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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.


Who should be the Rockets back-up point/combo guard?

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Poll: Who should be the back-up point/combo guard for the Rockets? (23 member(s) have cast votes)

Who should be the back-up point/combo guard for the Rockets?

  1. Ish Smith (1 votes [4.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  2. Isaiah Canaan (16 votes [69.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.57%

  3. Nick Johnson (3 votes [13.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.04%

  4. Jason Terry (2 votes [8.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  5. other (1 votes [4.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

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#21 txtdo1411


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 06:54 PM

Ish had a bad bad game last night. I agree that he should not make the roster. There was one possession late in the game where we moved the ball extremely well to find the wide open shooter at the top of the key... only problem was that it happened to be Ish Smith. What inevitably happened was Ish drove to the crowded lane passed to a covered player(I believe it was Black), and we couldn't even get a shot off before the 24 second clock expired. Not being able to space the floor as a guard is a big no-no in this offense. You  have to be elite at all other areas if you can't shoot, and Ish obviously is not. I do wish him the best on another roster. 

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

Yay, it's RAPM and dRAPM time!  OK, let's begin.  First, here is the link to the page cited: LINK


Notice anything unique?  I notice that Ish, unlike the other people he is sharing that top 10 with, only played 14 minutes per game and almost entirely against back-ups and in garbage time.  In fact, according to basketball-reference.com, he only started 1 game and his Drtng jumped from 108 to 117 (neither of which are good).  Phoenix was an average, yet slightly under-rated, defensive team last season overall and played at a high pace.


Where I'd say Ish is most horrific defensively is having the ball on offense where he often is quite good at helping start fast breaks....going the other direction.


Ish puts in the effort and has the speed and athleticism (didn't he make a very good block in our first game?) to be a good defender; however, he gambles, gets lost, and lacks the fundamentals to warrant that bogus dRAPM score.  That is why NBA.com has filters--to weed out the scores that shouldn't be there.


It's all moot.  The moment he blew the in-bounds play against Miami late in the game I pretty much scratched him from the roster.  Coach gave him a chance to run the team and he ran it into the ground.  (For those watching, did you see the look on McHale's face after that play?)  Ish is a PG without a PG's mind.  Good luck Ish.  I wish you luck playing ball....anywhere but here.


yeah a big key with stats (even minutes adjusted stats) is you gotta group who your comparing together effectively.


Aka starters with starters at there positions


6 and 7 men off the bench (20-25 min a game)


8-10 off the bench (5-15 min a game)


garbage time players


If a guy excels in one group, then you can try him in the next group up, aka harden/omer. He exceled at the 6 and 7 man group (20-25 min a game) thus was worth the risk to try in the next group up (starters) where he panned out, some do some don't (case 1: ariza w/ rockets 1st time). But you can't take a garbage time player or a 8-10 bench rotation guy and plug him in directly as a starter and expect good/equal results. Because his numbers (especially for garbage time players) came against a different level of competition. Now that said....the guy I really would like to take from the 6/7 group if we get an all-star level pg and try as a starter is amir johnson.

Edited by Losthief, 22 October 2014 - 08:16 PM.

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    Posted 25 October 2014 - 05:42 AM

    Canaan is the answer due to preseason play.
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    #24 rockets best fan

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    Posted 25 October 2014 - 09:04 PM


    as of right now I am in agreement with that

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    you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)

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