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@  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.
@  Mario Peña : (13 September 2015 - 05:24 PM) Sad to see Moses pass. I don't remember watching him as a Rocket but I do remember his Philly and Hawks teams. He was the perfect man to mentor Dream. It's a very sad day for his family and friends and there are many.
@  majik19 : (12 September 2015 - 09:01 PM) i just saw a post wishing Yao Ming a happy 35th birthday... am I the only one whose mind is blown that he's only 35?
@  cointurtlemoose : (08 September 2015 - 01:17 AM) aaaah, thanks jorge
@  jorgeaam : (08 September 2015 - 12:21 AM) Love it how Hinkie and Morey always target the same players, but hoping he isn't another Covington
@  thejohnnygold : (08 September 2015 - 12:03 AM) Christian Wood has signed with Philly
@  jorgeaam : (07 September 2015 - 10:32 PM) If I'm not wrong, he hasn't been waived yet, they have until october 4th to do that
@  cointurtlemoose : (07 September 2015 - 05:39 PM) Anyone else surprised that Kostas hasn't gotten picked up by anyone yet? I wanna see that guy play somewhere
@  redfaithful : (05 September 2015 - 10:48 PM) Llull line from today loss to Serbia: 30MIN 1-10PG, 0-5 3PG, 4-4FT 6AST, 1TO, 4REB, +/- -11
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:27 AM) this dude's gun fired and all he got a misdemeanor at bush lol: http://abc13.com/new...ush-iah/815795/
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:26 AM) theres more articles all over, but the jist is houston (and texas) doesn't really arrest for it, they just recommend you leave it in your car when they catch it. So seems dwight got lucky he was in texas and not cali or the NE.
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:22 AM) honestly we should just be glad they caught it...
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:21 AM) response: http://nymag.com/dai...n_airplane.html
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 01:42 AM) one bullet left in the chamber is diff than fully loaded and ready to go. Still stupid...but not like he was prepared for a shooting spree.
@  jorgeaam : (02 September 2015 - 09:33 PM) http://www.tmz.com/2...t-get-arrested/

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#1 Red94

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    Posted 16 April 2015 - 08:07 PM

    New post: Final Bench Data
    By: Richard Li

    The Rockets finished the regular season using their bench 35% of the time, which ranked 4th from last place. The Rockets bench had a net rating of 2.1, which ranked 11th in the league. Click on the graphic below for a complete visual representation of the league's bench usage and effectiveness.

     

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    At this same time last year, the Rockets bench played 31% of the time (2nd to last) and had a net rating of 3.0 (4th highest). That the net rating has decreased slightly this year is probably explained by the weakness of the bench at the start of the season. The data throughout the season (you can click through different points in time) certainly show a positive trend as far as net rating is concerned. The increased usage compared to last year is also a good sign and is consistent with the league as a whole. In fact, the league average for bench usage has increased from just above 35% at the end of last season to over 37% right now.

     

    The Dallas Mavericks, whom the Houston Rockets play in the first round, play their bench 37% of the time, identical to last year's usage. Their unit's net rating is 2.5. Given the age of the Mavericks, it's a little surprising that their bench usage isn't higher. Perhaps a viable strategy is to run their old and highly-utilized starters off the floor. Of course, in order to do this the Rockets have to play their bench more, which is almost certainly not going to happen.

     

    Like last year, the Spurs sit at the top of the chart with a 43% usage rate. Their net rating is 5.2, 2nd highest in the league. Interestingly, their opponents, the Clippers, are dead last at 32% (they were 2nd to last last year) and have a net rating of -2.2. That's a very stark difference and definitely favors the Spurs if that series goes six or seven games.

     

    Undoubtedly the most noticeable difference is from the Golden State Warriors. Last year their bench usage was 32%, 3rd from the bottom. Their net rating was -2.9, well below league average. Last year's late injury to Andrew Bogut served as a wake up call, because this year the Warriors play their bench 39% of the time, well above average, and their net rating of 5.7 is highest in the entire league. Not only are the Warriors better than they were last year, they're also more sustainable. Be very happy that the Rockets sit on the other side of the bracket.


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    #2 YaoMan

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      Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:44 PM

      But the Spurs are in the same half should the Rockets advance past the Mavs. Nothing is a foregone conclusion so I always see it as 1 game at a time, 1 series at a time...Here's to hoping the head band of brothers can get it done to go deep...


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        Posted 16 April 2015 - 09:49 PM

        The most interesting thing about this is how different our bench was this year compared to last year...

         

        2015 Prime Rotation players: Smith, Brewer, Terry/Prigioni, Dorsey, and whichever of Jones/D-mo you pick at some point in the season

        2014 Prime Rotation players: Lin, Garcia, Casspi, Asik, and D-mo. 

         

        And next year, probably completely different again... with Smith, Brewer, and Prigioni being FAs. 

         

        Semi on this subject, this site was a fun walk through time...: http://basketball.re...0/depth-charts�


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          Posted 17 April 2015 - 01:27 AM

          The bench percentage is skewed this year by the number of injuries the Rockets have/had over the course of the season. At one point only D-Mo Dorsey and Smith were the Rockets front court. He injuries lead to a lack of depth, thus causing the starters to play more minutes. Plus the Rockets didn't blow teams out, every game seemed to be determined in the 4th meaning more minutes for the starters.
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            Posted 17 April 2015 - 10:17 PM

            The bench percentage is skewed this year by the number of injuries the Rockets have/had over the course of the season. At one point only D-Mo Dorsey and Smith were the Rockets front court. He injuries lead to a lack of depth, thus causing the starters to play more minutes. Plus the Rockets didn't blow teams out, every game seemed to be determined in the 4th meaning more minutes for the starters.

            That's an excellent point.  The reason why bench for GSW were rated so high and had such a high usage rates is because their starters blew teams out and didn't need to play with the game in hand.


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