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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


The Rockets Daily - October 31, 2013

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    Posted 31 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

    New post: The Rockets Daily - October 31, 2013
    By: John Eby

    "Watching our team play offense was like a trip to the dentist." - Kevin McHale summing up Houston's opening night performance, a 13-point win despite atrocious shooting. McHale acting like his dog died after a double-digit win is the coachiest thing ever.

    Coming of Age- ESPN.com zeroed in on Houston's franchise cornerstones with a pair of insightful pieces on Wednesday. Kevin Arnovitz looked at how Dwight Howard the personality has tainted the view of Dwight Howard the player. He begins with an anecdote that really nails why Howard is widely maligned:


    My friend has met Howard a few times in the past year or so. He finds him friendly, polite to more or less everyone, goofy in an inoffensive way and, above all, eager to be funny.

    “But he’s not funny,” my friend said dispassionately. “It doesn't work.”

    He goes on to explore the truth that personalities aren't static, especially when you're talking about men below the age of 30, and then apply it to Howard.


    Howard has given no certain indication that he’ll ever be Mr. Gravitas, but he should be given some breathing room -- not because we owe him a thing. This isn't about a fresh start.

    It’s about affording someone the opportunity to excise his frustrations and become better at who he is and what he does.

    And when a man can pull down 26 rebounds in a game, he can tell as many lame jokes as he wants.

    As for the other pillar in H-Town, James Harden, Ethan Sherwood Strauss reexamines his decision to seek a max contract with a fascinating comparison to Manu Ginobili.

    First he compares the legacy of Manu to the legacy of Kobe Bryant, who had similar levels of per-minute production but different roles, then he turns the question to Harden:


    I actually suspect that Harden will receive more renown than Manu ever did while never being quite as good as Manu was. This is amusing to consider when, just a year ago, Harden was being chided for ignoring legacy considerations. The framing was that, by leaving a contender, the league’s best sixth man was consigning himself to a kind of ringless obscurity.

    Instead, it's the opposite. Even after getting bounced from the playoffs by his old team, Harden is more famous and more highly thought of than ever before.

    He's also higher paid, and deservedly so. In the words of Jalen Rose, "keep gettin' dem checks," James.

    Rave Reviews - The Point Forward analyzed some of last night's big debuts with a positive assessment of Howard's effort:


    The ball didn’t fall in his lap; Howard made it his mission to be first to the ball as often as possible, and succeeded to the point of grabbing nearly half of his team’s rebounds. Toss in 17 points on 14 attempts, along with enthused defensive play, and that’s a hell of a night’s work.

    Tweet That - Dork Elvis stands at the crossroads of sports and geekery and lives up to his nickname:

    Clutchfans for the win:

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

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