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@  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
@  slick shoes : (23 September 2015 - 06:37 PM) kind of late in the day but NBATV is broadcasting classis Rockets games all day today.
@  SadLakerFan : (16 September 2015 - 04:37 AM) Man, as a Laker fan, I'm learning how little you care about the off season when your team sucks. Anyway, a quick moment to remember Moses. Still remember watching the 81 team as a kid - losing record, NBA Finals. I would have cried w/joy if they could have beaten the Celtics.
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) http://bleacherrepor...ist-after-crash
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) So to celebrate his new contract, Montrezl Harrell saved someone's life on monday
@  thejohnnygold : (14 September 2015 - 04:36 PM) A good article from Blinebury talking about when Hakeem and Moses used to play in the park. LINK
@  rockets best... : (14 September 2015 - 02:29 AM) I agree totally. I got to watch his Rocket days and the man was a hell of a player. BIG MO R.I.P.


The Rockets Daily - November 6, 2013

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#1 Red94


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    Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:38 PM

    New post: The Rockets Daily - November 6, 2013
    By: John Eby

    No Hard Feelings - Leading up to the showdown against L.A. on Thursday night, Pau Gasol is cool with Dwight. From ESPN Los Angeles:


    "He made his decision and felt like that was the best choice for him and so you respect him for it and that's it," Lakers forward Pau Gasol said. "A lot of things went wrong last year for sure. There was a lot of adversity. Nothing really clicked. So it was a tough year for everyone. Not for one individual. Pretty much for the entire team it was a tough year to go through."

    Kobe Bryant? Not so much. He and Dwight aren't on speaking terms.


    Bryant told reporters during the team's media day in September that he didn't "really give a s---" about Howard's decision anymore, but delved further into the subject Tuesday during an interview with NBA TV.

    "We have two different personalities," Bryant said. "There's a certain way that I believe you have to approach the game in order to win championships. He had a different way that he felt like would be best and because of that it was tough to see eye to eye on [a] daily basis."

    The world is so much easier to navigate when people act like caricatures of themselves. Thanks, Kobe.

    ICYMI - This is what Harden and Howard did to Portland on Tuesday night.

    Harden's last shot--a stepback over Nicolas Batum--was absolute trolling. If Batum is known for anything, it's his insanely long arms and ability to close out. Harden went right at his opponent's greatest strength and neutered it.

    Trends - At Hickory High, Andy Liu examines Houston's counter-cultural move to play Asik and Howard together.


    But the point here remains that Morey is unafraid to see where the league is heading;  each team chock-full of shooters or defenders, or both in one, and looking to push its tempo at all times, and go against the grain, relatively. Morey has already used his assets to acquire his top-level talent while teams are just now attempting to do the same. While teams are going small: like Carmelo Anthony at power forward (though we’re still not sure what Mike Woodson is doing this year), some clamoring for Harrison Barnes at the four, and numerous other teams opting for shooting over size at traditional power positions; the Rockets have somewhat bucked their own trend in trying this experiment.

    Liu's article kind of dances around another related issue about roster building. How much are effective lineups determined by matchup trends across the league? Right now, there is a decent body of evidence to support the evidence of smallball, especially on offense. But as traditional twin towers lineups become more and more rare, will smallball lineups run afoul of the law of diminishing returns?

    Basketball is never played in a vacuum. Sometimes a lineup that produces wins for 81 games can be destroyed by a bad matchup in game 82. The question for Daryl Morey is whether to trade Asik for a player who can make the starting lineup purr, or keep him so Houston can bludgeon small teams with a mismatch.

    Tweet That - Daryl Morey with the ambiguous tweet of the night.

    This tweet came around the same time that Stephen Curry went to the locker room with a foot injury against the T-Wolves (honestly, the biggest things standing between GSW and a championship are Curry's ankles). Or maybe he was just rooting for the Houston Dynamo, which was playing the New York Red Bulls last night. You can draw your own conclusions.

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

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    Posted 08 November 2013 - 03:28 PM

    With regards to those keeping their eyes on trends and monitoring Asik I think we need time to see how this plays out. Maybe the tandem is not a starting unit and serves as a disruption in certain matchups at certain times. Perhaps other teams are sorting out their rosters and not answering calls just yet. For the fans who hang on every game it is a frustrating situation following the big man dilemma but GM's have time frames to work with and it is still early whether that means Morey and McHale trying to maximize use of the tandem or other GM's getting to a point where they can make a trade for Asik. Whatever is going on I trust Morey has a plan (not that he cares what I believe) or the Rockets wouldn't be here.

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