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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.


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#1 majik19


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    Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:57 AM

    From Hollinger's Per Diem:

    It's probably long overdue that we mention the Rockets, given that they enter the All-Star break with 20 wins. Did you know they're tied with the Lakers for fifth in the West? Or that they started the season 3-7 and have gone 17-7 since? Things may get better too, as seven of their first 10 games coming out of the break are against sub-.500 teams.

    So how exactly are they doing this? The Rockets aren't a very sexy team -- they have no All-Stars and two of their best players (Luis Scola and Kevin Martin) have to be appreciated for their technical efficiency rather than their athletic exploits.

    But they are deep, and depth can win you a lot of games this season. Houston's 10 rotation players all have a PER of 12.5 or better, so the Rockets are ninth in offensive efficiency, despite lacking a single All-Star. (I don't mean just this year either: None of the players on Houston's roster has ever appeared in an All-Star Game.) Moreover, point guard Kyle Lowryhas emerged as the league's most underrated player. He has a 20.36 PER and ranks seventh among point guards in EWA; the six players ahead of him are all in Orlando this morning.

    However, a bigger story is at the other end. Kevin McHale vowed to improve the defense when he took over as coach, but the first two weeks were a train wreck. Since then, Houston has cleaned things up considerably. The Rockets were once near the bottom of the charts, but now rank 15th in defensive efficiency.

    The trade deadline could offer more bounty too -- Houston has a strong cap position and a lot of trade assets, including a first-round pick (Marcus Morris) who is hardly playing, and several expiring contracts. Nobody is talking about the Rockets, at least yet, but it's high time we started.

    The Morris part is interesting - I'm not sure if he really has much value.

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    #2 Rahat Huq

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      Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:27 AM

      Thanks for posting this. I'm sure Morris has to have some value just by virtue of being a former lottery pick. I'd prefer to hold onto him as we don't even know what he can do. But he wouldn't be a dealbreaker. They probably weren't counting on being this confident with Chandler Parsons this early on or...ever.
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