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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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How Dwight helps our Offense too even if he doesn't touch the ball


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#1 Losthief

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 03:42 AM

Good win for rockets tonight vs. T-Wolves. Also, Wiggins looks much improved from the first time we played, I know he got similar points, but looked a lot more comfortable and confident out there than last time. Seemed to take the opportunities that presented themselves rather than force as much as the 1st game.

 

For the topic title from the recap on espn I stole this:

(and something so obvious tonight Bill pointed it out on the broadcast)

 

How will James Harden adjust to Dwight Howard's return? In the 837 minutes Harden has played with Howard on the court this season, Harden is shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 44.5 percent from 3-point range. In the 1,741 minutes Harden has played without Howard, those numbers drop to 42.6 and 33.3 percent.

  [-] James Harden with Dwight Howard On/Off Court - This Season (James Hardens FG %).

                                                                  Howard On  Howard off

                                                        FG pct   47.2              42.6

                                                 3-pt FG pct   44.5              33.3

 

 

Quite simply, even when Howard isn't being 'efficient' on offense he adds to James' efficiency and allows him more space. Howard was a +20 tonight and led the team, and it wasn't just because of his defense although that helped. (as did the fact he really only dunked and looked to pass more out of the post than pre-injury) The extra attention Dwight draws just roaming around really helped generate some space for the rest of the rockets to both drive and kick, and to get open shots.

 

Also Josh Smith worked really well with Dwight tonight, much better than I was expecting as they used him in the mid-post/free throw line area as the p&r roll man being a receiver of the pass with two shooters on the wing and Dwight underneath. No one is leaving Dwight in that case (when they did he got open dunks) and with the double of Harden up top one of the guys on the two shooters had to rotate off toward Josh/the middle giving a lot of open looks. Good variance on the 1 in 4 out we run a lot of the times out of the pick and roll (3 shooters) that fits J-Smoove's playing style (and passing ability) more. Would seemingly work with T-Jones if he can refine somewhat his passing.


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