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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 - December 6, 2013


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    Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:02 AM

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

    BirdMester, Part One -  Bill and Jalen are talking basketball again you guys! Here's the video, and if you're impatient you can skip it and read about what they say about the Rockets below the break.

    On Omer Asik, who was nominated for LVP (Anthony Bennet won it) because of his pouting over Dwight Howard's arrival:

    Quote:

    Bill: He makes $8.3 million a year.

    Jalen: I need you to ball.

    Bill: Pick up the check, Omer, and then you're going to play when we tell you to play. Or else give the money back.

    Jalen: Correct.

    Yup. They elaborate on this subject a bit more, postulating that while Asik's attitude should hurt his trade value, his size and defensive skill will keep his value up regardless. I'm sure Daryl Morey is counting on it.

    BirdMester, Part 2 - When Bill and Jalen discuss fixable unfixable problems, Hack-A-Dwight comes up.

    And Bill shares a solution from a reader:

    Quote:

    Every time somebody gets fouled off the ball, the team should have a choice. Either you can take the two free throws, or you just get the ball back with 14 seconds left on the shot clock.

    Jalen likes Hack-A-Whoever because it forces players to raise their skill level. Bill hates it because WHO WANTS TO SEE THE GREATEST ATHLETES IN THE WORLD STAND AND SHOOT FREE THROWS? Ok, he just said he hates it because it's not entertaining. Excuse me for losing my composure.

    There Is No "Try" - Dwight Howard questioned the team's effort after the loss to the Suns. Dwight always used the word "we" when referring to the lack of effort, but I think it's easy to infer that he was thinking of his teammates. Still, I wouldn't hold that against Howard. When you pull down 18 rebounds (effort stat) in a loss, you earn the right to speak up. He also showed some restraint in talking about the team's dirty laundry.

    Quote:

    “It’s just [has to] be in you. You can’t coach it. You can’t draw up plays or anything like that. You just gotta have it.”

    Howard would not reveal what the obviously distressed McHale told the team.

    “We keep that between us,” said the All-Star center. “We know what we got to do. We don’t do it, we’re [going to] continue to lose.

    Supersubs - Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik get some love in this NBA.com blogtable about the league's top sixth men. John Schuhmann writes:

    Quote:

    Ideally, I’d like a guy who can shoot and play defense. But I can’t find a bench guy out there who does both at an above-average level. So give me Ryan Anderson, an elite shooter who will complement the playmakers in my starting lineup. He’s not a good defender, but he can rebound. Depending on the exact makeup of my starting lineup, I’d also consider Omer Asik for rim protection.

    Aldo Avinante gives the nod to Lin:

    Quote:

    I like the way Taj Gibson has been playing for the Bulls lately. He is a really solid big man off the bench. He defends well, grabs boards and scores in an efficient manner. He knows his role and plays within his limitations. But Jeremy Lin when healthy is a great option as a sixth man because he can really run a team on offense — if he can improve on his defense he will be the perfect player off the bench for the Rockets.

    Contributor Needed - I’m still taking applications for someone to replace me as news editor, which mostly involves writing the Daily. I’ll be writing less starting around Christmas. Email me at [email protected] if you’re interested.


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