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@  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
@  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

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A stats paper, the Rockets, RGV and the future.


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#1 NorEastern

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    Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

    I would like to focus on a paper discussing many issues that are being investigated by Morey and the Rockets. The paper is actually a reflection of Morey's grand d-league experiment that started at the beginning of this season. To understand the context you should read the following excellent article from Grantland:

     

    http://grantland.com...-of-basketball/

     

    This article is a summation of the RGV offensive strategy this season. They push pace to unheard of levels. Almost 110 possessions per game. Mid-ranged shots are unheard of. A stunning 45 three point shots are attempted per game. To put that into context the Rockets lead the NBA with 26 three point shots per game.

     

    The paper of interest was submitted to the MIT-Sloan conference. It was not accepted, but that does not impinge on its worth.

     

    http://www.boxscoreg...r-floor-stretch

     

    The main tenants of this paper are:

     

    1: There currently are no identifiable limits to the upper end of the number of three point shots taken and their effect on improving offensive performance in the NBA.

    2: Increasing the number of three point shots taken actually increases the effectiveness of the two point shot.

     

    What does this mean for the future Rockets? IMHO higher pace and more three point shots. Currently 32.5% of the Rockets field goal attempts are from beyond the arc. Do not be surprised if that number increases 10% over the next couple of seasons.

     

    What does this mean for the Rockets roster? Next season I could see Troy Daniels with a roster spot. A stretch PF becomes critical. If Jones and D-Mo cannot fill that role expect at least one of them to be traded.

     

    Also of interest is this article:

     

    http://grantland.com...midrange-shots/

     

    I do recommend looking at the Tableau graphs at the end of the boxscoregeeks article. They are amazing.


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