to adjust. I have been playing basketball for my whole life. I started it up playing a point guard," the NBA star told reporters at a press conference to welcome his third visit to Taiwan.

    "I think it can make our team tougher. We need [me] being as a power forward some games and Asik being a center. We will have a big lineup, and it will be tough for teams to truly score," the 27-year-old center said.

    "You have two guys to play great defense in the paint. So I think it is positive, and it is no conflict," he added.

    There are two ways of interpreting Dwight's comments. You can believe him and believe that after years of cleaning up after sub-par defensive teammates, he probably thinks that playing next to an elite defensive center would save some wear-and-tear on his body. Or you can believe that he is lying and would really rather play next to a stretch-four at all times so he has room to operate in the post, but he wants to act like team chemistry is going to be just hunky-dunky.

    Incidentally, "Hunky-Dunky" would be an excellent nickname for the Parsons-Howard tandem. I really hope Bill Worrell reads this.

    Turn The Beat Around - The Rockets came in no. 3 in ESPN's Team Turnaround rankings. Really, this only means that adding the league's best center to your team tends to change things for the better.

    Got any sweet links or suggestions? Email them to [email protected], or message @EbyNews on Twitter.


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