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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 27, 2013

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    Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:48 PM

    New post: The Rockets Daily - December 27, 2013
    By: John Eby

    The Best Things In Life Are Free - James Harden set a new record last night, and it's the most James Harden-y record he could possibly set. According to ESPN Stats & Info, his 27 points were the most ever by a player who made two or fewer field goals. Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and the Beard's gotta shoot free throws.

    Yeah, About That - Zach Randolf was a little unhappy about how that all went down. He was given a technical for barking at the refs over Harden's trail to the line, and after the game, he said:


    "It was the refs tonight. Eight against five. The game in the second half, a man was shooting free throws every time. We were out there playing hard, and they were dictating the game. It can't be like that. We are out there playing, too.

    As I wrote in a comment thread last night, I feel like Harden earned just about every free throw. Unlike some of his greatest foul-drawing predecessors--Kobe, Dirk, and even aging MJ--Harden seldom draws ticky-tack fouls on fadeaways, which are the ultimate "superstar" calls. He beats his man off the dribble and thrusts the ball forward as he gathers it. The result is usually that his man reaches for the ball from behind and grabs his arm, or the helper tries to slap the ball away and gets all arm. Basically, he begs defenders to abandon "verticality" and start swinging, and once that happens, whistles blow.

    Occasionally, Harden gets the Kobe treatment: refs just wait to see if he missed the shot, then blow a whistle. Last night they made calls as soon as there was contact. Also, on a night when your opponent's best player hits the bench halfway through the third quarter with five fouls, you might want to think twice before criticizing the officials, Z-Bo.

    Welcome Back - It's been a few days since this news broke, but Gersson Rosas is back with the Houston Rockets as executive vice president of scouting and player personnel. Rosas, as you may recall, was hired as the GM of the Mavs before abruptly resigning after just three months on the job. According to CBS Sports, Rosas' attempts to install his plans for the team in Dallas hit strong resistance. As Rosas told the Houston Chronicle, his heart is in Houston:


    “At the end of the day, they know where my heart is and they know that I’m committed to this organization, so the opportunity to come back is special.

    “Being a guy who’s grown up in Houston and being around in the championship years , that was my passion to bring a championship team back. It’s going to take time and it’s going to take a lot of effort, but being in a position to impact it at that level is very special to me.”

    Injuries- Aaron Brooks twisted his ankle during the game against the Grizzlies, and headed to the locker room. For all the world it looked like cosmic forces were conspiring to make sure that Isaiah Canaan got his moment in the sun. But Brooks returned to the bench ready to play by the end of the night. Canaan seems like a good guy and I hope he has a good career, but let's be clear: if he sees the court this season, that is not a good sign for the team.

    All-Stars - According to the latest All-Star voting returns, Dwight Howard is still on pace to be a frontcourt starter in the West. Lin and Harden come in 4th and 5th in guard votes in the West behind Kobe, Chris Paul and Steph Curry. Just a reminder, the top three frontcourt players and top two guards in the voting become starters, while the rest of the teams are selected by coaches.

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