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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!
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@  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
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@  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?
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@  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.
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@  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


First returns from SportVU player tracking: Houston Rockets Edition

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    Posted 04 November 2014 - 01:30 PM

    New post: First returns from SportVU player tracking: Houston Rockets Edition
    By: Rahat Huq

    I told myself I'd hold off for at least 10 games before digging into these numbers, but I just couldn't resist.  Sometimes the geek in me can be overwhelming.

    Off the bat, Trevor Ariza is leading the entire league in 'catch and shoot' total points, at 45.  Dirk is second at 36 points.  Ariza is shooting 60% on those catch and shoots, and 60% on catch and shoot 3's.  Four games in, you could say Ariza has fit in pretty well into this Houston offense.

    Opponents are shooting 51.9% against Anthony Davis, at the rim.  They are shooting 45.7% against Dwight Howard.  Of course, they are shooting 42.9% against Omer Asik.  (Then there's Nerlens Noel at 33%; after watching him last night, I have little to no doubt Noel is going to be an absolute beast on the defensive end).

    James Harden is averaging 7.3 drives per game.  (Monta Ellis is averaging 11, in the same number of games).  Harden is shooting 44% on those drives.  Amazingly, Kobe Bryant is shooting 56.3% on a similar number of attempts.

    Here's an interesting one: James Harden is creating 18.8 points from his assists, per game.  Chris Paul, who is leading the league in assists, assist opportunities per game, and passes per game, is generating 21.8 points per game by his assists.  A big part of that is that Harden is passing out for open Ariza 3's.

    James Harden is fourth in the league in pull up shot attempts, at 8.5.  Steph Curry leads the league at 9.3, not surprisingly.

    Last of all, an interesting point I noted last season: Dwight is nowhere to be found in the league leaders for contested rebounds per game; he's near the top in uncontested rebounds.  This struck me as fascinating, leading me to wonder if it was corollary to the hidden Dwight Howard Intimidation Effect.  Opponents may just not be even bothering to crash the glass against Howard, like they do against lesser-named players.  It's one of the areas where numbers can lead to further inspection.

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