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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 - December 9, 2013

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    Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

    New post: The Rockets Daily - December 9, 2013
    By: John Eby

    Pricing Omer - Marc Stein worked the phones over the weekend to give some insight on where Omer Asik could land, and Philadelphia emerged as the no. 1 option:


    Keep your eye on Philadelphia. Front-runner would be overstating it, but the notion that the Sixers are a viable destination for Asik is increasingly making the rounds. And that certainly makes sense given (A) Philly's front office is run by a certified Asik fan in former Rockets exec Sam Hinkie and (B) Philly has a frontcourt player to send back to Houston in Thaddeus Young, whose skill set can click with Dwight Howard's, albeit not as well as seemingly unattainable dream target Ryan Anderson; and © there really isn't an Asik for Philly to draft with the high pick it's likely to snag in the 2014 lottery.

    I would say some things about this trade, but Rahat already addressed it at length on Sunday. To summarize, there are a couple of reasons to say "no" to this trade, and Terrence Jones just dunked one of them in your face.

    Competitor - I pretty vividly recall looking at ESPN's PER rankings on Saturday and being surprised to see that Arron Afflalo was a tad higher than James Harden. Whoops, not any more. On Sunday, both shooting guards took exactly 17 shots in a head-to-head matchup. Afflalo scored 16. Harden scored 27. You think maybe someone mentioned that PER thing to Harden before the game?L'Chaim - I went too long without mentioning this, but Omri Casspi was invited to the White House for the last day of Hanukkah last week. The Houston Chronicle has the deets:


    Casspi left a gift with the president on the trip – a No. 18 Rockets jersey with “Obama” on the back. The number 18, which Casspi wears, is also a spiritual number in Judaism meaning life. It is often used as a symbol for good luck.

    Casspi said the president told him he could come back to play basketball with him,

    Now that I know that the number 18 is literally the numerical equivalent of l'chaim ("to life!)", I'm totally yelling it whenever Casspi hits a three. That's not to say that I wasn't yelling it already, but this gives me another reason.

    Prickly - Also from the Chronicle, Chandler Parsons has been getting acupuncture to help with his back spasms. Clearly, he's seen a sharp increase in his production ever since he started the treatments. You might even call it a spike in production. In fact, last night he did a great job of penetrating the defense.

    Ok, ok. I'll stop. I think you got the point.

    Kobe - Kobe Bryant made his return from Achilles injury last night, losing to a short-handed Toronto team. He scored 9 points (on 9 shots), had 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and an astonishing 8 turnovers in 28 minutes. With the caveat that this is just one game, here are a couple thoughts on how this relates to the Rockets:

    1. Dwight Howard's decision to leave L.A. to play with Harden looks pretty vindicated right at this moment.
    2. The conversation for best shooting guard in the NBA has to begin and end with James Harden and Dwyane Wade, and Wade remains in the conversation because of his defense.
    3. Every time the Rockets win on the same night the Lakers lose, an angel gets it's wings.

    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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